Tag Archives: Hawaii

• Jesus ‘would have drunk beer’, says priest

Jesus ‘would have drunk beer’, says priest

If Jesus was alive today he would drink fine wine and beer, says a priest and author of a new book, The Beer Drinkers Guide to God. Father Bill Miller, a writer, bar owner and Episcopal priest from Texas, who currently lives in Hawaii, counts God and “strong drink” among two of his favourite things, […]

• Win a Beer-cation to Brew Hawaii!

Win a Beer-cation to Brew Hawaii!

Explore the rich beer culture and offshore adventures of Hawaii’s most verdant isle barefoot, by car, sailboat, or beach cruiser… it could all be yours for the taking. With its deep green valleys, immense white sand beaches spreading out for miles, and endless blue water beyond, Maui is a paradise of natural riches. It’s also […]

• New labels show not all Kona Brewing Co. beer made in Hawaii

New labels show not all Kona Brewing Co. beer made in Hawaii

The recent resurgence of Hawaii’s craft brewing industry, which I wrote about in April and which Hawaiian Airlines’ Hana Hou inflight magazine featured in its October/November issue, has once again brewed up an interesting topic: Where the beer is actually made and the claims that these companies are making. It’s even causing one of the […]

• Kona Brewing extends flagship beers distribution

Kona Brewing extends flagship beers distribution

Kona Brewing Company, a US-based craft brewery, has extended the distribution of its flagship brands to Pennsylvania, Delaware and South New Jersey markets. Starting from 17 January 2012 the markets will carry the company’s signature beers including Longboard Island Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale and the brewer’s Aloha Series, beginning with the spring seasonal Koko […]

• Whole Foods tests bars selling craft beer & local wine in its stores

Whole Foods tests bars selling craft beer & local wine in its stores

Whole Foods is raising the bar. The upscale grocer, as well-known for its sensory-filled shopping as its often-pricey foods, is opening bars that serve craft beer and local wine in more than a dozen stores nationally in a test before a wider roll-out. In the past 18 months, small, locally focused bars have opened inside […]

• Maui Brewing gets a handle on growth pains

Maui Brewing gets a handle on growth pains

The Hawaiian maker of craft beers expects to double production volume in 2011, and a new can carrier applicator is helping to dramatically increase line speed and cut costs. Maui Brewing Co. is increasing production line speed a whopping 12-fold and reducing labor-per-unit costs more than 75% while also expanding its distribution reach as consumers […]

• ALOHA Colorado! Maui Brewing Co. finds distributor

ALOHA Colorado! Maui Brewing Co. finds distributor

Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is very proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been signed with C.R. Goodman, based in Commerce City, Colorado. C.R. Goodman is a Colorado wholesaler specializing in craft and import beers. Real Hawaiian beer has been long-anticipated in the Colorado market and availability is now confirmed for November.  “Our beers […]

• Kona Brewing Company blesses solar project

Kona Brewing Company blesses solar project

Kona Brewing Company is putting the sun’s power to good use. A 228 kW solar energy generating system designed and installed by Sunetric is now fully operational and charging the brewery and pub. “This has been a 10-year vision,” said Mattson Davis, Kona Brewing Company’s President and CEO. “We have an obligation to help the […]

• For professional & home-brewers: Brewing scholarship deadline Nov. 11

For professional & home-brewers: Brewing scholarship deadline Nov. 11

THE GLEN HAY FALCONER FOUNDATION BREWING SCHOLARSHIP About the Brewing Scholarship In co-sponsorship with the American Brewers Guild, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that begins on January 24, 2011 and runs through July 1, 2011. The website lists the class as full. […]

• Hawaii keeping local spirits high: A guide to locally made & bottled liquors, with local ingredients

Hawaii keeping local spirits high: A guide to locally made & bottled liquors, with local ingredients

Islands and rum go together like mai tais and puns (i.e., Mai Thai, Morimo-tai, Once Upon a Mai Thai). And yet, until recently, no company had taken advantage of Hawaii’s (albeit dwindling) sugar legacy to make the No. 1 staple of any tiki bar: rum. Today, there are three rum distilleries on the Islands, and […]

• Guns and booze

Guns and booze

New laws in four states make it legal to carry a gun (loaded or unloaded) into a bar or restaurant. In 20 other states, according to a recent New York Times review of laws, bringing a gun to a bar is legal “by default.” In the rest, the law is unclear. Wisconsin is one of […]

• Ready to RUMble?

Ready to RUMble?

Hawaii has the sugar cane. This we know. And it would follow, Rum. But, those same folks who brought you the one crappy position for sex, have interfered with sugar’s natural progression. Apparently, the missionaries discouraged rum production on the islands for years, and the lucrative real estate market has discouraged it lately. The cost […]

• Craft Brewers Alliance Inc. to purchase Kona Brewing for $13.9 million

Portland-based Craft Brewers Alliance Inc. said Tuesday it will pay $13.9 million for Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Co., cementing what had been a nine-year partnership. Under the agreement, Kona will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Craft Brewers, which also distributes the beers of Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery. Craft Brewers was formed with the merger of […]