Posts Tagged ‘Maui Brewing Company’

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Sunset at the Sheraton Maui.

In most cases, pictures speak louder than words, so I’m going to let the photos do the talking in this post.

But first a brief overview of what’s going on here. The Kam family enjoyed spending time this past weekend at the Sheraton Maui. It was a mix of business and leisure as I attended the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association’s Annual Membership Meeting and brought Kelly and Ensen along too. Ensen was especially glad Uncle Jon flew up to join us and was excited to cruise with Maui Grandma, Uncle Frank, and other family as well. By the end of the trip, I realized I hadn’t taken many photos though we were on the go-go-go most of the time. For what it’s worth, here’s a handful that documents our time there.

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New toys awaited Ensen at Maui Grandma’s house.

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We had a goal of eating Tasaka Guri Guri ice cream everyday we were there, but failed. We only ate it once but we ate a lot. Just for the record, Maui Grandma and Uncle Jon were with us. Four scoops mix (strawberry/pineapple) for the big kids…two scoops for Little E.

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Our room at the Sheraton Maui in Kaanapali Resort was great. Tons of space for the family to chill out and beautiful views of the West Maui coastline. We had perfect weather too which didn’t hurt. As for the awesome pictures of Little E and me swimming in the pool…err…we’ll keep those in the family vault for now. 😛

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We even took some time to relax and play on the oceanfront lawn.

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Watched the locals folks jump off legendary Black Rock.

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Here’s some photos I took with my new Canon EOS Rebel T1i. I’ve got a long way to go in figuring out all this technical camera stuff and the fancy settings, but I did manage to take some pretty neat looking pics.

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All in all, a great weekend trip to the Valley Isle. I should also note that we had tons of fun at the Maui Brewing Company which serves up great food and some of the best local beers in Hawaii. Strategically, there are no photos from those experiences. 😉 But trust me, we had an awesome time!

-NGK

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The Honolulu Star-Bulletin ran a special insert this past Sunday focusing on Hawaii’s growing beer scene. Those close to me know I enjoy drinking local brews whenever I get the chance and have become a fan of Maui Brewing Company’s award-winning line of beers, particularly its Coconut Porter.

Many folks out ther may not realize how many breweries we have in the islands, so to all the beer lovers out there I share this link with you. Bud Light, Heineken, and Coors Light may be the regular beers seen at most local parties, but give the local guys a try if you haven’t already done so and let me know if you agree that Hawaii’s got some great homegrown brew!

-NGK

UPDATE (4/7/10): Three Sheets with Zane Lamprey has been picked up by The Travel Channel and debuts this coming Wednesday, April 14 at 11/11;30 p.m. ET! Rumor has it that the Hawaii episode will be shown to launch the season on the network. If you can’t wait, you can always watch it on Hulu.com! Enjoy!
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It’s a wrap! Eric the Sound Guy, me, Zane, Shay (Ocean Vodka), Garrett (Maui Brewing Co.), and Curtiss the Cameraman below.

After finishing up on Oahu, the Three Sheets crew moved to Maui on Sunday. Again, I’m not going to disclose too much (you’ll need to watch Three Sheets Hawaii in January on MOJO HD) but since you’ve been asking, here’s a little recap of our recent shoot on the island.


Zane at the Ocean Vodka facility in Kahului. This stuff is awesome!

The show wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to Ocean Vodka and its “unmarked” distillery in Kahului. Zane had a bast getting to know the family that makes this unbelievably delicious handcrafted spirit and also getting hands on working in the factory. By the way, there was a “Three Sheets First” that occurred during this visit, so you’ll have to watch the show. Let’s just say it involves the number 1-9-2. Any guesses what this means?

Zane also visited a new bar in Lahaina called the Mai Tai Lounge on Front Street. Sorry, no photos of this one as I was responsible for taking care of Curtiss the Cameraman’s light on the floor below all the action.

Yesterday, we shot the open of the show which included a little spoof on the whole Magnum P.I. thing! This open alone will be worth tuning into the show.

Then Zane was invited to a backyard paina to drink it up local style. The segment will speak for itself when you see it, so I’ll keep you hanging there. The folks from Ocean Vodka were in attendance, along with Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Company. I became a big fan of their Coconut Porter during a visit to Maui with the family a month or so ago. Garrett and Zane broke it all down and tasted a few of the brewery’s offerings. Ocean Vodka cocktails were also abundant and a good time was had by all. George Kahumoku Jr. also showed up and played some Hawaiian music, while girls from the Old Lahaina Luau showed Zane how to hula.


Garrett from Maui Brewing Company with Zane and guests.


Everyone yelling “Three Sheets Hawaii” for the camera. Curtiss the Cameraman and Eric the Sound Guy with the lovely girls from Old Lahaina Luau. Zane with Grammy Award-winning entertainer George Kahumoku, Jr.


Zane with Shay and Garrett. Producer Christina with the guys. Zane being entertained.

The production winds down over the next couple days with more fun stuff on the schedule. Stay tuned for more vague updates. Once production wraps I’ll get into more detail as we head towards January’s airing of the Hawaii episode.

Okole ma luna (bottoms up)!

-NGK

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Kelly and Ensen in the yard at Maui Grandma’s house.

Our second day on Maui was much more relaxing. We spent most of the day lounging around the house and took a quick drive through Makawao and Paia before heading to town to pick up a few things for dinner later that night at Maui Grandma’s place. This is what vacation is all about. No worries about work or driving in traffic on the freeway in Honolulu. Just pure relaxation to recharge our “batteries.” Here’s a quick recap of Day 2.

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Ensen was his usual chipper self waking up early to enjoy another day in paradise. He wasted no time waking Kelly and me up and peeking outside the bedroom window to catch a glimpse of the island from the slopes of Haleakala.

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Later that evening, the family gathered at Maui Grandma’s house for dinner. That’s Aunty Vicky and Uncle Herbert above with Ensen. Kelly and her mom worked all day in the kitchen to get things ready. Uncle Frank fired up the BBQ and grilled some steaks, smoked meat (YUM!), and teri beef. Uncle Joe and Aunty Avis brought ono salads, sashimi, and kim chee crab. Napili Grandma came over too, as did Kelly’s cousin Tyler, who happened to be on Maui over the weekend.

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As for me, I didn’t do much on Saturday (I know…shame yeah?) but keep Ensen entertained and enjoyed a few Maui Brewing Company beers that evening. I was hesitant to buy this stuff…$12.99 for a six pack…but I have to say the beer was really good. So good that I would definitely buy it again. My favorite was the Coconut Porter, a dark “Guiness-like” beer with hints of toasted coconut, which was surprisingly delicious. The Bikini Blonde Lager and Big Swell IPA were also very good. Is it happy hour yet?

After dinner, Ensen provided much of the entertainment for the rest of the evening. It was another great day on Maui. With Easter and a visit to the Maui Ocean Center coming up the final day, it was a much needed break before heading back to Oahu.

The final installment of our Maui vacation coming will be posted soon.

-NGK