The daily beer painting is of Big Swell IPA by Maui Brewing Company. I brought this beer all the way home from Hawaii, and I figured I better drink it sooner rather than later. For some odd reason this beer tasted better here in the Alaskan Boreal forest than on the side of Mauna Loa volcano. Maybe this was directly related to running a chainsaw for two hours prior to drinking this one.
The Big Swell IPA is brewed in Hawaii from grain and hops that are shipped to the island, fresh Hawaiian spring water, and packaged in cans that are manufactured on the island. So this is the real Hawaiian deal, and pretty fresh too. I hope if you are lucky enough to go to the island of Maui (or any of the islands), pick up a case of these, because good beer in Hawaii is hard to find and the freshness isn’t guaranteed. Prevent mainland mentality when living on the island – eat island beef, island fish, island fruit, island vegetables, and of course, island beer. Keep it local to the island, and keep your cost low and value high!
Bold, hoppy beer in Hawaii makes me happy! Great work Maui Brewing Co! I appreciate your awesome, fresh island beer!