The 50th state.
Motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono translated as The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Flower: Yellow hibiscus
Bird: Hawaiian goose
Better when you get it from the source
Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island
Aloha. That’s how most conversations begin here. It’s also how many of them end. But “Aloha” doesn’t just mean hello and goodbye and love and welcome. It means more than a word can express. It’s a feeling. A way of life. “Aloha” is the idea that we are all connected to everyone and everything around us and that true joy is found in respecting this connection. And it’s in this aloha spirit that the Kona Brewing Company was founded back in 1994 by Cameron Healy and his son Spoon Khalsa. They combined their love of Hawaii and its pristine, natural beauty with their fondness for delicious, local brews, and lucky for us, their dream lives on more than 20 years later.
So try a few of them. And join us in our pursuit of aloha.
Hilo on the Big Island
For an inexpensive and high-quality taste of beer, along with a great vibe, look no further than Mehana Brewing Company. Mehana is a small brewery serving beer flights and individual beer tastings in their small but comfortable tasting room, and also offers the opportunity for customers to purchase a keg, six-pack, or growler from a wide variety of beers on tap. One of the most interesting aspects about the tastings at Mehana is that they have a skilled brewmaster ready and willing to answer any question that you might have.
Maui Brewing Co is Hawaii's largest craft brewery! We make handcrafted ales & lagers brewed with aloha. Swing by and check us out, enjoy a pint on the lanai, and learn more about us via our Brewery Tours!
Our favorite things in life, though not necessarily in this order, are great FOOD; quality CRAFT BEER; fun, creative PEOPLE; and live MUSIC. Big Island Brewhaus is a community gathering haus that combines all these treasures for our community and visitors to our island.
We create and serve locally sourced, fresh, handcrafted food that is as creative and delicious as the beers we brew. We work closely with local farmers, fishermen, cheese, bread & ice-cream makers and bee keepers (to name a few) whose quality products make our food as fresh and natural as possible. Keeping it small on the Big Island is one way to help sustain our beautiful island & world! We are honored to have been certified by the Surfrider Foundation as a Platinum Level Ocean Friendly Restaurant and to be the 2nd Blue Zone Approved restaurant on the islan
Lanikai Brewing Company is an Island Inspired®, authentic Hawaiian craft beer company making 100% of our brews here in Hawaii. We take our cues from premium, local, rare, and exotic ingredients grown by local farmers or foraged across the Pacific to bring you innovative, bold and flavorful beers that you will find nowhere else often utilizing Hawaiian terroir utilizing local native yeast and bacteria. Pour a nice solid head to breathe in the flowers and fruits, the same aromas carried by our gentle trade winds. It’s paradise in a bomber bottle, best shared with friends on the beach.
In addition to our Tap and Barrel tasting room in beautiful Kailua, Hawaii, Lanikai Brewing company beers can be found throughout the Hawaiian Islands including Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Big Island and are coming soon to the Pacific Northwest, Australia and Japan in early 2019.
We currently have more Tap and Barrel tasting room locations in planning as well as our Distillery all planned to launch in 2019
Kohola is known for producing clean, easy drinking, approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Lokahi Pilsner, Talk Story Pale Ale, Mean Bean Coffee Stout, Pineapple Blonde, the WaterMan IPA, Lahaina Haze and Red Sand Amber Ale. Kohola was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the German Style Pilsner category. Our beers are available in 12oz cans and on draft statewide.
It’s no secret that the success of making good beer relies on our people.. Our team of passionate brewers, creative designers, beertenders, sales and marketing team are the secret to our success.
Located in downtown Port Allen on Kaua‘i Island, Kaua‘i Island Brewery & Grill, is open for business and eager to serve the Kauai’s craft beer drinkers! As the WORLD'S WESTERNMOST BREWERY, Kaua‘i Island Brewing Company has its origins in Waimea Brewing Company, which was located on the historic Waimea Plantations. When the lease was up, owners Bret and Janice Larson, along with their brewmaster Dave Curry and his wife Christina, decided to become co-owners of their newly created Kaua‘i Island Brewing Company and moved locations to Port Allen where they would have more space to brew the delicious beers they were known for.
Waikiki's First Brewery, Waikiki Brewing Company®, brews premium quality, fresh, handmade craft beer in our 7 barrel Brewhouse situated at the gateway of Waikiki. In addition to our core lineup of 9 beers ranging from a light crisp blonde to a robust porter. We also indulge the brewers creativity with seasonal and limited release beers. All of our beer is brewed on site. In full view of the brewpub bar. Come on down, grab a pint, and enjoy the fruit of our labor! While your here feel free to take pictures and asked questions, we love to talk beer!
In 2014, Geoff Seideman and his wife Charmayne opened Honolulu Beerworks, a neighborhood craft brewery in the heart of Kaka'ako. From the beginning, their focus was on using both locally-sourced and unique, imported ingredients in the brewing process. They've since brought to Oahu the barrel-aging process, along with Belgian-style farmhouse ales and seasonal fresh-hop beers. With its recycled wooden walls which often showcase local artwork, the communal bench seating, and two beer gardens, the open-air brewpub reflects the hip, rustic charm of the burgeoning Kaka'ako neighborhood. The brewpub also offers a menu made with fresh ingredients designed to pair perfectly with our handcrafted brews. Whether you're new to the world of craft beer or you're a seasoned beer lover, Beerworks has something to offer every palette.
Hawaii National Park
Born of Fire... Born of the Sea
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Learn more about this special place and traditional Hawaiian culture connected to these landscapes.
Nāpali Coast is one of the most recognizable and beautiful coastlines in the world. A very special place. The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. Waterfalls and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths. Extensive stone walled terraces can still be found on the valley bottoms where Hawaiians once lived and cultivated taro.
Nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a large canyon, about ten miles long and up to 3,600 feet deep.
Formed by erosion from the Waimea River, the canyon boasts a colorful array of red, brown and green hues which are complimented by waterfalls and frequent rainbows.
Challenging hiking and hunting trails wind through the canyon.
Two lookouts, the Puu ka Pele and Puu hinahina, have parking and provide breathtaking views.
Keahiakawelo, also known as The Fires of Kawelo, is a rock garden at the end of Polihua Road. A wahi pana (storied place) located roughly 45 minutes from Lanai City on the northwest side of the island, its mysterious lunar topography is populated with boulders and rock towers.
According to Hawaiian lore, this windswept landscape is the result of a contest between two kahuna (priests) from Lanai and Molokai. Each was challenged to keep a fire burning on their respective island longer than the other, and the winner's island would be rewarded with great abundance. The Lanai kahuna, Kawelo, used every piece of vegetation in Keahiakawelo to keep his fire burning
The rock towers, spires, and formations formed by centuries of erosion are at their most enchanting at dusk. The area actually used to be part of a native dryland forest, parts of which have survived today. The setting sun casts a warm orange glow on the rocks illuminating them in brilliant reds and purples. And on a clear day, visitors can see the islands of Molokai and Oahu from these high elevations. Visitors should be aware that Polihua Road is unpaved and is only accessible via four-wheel drive vehicle or mountain bike. The removal or stacking of rocks is kapu (forbidden)
In 1969, the land where the Oheo Gulch is situated (formally known as Kipahulu coastal area) was donated to the Haleakala National Park system so that the pools would forever be open to the public.
Today, the Oheo Gulch is known by many names. Some call it the Kipahulu Area, while others call it the location of the Seven Sacred Pools. However, there are far more than just seven pools, so the name is quite inaccurate. The moniker originates from a 1940’s publicity campaign and remains to this day. There are actually dozens of pools and a multitude of waterfalls which flow through the Oheo Gulch into the ocean nearby. This is one of the best spots to visit on Maui and is well worth a few hours of your time.
A beautiful waterfall in Hilo featuring a 80 ft (24 m) drop into a large turquoise-colored pool almost 100 ft (30 m) in diameter. The Rainbow Falls is surrounded by lush, dense tropical foliage which adds to its allure. The Rainbow Falls is best viewed via the viewing platforms at the Wailuku River State Park. The falls flows over a natural lava cave, the mythological home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess. It got its name from the fact that, on sunny mornings, rainbows can be seen in the mist thrown up by the waterfall.
This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.
Located on the island of Oahu, the Manoa Falls is features a vertical drop of about 150 feet (46 m). It is accessible from the nearest road by a hike of approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km). The hike passes through many ecosystems and feels like an arboretum. The falls drop in an enviting little pool ideal for wading. The path is often slippery and muddy, and flash floods are prone to occur anytime.
Located in the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, the Akaka Falls is a 422 feet (129 m) tall waterfall on the Kolekole Stream surrounded by a lush green rainforest. It can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park.
Opaekaa Falls is a spectacular waterfall located on the Wailua River in Wailua River State Park on the eastern side of Kauai. It features a 151–foot drop that flows over basalt from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Below the ridge down into the ravine through which the water falls can be seen the vertical dikes of basalt that cut through the horizontal Koloa lava flows. The falls name means "rolling shrimp" in the Hawaiian language, which dates back to days when the native freshwater shrimp Atyoida bisulcata were plentiful in the stream and were seen rolling and tumbling down the falls and into the churning waters at the fall's base.
Formed within a volcanic cone, today Hanauma Bay offers a pristine marine ecosystem after the City and County of Honolulu laid out a plan in 1990 to restore the “curved bay,” after years of use from the millions of visitors who visit and love to snorkel Hanauma Bay. Voted the Best Beach in the United States for 2016 our volunteers have a booth located on the beach level to help visitors learn about conservation of the reef and the types of fish that live there.
Poipu – South Shore
Spouting Horn Beach Park is a delightful lookout where you can watch a blowhole spout a plume of sea water into the air. This waterspout occurs whenever waves are forced under the lava shelf and up through an opening in the rocky coast. Depending on the tide and ocean conditions, the water may spout as far as 50 feet into the air. If the light is right, you may be able to catch a rainbow in the sea spray.
Son’s Island is an actual hidden island in Seguin, Texas!
Where you can rent lakeside Cabanas by the day, go kayaking & paddleboarding as well as stay overnight in a glamping setup! You access this private hideaway by driving across a 100-foot wooden bridge. Once you cross over on to the island, you’ll discover a very special place. Large cypress trees & cabanas outline the 4,000-foot perimeter lakefront Island! Tropical trees and plants abound, as well as thatched roof huts, leaving you thinking you’re on a remote tropical Island somewhere! Spend the day having fun with your friends and family swimming, fishing, barbecuing, water sliding, playing beach volley and more! While on the Island, rent kayaks, paddleboards and iFloats, so you can explore all around the island by water! Or simply hang out in the cabana with your friends and family barbecuing & chatting, or rest in a comfortable hammock. Our Hawaiian style cabanas are constructed with actual palm leaves for their roofs. Every cabana has: a picnic table, a hammock, lounge chairs, a BBQ pit, comfortable seating, running water and electricity, a private swimming/fishing dock, a bar top table and stools.
Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.
Maui’s only winery began in 1974 with a partnership between C. Pardee Erdman, owner of Ulupalakua Ranch, and Emil Tedeschi, who came from a family history of winemaking in Calistoga, California. Between the two of them, they had both the rich volcanic land they needed and the know-how to work it into something new and unique. Together they identified the perfect growing location for the vines and figured out how to refit some existing buildings on the former Rose Ranch estate for winemaking. Today, our winery is built around these historic buildings, just down the road from our vineyard, which encompasses 23 acres of beautiful Maui countryside.
Wine tasting in Paradise is just a sip away at Volcano Winery on the Big Island. Come taste the local wines inspired by volcanic fire and the bounty of the island. Tropical fruits like yellow guava and the exotic jaboticaba berry are blended with traditional wine grapes and transformed into vibrant creations that capture the playful spirit of Hawaiian paradise – and our relaxed, laid-back atmosphere is the perfect place to try them.
We first opened our doors for business in September of 2008 in Kailua, HI. We have a true passion for wine and wanted to share that passion with as many people as we could. Our goal is to share and spread our enthusiasm for wine with novices to experts and help facilitate and create an area where people can experience all the facets of wine and winemaking and create their own wonderful custom personalized wine.
Nani Moon Mead honey wines are hand crafted with the finest Hawaiian raw honey, without sulfites and other chemical additives. Enjoy right off the shelf, no aging necessary.
We offer the largest selection of wines in the state and are proud to offer pricing that is rarely matched. Our buyers are trained to look for quality wines that work well within our unique Hawaii climate and offer outstanding value. So whether you’re looking to find a fabulous Pinot Noir for your weekend barbecue, or looking for the finest Burgundies on the island, we have something that will suit you perfectly. And our team of wine buyers are always on hand to answer your questions and look for that bottle of something extra special