Craft Beer Across America - 50 Beers From 50 States.
As local beers go, Hilo Brewing is kind of shit. If you want good beer from Hawaii, try Waikiki Brewing Blackstrap Molasses Island Porter
(86 on BA, although it's definitely better on tap than bottled) or Lanikai Brewing Moku Imperial IPA
(87 on BA). That Hilo Brewing stuff is pretty thin.
When I visited my auntie in VT a few months ago, I sampled a bunch of the beer up there. The best one I came upon was Lawson's
. The IPA especially was so good that I brought some back for my dad, then drove to a bunch of package stores in CT to fine more of the stuff. Truly sublime. I have no idea if 14th Star Brewing makes good beer or not, but if you're in New England, you can't go wrong with some Lawson's.
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