ReviewsKona 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsKona 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, … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsThe 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesCraft 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 … Continue reading