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About Us

The Ke Kai Ala Foundation

We are a community based non-profit whose mission is to support Hawaii’s Environment, Culture and Youth. We host the Kona Brewers Festival with the following intentions:

Our 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

In previous years, nestled against Kamakahonu Bay, and overlooking theʻAhuʻena heiau, the Kona Brewer’s Festival offers an experience unique to Hawaii Island.  Produced in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people together to enjoy incredible craft beer, island style cuisine, great music and the company of good friends.  Add to that the views of Kailua village and the trembling blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean, the stage is set for an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Since its humble beginning in 1996 to celebrate the creation of the Kona Brewing Company, the festival’s mission is raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations which contribute to the well being of Hawaii’s youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions through the celebration of handcrafted brews and local cuisine in a sustainable community gathering on the Island of Hawaii.

The Festival includes a Home Brewers Competition and the ever popular Run for Hops 5k run/walk. Over the past 27 years, the Kona Brewers Festival has become one of Hawaii’s premier events and has raised $1,440,000 for Big Island non-profit organizations. Join us in raising pints and funds for a better world!


The 2024 Festival will see a change in venue to At BREW, in the hear of Kona Village.