Instagram can be a great tool. Today I was going through the local breweries and saw the post from Aloha Beer Company about the re-release of their Ehu Ale. Ehu Ale was first brewed in 1996 by Dave Campbell at his Oahu Homebrew Supply store. From the brewery: “digging through old files, we found the original handwritten notes for the first 1/2 barrel batch of Ehu.” It was previously served at Big Aloha Brewery and the former Aloha Beer Company for over 16 years before disappearing. Today is the first it’s available again, and I’m glad it is.
When it comes to history, and beer history in particular, there’s an added draw to get me out and try it. Like an extinct species returning. “Ehu is named for the beautiful reddish-orange hue of this American Amber style of beer. This easy drinking ale is 5% ABV and has 31 IBUs. It features smooth caramel notes with a touch of roastiness, and is balanced by East Kent Goldings hop that lend an earthy spiciness to the finish.” Be sure to go grab a glass today!
Shout out to Kaiao Archer, brewer at Aloha; it’s great to meet the people who create what you love! And thanks to Dave for the IG story and resurrecting recipes!