Kona Brewing Co.

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Kona Brewing Co.Kona Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

75-5629 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, Hawaii, 96740-1664
United States

(808) 334-2739 | map
konabrewingco.com

Notes: Beers are brewed at / by another brewery. Kona Brewing Company bottled beer and mainland draft beer is produced on the US West Coast at Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, OR, and on the East Coast at Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.6
Beers:
41
Reviews:
3,985
Ratings:
15,205
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.1
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
144
pDev:
12.44%
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Reviews by CoryR:
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CoryR from Oregon

5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dec 23, 2015
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wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Sep 30, 2019
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NeoClassicist from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Jul 06, 2019
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Adrian_matei from California

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 16, 2019
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SupplyChiefSM from California

3.73/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 07, 2019
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Montanabeerz from Montana

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Apr 29, 2019
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ProNR from New York

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 28, 2018
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Bryan12345 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jul 17, 2018
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SamuelMiller from Montana

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Apr 01, 2018
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Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Mar 29, 2018
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 24, 2018
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SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jan 25, 2018
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gordavidson from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sep 11, 2017
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Nolecat34 from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped by twice during our vacation, including with the kids. Food was pretty good (Pele's Poke, Uncle's Fish Tacos, and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls). Quite a selection of seasonal offerings (~10) on top of the dozen standards. Reasonable flight prices (for 4 5oz) as well. Kid friendly to boot. More outside seating than indoors, but hey, it's Hawaii, so no complaints....

Aug 19, 2017
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frasergrove from California

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Aug 02, 2017
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Nace4 from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jul 21, 2017
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TominGermany from Germany

4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 06, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is a rare establishment in all of Hawaii. They maintain a massive crowd any time of day (I think cruise ships drop off nearby as well), and they can handle it like the pros many of us are used to at the best and busiest bars on the mainland. Kona has a nicely designed, beachfront-esque outdoor patio (despite the fact that the beach is quite a ways off), where the geckos actually do roam around, making you do a double take at the brewery logo. They also have a more cozy, casual indoor pub feel centered around a small but ultra-efficient bar.

I was surprised to find they had a relatively large tap list, featuring a large number of brews I didn't know they made, running the gamut of styles. All were nicely fresh and tasted far better than any of the bottled brews I'd had on the mainland. Service was professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. And food was location appropriate, and relatively tasty...and then came the hefty purple sweet potato pie, which was just a gut bomb, but a delicious one! Maybe if you're feeling hungry, just order that, and that alone, and share it with 4 people--you'll still fill up!

We had 6 beers while we were here, and would be back regularly for the fresh brews and pork tacos if we were locals.

Mar 05, 2017
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited several times while on vacation with my kids. Beers were good and the food was so-so. Best thing was the wait staff. Very friendly and informative about where to go and what to do while on the island.

Feb 13, 2017
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Jaredk1203 from Ohio

4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went there with my wife on our honeymoon, I'm blessed with a wife that takes a huge interest in sampling varieties of beer and visiting brewery's. We really enjoyed Kona Brewing Co. as sampled every beer other than two on the menu that were not available at the time. Service was great and atmoshere you can't beat!

Jan 09, 2017
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 31, 2016
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EarForBeer from Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Aug 27, 2016
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GatorCoop from California

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Had lunch after arriving on the Big Island. Good food and really good beer, a little pricy.

Aug 21, 2016
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Jeffwildcat from Arizona

4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Jul 25, 2016
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Offa from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

We loved this place. It had a great vibe and feel with nice outdoor seating area plus nice indoor bar.

Beer quality is very good, actually I found the beer on tap here to be surprisingly better than when I've had it in the bottle or on tap back home in California. Perhaps it is just fresher here. For example,the Longboard Lager never impressed me much at home but here it was very good, with nice firm lager character. The porter, stout, and red ale we had also were very good.

Service was friendly, enthusiastic, and attentive, making us feel welcome and appreciated.

Beer selection was very good, with a strong range of beers - several types of porters and stouts, for example.

Food was the strongest point - it was simply outstanding. The sweet potato pie was fanatastic, nicely balanced and full of character. Pizzas we had were among the best pizzas we have ever had - not only unusual combinations and ingredients but well balanced and very well-made.

Jul 21, 2016
Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua Kona, HI
Brewery rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 15205 ratings