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Local breweries share the spotlight at two tap takeovers

June 10th, 2016
COURTESY SQUARE BARRELSHead to downtown Honolulu tonight for an all-local brewery tap takeover at Square Barrels.

COURTESY SQUARE BARRELS

Head to downtown Honolulu tonight for an all-local brewery tap takeover at Square Barrels.

Do you think Kamehameha the Great would have enjoyed the variety of quality craft beer created in Hawaii these days?

Today, the day before the official state holiday named after the legendary Hawaiian alii, the Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild will hoist more than a few pints in his honor starting at 6 p.m. during an all-local brewery tap takeover.

The event is a fundraiser for the HCBG, with no cover charge and all 16-ounce pours sold for $9 each. Participating breweries and the beers they plan to serve include:

» Big Island Brewhaus (Monks Brunch Pale Ale)
» Hawaii Nui / Mehana Brewing (Southern Cross Double Red Ale)
» Home of the Brave (442 Go For Broke Amber Ale)
» Honolulu Beerworks (CocoWeizen)
» Kauai Island Brewing (Belgium Porter)
» Kauai Beer Co. (Lihue Lager, Black Limo)
» Kohola Brewery (Talk Story American Pale Ale)
» Lanikai Brewing Company (Hamakua Sunrise-Tangelo, Spring Mango Wit)
» Maui Brewing Company (Mosaic Mo’Betta IPA)
» Mehana/ Hawaii Nui (Southern Cross)
» Stewbum and Stonewall (Batch 518 Pale Ale)
» Waikiki Brewing (Black Strap Molasses Porter)

Square Barrels is located at 1001 Bishop St. Validated parking will be available for $2 at Bishop Square on Alakea St. Call 524-2747.

Also coming up at Real a Gastropub is Brewed in Hawaii, a craft beer event featuring eight local breweries. Doors open at 2 p.m. June 21, featuring beers from BeerLab Hawaii, Big Island Brewhaus, Honolulu Beerworks, Kona Brewing Co., Lanikai Brewing Co., Maui Brewing Co., Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co. and Waikiki Brewing Co.

Beer selections and prices have yet to be determined; call 596-2526 or visit realagastropub.com for more info. Real is located at 1020 Auahi St. at the Ward Farmer’s Market.
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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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