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Kona Brewing Co, Kailua-Kona

(4.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Try one of the top selling craft beers in Hawaii at Kona Brewing Co. The three main brews offered year-round are Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, and Fire Rock Pale Ale. Other seasonal types range from very blonde to black, and from fruity to roasty. Ask for a sampler of four beers of your choice, which come in 150 ml (5 oz) glasses. The place also features a selection of "pupus"--snacks to go with beer or meals. Arrange to visit Kona Brewing Co and other attractions in Kailua-Kona using our Kailua-Kona tour planner.
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  • Our tour guide (Nate) was informative, upbeat and interesting. The tour packed a lot of information in a short period of time and so was never boring. The frosty actually refers to the visit to the co...  more »
  • The brewery is small in relation to most German breweries. Here tasty beers are brewed but you all can try in the pub. Here you can choose between CE and normal glasses. A nice idea, if you can decide between the many varieties. The food in the pub is top yummy! The pizzas are all freshly prepared and the hammer! The friendly staff - we had three amazing evenings here and will definitely come back!
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  • We took this tour this week. It is very short, but they do a lot here to be ecologically friendly. They are planning a new brewhouse down the road that will be even more so. The guide was fun and know...  more »
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  • Good beer and great place for your special events, plan on making a reservation they are always busy! This is where I celebrate arrivals, departures, birthdays, or just a beautiful day. The pizza is good, the pepperoni rolls are a great option for something smaller and the salad and slice special is always a good choice. The Growler Shack is a good place to fill up for your beach adventure and they offer Hydroflask growler's to keep your beer cold even while at the beach! Brewery tour was free but is now a small fee and they also sell souvenir items such as glassware, shirts, hats, taps, stickers, etc.
  • This review is for the tour and tasting only. For only $5 (as of September 2016), you get a tour of the brewing facility and 4 tastings of Kona Beer. It's a small facility and our tour guide did a great job explaining the brewing process, and the history of Kona Brewing Co. Of course the best part is the beer tasting at the end. I was able to taste beer that I can't readily find on the mainland. The only disappointing part of the whole experience was finding out that the beer bottled and distributed nationwide, is not actually made at Kona Brewing Co., but by partner breweries. It still tasted the same, so maybe it's not a big deal. Anyway, you also get a souvenir keychain, so that's pretty cool.
  • Great selection of beer and good food. The tour was decent but limited due to the physical space and size. Did get free samples though.
  • Service was Excellent. Everyone was friendly. Had the Margarita pizza. I loved it! Had balsamic in it. Very good. It was a little salty but perfect for me. Highly Recommended. Dukes Blonde 3.95 pint all day today.
  • I and another went there for lunch. The greeting staff were unfriendly, and the place was dirty with flies flying inside the restaurant. Our waiter was non-existent after taking our orders and not once did he return after our main meal was served to ask how our meal was or ask if we wanted more drinks. My lunch companion had the mac and cheese which he said was vile, super greasy and without any flavor. I had the chicken teriyaki sand which. It was ok. Don't waste your time or money at this place.