Saturday, September 26, 2009

Russian River Brewing - Damnation

Russian River Brewing - Damnation

Excellent beer. What really stood out on this one though was the balance. No one flavor really dominated anything, but in a good way, not in a blah kind of way. Hard to describe... I'd say if you were to put every good belgian style beer you've tasted in blender you'd end up with this bottle of awesome.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Maui Brewing Co., CoCoNut Porter

Our search for good beer on Waikiki has started at Lu Lu's on the corner of Kapahula and Kalakaua. Beer here seems to be a bit more expensive but there are some jems to be found. This poured with a deep red hue to it and had little white head but a great malty roasted smell. My first taste and I knew this one was a keeper. It boastes of roasted coconut but they've done a great job of blending it. Maybe it's the actual flavor or maybe it's talent, either way it's a winner. The typical chalky porter flavor was a little subdued compared to the nice thickness it presented. If I can find this on the mainland I'll grab ya one.