After Iao, we drove around the west volcano to Lahaina (there is still contention about how this is pronounced). What follows lacks pictures because of driving and food and alcohol.
The reason we were driving to Lahaina was to find the Maui Brewing Company. It was about an hour drive from Iao and well worth it. We were going to hit up the actual brewery, but their tours were on the wrong days. So we went to their Brew Pub instead. Best idea ever. Delicious food. The beer battered onion rings were of course made with Maui Sweet Onions and the batter had their beer in it. They also had homemade ketchup and mustard. Apparently I only like mustard on Maui. I ate it with gusto. Zach was confused. I then had Kalua pork with Coconut Porter BBQ sauce and I don't remember what Zach had because I shoved my face in my plate. We also had two tasting boards of their beer. So good. Rarely have I had beer where I could actually taste the ingredients they started with. Most of them were local. But then Zach ordered a Coconut Porter float. OMG! The vanilla ice cream just made the coconut flavor pop. Amazing. I was very sad I was driving and couldn't have one of my own. And then we had bread pudding. I think the beer was in the sauce. So much food. So worth it.
And then we headed back for the family cookout/ rehearsal dinner. We had to stop by the liquor store first. We picked up some Maui Dark Rum, Mauicello, and more Coconut Porter. As dinner was getting ready, we watched the sun set.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Iao state park in the morning. Also, have I mentioned the chickens yet? yeah, they are running wild everywhere. In particular was the group planted in the middle of the road in the parking lot. The attendant informed me they would move. I don't think the chickens realized that. Also this erosion formation is a phallic symbol. Yay!
Unfortunately, Dana's sister was delayed on several of her flights. So I took her place at the luau. We went to the one at the Westin Maui Resort.
This would be us still sober. They had an open bar, delicious drinks and a waiter that kept them coming.
The next post will have some videos because it got dark and they were moving fast so all of my pictures are crap. But my videos, turned out good.