Kona Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 8,784
Beer Avg: 3.79
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Was on vacation with the family for a week in Maui and then hopped over to the big island. My younger brother is only 16 and the parents are not beer drinkers at all. They knew I wanted to go, so we had to stop before we left back for NY. While we waited for our table we signed up for the tour and tasting which I had to do. Only took us about a 5 minute wait before we were sat inside. I had a few samplers and tried everything that you could not get outside the brewery. Food was exceptional and everyone in my family enjoyed their meals. After we ate, we went on the tour and taste which we all enjoyed even though nobody else in the family enjoyed beer. Service and tour guide were very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall we had a great experience and would easily go here again.
06-13-2013 14:27:34 | More by Danimal1101
4.58/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Great beer selection. If you are on the Big Island and love craft beer, do yourself a favor and stop in, especially at happy hour. They have a great beer selection. The Coconut Brown Ale is my favorite, but I believe it is seasonal. Food was very good, but was not overpriced for Hawaii.
02-18-2013 20:16:23 | More by eluvah
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
First of all, let me express my disappointment in not making it in time to do the tour. That was on my "absolutely must-do" list while on the Big Island and I missed my chance by about 5 minutes.
In regard to the restaurant which I visited a few times during my stay I would have to say I was very happy. The atmosphere is inviting inside. Feels like a great pub anywhere in the world. Outside is just as nice in the beautiful climate (vog notwithstanding) of Kailua-Kona.
The food was great. I love that they used spent grains in the pizza dough. Slick move. The apps are also great especially the roasted garlic/gorgonzola app. Clever and delicious.
The beers here are fantastic. And they keep a good variety in rotation. I have plenty of their product out and about around the island and I like it so much I jammed a bunch into my suitcase to bring home and share with my MN beer geeks. On thing I really liked about this place was that I could get any beer I wanted as part of my sampler, even the one offs and high ABV offerings. It was great to be able to have a new barley wine and the aged version side by side. And the double IPA was definitely worth going back for. Koko Brown is good and Big Wave is easily the most unsuspecting star of that line up. A really great golden ale that is like Hawaii in a bottle.
If you find yourself in Kona, HI take a moment to thank God for that blessing and then head straight to Kona Brewing for another...
07-14-2012 18:45:04 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua Kona, HI
92 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.