Category: What’s Happening

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

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


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

Beneficiary Applications Open

BENEFICIARY INVITATION 21st Annual Kona Brewers Festival Saturday, March 12th, 2016 Mahalo for your 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. You’re generous volunteer contributions are essential to the success of this beloved Festival. Kona Brewers Festival… Continue reading

Check out the Rockstar Roster of brewers attending Brewfest 2014

Breweries have been selected and notified for the 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival on Hawaii’s Big Island. The event, to happen Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:30 to 6:30 pm boasts a top-notch roster of some of the biggest names in brewing today. The lineup of brewers attending is: • Honolulu Beerworks • Big Island Brewhaus • Kauai Island Brewing Co • Breakside Brewery • Omission • Square Mile Cider… Continue reading

Save on airfare to Kona by using the Alaska Airlines discount!

Dreaming of flying to Hawaii for Kona Brewfest but not sure where to get the best deal on airfare? Alaska Airlines has made coming to Hawaii easier on the wallet by offering all Kona Brewfest attendees a special discount. As a partner of Kona Brewer’s Festival, Alaska Airlines will fly you to the best brewers festival in Hawaii and back at 5% off! Known for providing service that’s North of… 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

Alaska Airlines BrewFest Contest

      You’ve always wanted to attend the Kona Brewers Festival, but how about going for free? They say a photo’s worth 1000 words, but in this case it may be worth over $1000 in airfare… to Hawai for BrewFest 2014! Got your attention yet? All you’ve got to do is shoot a photo of yourself enjoying a pint at your local tavern, brewery or restaurant, anywhere Alaska Airlines… Continue reading

Our Festival Gets Greener Every Year

If you were to host an all-day party for 2,000 of your friends and family, how much trash do you think you’d generate? If you were talking about the Kona Brewer’s Festival, then zero would be your answer, especially with sustainability coordinator Krista Donaldson at the helm. Donaldson has brought Kona Brewers Festival to the point where it pre-cycles, recycles and composts 90% of the waste from 2,000 volunteers, servers… Continue reading

Business Partners for Good

Sponsorship of the Kona Brewers Festival is a powerful marketing tool that aligns your company’s name, logo, products and services with one of Hawaii’s premier events. Our professional and innovative team can create a unique package that is custom-designed to support your business objectives. Since it’s inception in 1995, the Kona Brewers Festival has donated $650,000 to non-profit organizations. Your investment will not only showcase your company as a leader… Continue reading