Kauai, HI

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  1. danwho

    danwho Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 California

    Going there for a week. Any craft available?
    Cheers and mahalo.
     
  2. dcgunman

    dcgunman Champion (872) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Kauai Beer Company in Lihue
     
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  3. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (195) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Was just there. Best selection I found was Living Foods in Poipu and The Wine Garden in Lihue
     
  4. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (659) Jul 27, 2013 California

    Do a search for Kauai, I did right before I left for my current trip. Kauai Beer in Lihue and Kauai Island Brewing in Port Allen are the only breweries. The Feral Pig, Kalapaki Joe's and Kalypso Restaurant seem to have the best available on tap. You will find that Deshutes, Maui brewing, Kona brewing and Big Island Brewing are your normal finds.
     
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  5. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Devotee (463) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Feral Pig.
     
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  6. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (195) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    I'd avoid kalapaki joes, that place sucks. Keoki's Paradise is a better option if you're in poipu, IMO.
     
  7. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (659) Jul 27, 2013 California

    Will have to check them out this week. Thanks for the heads up on Kalapaki Joe's, hadn't been there yet was only going by other comments. I have been to Feral Pig and Kalypso.
     
  8. danwho

    danwho Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 California

    Ok guys, thanks for the info.
     
  9. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Initiate (147) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Awesome! Glad I saw this. I was born in Lihue, (Wilcox hospital) and I'm going there tomorrow the 12th-16th. Thanks for the info guys!!!
     
  10. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (659) Jul 27, 2013 California

    Stopped at the Wine Garden today which had a nice selection including Sculpin and Idiot IPA. On the way back to the North shore I decided to stop at the Princeville Wine Market and he had an even bigger selection. The first thing I saw was Elijah Craig Eclipse. I'm guessing the wine shops use the same distributor so they would be your best choices for a bottle shop.
     
  11. stawn

    stawn Initiate (163) Sep 16, 2008 California
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    Kauai Island Brewing is a definite must stop. We got to know the head brewer, Dave, who is a very nice guy. Loves to talk about beer & will gladly show you the (small) brewhouse if you're into that. Tell him Chris from San Diego says hello!
     
  12. July2Nov

    July2Nov Crusader (741) Aug 27, 2006 Virginia

    Kauai Beer Co. Is the best brewery on that island, hands down. Try to go on Thursday when they have the food trucks. Oh, & buy a growler to go.
     
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  13. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (195) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Kauai beer co will fill any growler, FYI. They have odd hours so make sure you check before going.
     
  14. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (659) Jul 27, 2013 California

    Kalypso was a disappointment. Haven't found any decent tap selections on the North shore.
     
  15. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (195) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    That place was the best we ran into on the north shore for taps, not a lot of options in Hanalei. I didn't care for kalypso, the crowd or the employees. Peek your head in at Hanalei Gourmet across the street, may have better options and definitely less of the tommy bahama crowd.
     
  16. flag8r

    flag8r Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2009 Florida

    Bumping this to see what's around at retail in Kauai. Thanks!
     
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  17. Ford

    Ford Champion (817) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Yep... getting to go to Kauai in August... very excited.... will have a fridge... so I'll look for Princeville Wine Market.. we are staying in Lihue so Kauai Beer Company will be a must stop.
     
  18. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2011 California

    Put a mixed case of brews on the plane with you.
     
  19. Ford

    Ford Champion (817) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Packed 8 cans with me to start...... will try to post if/where I find the good stuff... thanks for the advice everyone. Man.. it's early here in Houston... leaving for airport now.
     
  20. dcgunman

    dcgunman Champion (872) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Take some cans to Kauai Beer Co in Lihue and share with the owner and his son (head brewer). Great guys. Great brewery.
    Aloha.
     
  21. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    there's an excellent pizza place in Old Koloa Town that had a few good taps and killer pizza. It can't be hard to find, as the "strip" is about 5 stores long.
     
  22. Ford

    Ford Champion (817) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I didn't get to bring very much.. had three cans, but accidentally left them in the fridge the morning we left out... I did hit up Kauai Beer Company THREE times... tried every beer they had brewed... really high quality stuff... great small brewery. I was very impressed. I ended up at Kauai Island Brewery twice... not bad, but very average overall... I highly recommend Kauai Beer Company over them.... better atmosphere and better beer.
     
  23. ojgio

    ojgio Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Michigan

    BUMP BUMP BUMP..

    Anything new or not mentioned come to light recently? My wife and I are headed to Oahu (2 days) then Kauai (8 days) for our honeymoon starting Sept. 22 - Oct 2

    Also, any special events (beer-centric or not) happening?

    Thanks/Mahalo!
     
  24. dcgunman

    dcgunman Champion (872) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Kauai Beer Co just released their newest Wet Hop Ale today. Cascade hops. Do stop in and say hi and try some of their great beers. All around great place.
     
  25. Mento

    Mento Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 California

    Just had loads of fun there. Nothing on the beer front though. . As lame as Luaus sounded, I rather loved Smith's

    Bring a snorkel for north shore
     
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  26. ojgio

    ojgio Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Michigan

    Aloha!

    Had a great time on our honeymoon. Kauai Beer Company is the shit. Kauai Island Brewing was just okay. Brought a growler of Kauai Beer Co. Wet Hop all the way up 4,200+ feet on our Wiamea hike. Not a crazy selection at shops but it was nice to try of Hawaiian craft. Kalypsos on the North Shore... coldest beer I've ever had, awesome. Thanks for all the tips! Cheers!
     
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  27. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Initiate (147) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Smith's is an awesome time!
     
  28. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,078) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'm currently in Kauai and just wanted to say that between the Foodland and the Wine Market, Princeville has the best bottle selection I've seen on the island.

    Also opened a 2013 Sahalie and a Ginger Bu Rice at Kauai Ono tonight. That was fantastic with the amazing food.
     
  29. Aberosh1819

    Aberosh1819 Initiate (0) May 26, 2017 Alaska

    Just landed in Kauai, and went looking through this thread. Turns out Feral Pig is permanently closed, so folks doing what I did? Don't get your hopes up on that front.

    Hitting both local breweries this week, and slamming the canned Maui beers available at Foodland in the meantime.

    Biggest sorrow is that the Big Island Brewing Imperial Red w/Cacao isn't on shelves here. That beer made me so happy on my last trip out to the islands.

    Also, always looking for Black Pearl, but haven't made it to Maui in a decade. Someday I might get lucky...
     
  30. Sisky

    Sisky Aspirant (215) Dec 16, 2012 California

    Here now as well. The foodland in princeville had a good selection. As for restaraunts, the happy talk lounge at hanalei bay resort had 10 taps and street burger in Kapaa also had quite a few.
     
  31. omlooper

    omlooper Disciple (329) Apr 25, 2008 Missouri
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    Kauai ramblings...

    Kauai Beer Co. of course. Orange and Tropical Armadillo outstanding

    Kona Brewing Hanalei IPA. I've had the bottled version here in MO and it was just OK. Tap version in Hawaii was really good. Should find it all over. Was a nice goto at Brennecke's in Poipu.

    Monica's Taqueria - awesome Mexican food near Kapaa. Worthy. Kona bottles.

    Hanalei. Kalypso Bar & Grill had an impressive tap list. Pinks Creamery is top notch ice cream.

    Talk Story at Hanalei Bay resort had a couple of interesting selections. Bartender gets to choose a couple.

    Tahiti Nui. Filmed Descendents there. A few MBC taps.

    Keoki's Paradise in Poipu also had a couple of interesting choices. Again, bartender gets some leeway.

    More Poipu. Merriman's. High price restaurant that had some nice bottles. Had a Big Island Brewhaus Holy Humulus bomber.
     
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  32. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (269) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    Checking if there is an update on this thread? I'm heading to Kauai in June, wondering if there's any place worth visiting. Or should I just bring my own beers.

     
  33. dcgunman

    dcgunman Champion (872) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    It def won’t hurt to bring your own.
     
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  34. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (269) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    Thanks, I figured as much . I'll just bring a 1 bottle of Bourbon to save space.
     
  35. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,078) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Kauai Beer Company was really solid, definitely worth stopping in.
     
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  36. BSW

    BSW Aspirant (246) Jun 20, 2011 California
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    I posted in the IP trading forum, but here seems like a good idea too.

    I'm going to be in Kauai from 6/12 to 6/18. I can bring Russian River for someone who wants some. I'm not looking for anything special in return, but I would be happy to help someone out who would like to try something new.
     
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