Kona Brewing Company, Kailua-Kona

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#3 of 6 in Breweries in Hawaii
Try one of the top selling craft beers in Hawaii at Kona Brewing Company. 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. Plan your visit to Kona Brewing Company and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kailua-Kona holiday builder app .
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  • Popped in for a predinner drink and the atmosphere was superb, very buzzy. Nice beers and good service.  more »
  • We like learning about the different processes for making drinks (wine, beer, coffee) so we took this short and inexpensive tour ($10pp). If you’re interested in the tour, you should go online and res...  more »
  • The beers are spectacular but the food is average at most. We had a kale salad with almost no sauce and a hummus and roasted veggie sandwich (where are the roasted veggies, where is the hummus ???) wi...  more »
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  • Overall great experience. Good food, minimal wait even though it was lunch time. Portion sizes we're good for sharing. The humus was very fresh. My husband liked it so much he bought a glass to take home.
  • Kona Brewing Co. is a great place to visit if you're on the Big Island! The food is pretty good, and the beer is excellent! The atmosphere in the bar is very lively. If you go during peak times, you may have to wait a bit for a table, but you can grab and beer and enjoy it while you're waiting. Or, if you're lucky enough, you can snag an open table in the bar. The sampler is nice to taste 4 different kinds of beer - those are for indecisive people, or people who like a taste of everything! It's a fun place.
  • This place is very popular. It seems to be crowded through most of the afternoon and evening. We like their beer selection, and the food is good as well. It is fairly close to downtown Kona, so access is not a problem. As I said, it is often crowded; so be prepared to wait 20 minutes for a table. We certainly thought that it was worth the wait.
  • Upon arrival at 4:30 on a Friday, we were told the wait was 45 - 60 minutes, but waited 30 till they called us. When they took us to seat us , the table was not ready, so we then waited more that 10 minutes. Our waiter was good, but the food was well over a 40 minute wait. They offered us free desert, but we declined because the kids were exhausted. We were then given 30% off on our check with out requesting anything. I'd recommend it if it is not busy. Update! 6 of us returned a week later, it was superb! Food, service sunset, same waiter too. Tonight I recommend this and change the prior 3 star to 5 tonight, making the average 4 stars. Good job to all tonight!
  • Nice food, service. Good pricing of food. You can taste all kinds of beer from Kona Brewing Co. I didn't aware that there were this many choices. But, you cannot buy bottle of beer from here. You have to buy special container to buy beer from here and it seems like that you cannot have all kinds of beers from this brewing.

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