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Win a trip to the 24th annual Kona Brewers Festival this March 9th!

If you love beer, you have a photo of your favorite pint, right? So if you love our oceans, our keiki, and our culture, post a photo of how you are doing your part to support your community and live sustainably. Your photo could earn a free round trip ticket to Kona Brewers Festival on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 9th, 2019! The Photo: Tag us @konabrewfest on your Instagram… Continue reading

24th Annual Kona Brew Fest Taps Up March 9, 2019

KAILUA-KONA-The 24th annual Kona Brewers Festival will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, on the shores on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay at the Luau grounds of the Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. The non-profit Beer and Food Festival is organized by Hawaii Island’s Ke Kai Ala Foundation, raising funds for twenty Hawaii Island programs working for environmental and youth causes, as well as cultural preservation and celebration. The… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Festival Raises $125,000

The Kona Brewers Festival is a food and fun focused community gathering in the sand on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay.The Festival raises funds for some of Hawaii Island’s most important programs.  Festival goers buy an all inclusive ticket to enjoy a true cultural and culinary experience enjoying delicious US and Hawaii made craft beer, as well as some of the very best Hawaii Island style cuisine. The Ke Kai… Continue reading

Call to Artists

The Ke Kai Ala Foundation would like to be aware of Hawaii based artists who are interested in creating original art for the Annual Kona Brewers Festival. This is a community celebration and fundraiser benefiting non-profit organizations working in support of environment, culture and youth. Featured art is adapted by Flint Design Co of Portland, OR and incorporated as graphics, mugs, merchandise, posters and digital media for the annual Kona… Continue reading

Talking Trash at the Kona Brewers Festival

We love to Talk Trash at the Kona Brewers Festival!  One of the very first beneficiaries of the Brew Fest was Recycle Hawaii.  This program brought recycling to the island for the very first time.  Since then, Kona Brewers Festival has funded dozens of island programs dedicated to the environment, youth and culture.  Kona Brew Fest is also a celebration of local and participatory art, so a perfect marriage of… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Festival Announces Beneficiaries and Sponsors

It takes a village, and Hawaii Island provides! The Kona Brewers Festival is proud to announce the beneficiary organizations that will receive funding and contribute volunteer manpower to accomplish the 23rd annual Kona Brewers Festival!  Mahalo to the Kona Brewers Festival Sponsors for providing financial gifts to make our beloved food and beer festival a reality. And, Mahalo to you all! Every ticket purchase, volunteer hour, and sponsorship supports programs… Continue reading


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Summer Carrick Inquiries Photo Gallery with Credits Website KAILUA-KONA-The Kona Brewers Festival moves into 2018 as a million-dollar plus fundraiser for local organizations serving the environment, education, culture and youth over its’ twenty-two-year history. Festival goers remember the feel – good beer, great food, trash fashion, and fun in the sun, but coming together to celebrate craft beer is just the beginning. The Springtime… Continue reading


KAILUA-KONA-The annual Kona Brewers Festival Pau Hana Celebration, held Saturday, celebrated recipients and the $100,000 in funds raised by the 22nd Kona Brewers Festival.  Over the 22 years, $1,065,000 has been gifted to local organizations serving youth, the environment and cultural programs. Festival goers remember the feel-good beer, fashion, and fun in the sun, but coming together to celebrate craft beer is just the beginning. The Springtime event is a… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Festival Announces Participating Restaurants

The Kona Brewers Festival has a tradition of going above and beyond the average Beer Fest menu.  The Big Island’s very best Chefs join us to show off their best pairings and culinary delights year after year.  We’ve enjoyed unique dishes such as deep fried avocado, macaroni grilled cheese with truffle, steamed clams and fresh Island Poke.  The best part is that you can taste all your heart desires without… Continue reading

There’s an App for That!

We are pleased to announce the Official mobile app of Kona Brewers Festival.  Download now for: -Breweries, Restaurants, and Sponsors – Event Schedule with ability to create personal notifications – Detailed info about event – Map with routing functionality – Social event feed – Ability to chat with other event attendees right within the app Be sure to check the app during the event for contests and giveaways! Google Apple… Continue reading

What will we be drinking on March 11, 2017?

A whole lot of incredible beer. Eighty six styles from all over the United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Check the Beer List 2017 to see what’s so special about our 22nd Craft Brew Lineup! Beer List 2017

Ka Po’e … The People – Announcing the 2017 Beneficiaries

Festival proceeds benefit Island programs focused on environment, youth and culture. All of the beneficiaries contribute to the success of the Kona Brewers Festival by recruiting volunteers and professional expertise. Careful evaluation is made to ensure that these organizations effectively achieve their goals and meet critical needs in our community. Priority is given to groups that share resources as well as continually strive to improve and create collaborative programs. Mahalo… Continue reading

The 2017 Festival Art: Pen and Ink tell a Story of our Island and Traditions

The Kona Brewers Festival keeps a strong focus on art, culture, tradition and the ”Makers” who keep these elements alive. The Makers create our beloved frothy brew, the farmers grow the food prepared by our best Island Chefs, the Musicians keep us dancing, the Storytellers and local Artists present the beloved Trash Fashion Show. In addition, a Hawaii Island Artist is commissioned to create the visual story that marks each… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Festival Is Ready for Another Round

Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii — The Kona Brewers Festival is back for the 22nd annual celebration, with festivities to commence on March 11th, 2017. The highly anticipated Kona Brewers Festival is a community celebration and fundraiser benefiting Hawaii programs supporting environment, culture and youth. Craft Brewers partner with the best Island Chefs to offer the most innovative pairings in a sustainable community gathering at King Kamehameha’s Courtyard Kona Beach… Continue reading

Trash Fashion Show is a Fun, Fab Expression of Creative Action for Change

Are You Ready to Strut Your Stuff in the Kona Brewers Festival Trash Fashion Show? The Trash Fashion Show has become an exciting part of the Kona Brewers Festival thanks to the participation of many creative, eco conscience, and resourceful individuals. Outfits range from the plain in-your-face rubbish that one finds in our daily trashcan, to couture fashion that looks like something off the runway. The music and commentary are… Continue reading

Brewers and Chefs Work Together for 72 Pairings You Won’t Forget

Breweries and Restaurants are registering now to provide the Brews and Tastes that make the Kona Brewers Festival the most highly anticipated food festival of the year. Each year, Breweries and Restaurants donate their talents and hard work to offer both perfected classics and the most innovative new brews and dishes.  Participating Restaurants and Breweries enjoy the unique opportunity to celebrate food and beer in community, while raising funds to… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Festival-A Community Celebration Supporting Environment, Culture, and Youth

Are you ready for another round?  Every year gets even better at the Kona Brewers Festival, and we are ready for our next party! The 22nd Kona Brewers Festival will be held March 11, 2017.  The Festival will sell tickets for two sessions: Afternoon Session: Noon-3:00 pm Sunset Session: 4:30-7:30 pm The Kona Brewers Festival is a volunteer run, community celebration and fundraiser rooted in the values of a sustainable… Continue reading

The Sun Sets on the 21st Kona Brewers Festival!

The annual Pau Hana Celebration, held Saturday, celebrated recipients and the $115,000 in funds raised by the 21st Kona Brewers Festival.  Over the 21 years, $965,000 has been gifted to local organizations serving youth, the environment and cultural programs. While festival goers leave the grounds beaming from the amazing beer, food, fun and fashion, coming together to celebrate craft beer is just the beginning of the feel-good festival. “You know… Continue reading


The 2016 Kona Brewers Festival, held March 12, 2016, was the 21st Birthday Party we had always dreamed of. Not only did we break records in our fundraising efforts for benefiting organizations, we connected with new Chefs, Brewers, Craft Brew Bloggers, Journalists and all who love beer. Read their take on what makes the Kona Brewers Festival so great! West Hawaii Today ” “Huge turnout greets 21st annual Kona Brewers… Continue reading

The Kona Brewers Festival Serves the Best of Big Island Cuisine

The Kona Brewers Festival has a proud tradition of uniting great chefs and great brewers for an island-style culinary experience like no other.  Mahalo nui loa to the 29 participating restaurants offering a variety of dishes for festival goers to pair with brews from all over Hawaii and the US. Adaptations Akule’s Fish Supply Umeke’s Fish Market and Grill Broke Da Mouth Grindz Bite Me Fish Market Buns in the… Continue reading

The Kona Brewers Festival is turning 21!

  The Kona Brewer’s Festival offers an experience unique to Hawai‘i Island. Produced in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people together to enjoy incredible craft beer, island style cuisine, great music and the company of good friends. Win A Trip To The 2016 Kona Brewers Festival First place photo contest winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two Kona,… Continue reading

See What the Kona Brewers Festival Is Tapping for the 21st Annual Celebration

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The Kona Brewer’s Festival announces 2016 Beneficiaries!

Mahalo to our Beneficiaries for their support of the Kona Brewers Festival: Hawaii’s favorite celebration of island style cuisine and craft beer. Over the past 20 years, this benefit has raised $850,000 for Hawaii Island charities working on behalf of youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions. Our partnering organizations are essential to the success of this Festival, as they provide generous volunteer contributions and receive funds to support their vital… Continue reading

Win a Trip for Two to the Kona Brewer’s Festival!

The Brews for a Better World Photo Contest is your chance to win a trip to share the Aloha with us this Spring at the Kona Brewers Festival in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii! To Enter: Take a pic showcasing your favorite craft brew between now and January 22, 2016 11:59 PM HST. Tag @konabrewfest on Instagram or @KonaBrewersFestival on Facebook Hashtag #KonaBrewFest Then, sit back and enjoy your Brew.  Winner will receive… Continue reading

The 2016 Festival Art is in: Hand-Carved Woodblocks Tell the Story of the Kona Brewer’s Festival

For the second year, Caren Loebel-Fried, an accomplished Big Island artist from Volcano, has collaborated with the KBF design team, Flint Design Co, to create hand-carved woodblocks featuring four stunning vignettes of the traditions that make our brew fest so special – Take a look and find: the blessing and gifts to our community, the incredible island food from local chefs, live music performances, and of course, the amazing craft… Continue reading