In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Blackrocks Brewery. It is their Coconut Brown Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their 51K IPA, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this brown ale.
It has a nice brown color with a white constant color. The smell has a heavy coconut notes. The taste has a nutty notes with a heavy coconut aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.
Closing, I have said it once and again. Coconut should not be in brown ales. It should be in porters and stouts. With that said, this is still a pretty solid beer. It is just as good as Kona Coconut Brown ale. This beer is not impressed. It is impressive for a Michigan craft brewery doing a beer with coconut. It is pretty balance brew. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Kona Brewing Castaway India Pale Ale is the brewery and beer that is being featured in this beer blog. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Hawaii craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Kona Brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a golden color with small constant bubbles. There is a semi on constant white head. The aroma has a heavy citrus notes with a slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a nice citrus notes that is not bitter at all. It is pretty smooth on tongue. There is a nice grapefruit aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Since 1994, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality. We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!
Set Sail For Adventure!
Hawaiians crossing the channel between Oahu and Molokai faces perilous journey. Our Castaway IPA is inspired by these brave island explorers. A smooth yet spirited brew, it’s as refreshing as the wind in your face when you set sail for adventure.
Take a sip of this copper-colored India Pale Ale and you’ll taste bold, citrusy hops with a touch of tropical mango and passion fruit, balanced by the rich caramel malts. Castaway IPA has a clean, crisp finish that’s as refreshing as the wind in your face when you set sale for adventure.
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In the end, it just seems all the time that I have to make trades to get beers from the west coast. I was happy to see this brewery finally made an IPA. I love this beer and I wish it was in Michigan. It has finally made it to the Michigan market. It has a nice grapefruit and citrus notes. This beer has a nice color in the beer glass. There is some nice smooth but has a nice bitter notes to make a hophead happy. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into the summer seasonal from Kona Brewing. I am so happy this brewery has made it to Chicago market and I am looking forward a summer of drinking some of their great brews. The brew that will be featured in this beer post is their Wailua Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read those beer post, please, read that beer post. Let us get into the beer.
This wheat ale has a clear yellow color without a head on it. There is no smell in this beer. The taste of this light body is a tropical with a sweet passion fruit aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is description from the beer bottle:
Wailua is Hawaiian for two fresh water streams mingling. This was just the inspiration we needed for our Aloha Series Wailua Ale brewed with tropical passion fruit. A refreshing, citrusy, sun-colored ale with the cool taste of Hawaii.
Swimming in a fresh water pool at the base of a cascading waterfall is what we all imagine we would find in paradise. On Maui, follow the old Hana Highway and you will find such a place – Wailua Falls. This plunging cascade of clear water is the inspiration for our Aloha Series seasonal release Wailua Ale. This golden, sun colored ale has a bright, citrus flavor that comes from the tropical passion fruit we brew into each batch. Sit back, relax and enjoy paradise anytime.
In closing, this beer is in their new bottle with the islands on it. It is shaped like a long board. This is not my favorite beer and it is way too light body to me. There is nothing wrong with that. It is a well made beer and Kona did a great job brewing this beer. I know for a fact they will be selling a ton around the country. I did not get too much in the smell but you can taste the passion fruit in it. There is another great west coast brewery called Bridgeport that came out with a beer called Summer Squeeze with the passion fruit in it. Both of these beers are great. I believe Kona has shown us the lifestyle and beauty of the Hawaii. I recommend this beer and I would love to hear your thoughts on this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this Kona beer blog, we are going to get into in my opinion is the best beer from this Hawaii Brewery. It is called Big Wave Golden Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their Pipeline Porter, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into the beer
This golden ale has a clear yellow color without a head and bubbles in the beer. The smell is very fade. It has a slight citrus smell. It gives a sense of a Tropical feeling in the smell and taste. The taste is sweet carbonation malty with a little citrus, which is very fade in the beer. There is no aftertaste. It is a beer the beer drinker can drink all day. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Year-Round. The waves that roll onto Hawaiian beaches are some of the best in the world. Catch the crest of a breaking wave and ride it all the way in our sun-drenched Big Wave Golden is a smooth. Refreshing brew inspired by what makes Hawaii great. Since 1994, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality. We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!
Our brewers wanted to make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water. Big Wave Golden Ale is just the ticket. Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish.
Closing, just like all the rest of their beers, this beer is extremely drinkable. Big Wave Golden Ale is drinkable with a huge Tropical feeling. This beer has a ton of flavor. I love the connection between the tropical hop and malts in the beer. It is refreshing and brings out summer in the coldest winter day. This beer is not heavy for the hottest summer days. Big Wave Golden Ale is a great beer to be pair with several foods like spicy meats and even an American Burger. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/