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The Fresh Hop Keg Swap

When I learned two breweries in Hawaii, on different islands, were both brewing a fresh hop beer I thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if they would swap kegs and serve each beer side by side?” Well after a couple emails, Kauai Beer Company head brewer Justin Guerber and Honolulu Beerworks brewer Geoff Seideman figured out the logistics and made it happen.

Hawaii poses a unique problem for craft beer fans when they want to try another breweries beers. That damn ocean gets in the way, which makes it very difficult to pop over to another island to visit another brewery and pick up their beers. For residents on both Kauai and Oahu this keg swap is a nice treat since neither brewery distributes to the other island. This is the first time each brewery’s beers will be available on another island (aside from beer festivals.)

Both breweries decided to take advantage of the available fresh hop harvest and have hops over night shipped to Hawaii. Needless to say, this isn’t cheap, but it’s the only wa

Source: Beer in Hawaii

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