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This is the place to catch up on all things Kona. New beers. New stuff happening at the Breweries. And new members of the Kona ohana. Come visit us and you might even see yourself here.


July 2017

Dining in Paradise, Kona Style

Kona teams up with Hilton Waikoloa for an Ono Beer Dinner

What happens when you mix Hawaii’s most delicious craft beer with one of the island’s premier oceanfront resorts? A match made in heaven. 

Last month Kona teamed up with Hilton Waikoloa Village for a seven-course beer dinner and the result was pure magic. The Hilton chefs, who are all big fans of Kona, prepared the dinner with locally sourced ingredients and paired each course with a specialty Kona brew. Sandi Shriver, Kona’s Brewery Operations Manager, was on-hand to give tasting notes and talk about the brewing process, and Kona Brand Ambassador, Kimi Werner, attended the dinner and managed Kona’s first social media takeover for the day. Her course-by-course Instagram stories had us on the edge of our seats! And this sistah knows a thing or two about ono grinds—she’s the U.S. National Spearfishing Champion and a certified culinary chef.

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January 2017

Kona announces new brewery in Kailua-Kona

Hawaii’s favorite craft brewery partners with leaders in sustainability to outfit new brewery with latest innovations in water conservation and renewable energy

After a year-long search that included evaluating multiple sites across the Islands, Kona Brewing Co. today announced that it has signed a lease with the Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust, a private charitable trust founded in 1909 to serve native Hawaiian children, for a 2.6-acre site in Kailua-Kona. The location, which is just down the street from the original Kona Brewery & Pub, will be the future home of Kona’s new 30,000-square-foot brewery and canning operation.

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December 2016

Hanalei Island IPA lands in the Golden State

California receives first taste of new tropical fruit-forward brew featuring Passionfruit, Orange and Guava - POG

After launching exclusively in its home state of Hawaii in August 2016, Kona Brewing Company is proud to introduce its newest year-round beer, Hanalei Island IPA, to the U.S. mainland starting today in California. Hanalei Island IPA is a refreshing fruit-forward IPA created in honor of the lush Hawaiian Island of Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, and Hawaii’s beloved classic POG juice, a blend of passionfruit, orange and guava.

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