Craft Brew Alliance to Release Kona Brewing Kanaha Blonde Ale Nationwide

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Kona Brewing Company today announced its first blonde ale, Kanaha Blonde Ale, will be available nationwide. Kanaha (pronounced ka-NA-ha) Blonde Ale is a bright, sessionable beer made with real mango fruit, adding a juicy, tropical flavor that is easy like the island.

Previously available in only California and Hawaii, Kanaha Blonde Ale, named after the Kanaha Beach winds where colorful domed kites can be seen flying over the blue waters, offers a refreshing, clean taste with a lightly-toasted malt character. Stirring the need for new ventures and only 99 calories, Kanaha Blonde Ale tasting notes include pale and caramel malts; alchemy, mosaic and amarillo hops with the special ingredient of mango fruit.

“With that hint of mango flavor and the smooth and refreshing taste, Kanaha Blonde Ale will take you directly to the beaches of Kanaha on the North Shore of Maui, from where the inspiration for the beer came,” said Billy Smith, Senior Director of Operations Kona. “The beer brings a sense of adventure that is unique to the Kanaha Beaches and we are excited to showcase Kanaha Blonde Ale across the U.S.”

In addition to the national release of Kanaha Blonde Ale, Kona Brewing Company is re-releasing Koko Brown Ale nationwide. A part of the Aloha Series, Koko Brown Ale has a nutty, toffee flavor made with real toasted coconuts – perfect for BBQ meats and carne asada.

To learn more about Kona Brewing Company or Kanaha Blonde Ale, visit konabrewingco.com, follow @KonaBrewingCo on Twitter and Instagram and check outwww.youtube.com/konabrewingco.

About Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Brewing Company was started in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii 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. Today, Kona is Hawaii’s largest and favorite craft brewery, known for top-selling flagship beers Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale and award-winning innovative small-batch beers available across the Islands. The Hawaii born and Hawaii-based craft brewery 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 packaging materials. Kona Brewing Co. has become one of the top craft beer brands in the world, while remaining steadfastly committed to its home market through a strong focus on innovation, sustainability and community outreach. For more information call 808-334-BREW (2739) or visit www.KonaBrewingCo.com. Talk with us via Facebook and Instagram: @KonaBrewingCo

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