Craft beer lovers, remember when Grapefruit Sculpin hit Hawaii? The citrusy IPA from San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing Co.? It was super good and it blew up. So when we heard Pineapple Sculpin and its cousin, Watermelon Dorado, had arrived, we headed straight to Bev Mart to pick up a six-pack.
For research purposes, of course. Verdict is below. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
The verdict? Of the two, Pineapple Sculpin delivered better on taste — and to be fair, Grant prefers IPAs. Morgan prefers Pineapple over Grapefruit Sculpin, in fact, and is going to try it on tap. Grant is buying his own six-pack.
Here’s where you can find these beers:
Brew’d • 3441 Waialae Ave. • Kaimuki • 732-2337 • Website
REAL a Gastropub • 1020 Auahi St. • Ward/Ala Moana • 596-2526 • Website
Square Barrels • 1001 Bishop St. • Downtown • 524-2747 • Website
Bev Mart • 2441 Date St. • 808-947-5100 • Instagram
Tamura’s • Multiple Locations (Kaimuki, Aiea, Aikahi, Lahaina, Kahului) • 808-735-7100 • Website
The Liquor Collection • Ward Warehouse • 808-524-8808 • Website
Whole Foods Market • Kahala, Kailua • 808-738-0820 • Website