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BA's in Hawaii?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by jhartley, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,250) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Is there any BA's currently living in Hawaii? Just curious what the selection is like and how available craft beers are in our 50th state.
     
  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    My parents live on Maui, so I have experience when visiting them. The selection is decent, but the best beer store on the island is Whole Foods to be honest. Maui Brewing is also always worth a visit, especially for their pub only offerings. I haven't been to any of the other islands since I have been legal, but I know that there are better stores, bars, etc. than on Maui.
     
  3. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,000) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Beer Trader

  4. GCurlow

    GCurlow Aficionado (225) Washington Oct 13, 2005

    I live in Honolulu.
     
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  5. Hardcore

    Hardcore Savant (315) Hawaii Jun 24, 2012

    It's decent here on Kauai. The local brewery, Kauai Island Brewery, is pretty good and we get most offerings form Deschutes, Sierra Nevada, Anderson, Rogue, Maui Brewing, Sam Adams, Widmer, North Coast, Mendocino, and most Belgians too. Oahu has the best selection and availability.
     
  6. islandboi8204

    islandboi8204 Savant (425) New York Jul 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    The selection is decent but could be better here in Honolulu. I guess that's what happens when you're so isolated from everything. I picked up a bunch of different shelf Cantillon here the other day. I can't remember the last time I saw Cuvee Saint-Gilloise, Fou Foune, Vigneronne, and Iris just sitting around.
     
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  7. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    A BA from Hawaii was my first trade many years ago, atigerlife. Don't know if he's still active though.
     
  8. July2Nov

    July2Nov Savant (425) Hawaii Aug 27, 2006

    If you seek it, you shall find it.