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.
Brewery tours are organized typically four times a day and last about an hour. During the tour you will learn about the company and about the brewing process, the tour also includes a complimentary gift and four 4oz beer samples for those +21.
Reservations can be made online, read more about the tour or make a direct reservation on the Kona Brewing website.
More local Big Island breweries
There are several other local breweries you can visit on the Big Island.
The Ola Brew Co in Kona is the newest brewery on the island and brews both beers and ciders. They have a strong focus on using local ingredients, organize daily tours, and serve good quality food next to their beers and ciders.
If you like exploring Hawaii by its very tasty micro brews, you cannot miss going to Waimea. The Big Island Brewhaus has an impressive collection of beers for you to taste.
The Hilo Beer Company is a craft brewery with decades of brewing experience. Their beers are sold in some bars around the Island or you can visit the tasting room attached to their brewery in Hilo.