Volunteer Commitment Information

22nd Annual Celebration and Benefit
Saturday, March 11, 2017

 Afternoon Session           Intermission              Sunset Session
12:00pm
-3pm                3pm-4:30pm              4:30pm-7:30pm

Mahalo for donating your time to join the Kona Brewers Festival in raising funds for Hawaii non-profits. This year, we will have 36 breweries. There will be 2 volunteers per station, one to pour and serve and the other to take off wrist band tabs with a possible third person as a floater.

VERY IMPORTANT, DO NOT DRINK ANY BEER DURING THE FESTIVAL
THIS IS HAWAII LAW AND WE COULD LOOSE OUR LIQUOR LICENSE
LIQUOR CONTROL AND PRIVATE SECURITY IS ON SITE AND WATCHING

Beer Pourer Responsibilities:
MANDATORY Beer Pourer Training – No Exceptions

FRIDAY, MARCH 10
REGISTRATION: Please arrive no later than 4:00 P.M.
Kona Brewing Company
At the training, you will receive:
– Instructions from the Department of Liquor Control
– Your volunteer t-shirt and commemorative mug
– Complete list of beers being served

Register here to be a Voluntary Beer Pourer

  • When pouring, pull the handle forward all the way with one quick motion and then back in
  • Fill mug only to 4 oz pour line, not including head (frothy foam on top of beer). This is a beer “tasting” event. Anyone caught pouring above the line will be asked to leave the Festival.
  • ONLY Beer Pourers can tear off wrist band tabs. Loose wrist tabs are not accepted.
  • Additional wooden beer scrip is available for purchase near Tiny Bubbles, $2 each. Beer Pourer must place all tabs and scrip in wicker basket. Eyes will be watching.
  • Beer has been donated to the Kona Brewers Festival and belongs to the event, not the brewery that made the donation. Brewery staff is allowed to “taste” their beer to make sure it is good and pouring properly. Beer/Brewery staff are not allowed to pour.
  • Please wait to eat food samples until paid guests have had the opportunity to start sampling food. Water monsters and cups are stationed throughout the event.
  • Occasionally check beer dispense cooler (jockey box). Coils should be completely covered with ice (ice filled to top of cooler). Kegs should have some ice and cool water around them throughout the day. Ice should be available along back alleyway behind restrooms and shaded in Canoe Landing Circle.
  • If you need assistance, find your Circle Monitor, Joanna, an Anheuser-Busch (AB) Draft Technician in the Imu Circle or anyone wearing a radio.

Check-In:

  • 11:00 a.m. – check-in at cul de sac near Kona Pier
  • Do not park in the King Kamehameha’s parking lot, reserved for guests.
  • After check-in, please go directly to your assigned stations. Notify your Circle Monitor if you have a special circumstance and you need to be reassigned.
  • Check that beer tap handles are attached / screwed on.
  • 12 p.m. or as soon as Blessing Concludes – Start serving beer when guests arrive.
  • You'll have 3 kegs in your station - 2 of one taste and 1 of another. Please try to stop pouring the single keg so that guests at both sessions get to taste both beers.
  • 3 p.m. sharp – Unscrew tap handles and check them in with your Circle Monitor.

Intermission- There will be an air conditioned Hospitality Room nears Honu's Restaurant for you to rest and enjoy lunch.

2nd Session

  • 4:15 p.m. after Intermission – sign out taps and test beer flow
  • 4:30 p.m. – Start serving beer for second session
  • 7:30 p.m. or once keg is empty – you must unscrew beer tap handles and if you know how, pop off the yellow handle to remove hoses from keg. Otherwise wait until someone can help. Drop off taps at Tiny Bubbles.
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