Archive for the ‘Maui Brewing Co.’ Category

I can’t wait until tomorrow night. I should have at least a couple of hours off on Saturday since I have someone to close for me. I have no idea what I’m going to do with that time. Actually, that’s not true. I am probably going to sleep. Our central air isn’t working up to capacity and I cannot sleep in the heat. I’ve been waking up every few hours dripping sweat and then I cool myself off and go back to sleep. Or, the cat wakes me to feed him and I get up and do that and then go back to sleep. I definitely need to catch up on that. Now, here’s a brew that I’ve been waiting forever to try.
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ABV: 6%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our CoCoNut PorTeR is a fresh handcrafted robust Porter brewed with six varieties of malted barley, hops and hand-toasted coconut. It begins with a malty-toasted coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky feel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.”

Random: I’m having a serious craving for Mexican food.

This brew poured with a four finger, light brown head that took forever to dissipate. It left a lot of lacing behind on the glass and a crown on top of the body. The body of the brew was a dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose had notes of dark coffee and roasted malts. I was a little surprised that I didn’t get any coconut on the nose. The taste was way more up my alley. I got roasted malts, Kona coffee and lots of coconut, which really paired well with the roasted malts. It had a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip, which was very nice as well. The body was thick with generous carbonation. The finish was long with dark chocolate. I could find absolutely no fault with this brew and would have it again in a second. This is a must try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

I completely overlooked that at some point in June, the blog hit three years old. It always amazed me that I’ve stayed relatively consistent in logging beers and have hit some real milestones. I started this blog for myself. Basically I was just using it as a reference tool to track what beers I tried and if I should buy them again. Even though that’s still the reason that I do this, it’s been a lot of fun. It gives me an excuse not to stick with an old faithful beer and to seek out places that have ones that are different. So, let’s hope I have at least another 3 years of blogging in me.
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ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: This brew comes in at 18 IBUs.

Random: Bruno Mars is another one of those artists that I manage to dislike every single song that he puts out.

This brew poured with a finger of white head that dissipated very slowly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy orange color with lots of carbonation visible throughout. The nose was orange with wheat and a touch of yeast. The taste started with orange and then a pronounced note of pineapple juice. It added some sweetness to the brew that quickly followed up by wheat. The body was medium thickness with heavy carbonation. It had a long fruity finish. This beer was really enjoyable from first sip to last and would easily be a go-to summer beer for me if it was distributed in New Jersey.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

I love Hawaii. I’ve been there three times. One of the three times, I spent a month there, filled with surfing, hiking and great food. I was unfortunately, not of drinking age during my time there, so I didn’t get to try any beers. But, when I saw a bunch on the shelf in Virginia, I knew they were coming home with me.
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ABV: 6.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: This beer uses 6 different types of hops.

Random: I would love to be in the water in Hawaii. It is way too freaking hot in New Jersey.

This brew poured with a thick and fluffy two finger white head. It left some lacing behind on the pint glass. The head also dissipated quite slowly. The body was a clear, light orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose presented with grapefruit, mango and pineapple which was really, really nice. The taste was grapefruit dominant with some lemon and a touch of malt. There was tropical fruit present as well. As the beer warmed, the malt became more apparent as well. The body was medium to heavy with light carbonation. Honestly, this was my biggest qualm about this beer. It could have definitely used more carbonation. The finish was long with grapefruit pith. This was a really enjoyable beer and one that I would definitely have again. If it could have a touch more carbonation, it would be an outstanding beer. If you see this one (in the very attractive can, no less), go grab this one. It’s not distributed to New Jersey, so try to find it out of state.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0