Other Half Brewing from New York has organized a worldwide collaboration beer to raise money for out-of-work members of the hospitality industry. The recipe is provided free of charge with label design and printing at cost. Each participating brewery is expected to use the profits in any way they see fit to give back to the local community. Three Hawaii breweries are participating, all on Oahu. For more information about the collaboration and to see how breweries and individuals can support it, check out this link. From Other Half Brewing: “All Together is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry we love so much. We ask that a portion of the proceeds go to supporting hospitality professionals in your community.”
Inu Island Ales was the first to released theirs in limited edition 16oz 4-packs of cans for $24. The beer dropped on Wednesday, April 22 and sold out in the days following. A percentage of their profits were donated to Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room to help the taproom staff who cannot pour our beer during the stay-at-home orders. It is a delicious hazy at 6.5% ABV; get a can while it is fresh! Check out Inu Island Ales here.
Hana Koa Brewing was next to announce their release as an Unfiltered West Coast Lil’ IPA at 5.4%. For added convenience in this new business climate, they have added a full store to their website. All upcoming beers are available for preorder and prepay, simply show up on release day and grab your order. Released on May 1, their version is unfiltered yet clean with lemony citrus zest, making it an easy drinking refreshing beer. As of this writing crowlers are still available for $17 each, but they will not last long. Their proceeds are going to industry professionals temporarily out of work in the form of gift cards to cover meals at local businesses. Read more about it here.
BeerLab HI announced weeks ago they were participating, but only dropped their limited 4-packs and crowlers on May 1. At $24 per 4-pack of 500ml bottles, they quickly sold out on release day. BeerLab HI has a new simple reservation system on their website, simply pick your pick-up day and time and what you would like, and it is ready for you, pay on pickup. BeerLab’s version is a clean West Coast IPA with Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Cascade lupulin hop powder; it is an exceptionally clean, refreshing, and easy drinking at 6.5% ABV and 41 IBU. Proceeds from theirs is going to gift cards to local businesses, which will then be given to temporarily out-of-work members of the hospitality industry. Look out for their weekly limited crowler release on Fridays, BOGO 50% crowlers for the time being. Order in advance here.
Get out there and support this effort, it is as easy as buying and drinking some great beers!