The folks at the Aloha IBU blog have an interesting post with links to videos of people in Germany during Octoberfest, and they are lamenting the lack of beer in Hawai‘i. Not only ignorant but insulting. They asked for a Hawai‘i version to respond to it, so I offer a verse:
He Guiness ko ka ‘Ailiki The Irish have Guiness
No Holani ka Heineken And Heineken is from Holland
He pua Tahiti ka Hinano Hinano is a Tahitian flower
He aha ko Hawai’i nei? What does Hawai’i have to offer?
He mau pia no ko Hawai‘i Hawai‘i indeed has beers
He mau pia hu’ihu’i a ‘ono! There are cold and delicious beers!
He aha ko Kelemania? What does Germany have?
Ko’eko’e ka ‘aina, ko’eko’e ka pia The land is cold and the beer is tasteless
E ko Hawai‘i nui akea To all across great Hawai‘i
Malo‘o i ka mehana la Parched in the heat of the day
E kena i ka wai hu’ihu’i Quench your thirst in the cool
‘amepela no Hawai‘i nei. amber waters, from Hawai‘i