The Kona Brewing Company is a small, independent traditional brewery in Kona. They produce beers with names like “Big Wave Golden Ale”, Longboard Island Lager”, “Fire Rock Pale Ale” and “Pipeline Porter”. They organize not-so-memorable brewery tours, but also host a Brewpub with excellent food and their own beers. A perfect place for a local night out.
The brewpub is a popular place, so call ahead for a reservation: (808) 334 BREW (2739)
More local breweries on the Big Island
If you like exploring Hawaii by its very tasty micro brews, you cannot miss going to Waimea. The Big Island Brewhaus in Waimea just opened their doors, and they already have an impressive collection of beers for you to taste.
The Mehana Brewing Company in Hilo has won golden and silver medals in the US Open of Beer and the World Cup of Beer. Their beers are sold in some bars around the Island or you can visit their brewery in Hilo, where their tasting room is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.