According to the Hawaiian news agency Hawaii News Now, a stream was found in the valley of Waipio that smelled like beer and there was an investigation launched into why this was happening.
The local officials said that they were notified by some residents that the stream smelled strongly of beer and when they tested it, they learned that the water was 1.2 percent alcohol.
A visitor told Hawaii News Now, “The other day we came here you would think it was a beer pub that hadn’t opened its doors for three or four days.”
The water was also said to have had 0.4 percent sugar in it which is an ingredient for making beer.
The State Department of Transportation said after doing some investigating they found that Paradise Beverages a company that makes beer across the freeway from where the spill site is was where the spillage was coming from.
“Right now, we’ve had the Department of Transportation come in with their representatives and we’re dealing with them and we’ve also been contacted by the Department of Health,” Anthony Rowe the director of operations for Paradise Beverages said.
Paradise Beverages is known for making beers such as Kohola Brewery and Aloha Beer Company and at first, said they were unsure what was causing the alcoholic spillage.
After looking around the warehouse, both Hawaii’s health and transport departments found a contaminated beer runoff from a pipe beside the interstate.
The stream of beer flowed from the pipe to a creek on the other side of the interstate. As of now, it is unknown if legal action will be taken for the alcohol content found in the stream.