Kona Brewing Company - Kailua | Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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Kona Brewing Company - Kailua
Excellent based on 41 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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

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

Kona Brewing Company - Kailua

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Beer Available At Kona Brewing Company - Kailua (arranged by most recent)
Kona Wela , Kona Wailua Wheat 23, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale 39, Kona Lavaman Red Ale 58, Kona Dukeís Blonde Ale 18, Kona Koko Brown Ale 86, Kona Hula Hefeweizen 87, Kona Kua Bay IPA 60, Kona Castaway IPA 86, Kona Black Sand Porter 88, Kona Old Blowhole Barley Wine 97
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41 reviews for Kona Brewing Company - Kailua
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  75%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikK  (17) Kailua Kona, Hawaii | 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 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse  (85) Nevada | August 29, 2015
It was 95 with 80% humidity when we visited and this place has no A/C. This may skew my review. We found a place to sit near the bar and I ordered a beer from the bartender. The waitress then scolded me for not ordering from her an said if we didnít want to order from her, we would have to move. Not a great start. Finally, we settled in, ordered some pizza and more beer. The beer was cold an the pizza good. The outside patio seemed nice if it had been cooler and there is WIFI available.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23  (39) Houston, Texas | June 18, 2015
Nice selection of seasonals to complement the more widely available beers. Build-your-own flights made it easy to sample everything we hadnít had before, though still else nothing near as good as the Koko Brown.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jenray  (24) Houston, Texas | April 13, 2015
I have been here several times and always enjoyed it. Iíve always sat out on the lushly landscaped patio, which is lovely. The beer selection is good and the hoppy beers Iíve ordered are always enjoyable. My server is always willing to bring me a sample or two to help me decide what to order. The food has always been good. A recommended stop for sure.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Sokolov  (677) Moscow, Russia | March 26, 2015| Updated March 27, 2015
These guys never disappoint! This is their head brewpub, the second one you can find on Oahu. Brews are perfect!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (398) , Austria | December 31, 2014
February 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 Castaway IPA. Overall I absolutely recommend this place when you come to this island! December 2014: We were here again end of December 2014. Nothing really has changed, same bar, decoration, no real beer innovation, strange service (some of the personnel is really good though, the guys behind the bar are extremely nice, seems they are from a different universe). This time we wanted to join the brewery tour, unfortunately it was sold out. I asked whether I can have a brief look in their brew house just to take a picture and I was told this is impossible due to their insurance policy. I told them how much we are into beer and whether we can join the tour although we have not booked and the guy reiterated thatís impossible due to their insurance policy. Very sad experience, seems they are in the insurance business rather in the beer business and should focus more on beer innovations. What a difference friendly people can make. Will never forget several years ago when the brewmaster of Bridgeport in Portland, a so much better brewery than Kona, gave us a brewery tour at 11 pm only because we asked if itís ok to take a picture of his brewhouse. Hope the influence of Budweiser will not become even stronger on the Kona attitude.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Doofgoblin  (30) Chevy Chase, Washington DC | December 20, 2014
Oakes  (744) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 9, 2014
The big Kona brewery made us wait to avoid letting us have a happy hour, which was weak. They had a bunch of seasonals that were interesting. Service was fine once we got to the bar. Food looked bad so we didnít eat.
Beershine  (828) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 2, 2014
A sprawling and rather impressive complex. Several of the seasonal beers were good, so itís definitely worth coming. Too bad about the bad management, though. We came during happy hour, and they were empty. Just a few tables were taken. But they told several parties before us, and several after us, we would have to wait 20 minutes for a table. We sauntered up to the bar instead. See, it occurred to me: they stall people to let the clock run out on happy hour. Even at the bar, service was deadly slow and unnecessarily neglectful. What they call happy hour becomes shortened into a few frustrating, moderately contented minutes. Begrudgingly, I would recommend the place, and would likely return when on Big Island. Did not eat here, and probably would not. Worth noting that although the beers arenít as good, the vibe, service, and especially the view at Humpyís are far superior and itís pretty close by...
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB  (66) La Selva Beach, California | September 25, 2014| Updated June 16, 2015
This place is a must stop if on the Big Island. Stopped by on vacation celebrating a couple of different events with my partner and we each had a sampler and split an appetizer. Nice variety of beers not seen in bottles on the mainland, most noticeably a special IPA and a Saison, as well as a mild ale, Lemongrass Luau. Bartenders were both pretty chatty and helpful as far as suggesting other restaurants and beer joints on the Island. Food we had was good, and it seemed that every couple that sat next to us was on their honeymoon. Great stop, nice bar, good staff, outside dining also. Update: Stopped back for dinner, great Kale salad, good pizza with a spent grain crust!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Renntag  (1) , | August 10, 2014
Go here for the beer and the food. The decor and ambiance are great despite being at the back of an industrial complex with no ocean view. Maybe theyíll build up on the roof top in the future and catch the view and the breezes. That would be awesome. Catch some beers here that are not bottled and shipped. I loved the stouts. Excellent. Tucked away just a couple minutes from Alii drive and definitely worth the visit if you like great beer and good food. Have a growler? Get it filled at the walk up window in the parking lot. No need to brave the crowd inside to get awesome brew to go.

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