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‘Living Aloha’

living aloha

There’s no better way to spend your days than to welcome people into your life. And no matter where we are, we bring that spirit with us, from the events we support to the bottles we fill.

4th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival

The Honolulu Academy of Arts hosted the 4th Annual Surf Film Festival from July 8th to July 31st.  Featuring a wide variety of surf films, this festival is one of the best in the islands.  Guests of the Opening and Closing Night Ceremonies enjoyed Longboard Island Lagers and toasted another amazing year of surfing captured through the art of film making.

Napali 2nd Annual SUP Paddleboard Race, Kauai

17 mies of some of the most spectacular shoreline in the world...a hundred dedicated athletes...sunshine, wind, surf, and dolphins to guide them on their journey...celebrating with a cold Kona Brew...priceless...Ed Wheeler's smile says it all...

Molokai 2 Oahu Paddle Board World Championships 2011

The worlds best elite paddlers braved the Kaiwi Channel on Sunday, July 31, 2011.  They paddled 32 miles from Molokai for Maunalua Bay, Oahu and every one of the them was a winner.  Longboard Island Lager was proud to be at the finish to toast record times and stellar sportsmanship.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai- Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Series 2011

The Waikiki Aquarium recently hosted Ke Kani O Ke Kai, their summer concert series.  Guests enjoyed legendary Hawaiian music while lounging on the aquariun lawn under a blue sky and warm tropical breezes.  Ice cold Longboard Island Lagers were a highlight of the evening and contributed to the fund raising efforts.

6th Annual Naish Paddle Championships, Maui

Hundreds of SUP and prone paddleboarders competed in the 6th Annual Naish Paddle Championships in Maui this July.  Chuck Patterson, Candice Appleby, and Ed Wheeler celebrate their amazing race with a frosty Longboard Island Lager.

Mormaii World Cup- Triple Crown of Stand Up Paddle 2011

Legendary watermen celerate at the finish of the Mormaii World Cup with a frosty Longboard Island Lager.  A brave group of athletes particiapted in the last race of the 2011 Triple Crown of Stand Up Paddle on July 16th.  They paddled 27 miles from Honolua Bay, Maui to Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai.  Cheers to SUP!

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii 2011

Candice Appleby & Jenny Kalmbach dominated the women's Elite Stand Up Paddle events at the 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.

Taste of Hawaii 2011

The Rotary Club of Kapaa hosted the  23rd Annual Taste of Hawaii, the Ultimate Sunday Brunch, in beautiful Kauai on Sunday, June 5th.  Kona Brewing Company was honored to support this event voted "Best Community Event" several years running.  Mattson Davis and Steve Cole worked diligently to keep the Liquid Aloha flowing.

Sno-Kona Pond Skim
Sno-Kona Pond Skim

Check out the thrills and spills at this year’s 2nd Annual Sno-Kona pond skim at Mt Hood Meadows in Oregon.

Kona Brew Fest Success!

Kona Brewing Company hosted the 15th annual Kona Brewers Festival in March. The sold-out event included beers from 30 breweries, food from 25 restaurants, live music, hula and a Trash Fashion Show! The Kona Brewers Festival is always the second Saturday in March. Mark your calendar!

Kona Treks to Great American Beer Fest

Each fall, our brewers travel some 3,300 miles to Denver, Colorado, to share Liquid Aloha with 46,000 craft beer aficionados! We've brought home numerous medals from the prestigious event - the largest gathering of breweries in the country. Visit our booth at this year's event for a little taste from the islands in a landlocked state!

Pro Surfer Jeff Silva - A Kona Brewing Ambassador

Kona Brewing Company is proud to support Hawaii surf wiz Jeff Silva. A professional longboard surfer for seven years, Jeff will compete in the 2009 US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach this July. Raised in Milolii, Hawaii, Jeff is also an expert stand up paddle boarder, skin diver and overall waterman. Here, he is pictured with one of his giant friends, a whale shark.

Lavaman Triathlon Heats Up

Kona Brewing Company is a long-time supporter of the Lavaman Triathlon, raced each March on Hawaii's Big Island. In fact, our Lavaman Red Ale was initially created to honor this prestigious event. Now a brewpub mainstay, Lavaman Red Ale has a dedicated following of fans. Photo by Hawaiiphotoman - David O. Baldwin.

Pro Surfer CJ Kanuha - A Kona Brewing Ambassador

Kona Brewing Company is proud to support CJ Kanuha, eight-year professional surfer from right here in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island. CJ garnered global media coverage for his stand up paddle expedition to the mouth of the Kilauea Volcano lava flow! That's hot! Here he is, surfing some European waves.

Kona's Liquid Aloha at Maui Brewfest

Kona Brewing Company will participate in the second annual Maui Brewers Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in May. Stop by our booth and visit us!

Taste of Hawaii

We'll be serving up our “Liquid Aloha” alongside some of Hawaii’s finest chefs at the 2010 Taste of Hawaii in June on the beautiful island of Kauai. See you there!

Moku Sails on Kona Brew Wings
Moku Sails on Kona Brew Wings

Moku Wai Bush sails above the beautiful Hawaiian landscape with Liquid Aloha wings!

Grand Time at the Grand

Kona Brewing Company teamed up with the culinary staff at the Grand Wailea on Maui to put on a scrumptious beer luncheon.

Eek! A Beer!

Last summer's Kona Brewing Company Liquid Aloha Festival in California brought together thousands to enjoy tasty brews and rocking music from headline musicians such as Eek-A-Mouse!

Bike Friendly Brew

Kona Brewing Company's brew night at local bike shop Bike Works provided Kona's two-wheeling athletes some Liquid Aloha refreshments.

Kona Supports Paddling

Kona Brewing Company is a proud supporter of the summertime Naish Paddle Championships on Maui.

Surfrider Foundation Fan!

Kona Brewing Company is a big fan of the Surfrider Foundation, supporting its events, such as International Surfing Day, beach clean ups, etc.

Na Pali Challenge

We are big supporters of the Na Pali Challenge, Kauai's most famous outrigger canoe race! What a beautiful place!

Liquid Aloha at US Open of Surfing

Kona Brewing Company's "Liquid Aloha" is the beer of choice at the U.S. Open of Surfing in California!

15 Years of Beers!

Kona Brewing Company's brew staff celebrated 15 years of making beer on the Big Island in 2010! Cheers!

Kona Supports Canoe Races

We're big supporters of one of Hawaii's most exciting sports - outrigger canoe racing! Here we are, with our Liquid Aloha, atthe Keoua Canoe Club island finals.

Artist & Brewers Unite

Brewmaster Rich Tucciarone poses with local artist Brendan Dunn, who painted the eye-catching image that graces the bottles of Hawaii’s first and only certified organic beer –Oceanic Organic Saison. Oceanic Organic Saison 22-ounce bottles are for sale exclusively at Kona Brewing Company’s Growler Shack. T-shirts that feature the label artwork also are for sale at the pub. To see more of Brendan’s art, visit

Kokua Fest

Kona Brewing Company is a proud sponsor of the Kokua Festival. Here, Rebecca enjoys some Liquid Aloha in front of Kona Brewing Company's eco-friendly booth.

XTERRA Shonny Wins Gold!

Kona Brewing Company's Ambassador Shonny Vanlandingham recently took the GOLD at the XTERRA World Championships on Maui! We are proud to support Shonny, XTERRA off-road Triathlete and mountain biking wonder. Shonny spends her winters here on the Big Island and often can be spotted mountain biking up the steeps and cross-training in the ocean. Congrats on a most succesful season!

Summer Surf Soiree

Kona Brewing Company is a proud sponsor of Kauai Community Radio's Summer Surf Soiree!

Hawaii 5-0's Beer of Choice!
Hawaii 5-0's Beer of Choice!

A good detective knows just what to order when in need of a refreshing beer - just watch this clip from Hawaii 5-0! Book 'em, Danno!

Kona Wins Community Appreciation Award

Kona Brewing Company received the Community Appreciation Award from Kona Outdoor Circle for its efforts to keep Kona clean, green and beautiful!

Pro Surfer Reef McIntosh A Kona Ambassador

Reef McIntosh is a world-famous professional surfer and waterman - and a Kona ambassador. In this photo he is king of the kingdom of Longboard Island Lager. He recently played Santa and delivered beer to the team houses on the North Shore, Oahu.