The Great Waikiki Beer Festival, a benefit for Hawaii’s Wounded Warriors

Hawaii’s largest beer event, featuring more than 100 beers from brewers in Hawaii and the mainland, is taking place in Waikiki at the end of the month. It’s the inaugural Great Waikiki Beer Festival, a benefit for Hawaii’s Wounded Warriors.

The Festival features three events that provide an opportunity for attendees to chat with some of Hawaii’s top local brewers to learn about the art of brewing and beer pairing. The festival will kick off with a “Taste of the `Aina” dinner on Friday, Aug. 28 from 6-9 p.m. It will offer guests a farm-to-table experience featuring a five-course menu, all comprised of locally sourced ingredients. Tickets for that are $120 per person.

On Sat., Aug. 29, the “Great Waikiki Beer Festival: A Celebration of 100 Beers” will take place on Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Great Lawn fronting the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon from 6-9 p.m. Attendees can choose from more than 100 beers. Each attendee will receive ten 4-oz. beer tickets and three food tickets. Tickets for that event are $80 per person. A 15% discount is offered to military ID card-holders.

“Rehab Beer Brunch” on Sunday from 9-3 p.m. features island brunch favorites along with special $4 beer selections and Bloody Marys.

Scott Hamilton, Hilton Hawaiian Village director of food and beverage, says, “The Wounded Warrior units we are supporting include Warrior Transition Battalion, Tripler Army Medical Center and Wounded Warrior Battalion West – Charlie Company (Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii). Funds will go to support activities for all branches of services, including Wounded Warrior Family Days, Military Balls and other events. The goal is to provide support to Hawaii’s Wounded Warriors and their families, offering them respite from difficulties of their injuries and transition from the military.”

For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.greatwaikikibeerfestival.com or call (808) 947-7955.

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