Kona Brewing Company - Kailua | Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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Kona Brewing Company - Kailua
Excellent based on 38 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: Leighton (3) | Taps: 10-14 |

Kona Brewing Company - Kailua

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Beer Available At Kona Brewing Company - Kailua (arranged by most recent)
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale 40, Kona Lavaman Red Ale 59, Kona Dukeís Blonde Ale 19, Kona Koko Brown Ale 89, Kona Hula Hefeweizen 87, Kona Kua Bay IPA , Kona Castaway IPA 88, Kona Black Sand Porter 88, Kona Old Blowhole Barley Wine 96, Kona Pipeline Porter 92, Kona Wailua Wheat 24, Kona Magic Sands Saison , Kona Longboard Island Lager 22, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale 60, Kona Thrilla Vanilla Imperial Stout , Kona Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout 98, Kona Paka Nui , Kona Auana Ale
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38 reviews for Kona Brewing Company - Kailua
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  75%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Sokolov  (604) 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  (382) , 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  (710) 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  (795) 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 19/20
larryLSB  (48) La Selva Beach, California | September 25, 2014| Updated September 28, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform  (43) Sweet Home, Oregon | July 11, 2014
Nice laid back atmosphere. Waitress was friendly and attentive. Pizza was pretty good. Beer was average. Nice outside seating with a/c indoor seating. Overall this was a bit pricey for what you get but worth the trip.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jimderek  (1) Bradenton, Florida | May 23, 2014
Canít beat the location.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger  (61) Dallas, Texas | April 28, 2014
A great place to go and have a beer, and a specially made one too. Many times they have one-offs that you canít get anywhere else but the brewery. Food is pretty good too. Great place to hangout and have a beer on the Big Island.

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