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Kona Brewers Festival Beer List and Zero Waste Initiatives


The 2014 Kona Brewers Festival is almost here and those who were lucky enough to get tickets should be very excited. This years event has a stellar line up of breweries pouring a slew of great beers (see below for full list) and fantastic local restaurants serving up all you can eat grinds.

This year the festival aims to be a “zero waste” event, which means that 90% of the waste from the 3,000 volunteers, servers and food and craft beer lovers at the Brewfest will be pre-cycled, recycled or composted. In 2013, food waste filled two truckloads that were taken to a local pig farm for feed and compostable forks, spoons and cups were saved from heading to the landfill. Additionally, recycling efforts amounted to five full truckloads of plastics, metals and paper.

In an effort to even further lessen landfill waste from the event, there will be no paper plates used for food this year. Instead, all food will be served on locally harvested ti leaves, which are 100% biodegradable. And no more disposable forks. This year each guest will receive a re-usable spork along with their commemorative mug to take home. This will eliminate composting or disposing of over 12,000 forks and spoons.

You’ll be able to fill that take home mug with a lot of great beer. Below is the full list of beers each brewery will be pouring.

  • Bayern Brewing, Inc.: Bayern Helles Lager, Bad Santa Eis Bock
  • Bear Republic Brewing Company: Racer 5 IPA, Peter Brown Tribute Ale
  • Big Island Brewhaus: The Red Sea of Cacao, Overboard IPA
  • Boston Beer Company: Rebel IPA, Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Breakside Brewery: TBD
  • Burnside Brewing Co.: Sweet Heat, Hells Yeah German Helles Style Light Pale Lager
  • Caldera Brewing Company: Caldera Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter, Caldera Hibiscus Ginger Beer
  • Clown Shoes: Clementine White Ale, Galactica IPA
  • College Street Brewhouse & Pub: Big Blue Van, Jesse’s Malt Liquor
  • Coronado Brewing Company: Islander IPA, Orange Avenue Wit
  • Deschutes Brewery: Pine Drops IPA, Red Chair NWPA
  • Double Mountain Brewery: Black Perle Imperial Stout, India Red Ale IPA
  • Eel River Brewing Co.: TBD
  • FOTM Brewing Co.: Shocks of Sheba IPA, X-Tinguisher Wheat
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants: Gordon Biersch Imperial Pale Lager, Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen
  • Green Flash Brewing Co.: India Pale Ale, Hop Odyssey Black IPA
  • Honolulu Beerworks: South Shore Stout, Pia Mahi’ai (Honey Citrus Saison w/ local oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, lemongrass and Big Island honey)
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: La Roja style sour red ale, Yuzu Isuzu Gose
  • Kauai Island Brewing Co: Cane Fire Red, The Fonz IPAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Kona Brewing Company: Big Wave Golden Ale, Castaway IPA
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company: Lagunitas India Pale Ale, Undercover Shutdown Ale
  • Lompoc Brewing: Batch 69 Baltic Porter, Pamplemousse IPA
  • Lost Coast Brewery: Great White Witbier, Tangerine Wheat
  • Maui Brewing Co.: Lorenzini Blood Orange Double IPA, Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR
  • Mehana Brewery: Kaua’i Golden Ale, Hapa Brown Ale
  • Nani Moon Meadery: Cacao Moon, Deviant Beehavior
  • Ninkasi Brewing Company: Pravada, Dawn of the Red
  • North Peak Brewing Company: Diabolical IPA, Dubious Chocolate Stout
  • Omission: Omission Pale Ale, Omission IPA
  • Pike Brewing Company: Pike Monk’s Uncle-Belgian Style Tripel, Pike Space Needle IPA-American IPA
  • Pleasanton Main St Brewery: TBD
  • Red Hook Brewery: Long Hammer IPA, Audible.
  • Rogue: Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA, Morimoto Soba Ale
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: Ovila Abbey Quad with plums,
  • Six Rivers Brewery: Chili pepper Wheat ale, Paradise Moon Porter
  • Square Mile Cider: The Original Hard Apple Cider, Spur & Vine
  • Stone Brewing Co.: Stone IPA, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
  • Uptown Market: Oatis Reddin Imperial Oatmeal Red, Bitter Brunette ESB
  • Widmer Brothers: Alchemy Ale, Upheaval IPA

Photo: Kona Brewers Festival


3 thoughts on “Kona Brewers Festival Beer List and Zero Waste Initiatives

    • Not that I know of. The Maui Brewers Festival is usually in May. But the new Maui Brewing might be open in Kihei by then. If not head up to Kahana to visit their pub and check out Rock and Brews in Paia.


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