Craft brew fever is taking over the nation, and while Hawai‘i isn’t necessarily known as a brewery hub, there are some places for beef fans to sip some local flavor.
In Hilo, find HILO BREWING CO. (275 E. Kawili St., 800-934-8211), known for VOLCANO RED ALE and HAWAIIAN CROW PORTER . The tasting room is open Tuesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
BIG ISLAND BREWHAUS (bigislandbrewhaus.com), located in Kamuela (Waimea) is known for award-winning beers: OVERBOARD IPA , GOLDEN SABBATH and MOUNTAIN PORTER . Stop in for a meal (outdoor seated dining available in the covered beer garden) or grab a growler to go.
KONA BREWING CO. ’s Kona Pub and Brewery (konabrewingco.com) is arguably the granddaddy on the island. Stop in for an order of Uncle’s Fish Tacos and a LONGBOARD ISLAND LAGER.