My in-laws are having a luau party in a few weeks and they asked me to make a beer for the occasion. I was planning on brewing a saison with citrusy American hops, but I will have to put that on hold for another week or so. After that I will shift to some Fall and Winter brewing. I did some research on beers that would contain traditional Hawaiian ingredients. I figure that a wheat beer with fruit is the most approachable and "luauish" beer I could brew. My other idea was a guava saison or a guava wheat. I had a tough time finding a good source of guavas, so I decided on the pineapple. I am brewing it on my base American Wheat beer recipe, the same recipe that I made my peach wheat with.
I'm planning on adding a whole pineapple (cut up) at flameout in a mesh bag, and then another 2 whole pineapple (cut up) into secondary.
Recipe: 2-Row, White Wheat, Vienna, Honey Malt, Warrior at 60, Nelson @ 25 & 5, White Labs American Ale Yeast, Pineapples.