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Palate Craft & Eatery opens in Chinatown this weekend

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July 27th, 2016



JASON GENEGABUS / JASON@STARADVERTISER.COMPalate Craft & Eatery is located in the former Sol de Cuba location across from Hawaii Theatre in Chinatown.

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The view of Bethel St. from inside Palate Craft & Eatery, located across from the historic Hawaii Theatre in Chinatown.

There will be a new place in Chinatown for craft beer and cocktails starting this weekend, thanks to the efforts of three veteran Honolulu bar owners.

Troy Terorotua and Lisa Kim, co-owners of Real a Gastropub and Brew’d Craft Pub, have partnered with Pat Kashani to open Palate Craft & Eatery in the former Soul de Cuba space on Bethel St. Kashani, who operated Tropics Cafe Bar and Lounge at the Ward Farmers Market where Real now sits, currently owns Tropics Taphouse at Puck’s Alley and Tropics Ale House on Hawaii island.

Palate will feature 16 taps serving a rotating lineup of craft beer and hard cider. In addition, three types of wine and ready-to-drink Moscow Mule cocktails will be available on tap; opening weekend wines include Angeline Sauvignon Blanc, Coppola Director’s Chardonnay and Diseno Malbec.

Here’s the current beer lineup as of Wednesday; keep up with the latest changes by visiting Palate’s website or Facebook page.

» Alpine Beer Co. Hoppy Birthday Session IPA
» Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
» Ballast Point Sextant (Nitro) Oatmeal Stout
» Ballast Point Victory at Sea Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter
» Big Island Brewhaus Golden Sabbath Blonde Ale
» Brasserie Dupont Deux Amis Saison / Farmhouse Ale
» Brouwerij Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet Belgian Tripel
» Deschutes Brewery Armory XPA Pale Ale
» Charles Wells Brewery Banana Bread Beer
» Elysian Brewing Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
» Gigantic Brewing Co. Kiss the Goat Doppelbock
» Green Flash Brewing Co. Sea to Sea Kellerbier
» Knee Deep Brewing Co. Stoutella Milk Stout
» Kona Brewing Company Makana Wela Smoked Beer
» Lagunitas Brewing Co. Hop Stoopid IPA
» New Belgium Brewing Co. Fat Tire Red Ale

Beverage director Nicolas Carter, who arrives at Palate by way of award-winning mixologist Christian Self’s Bevy in Kakaako, also shared a taste of housemade pineapple soda made with fresh fruit, star anise and vanilla when this reporter stopped by unannounced on Tuesday. The soda is exclusive to the restaurant; Carter needs to come up with a cocktail that uses the stuff, and soon — it’s that good.

According to Terorotua, Palate’s kitchen will be under the direction of chef Jamal Lahiani and feature a lineup of elevated bar fare at night starting this weekend, with a variety of lunch items expected to be available in the coming weeks. Following a “friends and family” soft opening tonight, Palate will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Wednesdays and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Palate Craft & Eatery is located at 1121 Bethel St. Call (808) 524-2337. Follow the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram.
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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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Local breweries share the spotlight at two tap takeovers

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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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Negroni Week helps raise money for local charities

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June 7th, 2016



It used to be when I asked for a Negroni, most bartenders would think I had just hurled some sort of racial slur their way.

Not anymore.

Now that craft is king and self-described mixologists typically outnumber the old-fashioned barman (or woman), it’s become cool to belly up to a bar and ask for the cocktail made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin. The drink — which dates back nearly 100 years to Italy where Count Camillo Negroni invented it after spending time in the United States — is a twist on an Americano, but the Negroni swaps the club soda in that drink with gin to give it an added kick.

DENNIS ODA / 2015 The Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin with an orange wedge.

DENNIS ODA / 2015

The Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin with an orange wedge.

The Negroni’s recent rise in popularity can be linked to an increased promotional push in the United States by the Campari brand, which purchased the Wild Turkey distillery from Pernod Ricard in 2009 to increase its production capacity. Two years later, national bartending convention Tales of the Cocktail made history in New Orleans by concocting the world’s largest Negroni.

These days, it’s hard to find a well-developed cocktail menu that doesn’t include the drink. Even if it’s not listed, many establishments have Campari behind the bar and can easily make one for you.

Here in Honolulu, I never hesitate to seek out Bevy co-owner and award-winning bartender Christian Self when I need my Negroni fix. You’ll want to check him out this week as well, since the bar is taking part in Negroni Week 2016. Today through Sunday, $1 of every Negroni (or a variation) sold there will be donated to the Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

And if you feel like putting your dancing shoes on to help celebrate Negroni Week, check out Bevy on Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight for Maybe Bacon Music with DJs DanceMachine, Tfuj and Nicky Thunders. Call 594-7445 for more info.

According to the official Negroni Week website, other bars taking part are Pint+Jigger, 1936 S. King St., and The Pig & The Lady, 83 N. King St. P+J owner Dave Newman said his bar would be donating a portion of sales this week to the Children's Cancer Foundation of Hawaii.

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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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Hawaii Voice KTV launches summer hip-hop music series

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June 2nd, 2016



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015Kaipo Kapua headlines the first installment of DOASC Nights on Friday.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015

Kaipo Kapua headlines the first installment of DOASC Nights on Friday.

Hawaii hip-hop artists take over Hawaii Voice KTV Lounge this weekend with the debut of DOASC Nights at 9 p.m. Friday.

Presented by local recording label DOASC Music and clothing company FK Brand, the summer concert series kicks off with performances by Kaipo Kapua and DOASC artist JoeKerr. Rita Davis, Jerxme and DJs Mitch and Mills will open the night; Cadillac Cade will host.

DOASC Nights is a 21-and-over event; Hawaii Voice KTV Lounge is located at 808 Sheridan St. Call (808) 228-0553 for VIP bottle and private room reservations.
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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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Station Bar and Lounge closes its doors for good this weekend

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May 24th, 2016



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014Station Bar and Lounge closes its doors on Kapiolani Boulevard for good on Saturday after four and a half years in business.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

Station Bar and Lounge will shut down for good on Saturday after four and a half years in business.

Not every local band has the clout to regularly pull gigs opening for mainland headliners at the Republik or the fan base to justify booking a larger room like Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s.

Smaller, music-focused venues like Downbeat Lounge, Anna O’Brien’s and Jazz Minds Honolulu have long provided performance opportunities for a number of new and/or up-and-coming acts. But there will be one less place for these bands to play at after Station Bar and Lounge shuts its doors for good at 1726 Kapiolani Boulevard on Saturday.

“We lost our lease after the building was sold at the end of last year,” bar owner Blane Nishizawa explained in a Facebook post announcing the closure. “Station was built with the intentions of providing a comfortable, ‘Cheers’-like atmosphere where musicians and performers could gather and showcase their talents.

“I hope at least some of you over the years have been able to enjoy it while it lasted. Thanks for all the support and love.”

Station opened for business in December 2011. Nishizawa also co-owns Osoyami Bar and Grill, 1820 Algaroba Street, and said while the closure of Station is “a big blow to me personally,” he’ll continue to do his part for the local music scene by continuing to offer an open mic night, acoustic performances and stand-up comedy at his other bar.

Help say goodbye to Station during two final shows on Friday and Saturday. Both feature free admission and are open to those 21-and-over. Friday’s show will start at 7 p.m. and feature performances by Jazzy, Half Step Down, Delta Fleet, Dustin and TF, Above Reproach, Third Space and Backwards Shaka.

Saturday’s The Very Last Show at Station Bar and Lounge will kick off at 6 p.m. with The Bitten, followed by performances featuring the Granite Saints, Statue Illusion, Wulfpak, Yokai Still, A Shot at Sundown, Beware the Bear, Ignite the Red, the Instigators and Shipwrecks.

Stand-up comedy fans should stop by on Thursday, when Aaron Pughes hosts the final Comedy Hospital open mic night. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m.
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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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More than 400 bands compete in one day during Hard Rock Rising

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May 24th, 2016



HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015Streelight Cadence was the Honolulu winner during last year's Hard Rock Rising band competition.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015

Streelight Cadence was the Honolulu winner during last year's Hard Rock Rising band competition.

When the annual Hard Rock Rising band competition returns to Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu next week, four local bands will join more than 425 other acts on stage at 107 different Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel locations around the world in an attempt to take home $50,000 and a gig in Ibiza.

More than 10,000 bands registered for a chance to compete in this year’s contest, which rewards one global grand prize winner and four regional finalists with a professionally produced music video, 1,000-disc pressing of their latest album and a prize pack from Fender Instruments. The grand prize winners also earn a $50,000 payday and an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in September.

This is also the first time all Hard Rock Rising performances will take place on the same day. The 107 winning bands from each market will then be evaluated by an “expert panel of international artists and music industry professionals,” according to a Hard Rock Cafe press release, which include Echosmith, All Time Low’s Jack Barakat, Tokyo Police Club, Alex “Clemente” Castillo and Strawberry Music Festival founder Shen Lihui, among others. The 12-member panel will be responsible for picking all four regional finalists as well as the overall winner.

The Honolulu regional semifinal kicks off at 6 p.m. June 1, with local bands the Hollow Spheres, Scarlet Cord, the Fresh Preps and Siire Lords of the Rock squaring off in Waikiki. Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu is located at 280 Beach Walk; validated parking is available in the Bank of Hawaii parking lot around the corner from the restaurant. Call 955-7383 for more info and visit the Hard Rock Rising website for more details about all the bands taking part in this year's competition.
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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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Maui Brewing hosts Oahu tap takeover at Pint + Jigger

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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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7 places in Honolulu to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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May 4th, 2016



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015

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Get an early start to the weekend on Thursday by celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which was established to observe the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

For most party people, however, May 5 is the day to drink lots of Mexican cerveza, nosh a taco or five and try not to let multiple tequila shots mess you up so bad you return to work on Friday morning with a hangover.

Here’s a quick rundown of various events that will take place in Honolulu on Cinco de Mayo:

CANTINA CRAWL HAWAII

Bust out the sombrero and the grande fake mustache for this siesta turned bar crawl in Chinatown.

From 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, nearly a dozen bars and restaurants will offer a variety of live Latin music, dancing, games and more. Participating establishments include Manifest, Downbeat Lounge, Next-door, Bar 35, Scarlet Honolulu, JJ Dolan’s, Proof Public House, Smith & Kings, Dumb Coq, Square Barrels and Ferguson’s Pub.

Among the highlights are sugar skull face painting from 6 to 9 p.m. with DJ Nando from 7 to 9 p.m. at Manifest, Jamrek at Downbeat Lounge starting at 9 p.m. and Afro-Criollo at Next-door from 9 to 11 p.m. A chili pepper-eating contest is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Ferguson’s Pub, and an “El Burro Loco” costume contest with $700 in cash and prizes will take place at Bar 35 starting at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Admission to Cantina Crawl Hawaii is free; call (808) 464-6696 or email sugarshackhi@gmail.com for more info.

CINCO DE MAYO HISPANIC CELEBRATION

OOSpot and Alma Latina Productions have teamed up to present a Latin dance party from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Hawaii Events Center, 985 Dillingham Blvd. Flags, pinatas and other Mexican-themed decorations will transform the bar, with live music by Son Caribe and dance performances. DJs Da Lion of Judah and Azteca Guerrero will also participate, and Miss Latina Hawaii 2016 Tiffany Johnson, Miss Paradise Latina 2016 December Smith and Miss Aloha Latina 2016 Allison Chu will be on hand to meet-and-greet with fans alongside contestants from the 2016 Miss Hawaii pageant.

There’s no cost to check out the party on Thursday, which will be followed by another Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday at the nightclub. Visit www.cincodemayohawaii.com for more details.

BUHO CANTINA

Get an early start on your Cinco de Mayo celebration with a special happy hour from noon to 4 p.m. at Buho Cantina in Waikiki. Servers will pour $1 shots of Patron and pass out free sombreros and fake mustaches to anyone who uses the password “Big Buho” when ordering. (Limit one shot/sombrero/mustache per customer.)

Along with the shot special, Buho hosts The Big Buho starting at 11 a.m. Thursday with live music, a taco-eating contest and a chili pepper-eating contest.

Cover is free until 4 p.m. Thursday, $5 from 4 to 10 p.m. and $10 after 10 p.m. Buho Cantina is located at 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, call (808) 922-2846.

HULA’S BAR & LEI STAND

Hula’s celebrates Cinco de Mayo this year with live entertainment by musician Jason Laeha from 6 to 9 p.m. A variety of food and drink specials will be offered all day, including $5 Corona beer and $5 margaritas and Jose Cuervo tequila shots. Hula’s kitchen will also be open until 9:30 p.m.

Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand is located at 134 Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki. Call (808) 923-0669.

MAKERS AND TASTERS

The Eat the Street crew will adopt a Cinco de Mayo theme for this week’s Thursday A-Go-Go promotion, with a limited lineup of food vendors serving up dishes with a Mexican flair from 4 to 9 p.m.

Vendors scheduled to participate include Chamorro Grindz (Tamales Gisu), Flyin' Ahi (Flyin' Ahi Nachos), Waimanalo Country Farms (agua frescas), Fiesta Mexican Grill (street tacos, burritos and traditional Mexican fare), Sea and Soul (ceviche and Dynamite Nachos), The Garden Oven (Taco Pizza), Shaka Shrimp (pastele nachos), Indian Grill (chicken chimichanga), Wieners Gone Wild (chili cheese nachos and paletas) and La Roux (Boudin Enchiladas). Happy hour prices will also be in effect from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Makers and Tasters is located at Kewalo Basin, 1011 Ala Moana Blvd. Visit www.makersandtasters.com for more info.

MEXICO CANTINA

Mexico’s Ward Village restaurant will celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day with food specials and $4 Mexican beer specials. A live mariachi band will perform tableside for guests from 3 to 5 p.m. and a DJ will keep the party going from 8 p.m. until last call.

Mexico Catina is on the third floor of Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. Call (808) 596-4964 or visit www.mexicocantina.com.

WAHOO’S FISH TACO

Head to Wahoo’s Fish Taco at Ward Village for the restaurant’s annual indoor-outdoor party. Local acts Eric Ho and Simple Souls will perform live at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively, with $3 tacos all day to go with $3 Mexican draft beers, $5 margaritas and $7 Corona-ritas.

Wahoo’s Ward Village is at 940 Auahi Street; call (808) 591-1646 or follow @wahooshawaii on Instagram.
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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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Iron MC finalists feel the aloha

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March 20th, 2016



PHOTOS COURTESY DAYLIN PELLETIERThe second annual Bacardi Iron MC competition wraps up Tuesday at The Republik.

PHOTOS COURTESY DAYLIN PELLETIER

The second annual Bacardi Iron MC competition wraps up Tuesday at The Republik.

There might be a little too much aloha in the building at this year’s Bacardi Iron MC finals for co-host Krystilez’s taste.

“We’ve had a different vibe this year,” said the local recording artist and radio personality. “There were a lot of positive MCs who weren’t into bringing people down.”

Krystilez, who will be joined by fellow Angry Locals member Big Mox in hosting Tuesday’s final round of competition, wasn’t pulling any punches.

“They’re soft,” he said. “We need to be training them for war! If you want uplifting, go to church. Iron sharpens iron here. Sometimes the crowd doesn’t always get what we’re trying to do.”

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Four rappers — J-Shiu, Rukka, Koins and “wild card” winner Island Heir — made it to this week’s finals at The Republik after competing in three weeks of preliminary freestyle battles and other challenges that included sensory deprivation, hostile crowds and hip-hop trivia.

“It’s increased in quality this year,” Krystilez said of the competition, now in its second year. “The first one was kind of raw. This year, they’re more polished. They’re coming in with more of a sense of what they’re getting into.”

Except for the whole softness issue, of course.

Doors open at The Republik at 6 p.m. with no cover before 8:30 p.m. for those 21-and-over and $5 Bacardi specials all night. The finals start at 9 p.m. Tuesday; cover is $5 for 21+ and $10 for those 18-and-over. More info is available on Facebook.
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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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Gordon Biersch offers limited seasonal beer

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February 26th, 2016



JASON GENEGABUS / JASON@STARADVERTISER.COMThe Gordon Beirsch Belgian Tripel ale is available at the chain's Aloha Tower Marketplace restaurant through March 20.

JASON GENEGABUS / JASON@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Gordon Beirsch Belgian Tripel ale is available at the chain's Aloha Tower Marketplace restaurant through March 20.

There are still a few weeks left to get a taste of Gordon Biersch Honolulu’s first seasonal beer offering of 2016.

Along with traditional GB brews like the Golden Export, Marzen and Hefeweizen, customers can belly up to the bar for a 13-ounce glass of Belgian Tripel ale. The limited time offering arrived earlier this month and will be on tap through March 20.

Why not serve it in a pint glass, one might ask. Turns out the tripel style of ale is brewed to a higher level of alcohol by volume than other beers. While GB’s Golden Export, for example, clocks in at 5.0 percent ABV, the Tripel is 8.4 percent ABV. Stronger beer means establishments need to be proactive with their customers, hence the smaller serving size to prevent overserving.

It’s a good move, because this Belgian Tripel is a real sleeper. It arrives with a nice orange color and not a lot of head, but you can still pick up the Saaz hops used in brewing on the nose. The first sip is smooth, with a creamy mouthfeel and slight fruitiness on the palate. It's a lot lighter in body than you might expect for this style of beer.

As time passes, the GB Belgian Tripel warms up a little in the glass, opening it up to more fruit and hop aromas. While I generally prefer my beer ice cold, I really liked how this stuff got better as I worked my way through it. Most times my beer ends up tasting worse the warmer it gets, so this was a pleasant surprise.

Along with the seasonal offering, Gordon Biersch announced the additional of new menu items earlier this month. According to a release sent by the company, they include:

» GB Chicken Wings: Available traditional or boneless, lightly fried and tossed in guest’s choice of signature sauces: Spicy Chili Märzen, Traditional Buffalo or Thai Fire.

» Southwest Wonton Nachos: Crisp wonton chips with black beans, cheddar & pepper jack cheeses, pico de gallo, red onions and cilantro, topped with smoked paprika and a drizzle of jalapeño ranch. Guests can add chicken for $1.99.

» Ahi Wonton Nachos: Tuna diced and tossed in teriyaki sauce over crisp wonton chips, with grilled pineapple, pickled ginger, green onions and toasted sesame seeds, drizzled with cucumber wasabi sauce and Sriracha cream.

» Chicken Prosciutto Sliders: Grilled chicken served on toasted slider buns with sliced prosciutto, fresh arugula and Parmesan garlic sauce.

Gordon Biersch Honolulu is located at Aloha Tower Marketplace and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (closes at 12:30 a.m. Fridays and midnight Saturdays). Call (808) 599-4877.
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