Drinks

Our go-to: Milk tea

Seriously, May?! It's not even officially summer yet, and we're already melting. That means that milk tea, boba tea, bubble tea — whatever you want to call it — is pretty much always on the brain. Here's what Frolickers turn…

KaSnack attack! Lychee Slurpee?!

  What? 7-Eleven has a lychee-flavored Slurpee that made me think of my dad. When I wuz growing up, me and my faddah would always pick lychee during da summer time, cuz our tree only give fruit once a year.…

Cheers, Kailua: Maui Brewing Co. is open in the old Macy's

After more than two years in the works, Maui Brewing Co. opened its long-anticipated Kailua location last weekend in the former Macy’s spot now known as Lau Hala Shops. It’s the second Maui Brewing restaurant on Oahu and its fourth…

Grace in Growlers just expanded to buy a house for the homeless

There's new outdoor seating, 10 new taps and to-go beer in bottles: Grace in Growlers opened the doors to its expanded space last week after months of construction. The not-for-profit craft beer tasting room passed its two-year anniversary in October and celebrated…

There's a cidery and tasting room in Kalihi

Editor's note: During the pandemic, the tasting room is open for takeout only. Check latest hours at paradiseciders.com The line curled around the tasting room at Paradise Ciders' grand opening in Kalihi last Friday as people showed up in force…

Beer Lab has opened in Waipio

Moiliili's Beer Lab Hawaii opened a new brewery and taproom Aug. 22 in what initially seems like the strangest of places: an industrial park in Waipio.  Why not somewhere in town or on the windward side, where the craft beer…

Lanikai Brewing is launching Oahu's second bottle club

Lanikai Brewing in Kailua has announced plans for a monthly Bottle Club Program. It will nearly mirror Oahu’s only other club, run by Village Bottle Shop, which launched last year to much success and is currently maxed out with 100…

Okinawan Festival is your chance to try 10 awamoris

Sponsored If you’ve never tasted awamori before, here’s your chance to try 10. Along with all the food, entertainment, shopping, displays and bon dance, for the first time ever the 2018 Okinawan Festival is featuring tastings of Okinawa's signature distilled liquor.…

Droolworthy: Drink Gazoz

Danielle Shemesh, owner of Drink Gazoz. I recently went to the Saturday Kakaako Farm Lover's Market on Ward, next to Ross, when this beautiful, colorful soda caught my eye. It wasn't just that I was withering in the summer heat; this…

Mixology Month is taking over International Market Place

Sponsored Hawai‘i’s first and biggest mixology festival brings weekly bartender battles, cocktail pairings and live music to International Market Place throughout the month of July. Each week, participating restaurants of the Grand Lanai and Michael Mina's The Street Food Hall will highlight…

Kuleana: Two Oahu craft brewers team up on a new beer

Oahu’s craft beer scene welcomes a new beer and if you believe that two breweries are better than one, you'll find that it's a special one at that.   Waikiki Brewing Co and Beer Lab have linked up on what’s known as a…

Best places to buy craft beer on Oahu

Headed to a hui? Need a six-pack? Here’s where to find the biggest and best selection of craft beer:   Whole Foods Though not a dedicated bottle shop or liquor store, Whole Foods is the beer drinkers' grocery store, boasting…

What I found at Marukai: Milk tea that looks like water

What I found at … is a series that tests and vets intriguing store-bought foodie finds. It’s the wide-angle parallel to KaSnack attack!, our series reviewing made-in-Hawaii snacks.  What: Suntory Premium Morning Tea milk tea and lemon teaWhere: Refrigerated drinks case and…