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April 2019

Kona’s New Brewery Ramps Up Conservation Efforts Even Further

For Kona Brewing Company in Kona, Hawaii, the term “green beer” has nothing to do with frothy, artificially-dyed St. Patrick’s Day swill. The 25-year-old craft outpost -- beloved nationwide for its crisp, easy-drinking Longboard Island Lager and equal parts floral and crushable Big Wave Golden Ale -- has maintained a deep commitment to progressive environmentalism since day one, and for good reason. It’s tough to ignore Mother Nature in a state so prized for its breathtaking, remote, and sometimes unpredictable natural landscape, where living in harmony with the earth is essential to the “way of aloha.” (excerpt from article by Meredith Heil, Thrillist)

Check out the full article -- How Craft Breweries Are Saving The Planet, One Pint at A Time from Thrillist here.

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January 2019

Celebrating 25 Years of Liquid Aloha

"This year, Kona Brewing Co. will commemorate its 25th anniversary milestone with a year-long celebration to share the spirit of Aloha with more consumers than ever before. As part of the celebrations, Kona will be expanding on its giving program to increase support with long-time local philanthropic partners in Hawaii and begin new partnerships with community organizations across the U.S. Additionally, Kona will open its brand new brewery just steps away from its current Big Island location this year, increasing production 10-fold and making Kona one of the most sustainable breweries in the world. And finally, to mark its 25-year milestone, Kona will release a special Hibiscus Brut IPA, initially as an exclusive anniversary beer in Hawaii and then later on the U.S. mainland."

Read the full article from Brewpublic, here.

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July 2018

The Farm-to-Beer Philosophy Behind Kona’s Pipeline Porter

“You would think with the constant 82 degrees and humidity that people would gravitate to lighter beers,” says Kona brewmaster Billy Smith, who previously oversaw production at Craft Beer Alliances Redhook facilities in Portland, Oregon. He carries himself with no-nonsense professionalism, chased by a brewing-in-paradise calmness. “But there are a fair amount of beer enthusiasts here in Hawaii that love their darker beers and this one fills that need quite well.”

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