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Maui Brewing hosts Oahu tap takeover at Pint + Jigger

May 11th, 2016
COURTESY MAUI BREWERS FESTIVAL The annual Maui Brewers Festival returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center this weekend.

COURTESY MAUI BREWERS FESTIVAL

The annual Maui Brewers Festival returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center this weekend.

Still kicking yourself over not being able to make it to Maui this weekend for the eighth annual Maui Brewers Festival? Oahu residents can get in on some of the fun on Sunday thanks to Maui Brewing Co. and Pint + Jigger — albeit on a much, much smaller scale.

Saturday’s Maui Brewers Festival takes place from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, with 40 breweries and 26 restaurants signed up to participate.

Local breweries scheduled to pour their beers this weekend include:

» Big Island Brewhaus
» Hawai’i Nui Brewing Co.
» Mehana Brewing Co.
» Honolulu Beer Works
» Kauai Beer Co.
» Kauai Island Brewing Co.
» Kohola Brewery
» Kona Brewing Co.
» Lanikai Brewing Co.
» Maui Brewing Co.
» Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co.

Along with the food and drink, the festival will feature live music by Brad Kahikina, Riddum Station and Erin Smith. Tickets are $75 at the door; call (808) 242-7469 or visit mauiarts.org/maui_brew_fest.

Here in Honolulu, head over to Pint + Jigger on Sunday for a Maui Brewing “Tap Attack” featuring eight different craft beers — including a few varieties not typically available on Oahu.

The really special keg you’ll want to get a taste of is one they’re calling HiKy Porter — an imperial porter aged in five used Knob Creek bourbon whiskey barrels. At 10.8 percent alcohol by volume, this is one brew that should definitely be enjoyed in moderation.

Other Maui Brewing beers making it over to Oahu for the takeover include:

» Big Swell (IPA)
» Bikini Blonde (Blonde Ale)
» Double Overhead (Imperial IPA)
» Haleakala Sunryes (Rye IPA)
» Pau Hana Pilsner (Czech-Style Pilsner)
» Pueo (American Pale Ale)
» Wild Hog (Nitro Stout)

Pint + Jigger is located at 1936 S. King St. and will open at 8 a.m. Sunday for brunch service. Call 744-9593.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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