Kona Brewing to Release Kai Golden Ale, Benefiting the Surfrider Foundation

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Credit: Kona Brewing

Kona Brewing Company continues its year-long celebration of giving back with the August release of Kai Golden Ale, a refreshing and golden-hued craft brew that benefits the Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter, a non-profit that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, [Read more…]

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Veronica Vega Promoted to Brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery has promoted Veronica Vega to brewmaster. She will work as the brewery’s research and development lead, alongside brewmaster Brian Faivre who heads the technical brewing side. Vega started out at Deschutes as a tour guide in 2006, moving into the cellar before transitioning into a production brewer role. She’s been the lead brewer at the brewery’s original pub location in downtown Bend, Oregon pub for the last three [Read more…]

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Whole Foods Market Begins Distribution of its Own Beer

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Whole Foods Market Brewing Company, the first craft brewery inside a grocery store, will begin distribution of its first draft beer in two phases, starting with the greater Houston area on August 8 followed by the launch of statewide distribution in Texas on September 18. Both launches will be celebrated by special tapping events, including a tapping event in Austin on [Read more…]

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Honolulu Magazine Readers Name Kona Brewing Best Beverage Company

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The votes are in: Kona Brewing Company is the best local beverage company in Honolulu. Readers of HONOLULU Magazine bestowed the honor upon Hawaii’s largest and favorite craft brewery for the publication’s “Best of Honolulu” issue that’s on newsstands [Read more…]

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Celebrate National Scotch Day with a Delicious Cocktail

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It seems that every food and beverage has its designated “day” on the calendar. Distilled spirits are part of the action as well and today, July 27, just happens to be a day set aside to honor America’s favorite Scottish import. It’s National Scotch Day, the perfect excuse to grab that favorite bottle of single malt from the liquor shelf and rediscover the great taste that makes scotch [Read more…]

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