Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks says aloha with new handcrafted beer and new summer menu
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks was once a dream back in the 1960s. After a day of surfing in Oahu, founder Tony DeGrazier and his Navy buddies were in need of some “kau kau”. They were craving a juicy burger, a hot basket of fries, and a cold drink. In 1982, this dream came to fruition when Tony took the feeling of aloha along with the satisfaction of that juicy burger, fries, and drink that once satiated him years ago. It was ahead of its time in terms of the gourmet burger. This was one of the first places I had ever seen bleu cheese on top of a burger and fell in love with it instantly back in the early 1990s on a date with my (now) husband at this very location in Brea. Although, it’s not just about the burgers and fries. They also have a wide variety of menu items from appetizers, salads, entrees, tacos, and more. Almost twenty years later, we are back to try some new summer menu items.
Hula Bay IPA ($6.50 - regular, $8.35 – large, limited time only) is handcrafted exclusively for Islands by Left Coast Brewing Co. This classic West Coast IPA (6.0% ABV) has aromas of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, and pine from the generous use of Amarillo hops. Hula Bay IPA is a light bodied, dry brew which pairs perfectly with the Heat Wave Burger. Tasting notes: Light IPA; Fruity aroma; Grapefruit and pine experienced on the palate; Bitter bite on the front end that lingers for a bit; Good summer offering and would also pair well with salads, fish tacos, and chicken sandwiches. Rating: 4/5
- Special: Happy Hour – Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close
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