KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadians will soon start to see Liquid Aloha arriving on store shelves as Kona Brewing Company has announced its island brews will be available throughout British Columbia beginning in late November. Kona beers will make their official Canadian debut at the Hopscotch Whisky Beer and Spirits Festival to be held November 21-22 at The Grand Tasting Hall in Vancouver, B.C., and will roll out in Alberta on December 1st. Draft will be available in both provinces starting early January 2015. Distribution is made possible through partner Beerthirst, and this marks the first time the Hawaiian brewer will have both on and off-premise distribution in Canada.
“For more than a decade, Kona has been bringing its Hawaiian Liquid Aloha to thirsty fans across the mainland,” said Kona Brewing Company brand manager Aaron Marion. “Our pubs in Kona and Oahu attract nearly one million visitors a year, and Hawaii is a top destination for Canadian travelers who have long been asking when we’ll bring Liquid Aloha to their door. We’re stoked to help our new ohana in the north relive their island memories by enjoying their favorite Kona brew back at home.”
With a footprint of 40 U.S. states and 16 countries, Kona Brewing will be entering the Canadian market with its high-quality year-round craft beers Big Wave Golden Ale, Fire Rock Pale Ale, and the newest release to their core lineup, Castaway IPA. More information on Kona Brewing Company and its award-winning craft beers is available on the company’s website.
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About Kona Brewing
Kona Brewing Company was started in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. It is Hawaii’s first and largest craft brewery and is best known for flagship beers Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale. The Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery prides itself on brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality, closest to market. This helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and wasteful packaging materials. The brewery is headquartered where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. For more information call 808-334-BREW or www.KonaBrewingCo.com