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Makana Series

For the past 22 years, Hawaii’s remarkable people and culture have made Kona Brewing Co. who we are. To say mahalo, we’re celebrating with the Makana Series: four limited-edition, island-brewed beers, inspired by Hawaii’s landscape and made with island ingredients that tell our story. And in the spirit of makana, a portion of proceeds will benefit local nonprofits.

This first series is inspired by the Earth [Aina], Fire [Wela], Water [Kai] and Wind [Makani] of the paradise we call home. And because “makana” means “to give,” a portion of sales of each beer will benefit a local nonprofit committed to the islands’ natural wonder: Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Malama Maunalua, Surfrider Foundation Hawaii and Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.

We’ll make only a small batch of each brew – and they’ll only be available here on the islands for our ohana to enjoy. So join us in the makana spirit, and give your thirst and Hawaii’s environment the gift they deserve.

Aina Brown Ale

We’re paying tribute to the beautiful land of Hawaii with our limited edition Makana Series Aina Brown Ale. With kalo added to the mash, you’ll taste its earthy flavor which balances the caramel complexity of this unique brew. Take a sip, close your eyes, and let the spirit of Haloa give you appreciation for the paradise beneath your feet.

Bitterness:
29 IBU
Alcohol by Volume:
6%
Malts:
Premium 2 Row, Caramel, Munich, Chocolate, Carapils
Hops:
Millennium, Cascade, Mt Hood, Centennial

Wela Red Ale

Our limited edition Wela Red Ale honors the fiery spirit of the Hawaiian people. The malted barley that gives this ale its rich taste is cold smoked with local Kiawe wood we harvested less than a mile from our brewery. Smooth and never bitter, this island-inspired Scottish style ale has a copper hue and subtly smoky flavor that will make you feel like you’re next to a bonfire on the beach.

Bitterness:
25 IBU
Alcohol by Volume:
5%
Malts:
Premium 2 row, Caramel, Munich, Honey (malt), Kiawe wood smoked malt
Hops:
Millennium, Northern Brewer, Saaz

Kai Golden Ale

We’re honoring the lifesource of Hawaii, its water, with our limited edition Kai Golden Ale. We sourced the water for this brew from 3,000 feet below the Kona coast off the Big Island. It’s pure and naturally full of the right minerals that give this ale a light, crisp finish – making it deeply refreshing and the perfect end to a day spent riding the waves.

Bitterness:
15 IBU
Alcohol by Volume:
4%
Malts:
Premium 2 row, Wheat
Hops:
Millennium, Hallertauer

Makani Wheat Ale

Our limited edition Makani Wheat Ale pays tribute to the tradewinds that give life to our islands. We’ve added a kiss of koa blossom honey from Big Island bee hives, giving this light-bodied, golden ale a touch of sweetness. The hazy look of the beer comes from an indigenous yeast discovered blowing in the breeze around Kilauea’s crater. This brew is a taste of fresh air, perfect for keeping your chill.

Bitterness:
15 IBU
Alcohol by Volume:
4.5%
Malts:
Premium 2 row, Wheat
Hops:
Millennium, Willamette, Hallertauer