Kona Brewing Company - Kailua | Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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Kona Brewing Company - Kailua
Excellent based on 29 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

75-5629 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, Hawaii United States 96740 [ print map ]
808 334 BREW


Hours: Su-Th 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-11p

Mayor: danielecamo (2) | Taps: 10-14 |

Kona Brewing Company - Kailua

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Beer Available At Kona Brewing Company - Kailua (arranged by most recent)
Kona Thrilla Vanilla Imperial Stout , Kona Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout 98, Kona Paka Nui , Kona Auana Ale , Kona Hula Hefeweizen 89, Kona Black Sand Porter 88, Kona Paradise IPA , Kona Longboard Island Lager 24, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale 39, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale 62, Kona Pipeline Porter 92, Kona Lavaman Red Ale 54, Kona Wailua Wheat 25, Kona Nine Stings Ale , Kona Dryside Stout 64, Kona Koko Brown Ale 89, Kona Castaway IPA 85, Kona Sailaway American Red Ale , Kona Coconut Brown Ale , Kona Deveno Pale Ale
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29 reviews for Kona Brewing Company - Kailua
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  79%
 Selection  82%
 Food  80%
 Value  69%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan  (251) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | March 18, 2014
One of our favourite places in our 2 week visit to the islands. We waited for nearly an hour to be seated and it was worth it. Great food (delicious fish tacos), and great beers, fun vibe (but BUSY!), Iíd come back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
whydrinkbeer  (12) , | January 22, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo  (117) decatur, Tennessee | June 1, 2013
Nice open bar area. Seating to the side and back. Food is better than standard pub fare. Service was excellent. Kinda hard to find. You can see it but getting there is a chore. Worth the effort. Plenty of beers to choose from. Even gluten free offerings. Iíve only been during the day. I hope I can go back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikK  (17) , Denmark | May 14, 2013
A beer drinkerís paradise! The beer is good, the surroundings even better. Food is delicious and staff is friendly. Rotating taps.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
jvdijk99  (33) , Netherlands | May 1, 2013
This place feels more like a restaurant than a brewpub to me. The beers are good, the food is too. I was a bit disappointed I couldnít take any bottled beer with me (you can only get growlers filled). We sat outside and it started to rain just before our meal arrived. Luckily we could be moved to another table as half of our table got spraid on. Just so that youíre aware.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Schlenkerla  (322) , Austria | February 4, 2013
First of all itís great to find a brewery on Big Island, this place is close to paradise. We are staying in the Marriott across the street and are visting this place for almost a week. The beer garden is very green and nice. The service outside is mediocre, some staff is very friendly, others are rude. Although the bar inside is small, I prefer sitting here, good service and nice people. The food is ok, Pizza is the best choice, sandwiches are average, once they served me a cold one. Most of the beers are light, which is not negative considering the hot temperature here. We liked the Lavaman Red Ale, the Hula Weizen and the Cataway IPA. Overall I absolutely recommend this place when you come to this island!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555  (80) Phoenix, Arizona | March 23, 2012
Had my wife and her family walk what seemed like three miles to get to this place...for me, it was well worth it. Probably canít say the same for them! Just got some samples of what they had available. Nothing too aggressive or unique but all really polished. Beautiful location set in a tropical paradise. Playful and relaxed atmosphere. Wish we were at a hotel close...could have lived here during the trip!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
patricks110  (51) Alberta | January 13, 2012
This place is pretty awesome. I enjoyed trying all the brews here especially the Imperial Coffee stout. The service is pretty awesome and the food is utterly amazing. Overall, a really great place for a few brews.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (677) Columbus, Ohio | July 7, 2011
(Visited 12/2010): Visited Kona during a stop on the big island on our cruise vacation. We walked to the brewpub from one of the stops on a bus tour. Kona is located at the crossroads of Kuakini Highway and Palani Rd. Parking looked to be ample around the facility. Konaís atmosphere both inside and out is about all you could want in a Hawaiian brewpub. From the gigantic tank in the outdoor waiting area, gift booth, patio, and restaurant inside it is all welcoming and beer-centric. They also offer regular tours as long as you sign up in time at the host stand. The tour is informative and ends with samples. The color scheme inside can best be described as mustard íní Tang and there are surfboards and fans. The beer selection at Kona is solid, from standard offerings to brewpub-exclusive beers. Some of the brews on tap when we visited included Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Sand Porter, Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout, Small Kine Bitter, Big Island Ginger Beer and Old Blowhole Barley Wine. All of Konaís beers are well-made. They also sell bottles like the Oceanic Organic Ale. Service all around, from the hostess to the gift shop guy to the tour guide to the servers is very good. Food at Kona is good as well. My wife and I both enjoyed our dishes. Overall I would highly recommend anyone visiting the Big Island to find a way to visit this brewpub. It is a paradise within a paradise.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jedinord  (24) St. Petersburg, Florida | July 19, 2010
First off, the beer here is SO much better than their bottled stuff on the mainland. And they have so many more varieties! The whole setup is very tropical and beautiful, and their efforts to "go green" are impressive. The food is very good and they use their own beer in many of their recipes. The brewery tour was fun and informative, but i would have like a few more samples at the end. (wouldnít we all?!) On the downside, the service was pretty bad. We were basically ignored once it became clear we were not ordering a full meal that day or lots of beer. It was a bit of a turnoff.

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