The beer painting of the day is of Bikini Lager from Maui Brewing Co. This beer is 100% brewed in Hawaii on the island of Maui, only 75 miles away from where I am kickin’ it here on the Big Island! The brewery’s catch phrase for this beer is, “Bikini Blonde Lager. What the sailors really come to shore for.” Maui Brewing Co. claims this is a German Helles Lager brewed with only malt and hops. This beer is bready and has a slight hop flavor, making it a great beer for the beach!
Okay, lets talk about the fruit in the background. I must tell you now that the best fruit in the world is the banana! And one of the best varieties of bananas, known as apple bananas, grows in Hawaii! These little neeners are so sweet, tart and firm, I am not sure if they are even from the same planet, let alone a relative to the regular, long, skinny, flavorless examples we normally get in Alaska! These bananas are ono-licious (Hawaiian slang for very tasty). Although they cost three times more, it’s well worth it. Beautiful weather, wonderful beaches, classic helles lager. These are all good reasons to visit Hawaii, but the bananas are worth moving here for! Maybe when the Year of Beer is over I’ll buy a banana (and honey) farm here and move to the Big Island!
To Maui Brewing Co! Making the Aloha come true! Not only is your beer great, it is also 100% brewed on the island of Maui! Sipping on this tasty brew, I never felt more at home here, except for maybe when eating a banana from the farmers market!