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Friday, April 24, 2009

Drink of the Week: Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat

It’s the quintessential springtime pairing: lawn-mowing and beer. And we can’t imagine a brew better suited to the task of keeping you cool while you trim the grass than Kona Brewing’s Wailua Wheat. This seasonal beer, on shelves from March through September, is light and tangy and is brewed with Hawaiian passion fruit for a subtle tropical aroma and taste. Sun-soaked gold in color, Wailua Wheat is refreshing and exotic with a round, wheaty body and a crisp, hoppy finish. Bright flavors of orange citrus, juicy mango and passion fruit evoke that Hawaiian vacation you took oh-so-long ago (or maybe the one you’re finally taking this year) and make this summer beer the perfect match for citrusy ceviche, barbecued shrimp skewers and (sigh) yard maintenance.