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With access to all the locally grown fruit you'd think they'd try some hazy/milkshake IPAs, sours and maybe pastry-ish stouts, but clearly their clientele at the Oahu and Big Island pubs aren't interested in any of that.
 

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With access to all the locally grown fruit you'd think they'd try some hazy/milkshake IPAs, sours and maybe pastry-ish stouts, but clearly their clientele at the Oahu and Big Island pubs aren't interested in any of that.
Yeah Ola is doing some hazy/milkshake stuff. Just had the lilikoi lime milkshake IPA on Saturday.
 
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Yeah Ola is doing some hazy/milkshake stuff. Just had the lilikoi lime milkshake IPA on Saturday.
That's actually something that surprises me. I know some of the breweries on Oahu are doing fruited stuff and Maui has done a few, but kinda surprised that the majority of fruited beers over there are lilkoi and guava wheat beers.

Taro or Haupia Pie Imperial Stout. Easy enough.
 

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Granted I haven't been to Ola in almost a year but it seemed like they were using all their more interesting fruits in the ciders.
This is still correct, aside from the relatively new milkshake IPA series (the two thusfar have been lilikoi lime and tangelo) and the double IPA series (watermelon and grapefruit so far).

That's actually something that surprises me. I know some of the breweries on Oahu are doing fruited stuff and Maui has done a few, but kinda surprised that the majority of fruited beers over there are lilkoi and guava wheat beers.

Taro or Haupia Pie Imperial Stout. Easy enough.
You could do a BA stout with some combination of coffee, cacao, vanilla, coconut, honey and sea salt all using island ingredients.
 

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Was at Ola last night for trivia and just wanted to reiterate how good the new batch of Lilikoi Lime Zest "Milkshake" IPA is. One of the best beers I've had on the island, and perfectly suited for the climate.

Also, Ola posted on IG this morning that they have put their first beer into Woodford barrels, but didn't say what it was.
 

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In case anyone is coming to the Big Island in the next few weeks, I was at Kona Wine Market yesterday and they told me that they are going to have a keg of Parabola on for growler fills hopefully either late this coming week or next week.

This is a rare occurrence here, so thought I'd give the heads-up.

If not, I will drink it all.
 

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In case anyone cares, after many delays, Ola started food service tonight. Dumplings, salads, poke (from one of the best local spots, Da Poke Shack) and flatbreads. Serving from 5-9 PM to start, noon-9 PM to follow once they have their system dialed in. One of only a few places serving food after 8 PM in town, so that's a plus. Dumplings were solid, and my wife said the poke was very good (as is typical for Poke Shack).
 
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In case anyone cares, after many delays, Ola started food service tonight. Dumplings, salads, poke (from one of the best local spots, Da Poke Shack) and flatbreads. Serving from 5-9 PM to start, noon-9 PM to follow once they have their system dialed in. One of only a few places serving food after 8 PM in town, so that's a plus. Dumplings were solid, and my wife said the poke was very good (as is typical for Poke Shack).
yes this is relevant to my interests. my folks have a timeshare at paniolo greens
 
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Waikoloa Village? Coming out any time soon?
Yeah waikoloa. No immediate plans, but need to use it by the end of the year. They get a week every odd year. Not that it matters a ton though, rates for owners are pretty damn cheap, so really could go every year
 

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Yeah waikoloa. No immediate plans, but need to use it by the end of the year. They get a week every odd year. Not that it matters a ton though, rates for owners are pretty damn cheap, so really could go every year
Lemme know if you make it out. Can crush some beers on the beach.
 
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Lemme know if you make it out. Can crush some beers on the beach.
oh definitely will

we went in Nov 2017, but honestly we should have gone last year too. flights were unbelievably cheap due to the eruptions, and as mentioned, the owner rates are pretty great. off-season $90-something. and we're talking three bed/bath and a full kitchen
 

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