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Kona Brewers Festival 25th Anniversary


Event is POSTPONED.

Dear Kona Brewers Festival Ohana,

The Ke Kai Ala Foundation, host of the Kona Brewers Festival, has decided to postpone the 25th Kona Brewers Festival anniversary celebration due to global COVID19 concerns.

This was a difficult and unanimous decision rooted in our commitment to do right for the well-being of our whole community for long term wellness. The Kona Brewers Festival has been following this situation closely, and has adjusted to each phase of information offered by the CDC and the State of Hawaii. The Kona Brewers Festival acts in alignment with its values as follows:

Community Collaboration – cultivating aloha among diverse groups through celebration that benefits nonprofits

Sustainable Legacy – perpetuating a model of interconnectedness between humans, culture and environment

Responsible Guidance – acting with integrity and generosity for future generations

This Festival is rooted in joy, and celebration. We know that people come from near and far, investing so much in this beloved event. Like you, organizers had hoped the Festival could continue on, as we have for so long… through rain, shine, and even a Tsunami in 2011. We had hoped to do so with all the surprises and delights that we are so famous for.  While this was our hope, the health and well-being of our island community is, and forever will be, our highest priority.

The postponement will include the Run for the Hops, Brewers Dinner, and Volunteer Mahalo Party events. With more than 600 volunteers, sponsors, beneficiaries, artists, musicians, restaurants and brewers involved in working year round for this sold out event, the Kona Brewers Festival would like to thank you all for your hard work. Thank you for all of your continued support for the Kona Brewers Festival. Please allow us some time to think through next steps and we will announce as soon as possible.

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Limit (6) per person.

General Admission Tickets are $85 and include a commemorative glass mug, ten four-ounce brew tasting coupons, unlimited samplings of gourmet cuisine and an afternoon of entertainment. General Admission is open from 3:00 to 7:00pm.

Connoisseur’s Lounge Tickets are $185. These upgraded tickets include all General Admission amenities plus admission to the Connoiseur’s Lounge for a five-hour festival.  Special beer and food pairings, entertainment, air conditioned seating, educational talks by brewers, and access to move between the Lounge and general areas make this ticket the best for connoisseurs and extreme beer lovers, while further supporting the fundraising efforts of the festival. The Connoisseur’s Lounge is open from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

RAIN OR SHINE, WE DRINK & DINE! NO REFUNDS ON TICKET PURCHASE. The Kona Brewers Festival is a benefit for outstanding local nonprofit organizations working on behalf of Hawaii’s environment, culture and youth. As such, the beneficiaries highly depend on funds raised to support their important projects. All Beneficiaries volunteer in some capacity to put on Kona BrewFest. You can see a complete list of Beneficiaries here.

No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanied by their parents, will be admitted to the Festival.  Please bring valid government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport for proof of age.

Festival Values

Community Collaboration – cultivating aloha among diverse groups through celebration that benefits nonprofits

Sustainable Legacy – perpetuating a model of interconnectedness between humans, culture and environment

Responsible Guidance – acting with integrity and generosity for future generations

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