Kona Life

We love how our beer brings people together, but can't deny the fact that living and working in Hawaii is a very special thing. It is our kuleana (responsibility) to respect the environment and appreciate those who also make sustainability a focus. We support those who help our communities during trying times. This is a place for all of that. It's about the people, places and groups who make Hawaii what it is. It's a place to showcase our friends and how Kona Brewing Hawaii connects with our communities here. And, yep, sometimes it's about beer too.

December 2023

20 Years in Hawaii Kai!

Mahalo to all our family and friends for helping us make 20 years in Hawaii Kai!

August 2023


Our hearts and thoughts are with those in Maui and all who were impacted by the recent disaster. Communities everywhere are reaching out to support. People from across the islands, continent and other countries share sharing words of support and aloha.

May 2023

Hope You Stocked Up

The brewers at the Kona Brewery have adjusted their work-life hours. They are still cranking out crisp, refreshing Big Wave Golden Ale, but it's always a good idea to stock up just in case!

November 2021


As part of our MAKANA Local Giving Program, we are proud to partner with artist @thelocalbrandco_la who designed a fresh take at our Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale labels. As a Kailua boy and surfer himself, he was inspired to showcase two of our most iconic brands, while paying homage to Hawaii’s classic and timeless surf culture.

September 2021


It doesn't have to be a Tuesday to enjoy an ono fish taco recipe from Chef Mark Noguchi and an ice cold KONA LIGHT!

November 2020

Sneak Peek - Our New Brewery in Kona.

Billy and Andre give us a glimpse into their first test run of our new brewery in Kona.

BIG Mahalo to @Cinematowski and @PrimeFootage for helping us to capture this special occasion!

October 2020

Big Wave Voted Top Beer in Hawaii in 2020

BIG Mahalo to @HomeBrewAssoc and Zymurgy Magazine for voting our Big Wave Golden Ale the best beer in Hawaii in 2020! We’re proud to keep the spirit of craft and refreshment alive and well in Hawaii!

September 2020

Aloha Harvest & Chef Hui

During the early onset of the pandemic and through the summer, we partnered with Aloha Harvest & Chef Hui to support hard working groups who are helping to feed local communities here on Oahu.

September 2020

Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawaii

We're proud to say that both Kona Brewing pubs are Surfrider Ocean Friendly Certified! Mahalo to Amy & the entire Surfrider Ohana for the write up!