US - Pacific What's Good Hawaii?

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  1. ABSTRACTlegend

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    Just landed in Maui today. Brought a few nice beers with me as well
     
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    Nice dude. So close, yet so far away (closest part of Maui is probably 60 miles from where I'm sitting right now, but would have to fly to get there (no ferry)).

    Definitely hit up the newish Maui Brewing location in Kihei - the space is pretty cool and the food is not bad.
     
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    That def on the list any good bottle shops to recommend?
     
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    Some other folks are probably better versed in all things Maui, but Whole Foods in Kahului probably has the best selection, and Tamura's is OK.
     
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    I popped into the Tamura's in Lahaina while waiting for a table @ Star Noodle. I just bought some Maui cans and a Lanikai bomber or two. I guess it was fine for what I needed. I think all they kept all (most?) of the beer in the fridges too which was nice.
     
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    Whole Foods in Kahului is the best selection on the island for sure. Tamuras is totally fine, though.

    Make sure you do happy hour at Merrimans. Kohola's pilsner is top notch and I really like the food at the new restaurant at Maui Brewing in Kihei.

    My parents are actually in Maui right now. So jealous.
     
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    Monkeypod does have a pretty solid beer selection. I was surprised. The Merriman's here has just a couple BIBH beers.

    Hope your parents' trip wasn't impacted by TS Olivia. Maui got a TON of rain on Wednesday.
     
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    Merriman's patio during happy hour with some drinks is killer and probably the best place to have a drink on the island. I just had a draft pour of Kohola's Talk Story Pale which was good enough for me. My wife enjoyed her cocktail.

    They flew in on Tuesday, apparently Kihei completely avoided Olivia. Gave them my glass Maui growler since I never use it. Been fun following along with their adventures this week on Untappd.
     
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    Went to monkeypod yesterday for lunch and has some good brews with a nice view, then went to Hulu grill for dinner. Solid day I’ll say. Thanks for the recs guys I’ll def be checking those places out
     
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    For sure. We also liked Paia Fish Market (we went to the Kihei location, though they have one in Paia as well) for lunch, and 808 Deli (also Kihei) is great if you want to grab sandwiches for the beach.
     
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    Okazuya Honokowai has killer plate lunch. There's a little organic grocery store right near it that has some decent beer.

    Only downside of Maui is that everything they get aside from Kohola Brewing and Waikiki Brewing, you get in California.

    Seriously, don't sleep on doing Happy Hour at Merriman's at least once. It's worth it.
     
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    Heading to Oahu in a little over a month and staying on the west side of the Island. From my quick search of this thread and the internet, going to try and hit up Beer Lab HI (University) and Inu Island Ales. Looks like a thirty minute drive from where we are staying.

    Any other spots I should check out? Also, any hiking recommendations?
     
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    I like the beers I've had from Lanikai, and I've heard good things about Village Bottle Shop.
     
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    Has anyone heard what's going on with Real a Gastropub? Their new spot is supposed to open this Fall but I haven't seen any updates in months. They used to do Zwanze Day at the old location in Honolulu and regularly had Cantillon available for on-site.
     
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    I have little Oahu knowledge, but I did like BeerLab on University (haven't made it to Inu). I tend to like Lanikai's beers. If you make it to Inu, it's about a 15 minute drive from there. There is also a meadery (Paisley) that I haven't been to but is supposed to be pretty solid.

    Foodwise, I would recommend Piggy Smalls for brunch and Helena's for Hawaiian. Leonard's for malasadas (a little touristy, but worth it IMO). I also have an email of other food recs from a friend - PM me if you'd like me to forward it to you.
     
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    Anyone check out the new batch of BIB Red Sea of Cocoa? One of my favorite beers.
     
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    Haven't seen any bottles yet. I'm sure I'll get over to BIBH in the next week or so, so I'll let ya know. Would have gone before dinner in Waimea on NYE but they closed at 3:00 PM.

    It's one of my favorites as well.
     
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    Anyone heard about anything new on Kauai? Heading back there in April.
     
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    Red Sea of Cacao. Still good, but a little thinner and not as sticky sweet as I remember. Would still drink again.
     
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