2009 Kona Brewers Festival & Brews For The Big Rock
An annual event designed to promote the microbrewery revolution in Hawai’i, to encourage professional brewers and chefs to work together as an industry and to have a significant and positive economic and environmental effect on the community.
We invite you to the 14th Annual Kona Brewers Festival on Saturday, March 14, 2009, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
On the shores of Kailua Bay on the Big Island of Hawai’i, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel located at 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i
is a celebration of more than a decade of brewing excellence in Hawai’i. Since its inception, the festival’s mission has been to promote the craft brewing revolution in Hawai’i and encourage professional brewers and chefs to work together and have a positive economic, educational and environmental effect on our Big Island community.
The event debuted in 1996 to celebrate the beginning of Kona Brewing Company, and to foster Hawai’i’s increasing interest in the craft brewing industry, and to promote recycling. The annual success of the Kona Brewers Festival is due to the outstanding support from more than 200 volunteers, sponsors, local restaurants, and breweries from all over the world.
Over the years the Kona Brewers Festival has become one of Kailua-Kona’s premier events and has raised more than $313,000 for Big Island beneficiaries!
Please be sure to check out all the Kona Brewers Festival events – activities sure to pique diverse interests: a Brewers Pa’ina at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, a Golf Tournament at the Big Island Country Club, and a Run for Hops starting and ending at Kona Brewing Company Brewpub. Please join us for these additional festivities!
This years participating breweries include:
- Anchor Brewing Company, CA
- Ballast Point Brewing Co, CA
- Bear Republic Brewery, CA
- Caldera Brewing Co, OR
- Deschutes Brewery, OR
- Eel River Brewing Co., CA
- Great Divide Brewing Co, CO
- Green Flash Brewing Co, CA
- Goose Island Beer Co, IL
- Gordon Biersch, HI
- Hawai`i Nui Brewing, HI
- Hopworks Urban Brewery, OR
- Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, MI
- Kona Brewing Company, HI
- Lagunitas Brewing Co, CA
- Lost Coast Brewery, CA
- Maui Brewing Co., HI
- Mehana, HI
- Moylan’s Brewery, CA
- Old Lompoc Brewery, OR
- Pleasanton Main Street Brewery, CA
- Pike Brewing Co, WA
- Primo Brewing Co, HI
- Pyramid, WA
- Redhook, WA
- Samuel Adams, MA
- Sierra Nevada, CA
- Six Rivers Brewery, CA
- Stone Brewing Company, CA
- Turtle Mountain Brewing Co, NM
- Waimea Brewing Company, HI
- Widmer Brothers Brewing Co, OR
Mahalo to all of the outstanding breweries participating in the 2009 Kona Brewers Festival! Without you, there would be no BREW fest!