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Featuring local chefs, restaurants, and the all-important breweries, the Kona Brewers’ Festival is more than just a beautiful backdrop for drinking delicious beer and sampling island-influenced cuisine. For 24 years this annual event has celebrated community collaboration while promoting sustainability and responsibility, raising money for local charities that support Hawai‘i’s youth and promote environmental awareness. If you are planning a trip to the Big Island in March of 2019, be sure to get your tickets for the 24th annual Festival so you can raise a glass with fellow beer lovers and enjoy some delicious Kona brewing concoctions!

Cold Brews and Delicious Foods

Held at the beautiful Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona Village, this Hawaii beer festival is a celebration if island flavors, local flare, and, above all, delicious beer. Featuring 36 breweries from the Hawaiian Islands and mainland U.S., including popular local breweries like Maui Brewing, Big Island Brewhaus, Kona (the inaugural brewery that launched the festival in 1996), and many more, the line-up of beers features the very best in locally sourced, Hawaiian-inspired beers from refreshing blonde ales to snappy saisons to hoppy IPA’s. The festivities kick off with a welcoming hula and traditional blessing, and then guests are free to mingle, make friends, and enjoy the liberal libations being poured up amidst beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Live music keeps the atmosphere festive all day long, and pupus (appetizers) and bite-sized morsels from 36 of the Big Island’s best eateries are sure to keep you coming back for seconds (and thirds). Participating chefs in past years have included such popular culinary masterminds as Honu’s, Tropics’ Ale House, and Umeke’s Poke.

Kona Brewing Special Events

Proceeds from this Hawaii beer festival go to support local activist groups and charities focused on sustainability and conservation of Hawai‘i’s resources. The entire festival is a green, zero-waste event. A special Trash Fashion Show even highlights beachwear and surf fashion made exclusively from recycled materials. Tickets for the event start at $85 and go on sale December 15, 2018. Entry includes unlimited food tastings, a souvenir glass, 10 beer tasting tickets, and live entertainment. The Festival is Saturday, March 9, 2019 and runs from 3-7pm. VIP Tickets to the Honu’s Tap Room and Lounge are available as well.

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