Breweries – Important Dates and Information


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

Kona Brewers Festival - Saturday, March 10, 2018

3:00 -7:00pm

Mahalo for your generous support of the Kona Brewers Festival, Hawaii’s favorite celebration of craft beer and island style cuisine.

The registration fee is $300 and a donation of (2) half-barrel kegs (DRAFT ONLY)

Registration will open on this website Wednesday, November 15 and close December 15. We will notify you by December 21 of your participation.


Registration ($300) includes:

Admission for 4 rep’s to Kona Brewfest (Saturday)
Admission for 2 rep’s to Brewers Gathering (Friday)
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.

2/2/2018 – DELIVERY DEADLINE! Mainland Breweries WITHOUT Hawaii Distributor
Beer will be received by appointment only, between 8am to 3pm, on either February 1st or 2nd, 2017 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 Tony 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.

2/16/2018 – DELIVERY DEADLINE! Hawaii Breweries WITHOUT Hawaii Distributor
Deliver beer to: local Anheuser-Busch drop-off point.
**Clearly mark your beer for "Kona Brewers Festival."

3/2/2018 – DELIVERY 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."

3/9/2018 Brewers Reception - Invitation Only
Two brewery reps welcome at no charge. We request 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 dinner. You can ship this additional beer for the Brewers Reception 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!

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