We went from only having a few Oregon based breweries available in Hawaii to a landslide in the past year. The latest, Occidental Brewing Company, is slated to start distributing to the islands in the next month. The Portland based brewery focuses primarily on German style lagers and European Ales. These guys don’t do IPAs.
I’m personally excited to have access to another pilsner and other light and refreshing German style beers. Occidental produces four year round beers (Kolsch, Alt, Dunkel, Hefe) and five seasonals (Maibock, Doppelbock, Festbeir, Dunkelweizen, Pilsner). Hawaii is set to receive Occidental’s Kolsch, Alt, Hefeweizen, Pilsner and the Lucubrator (Doppelbock) in 16 ounce cans and kegs.
Kolsch – 4.5% ABV – This is Occidental’s homage to the delicious ale of Cologne, Germany. Crisp and dry, it is clean and lager-like, with a pleasant, slightly spicy hop profile supplied by German Perle. Very “sessionable.”
Hefeweizen – 4.7% ABV – Our hefeweizen is of the classic Bavarian v
Source: Beer in Hawaii
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