Kona Brewer’s Festival 2012

Kona Brewers Festival 2012

We invite you to the 17th Annual Kona Brewers Festival
Saturday, March 10, 2012 ~ 2:30 to 6:30 pm Tickets $60 – NOW SOLD OUT 🙁

A community fundraising event made possible by the Bill Healy Foundation and hosted by Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Brewers Festival 2012
The 17th annual Kona Brewers Festival indulges craft beer aficionados on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 10, 2012, tapping up 70 types of ales and lagers served alongside a cornucopia of island-style cuisine from 30 Hawaii chefs. The sell-out event, presented by Community Champion Sponsor Sunetric, Official Airlines Sponsor Alaska Airlines, and Kina’ole Sponosrs First Hawaiian Bank and Keauhou Veterinary Hospital, features craft beer, gourmet food, live music and entertainment at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel luau grounds in Kailua-Kona from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Kona Brewers Festival is the headline event of a multi-day celebration that includes a beer and food pairing dinner on Thursday March 8 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort; a charity golf tournament at Big Island Country Club Friday, March 9; and a Walk/Run for Hops race Saturday morning, March 10.

THE MAIN FESTIVAL (SAT. MARCH 10th) IS SOLD OUT!!

Kona Brewers Festival – Saturday, March 10, 2012 – SOLD OUT
Each of 32 breweries from Hawaii and the mainland United States taps up two types of beer, ranging in style and flavor to delight the palate of every craft beer connoisseur. Chefs from 35 of the Big Island’s top restaurants serve sweet and savory tastes of island-style food, from fresh fish and barbecued meats to decadent desserts. A hula and oli (chant) kick off the event. A stage with live music entertains festival-goers throughout the day. The annual Trash Fashion Show, designed to raise awareness of the importance of recycling, shows off whimsical attire made entirely from recycled material.

TICKETS TO THE BREWERS’ PA‘INA ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Brewers’ Pa’ina Beer and Food Pairing Dinner – Thursday, March 8, 2012 – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!
A special beer and food pairing dinner, The Brewers’ Pa’ina, jump starts the weekend of craft beer tasting Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. The dinner is set under the stars, oceanside at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Chef Eric works closely with Brewmaster Paul to create the menu for this outdoor feast. Locally grown food is expertly paired with a different Kona Brewing Company beer. Tickets, which include unlimited beer, food and gratuity, are $60. Check the festival website for purchasing information, www.KonaBrewersFestival.com.

Kona Brewers Fest Golf Open – Friday, March 9, 2012.
The sixth annual Kona Brewers Fest Golf Open tees off Friday, March 9, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Big Island Country Club. Golfers of all levels play at this four-person scramble with a percentage of total Handicap given, a popular format for one-day friendly tournaments because it evens the competition. The event benefits Hawaii Montessori School at Kona. The $150 ticket price includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees and cart, welcome bag, continental breakfast, box lunch and awards ceremony with pupus. www.KonaBrewersFestival.com.

Run for the Hops 5K / 10K – Saturday, March 10, 2012
The day of beer tasting takes off with a running start at the “Run for the Hops” 5K / 10K run/ walk on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 a.m. Presented by Bike Works and benefiting Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH), the run begins and ends at Kona Brewing Company. Entry fee is $25 and includes a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, award ceremony and beer tasting following the race. Check the festival website for updates on registration information, www.KonaBrewersFestival.com.

Kona Brewers Festival Homebrew Competitionn
Also planned in conjunction with festival events is the Kona Brewers Festival Homebrew Competition, a local competition sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association. Judges evaluate the entries using the AHA National Style Guidelines for 28 different styles of beers, meads and ciders. For information visit http://konabrewcontest.googlepages.com.

The Kona Brewers Festival is a community fundraising event made possible by the Bill Healy Foundation that promotes the craft brewery revolution in Hawaii and encourages professional brewers and chefs to work together. The event raises funds for environmental, educational and cultural organizations. It has raised $475,000 over the past 16 years. For information on any of the festival events, visit www.KonaBrewersFestival.com or call 808-987-9196.

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Kona Brewers Festival
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy.
Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i 96740
808-987-9196

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