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The 2011 Kona Brewers Festival: Brews in Paradise

March 5, 2011

Fine Beer, great eats, palm trees, blue water and sunshine.  What could be better?

The 16th Annual Kona Brewers Festival, Brews for the Big Rock,  is only a week away.  Hopefully you got your tickets, because once again it is sold out.  We got ours and are packing for our next Good Beer Trip.

From the website:

“The Kona Brewers Festival is an annual event held each March designed to promote the craft brewing revolution in Hawaii, encourage professional brewers and chefs to work together as an industry and have a positive economic and environmental effect on the community.

The event debuted in 1996 to celebrate the birthday of Kona Brewing Company, foster Hawaii’s increasing interest in the craft brewing industry and promote recycling. Over the years, it has become one of Kailua-Kona’s – and the state of Hawaii’s – premier events and has raised more than $360,000 for local environmental and cultural organizations.”

The list of breweries attending this year looks impressive. It’s good to see the Harmon, Pike, and Redhook will be there flying the Washington flag.  There are many “new to me” breweries on the list that I’m looking forward to trying.

Ballast Point Brewing Co, CA
Bear Republic Brewery, CA
Big Aloha Brewery, HI
Big Island Brewhaus (Tako Tako), HI
Boston Beer Co, MA
Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, CA
Caldera Brewing Co, OR
Coronado, CA
Deschutes Brewery, OR
Double Mountain Brewery, OR
Eel River Brewing Co., CA
Flying Fish
Goose Island Beer Co., IL
Gordon Biersch, HI
Green Flash Brewing Co, CA
Harmon Brewing Co. WA
Hawai`i Nui Brewing, HI
Hopworks Urban Brewery, OR
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, MI
Kona Brewing Company, HI
• KBC 2 – Rocket Suds
Lagunitas Brewing Co, CA

Lompoc Brewing, OR
Lost Coast Brewery, CA
Maui Brewing Co., HI
Mehana, HI
Michelob Brewing Co, MO
Nani Moon Mead
Noble Ale Works, CA
Pike Brewing Company, WA
Pizza Port Carlsbad
Pleasanton Main Street Brewery, CA
Primo Brewing Co, HI
Redhook, WA
Ring of Fire Meadery, AK
Rogue, OR
Rubicon Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada, CA
Six Rivers Brewery, CA
Stone Brewing Company, CA
Thomas Kemper Sodas, OR
Waimea Brewing Company, HI
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co

Check back in a little over a week, to find out if we survived!



FTC Info: This is not a paid for advertisement.  We purchased our own tickets.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2011 5:28 pm

    I hate you so much.

    • DraughtE permalink*
      March 6, 2011 8:13 pm

      Why, because I’m beautiful?

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