Breweries – Important Dates and Information

Kona Brewers Festival – Saturday, March 9, 2019, 3:00 to 7:00pm

Brewery Coordinator, Tony Sargis, 808-895-5990,

Registration will open on our website on Wednesday, November 16 and close December 14. We will notify you in late December of your participation.

12/14/18 – REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Registration is $300 (payable by check or credit card upon acceptance notification) and a donation of (2) ½ barrel kegs. In exchange, you receive:

Admission for 4 rep’s to Kona Brewfest (Saturday, March 9)
Admission for 2 rep’s to Brewers Gathering (Friday, March 8)
Refrigerated freight n/c from Portland to KBC for non-HI distributed beer (& return cooperage). Jockeybox, CO2, trained volunteers to setup & serve your beer, cleanup your booth, etc.

2/1/2019  DELIVERY DEADLINE! Mainland Breweries WITHOUT Hawaii Distributor
Beer will be received by appointment only, between 8am to 3pm, on February 1, 2019 at Wymore Transfer, 12651 SE Capps Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015

To make an appointment, contact  503-656-2693, Matt Demarinis at or Jerry Schellenberg at

Each delivery must be labeled as follows. Contact for forms.

  1. A pallet tag to be applied to every pallet received for the Kona Brewers Festival.
  2. A Bill of Lading for each brewery to use in shipping to the Wymore facility. If you ship via an LTL carrier please have them fax them a copy of this BOL filled out and the LTL carrier and pro number used for the shipment.

2/15/2019DELIVERY DEADLINE! Hawaii Breweries WITHOUT Hawaii Distributor
Deliver beer to: Anheuser-Busch 99-877 Iwaena St. Aiea, HI 96701. Kegs need to be palletized and stretch-wrapped, contact Melaina Macone by phone or email at (732)642-6587 or
**Clearly mark your beer for “Kona Brewers Festival.”

3/1/2019DELIVERY DEADLINE! ALL breweries WITH Hawaii Distributor
Deliver beer to: Kona Brewing Co., 74-5617 Pawai Place #207, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
**Clearly mark your beer for “Kona Brewers Festival.”

3/8/2019 Brewers Gathering – Invitation Only
Two brewery reps are welcome at no charge. We request that additional reps pay $40 each. All brewers are invited to ship or bring a small quantity of bottled or draft beer for all to sample at the Brewers Reception. You can ship this additional beer with your festival kegs. Please bring your own tapping equipment if other than sankey (and let me know if you plan to send draft vs cases)!!!

Please be sure to specify and clearly label your donation Brewers Reception and/or House Beer (for yourselves)

Arrive at least one hour BEFORE event begins to check that your beers are being dispensed the way you desire. Brewery reps will NOT be permitted behind their booth once event begins, unless they opt to serve beer instead of drink beer! If you want to drink, you cannot pour! If you want to pour, you cannot drink! Sorry — Hawaii County law!