The daily beer painting is of White Mountain Porter from Big Island Brewhaus! I carefully wrapped this beer and brought it to Anchorage in my luggage, because it was the most noteworthy beer I found on the Big Island! The roasted coconut and the Hamakua coast coffee were the perfect match for re-tasting the Island after I returned to Alaska! Not complaining about the 5.8 percent, for a robust porter that seems perfectly normal. I wish all the Hawaiian brews were like this one, brewed with ingredients grown on the Island. I have half a mind to move to Hawaii and start a brewery that produces only tropical, fruity beers.
The Big Island Brewhaus is in Waimea, which was a two-hour drive from where I was staying, but it was worth it. The restaurant doesn’t look like much (nor does the brewery for that matter), but like most places on the Big Island, it’s the heart that counts, and these guys really are brewing up some serious Aloha! I sampled every beer that was available on tap, 13 in all, and each one was delicious. I would highly recommend making a trip to the Big Island Brewhaus if you’re on the Big Island!
Mahalo, Big Island Brewhaus! You make ono-licious beer and bring the Aloha to the table! I hope you succeed and that your success is received in a way that expands your ho’okipa!