Craft Brew Alliance Sells 5 Million Cases of Kona Beer in 2017

KAILUA-KONA, HI – Today, Kona Brewing Company toasts, for the first time, a remarkable annual milestone of selling its five-millionth case of beer in the U.S., a principal moment in the brand’s history. Big Wave Golden Ale, the company’s flagship beer, is the biggest contributor to the feat, with more than 1.6 million cases sold year-to-date.

Kona Brewing Co. was born in Kailua-Kona in 1994 by a father and son who wanted to create fresh, local beers and share them with the community. From its humble beginnings as a local island craft brewery to becoming a top national craft brand, Kona Brewing Co. has maintained a strong commitment to its home in Hawaii, supporting numerous non-profit organizations that promote and nurture the local culture and environment on the Islands and investing in solar power and water reclamation to manage its ecological footprint. In 2018, the company will begin construction on a new 100,000-barrel brewery that will be the most sustainable craft brewery in the state and help supply the increasing demand for Kona beers across the Islands.

“This momentous achievement is a testament to our team and our worldwide community of fans who have put Kona Brewing Company on the map,” said Cindy Wang, Senior Brand Director. “With new additions to the portfolio rolling out across the mainland and a brand-new brewery in our hometown, we look forward to continuing to promote the Aloha spirit, give back to our community and share our Liquid Aloha with fans across the globe.”

Ever since Kona Brewing Co. began packaging its award-winning beers and sharing “Liquid Aloha” across the U.S. mainland, the Hawaii-born craft brewery has been one of the fastest-growing craft brands in the country. Today, the brewery’s core line-up – Big Wave Golden Ale, Longboard Island Lager, and Hanalei Island IPA – is available nationwide and will soon include the newest year-round beer, Kanaha Blonde Ale, which launched in the brewery’s home state of Hawaii earlier this year.

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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 Talk with us via Twitter and Instagram: @KonaBrewingCo

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