Known as ‘The Olympics of Beer', the World Beer Championships has awarded a local Big Island brewing company with world-wide recognition. Mehana Brewing Company and Hawai'i Nui have been awarded with both gold and silver awards for their locally crafted beers brewed in Hilo. A big congratulations to Mehana Brewing Company and Hawai'i Nui Brewing Company for these awards! Check out Mehana and Hawai'i Nui's websites to learn more about their island-crafted beers.

The following beers received awards from the World Beer Championship:

Tsunami IPA – Gold Award

An all malt American Style India Pale Ale
(IPA) made with more than 15 pounds of
hops, delivering an herbal infusion of fresh
citrus and crushed black pepper. An
additional 10 pounds of Amarillo and
Centennial whole leaf hop mixture is added
for a seven-day dry-hop to round out the
citrus character and provides a nice
balance to the sweetness of a huge malt
body.


PAIRINGS:
SPICY FOODS SUCH AS THAI OR INDIAN CURRY.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 16-16.5° PLATO
ABV: 7.2% BITTERNESS: 75 IBUS

 


 

 

Mehana Hawaiian Crow Porter

Award: Gold

Named after the rare
ʻAlala or Hawaiian Crow,
which inhabited the
slopes of Mauna Loa.

Full-bodied porter highlighted with intense
espresso flavors. Big malt mouthfeel with a
chewy bite that finishes with a subtle
silkiness.

PAIRINGS: HEARTY MEAT DISHES AND
DESSERTS.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 14.5-15° PLATO
ABV: 5.25% BITTERNESS: 27 IBUS

 



Mehana Volcano Red Ale

Award: Silver

Volcano Red Ale is a fuller-bodied ale
brewed in the tradition of American Amber
Ales. The reddish color and slight malt
flavor are achieved by using special malts.

PAIRINGS: CHICKEN, VEAL AND BARBECUED DISHES.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 12° PLATO
ABV: 5.2% BITTERNESS: 23-24 IBUS

 

 


 

Hawaii Nui Southern Cross

Award: Silver

Originally our winter seasonal brew, Hawaiʻi Nui Brewing
Southern Cross is now available year-round.   As with our
other beers, Southern Cross is named for something
special here in Hawaiʻi.  Since the Southern sky lacks an
easily visible pole star, the vertical axis is commonly used
to mark South.  Southern Cross beer is a Belgian-style
Double Red Ale.  Big caramel maltiness and light
toffee notes are accented with a subtle citrus character
(jackfruit) from the Belgian yeast strain used to ferment
this beer.

Style: Belgian-Style Double Red
with a Belgian Yeast Strain
Original Gravity: 21° Plato
ABV: 8.3%

Pairings: Heartier dishes such as pork, duck,
or game