Craft Brew Alliance’s Kona Brewing Co. Bottles Imperial Vanilla Stout

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Kona Brewing Company has sweet news for fans of its vanilla-flavored stout: For the first time ever, Imperial Vanilla Stout will be available in 22 oz. bottles on the Islands – joining the brewery’s flagship beers including Big Wave Golden Ale, Longboard Island Lager, Hanalei Island IPA, and the latest addition to Kona Brewing Co.’s retail line-up: Kua Bay IPA.

Part of the popular Lanai Series, Imperial Vanilla Stout will also be available on draft in California, Washington, Florida and Nevada through December 2017 (or while supplies last).

“This big and robust beer is a fan-favorite because of the flavorful balance between roasted and chocolate malts, topped off by wonderful flavors and aromas of vanilla,” said Ryan McVeigh, Kona Brewing Co Brewmaster. “We’re thrilled to bring it back to the Mainland, and release it in 22 oz. bottles in Hawai‘i, in time for the holidays.”

Imperial Vanilla Stout uses whole vanilla beans, natural vanilla flavors and roasty malts to create a full-bodied brew with notes of chocolate, roast and coffee. Imperial Vanilla Stout (ABV 8.5%, IBU 26) finishes like a vanilla mocha with a complimentary sweetness and moderate roasty bitterness. Imperial Vanilla Stout’s sweet, roasty flavor pairs well with dessert and can even serve as a dessert on its own. To find Imperial Vanilla Stout, visit Kona Brewing Co.’s Beer Finder at

About Kona Brewing Company

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 Company 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 or visit Be social via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KonaBrewingCo

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