An old friend of mine used to make his own beer, and it was really good, actually. He worked in the bar trade. I can't remember the brand name he was thinking about naming it, but I'll never forget the ad slogan: "Drink it, 'cause it's beer."
Apparently it's too warm except in Volcano to make beer on this island... unless you own an extra refridgerator and are willing to pay for the extra electricity... Since the couple will be in Boston, at least for part of the time...
And I am seriously looking for other options to consider for my boyfriend's Christmas gift; he loved the hammock for his birthday, hated the massage oils for last Christmas and rarely uses the electric wok (shoulda kept it- I wanted it for me; I'd use it plenty!) But, I digress... Anyhoo, I'll throw in some taro chips for the party- they almost taste like potato chips, and support the island economy... Dag and Kicky, do you prefer hot-n-spicy, or sweet, or plain?