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“Good stop for some brews...”

Kona Brewing Company
Ranked #12 of 135 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped here for a little relaxation and to sample some beers while we were in Kona while on our cruise on the Pride of America. We were too late to do a brewery tour...they were all full. (I think that you can reserve a spot online if you knew you were planning on making a stop here) The bar area was nice and we were surprised that it seemed to be a spot where locals come regularly. We assumed that this place would have been crawling with tourists, but it really wasn't. The locals we ran into were very friendly. We didn't eat here, but from what we saw the food looked good. We did a beer sampler, and really enjoyed the beers. We definitely enjoyed our stop, and would be enjoyed by any beer lover. Prices were pretty reasonable too. ***A tip for other cruise ship goers; we took the free shuttle to Hilo Hattie's and then walked to Kona Brewing which is basically about a block away. Saves you having to walk up the hill!

Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Hubby did the tour, I joined for the tasting (bun wasn't allowed on the tour) then we had drinks and an early dinner. The tour was only $5 each and included tastings of four beers. We booked online about 3 days in advance and got an email confirmation. Hubby said the tour was ok, nothing extraordinary but the tastings were good, we then sat inside and had lovely food, great beer and enjoyed really good service. Bub loved all the attention from staff and she enjoyed her toddler meal. We had a fun time and would recommend this venue as a good night out. It is also very reasonably priced!

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

If you have taken a brewery tour in the past you could almost skip the first half of this. There is no good info given except you find out they only make beer to be keged for the islands. Any beer in bottles or cans is produced on the mainland and shipped to Hawaii. You look at some tanks and go in the cold storage area. The $5 cost is worth it for the tasting and souvenir glass. The tasting actually lasted about twice as long as it should have as the host only wanted to talk about nonsense to 2 or 3 of the 17 guests, leaving the rest of us ignored.

Thank sissy_ib
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Booked this tour several weeks before our trip and am so glad we did. The tour guide was great and the samples at the end were awesome! The brewery is a short walk from the pier and we made it in plenty of time (should have had a beer while we waited). We got sample of four different beers and by the fourth, most people didn't want the "left overs" in the pitcher, so I ended up with it...WINNING!!! After the tour, we had lunch which was also great. The sad thing was our Kona Brewery glasses were broken when we got back home...guess we'll have to make it back to Kona some day!

Thank cruisnfox
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Reviewed April 30, 2014


We had to check this place out and I glad we did! Had lunch and a dinner and at outside both times (recommend outside). At lunch we were seated immediately and waited approximately 25 minutes for a dinner table.
Both of the meals were excellent. The pizza is great with featured toppings each day. The combination, slice of pizza and a salad is plenty for anyone and an excellent value. Of course there are many beer choices. The ice cream sundaes are great. I recommend you try the Kona Brewing Company.

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