Category: Press Releases

2015 Pa’ina Dinner and Beer Pairing Menu

How do you create an incredible menu for the annual Kona Brewer’s Festival Pa’ina dinner?  By tasting craft beers and finding the perfect local cuisine to match.  Executive Chef Roy Basilio, Honu’s on the Beach Restaurant at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, recently sat down with the Kona brewers who are providing the beer for the Pa’ina Dinner to sample the various beers being poured for the dinner to create… Continue reading

Brewer’s Pa’ina and Art Auction Blends Culture, Craft Brew and Cuisine

Kicking off the celebration of the Kona Brewers Festival is the Brewer’s Pa’ina being held on Thursday March 12 from 6-8:30 pm at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel luau grounds. The Pa’ina, which translates to “feast” in the Hawaiian language, is the Kona Brewers Festival annual ocean-side culinary dining event served under the stars with each course expertly paired with Kona Brewing Company beers. Most dishes feature fresh,… Continue reading

Kona Brewer’s Festival Announces 2015 Beneficiaries

From March 11-14, 2015, thousands of craft beer lovers will descend upon Kona for the Kona Brewers Festival. Bringing together beer aficionados, island-cuisine enthusiasts and fun lovers alike, everyone comes for a good time. However, one of the most important aspects of the Festival is more significant than beer and culinary pairings. For the past 20 years, as the Kona Brewers Festival flourished, it has also succeeded in raising $742,000 for… Continue reading

Sustainability on Display at the Kona Brewers Festival

The Kona Brewer’s Festival prides itself on being a leader in the sustainability movement for the Big Island of Hawaii; celebrating 20 years of taking care of the aina and having great fun too! Trash Fashion Show The Trash Fashion Show has been an integral part of the Kona Brewer’s Festival line-up since 1995. The show  has become a Festival highlight, enjoyed by over 3000 people every year. Guests admire… Continue reading

Kona Brewer’s Festival Announces Bluegrass Bands for “Brews and Blues” Concert

The Kona Brewer’s Festival is blending brews and blues this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Festival.  We are excited to announce our line up for the “Brews and Blues” concert on Friday March 13th starting at 7:30 pm at the luau grounds at Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel -The Aloha Bluegrass and the Whipstitch Sallies! The Aloha Bluegrass Band hails from the mainland U.S. and Alaska… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Fest Taps Up March 14, 2015

The 20th annual Kona Brewers Festival indulges craft beer aficionados on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 14, 2015, tapping up 80 types of ales and lagers served alongside a cornucopia of island-style cuisine from 40 Hawaii chefs. The sell-out event, presented by Kona Brewing Company, Alaska Airlines, First Hawaiian Bank and Keauhou Veterinary Hospital, features craft beer, gourmet food, live music and entertainment at King Kamehameha’s Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel… Continue reading

Kona Brewfest: what’s being poured?

Want to know what your favorite brewer will be pouring at Kona Brewfest 2014? These breweries will be serving the following beers (and ciders) at this year’s festival: Bayern Brewing, Inc.: Bayern Helles Lager, Bad Santa Eis Bock Bear Republic Brewing Company: Racer 5 IPA, Peter Brown Tribute Ale Big Island Brewhaus: The Red Sea of Cacao, Overboard IPA Boston Beer Company: Rebel IPA, Angry Orchard Hard Cider Breakside Brewery:… Continue reading

We’re honored to work with artist Kuhao Zane in 2014

Every year we feature an artist who designs the logo and sets the stage for the festival to come. This year we’re honored to work with Kuhao Zane. The bold orange logo he developed captures the celebration and natural live spirit of Kona Brewfest with the lehua blossom, our official island flower. Here he shares his beautiful memories of good times in Kona: Kailua Kona….  Still to this day there… Continue reading

Kona Brewers Festival tickets to go on sale at 3 pm HST, January 14, 2014

KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL TICKETS TO GO ON SALE AT 3 PM, 1/31/14  Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii — Tickets for Kona Brewers Festival will be available January 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm HST online at: or in person at Kona Brewing Company’s Kailua-Kona pub and its Koko Marina pub in Hawaii Kai on Oahu. The event, to happen Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:30 to 6:30 pm, boasts a top-notch roster of some of the country’s… Continue reading


Only 9 days left to post a photo of yourself by Jan. 25 and win a trip to Kona Brewers Festival Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, January 15, 2014 — All beer lovers have a photo of themselves drinking a big frosty pint at their favorite brewery. Now, that photo could earn a free round trip ticket to Kona Brewers Festival on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 8, 2014 from… Continue reading

Registration window is now open for breweries and restaurants, now through Jan. 17, 2014

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Sally Murdoch King (503) 735-5943, REGISTRATION WINDOW IS NOW OPEN FOR KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL BREWERIES AND RESTAURANTS Kona Brewers Festival celebrates craft beer and island cuisine on March 8, 2014 Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii — Registration is now open for the 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival for both breweries and restaurants wishing to participate. The event will indulge craft beer aficionados and foodies… Continue reading

Ready for Brews on the Big Rock?

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Sally Murdoch King (503) 735-5943, READY FOR BREWS ON THE BIG ROCK? Kona Brewers Festival celebrates craft beer and island cuisine on March 8, 2014 Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii — The 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival will indulge both craft beer aficionados and foodies alike on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:30 to 6:30 pm. The annual fundraising event, held… Continue reading