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Local beer

I would like to try out some local beer, if there is any, during my upcoming trip. Would appreciate recommendations if Hawaii has locally brewed beer (hopefully different from those internationally famous brands). Thanks.

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1. Re: Local beer

I like Longboard. It is from the Kona brewing company.

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If you want beer that is actually brewed in Hawai'i, the Maui Brewing Company beers are pretty good. Draught beer from the Kona Brewing Company is good and brewed in the islands; however, their bottled beer is actually brewed on the mainland US. That's not to say it's not good (I like it a lot).

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I like Bikini Blond, easy drinking like Tiger.

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you must try Primo, it's the local blue-collar beer

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My hubby likes Primo I don't think it's brewed on the islands but it's very popular there.

Any Kona BC beer you get on tap is brewed there. I like the Longboard lager and the Wailua wheat it has passionfruit in it.

Maui Brewing was good but I prefer beer in a bottle not a can.

There's also Mehana but not sure where it's brewed??

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Mehana was bought by Hawai'i Nui in Hilo a while back. Primo was being brewed in Kauai by Keoki, but Hawai'i Nui bought them too so I am not sure where Primo is being brewed these days.

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