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Big Island Brewhaus

Last year, I wrote a couple of posts on the brewers, distillers, wineries, and meaderies in Hawaii.  As usual, I do my best to keep my information current and up to date and while I may occasionally overlook something, I will always be quick to admit so and update my information as I become aware.

Big Island Brewhaus…Waimea

Located in Waimea, this micro-brewery is owned and operated by Master-brewer Thomas Kern and his wife, Jayne.  Thomas Kern won over 30 national and international awards in just 3 years while brew-master with the Maui Brewing Co.

The brewpub business began with the purchase of Tako Taco Tacqueria, a successful Mexican restaurant in the heart of Waimea. Operating the restaurant since August 16, 2008, they currently bill the Big Island Brewhaus as Hawaii’s highest brewery at 2,812′.  Live Beer, Live Food, & Live Music- is the venue that they provide.

Since late 2010, they have been brewing their own beers, served in their Bamboo Beer Garden.  Currently, there are 13 different beers brewed by Mr. Kern and available by sampler sized 3.5 oz, half-pint and pint sizes.  You can even order their 5-beer sampler for just $6.00.  If you want to get some to go, they come in quart, half-gallon and a 2-liter growler…with the purchase of the containers.

Big Island Brewhaus is more than just a micro-brewer

In addition to their beers, you’ll also find a selection of southwestern fare, after all the original restaurant was Tako Taco, which is still in operation…with an island twist, such as their fish burrito.  They use island grown beef and produce.  They also make their own all-natural sodas, including Big Island Rootbeer and Lilikoi Cream soda.

They also have live entertainment with Open Mic nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays and live entertainment on Friday nights.  So, if you happen to be in the Kona area, find your way up to Tako Tacos and enjoy a relaxed evening out with the Kerns at the Big Island Brewhaus.

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