Tag Archives: Kona Brewing

Kona Big Wave/Elderfire Golden Ale (beer cocktail)

It seems befitting of a New Year’s day post to review a beer cocktail: in this case, the Elderfire Golden Ale mixed up from the package Kona Brewing sent me a few weeks ago, containing Kona’s Big Wave Golden Ale, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and St. Germain liqueur. I thought this was a very clever idea, sending not just a beer but the makings of a beer cocktail, and they helpfully included the recipe and backtstory: … Continue reading →

Kona Longboard Lager, can vs. bottle

When I received the cans of Kona Brewing‘s Longboard Lager near the end of last month, I thought it would make for a more interesting review to taste and compare the bottled version alongside the canned version. I’ve had Longboard before of course, and it’s a solid, drinkable lager (interestingly, though, not brewed on the Big Island of Hawaii where the brewery itself is located—at least, the packaged versions of Kona that we get on … Continue reading →

Received: Cans of Kona Longboard Lager

These came at the end of last week: Three cans of Kona Brewing’s Longboard Lager, along with a tri-fold that tells how to convert the empty can into a pinhole camera, which may well be the most creative insert yet. The Brewery is sending these out as part of their can rollout for PR. Of course, I’ve already extolled the virtue of cans, so I think I’ll grab some bottles of Longboard Lager and do a … Continue reading →

The Session #45: Wheat Beers

Today is the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for another round of The Session: collaborative beer blogging! This month is being hosted by BeerTaster.ca, and the topic they’ve chosen is Wheat Beers: We have the honour of hosting the 45th session which allows us to choose the topic we will all be exploring, we wanted to get back closer to the roots of the Session and pick a topic which was … Continue reading →

Craft Brewers Alliance (Widmer, Redhook) purchasing Kona Brewing

John Foyston broke the news yesterday which seemed to surprise people: Portland-based Craft Brewers Alliance Inc. said Tuesday it will pay $13.9 million for Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Co., cementing what had been a nine-year partnership. Under the agreement, Kona will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Craft Brewers, which also distributes the beers of Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery. Craft Brewers was formed with the merger of Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing and Woodinville, Wash.,-based Redhook Ale … Continue reading →