Kona Brewing Expands Distribution and Goes National
The “Liquid Aloha” experience is going national as Kona Brewing Company expands into the final nine states that currently don’t have distribution, making Kona one of the few craft beer brands available in all 50 states during the prime summer season of 2015.
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma and West Virginia will be the newest states slated to carry the Hawaiian brand’s lineup, with distribution beginning as early as mid-January 2015. Kona Brewing has experienced double-digit growth for more than five consecutive years, both in its home market of Hawaii and across the U.S. Mainland. Not only has the craft brewer’s growth trajectory been robust, it has also outpaced the overall craft beer category in terms of year-on-year growth since launching on the mainland.
“In early 2015 we are approaching our 21st anniversary of brewing high-quality craft beer, and this national push is a perfect tribute to that milestone,” said Kona Brewing Company brand manager Aaron Marion. “It’s been two years since Kona first touched down in the heart of the country, and the reception of our Hawaiian brews has provided a nice groundswell. We look forward to bringing some warmth and a taste of Hawaii to the growing market of craft beer drinkers in the central U.S., especially during these cold winter months.”
Their award winning Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale with both be represented, available on draught and in six-pack bottles. Additional company information is available on their website at www.KonaBrewingCo.com, where craft beer lovers can also find the nearest bar, store or restaurant to purchase their favorite Kona brew by clicking on the company’s beer locator link, located under the “Find Beer” tab on the brand’s homepage.