Kona Brewing Company

Kona Brewing Company

5629 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
United States

808-334-BREW (2739)

Year Established: 1995


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Kona Brewing Company recognizes that the future of the Earth depends upon how businesses and individuals treat the Earth. To show its commitment to sustainability, Kona Brewing Company utilizes the services of a Sustainability Coordinator within its company. Most of the Kailua-Kona brewery’s spent grain is given to a cattle rancher, and the remaining amount is used as an ingredient in the pubs’ pizza dough and breads. Kona Brewing Company champions recycling, is careful with its waste and supports groups that strive to protect the environment. Throughout its facilities, much of the building material has been recycled. Its disposable cups that are used at festivals and events are biodegradable, and its to-go containers are compostable. The brewery uses heat exchangers to reclaim thermal energy for water heating in the brewing process. The pub uses a heat reclamation system on its air conditioner for water heating in the kitchen. A whiskey barrel collects more than 90 gallons of condensation per day from air conditioning systems, and the water is used for landscaping irrigation. The list goes on and on. An integral component of Kona Brewing Company’s business plan is to grow the business with ecological integrity, reducing the company’s carbon footprint whenever possible. By producing its bottled beer and mainland draft beer on the mainland, close to markets, Kona Brewing Company has dramatically reduced its reliance upon transportation fuel for raw materials, packaging and distribution. Kona Brewing Company is an integral part of its community and thus, sees a strong need to and feels passionate about giving back to its community. Kona Brewing Company has supported or hosted numerous fundraising campaigns for community organizations, such as Bishop Museum, Kokua Festival, Sierra Club’s Blue Water Campaign and Surfrider Organization. It plays a continued role in organizing the Kona Brewers Festival, which has raised more than $350,000 for local environmental, educational and cultural organizations over the past 14 years. The company also provides support to sporting events, such as the Molokai World Championships canoe and surfski race and the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

ID: 1045 Last updated 4 days ago Added to database 20 years ago

Quick Stats






Most Drunk: Kona Big Wave Golden Ale [1]
Highest Rated: Kona Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout [3.688]
Most Reviewed: Kona Longboard Lager [57]


Beer | Style | ABV Score
Kona 808 Series Whale Ale
American Pale Ale| 6 %
3.100 (1)
Kona Aloha Altbier
Altbier| 5.3 %
3.075 (1)
Kona Awa Awa India Pale Ale
IPA| -
Kona Big Island Ginger Beer
Spiced Beer| 6.3 %
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Blonde Ale| 5 %
3.096 (23)
Kona Black Sand Porter
Porter| 6 %
3.486 (4)
Kona Brewing Gold Cliff IPA
IPA| 7.2 %
3.100 (1)
Kona Brewing Lemongrass Luau
Spiced Beer| 5.8 %
3.000 (2)
Kona Castaway IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.553 (14)
Kona Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 10.5 %
3.688 (5)
Kona Dukes Draft Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale| -
2.671 (4)
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 6 %
3.338 (55)
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
IPA| 4.5 %
3.134 (3)
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
IPA| 4.5 %
3.100 (1)
Kona Hula Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen| 5.6 %
3.075 (1)
Kona Kanaha
Blonde Ale| 4.2 %
3.000 (2)
Kona Koko Brown Ale
Brown Ale| 5.5 %
3.460 (17)
Kona Koko Loco Coconut Stout
Milk Stout| 4.9 %
Kona Lavaman Red Ale
Amber Ale| -
3.250 (3)
Kona Lemongrass Luau
Spiced Beer| 5.8 %
3.025 (1)
Kona Lilikoi Wheat Ale
Fruit Beer| 5 %
3.480 (2)
Kona Longboard Lager
Lager| 4.6 %
3.048 (57)
Kona Old Blowhole Barley Wine
American Barleywine| 12.5 %
3.284 (3)
Kona Pahoehoe Porter
Porter| -
Kona Pipeline Porter
Porter| 5.4 %
3.517 (37)
Kona Steamvent Beer
California Common / Steam| -
3.200 (1)
Kona Uncles Dunkel
Dunkel Weizen| 6 %
3.225 (1)
Kona Wailua Wheat
Fruit Beer| 5.4 %
3.229 (25)

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