Craft Brew Alliance hopes its marketing efforts in the first part of the year built a “strong foundation” for continued growth throughout the rest of 2019, CEO Andy Thomas said during Thursday’s first quarter earnings call with investors and analysts.
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- Craft Brew Alliance
- BREWERY TYPE
- Production - Regional
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
- Kona Brewing Company was started in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. It is a Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery that prides itself on brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality, closest to market. This helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and wasteful packaging materials. The brewery is headquartered where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. For more information call 808-334-BREW or www.KonaBrewingCo.com.
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Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has agreed to settle a years-long class action lawsuit over alleged “false and deceptive advertising” of its Kona Brewing beer brand. In an SEC filing, the publicly traded Portland, Oregon-based craft beer company said it expects to incur costs of about $4.7 million to settle the dispute, which surfaced in early 2017.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament officially tips off on Thursday, and several major beer manufacturers are already jockeying for fans’ attention. MillerCoors, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) and D.G. Yuengling are among the beer companies hoping consumers will want to catch a buzz with their products while watching for buzzer beaters this month.
Whether it’s enjoying a little vacation in every sip, rethinking your ‘to-do’ list, or disconnecting for a few moments, Kona Brewing Company’s beloved “Bruddahs” will show you the way in three new national TV ads launching during March Madness 2019.
Hoping to build off the continued growth of its flagship Kona Brewing portfolio, Craft Brew Alliance said it plans to increase sales of the Hawaiian-themed brand by double digits in 2019. During Thursday’s earnings call with investors and analysts, CEO Andy Thomas laid out the company’s plans to hit that goal, while also reflecting on a “good” 2018.
Kona Brewing Co. will launch a special Hibiscus Brut IPA to toast its silver anniversary – an 8.2 percent ABV dry IPA with hibiscus and hop-based hints of gooseberry and melon.
Total U.S. beer dollar sales grew to more than $35 billion in 2018, according to retail data provider IRI. The Chicago-based market research firm, which tracks category-wide sales at major off-premise retailers, reported a 1.8 percent increase in beer dollar sales, despite a 0.3 percent decline in volume sales at multi-outlet and convenience (MULC) stores (grocery, drug, club, dollar, mass-merchandiser and military) through December 30.
The continued acceleration of Kona beer sales during the third quarter couldn’t offset company-wide shipment and depletion declines of other Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) offerings, the Portland, Oregon-headquartered company reported today. In Q3, Kona depletions increased 9 percent as the brand grew in both off- and on-premise channels. The depletion growth followed increases of 7 percent and 3 percent in the second and first quarters of the year, respectively.
Kona Brewing Company, Hawaii’s first and favorite craft brewery, has launched a refresh of the fan-favorite Island Hopper Variety Pack, now available in stores. The newly designed package includes two new IPAs – Castaway IPA and a new release to the mainland, island favorite Kua Bay IPA, along with fan-favorites Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Lager.
EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, and its subsidiary Holu Energy, a developer of DER projects in Hawaii, today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the beer company’s new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona.
Kona Brewing Company announces it is rolling out its two most popular beers, Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager, in new 18-packs of cans for the first time.
Craft Brew Alliance has inked another sports sponsorship. After striking a “multi-year” deal to become the “official craft beer” of Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy in March, CBA today announced that its Kona brand would become the “official craft beer” of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP).
Kona Brewing Company today announces the latest addition to its Aloha Series with Gold Cliff IPA, a bold, juicy beer that highlights the adventurous spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
A pair of beer brands have inked sponsorship agreements with Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. Craft Brew Alliance today announced a “multi-year partnership” with the Galaxy for its Kona brand to become the club’s official craft beer. Specific financial terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed.
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Year Round Beers
|Longboard Island Lager||Lager|
|Big Wave Golden Ale||Golden/Blonde|
|Koko Brown Ale||Brown Ale|
|Wailua Wheat||Wheat Ale|
|Fire Rock Pale Ale||Pale Ale|
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