If you want to take a vacation or honeymoon to Hawaii and you love craft beer, you’re in luck.

You may not think of small craft breweries in Hawaii but if you are a lover of craft beer, Hawaii is a hot new craft beer destination.  An additional benefit is that these breweries are using ingredients that are unique to the islands.  Sun, fun and fresh brewed beer— what can be better than that?

With more breweries opening in the Hawaiian Islands over the past decade, you can have your choices when visiting each of the islands.


















Big Island Brewhaus’ Overboard IPA.
Photo courtesy: Big Island Brewhaus

This is a great guide to Hawaii’s locally brewed beers from Hawaii Magazine:

A guide to tasting locally brewed beer

If you like….

Pale ales 

Try: Lilikoi Ale from Kauai Island Brewing; 808 Pale Ale from Waikiki Brewing Co.; Talk Story Pale Ale from Kohola Brewery.

Brown ales 

Try:  Paniolo Brown Ale from Kauai Island Brewing Co.; Makakilo Brown Ale from Honolulu BeerWorks; Brouhard’s Brown from Kohola Brewery.


Try: Overboard IPA from Big Island Brewhaus; Sheltered Bay IPA from Honolulu BeerWorks; The Fonz IPAaaaa from Kauai Island Brewing Co.

Porters and stouts 

Try: Dark Sabbath Belgian Style Strong Dark Abbey Ale or Irie Irish Breakfast Stout from Big Island Brewhaus; Black Strap Molasses Porter from Waikiki Brewing Co., South Shore Stout from Honolulu BeerWorks.

Belgian brews 

Try: Cocoweizen from Honolulu BeerWorks; Sweet Home Lahaina 2016 Anniversary Ale (Belgian Tripel) from Kohola Brewery; Golden Sabbath Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale from Big Island Brewhaus.

Something different 

Try: Coconut Crème Ale or Ulu Pia (breadfruit beer) from Big Island Brewhaus; Jalapeno Mouth from Waikiki Brewing Co.

Read the full article HERE

 My Vacation Lady is a Hawaii Destination Specialist and we are always looking out for some unique experiences to add to our client’s Hawaii vacations and honeymoons.  Let us help plan your honeymoon or vacation to the Hawaiian Islands.