About Hawaiian Beer
The beautiful islands of Hawaii are home to many breweries producing world-class beer. The Hawaiian beer culture is a significant part in any islander’s life. It continues to flourish in the Hawaiian food-and-beverage scenes. Many breweries are scattered across the islands. Each of these offers a uniquely crafted flavor, making it an attraction for people to go island hopping.
The Hawaiian beer culture has a vast history. It dates back more than a hundred years ago. Beer consumption didn’t exist until the Europeans came. In 1901, Primo Lager, dubbed as “Hawaii’s original beer,” was introduced by the Honolulu Brewing & Malting Company. However, it was hardly an instant success. Primo halted its operations from 1920 to 1933 due to Prohibition in the United States. After the nationwide constitutional ban, Primo reopened under the ownership of Hawaii Brewing Corporation in 1933. Fast-forwarding to a couple of years later, many breweries surfaced such as Maui Brewing Company, Aloha Beer Company, Kohola Brewery, the Brewseum and the Big Island Brews. Besides these, there are other little gems doing a great job in producing amazing beers. Many of them are strategically located a few steps to the beach. Such an environment allows both locals and tourists to sit back and savor a delicious ice cold beer.
Currently, Hawaii is producing a wide range of beers in different styles. They are being marketed across the islands and internationally. As a state located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii still faces some challenges such as sustainability and self-reliance. Many brewers have already started embracing the local ingredients and are acquiring a different approach in order to preserve the Hawaiian beer culture.
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager
Kona Castaway IPA
Kona Dragon Fruit IPA
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Kona Kanaha Blonde Ale
Kona Kua Bay IPA
Kona Light Blonde Ale
Kona Wailua Wheat
Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA
Maui Brewing Bikini Blonde Lager
Maui Brewing Pau Hana Pilsner
Maui Brewing Pineapple Mana Wheat