At the oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
1:30 Connoisseur’s Lounge guests arrive to show tickets and receive wristbands
Entrance near Kona Beach Hotel Pool, Honu’s Restaurant
1:50 Oli offered by Kumu Keala Ching and Connoisseur’s Lounge opens for VIP Ticket holders
2:15 Welcome to Kona BrewFest 2019, Mattson Davis on the Main Stage- What’s on Tap- Participating Brewers~Mazama, Innovations
2:40 Blessing ~ Ahuena Heiau
3:00 Taps Open ~ Stage ~ Music ~ Leche de Tigre ~
3:45 Stage~ Brewery Announcements ~ Mahalo from Tony, Pink Boots Society Collaboration, Home Brew Competition Awards, Hawaii State Certificate of Recognition, Hawaii County Recognition, Hawaii Vacation Photo Contest Announcement, Hattitude Contest
4:00 Connoisseur’s Lounge Closes
4:00 Stage ~ Music ~ Ms Demeanor & the Felons ~
4:10 Media Meet and Greet ~ Bill Fisher Lounge ~ For Invited Media Guests
4:45 Stage ~ The Ke Kai Ala Foundation Message, KBC Sponsor donation, Southwest Airlines Sponsor Donation,The Ke Kai Ala Foundation Message ~ Mattson – Call to Action
5:00 Stage ~ Trash Fashion Show
5:40 25th Anniversary Toast
5:50 Stage ~ Music ~ Jive Nene
7:00 Taps Closed
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The Kona Brewers Festival celebrates 25 years, tapping up ales and lagers from across the nation. The craft beer is served alongside island-style cuisine from the Big Island’s best restaurants. The sell-out event also features live music, hula and the ever popular Trash Fashion Show.
What began as a beer festival with the goal of raising awareness for recycling has blossomed into one of Kona’s most popular and profitable fundraising weekends. Dozens of community organizations work together to benefit each other while providing thousands of residents and visitors a chance to appreciate craft beer, island-style cuisine and spectacular live entertainment.