Kona Brewing Releases Next Makana Series Brew

July 30, 2015, 8:26 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:56 AM
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Big Island-based Kona Brewing Company will continue its year-long celebration of giving back as the Kai Golden Ale is released in August to benefit the Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches.

In celebration and in benefit of the foundation, the Kai Golden Ale will be Kona Brewing’s third small batch beer in the Makana Series. The series is part of Kona Brewing’s campaign to say “mahalo to the people of Hawai’i for their support over the last 21 years.”

Part of each limited edition beer in the series has gone to one of four Hawai’i-based non-profit organizations that have dedicated themselves to restoring and preserving natural resources in Hawai’i. Each of the beers have been inspired by Hawai’i’s natural elements.

Water was the inspiration for the Kai Golden Ale, which uses water from 3,000 feet below the Kona coast. The desalinated seawater has brought a light, crisp finish.


A variety of events will take place on Maui to celebrate the beer, including a launch party and beach cleanup. On Oahu, a “first-taste” event will take place at the Honolulu Museum of Art during the ARTafterDARK: Swell event.


Big Islanders can get a taste of the brew on tap at bars and restaurants by visiting the Kona Brewing company “Find a Beer” tool.

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