Kai Golden Ale part of Kona Brewing’s 21st Birthday Makana Series.

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, waves and beaches.

Kai Golden Ale is the third small batch beer in the Makana Series, Kona Brewing’s campaign to say mahalo to the people of Hawaii for their support over the last 21 years.  A portion of the proceeds from each limited edition beer in the series – which was inspired by Hawaii’s natural elements – goes to one of four Hawaii-based non-profit organizations that dedicate themselves to restoring and preserving Hawaii’s natural resources.

Hawaii’s life giving waters were the inspiration for Kai Golden Ale (4% ABV). In fact, the water used to make the special brew comes from 3,000 feet below the Kona coast off the Big Island.  The desalinated seawater is full of minerals that give the ale a light, crisp finish – making it deeply refreshing and the perfect end to a day spent riding the waves.

Kai Golden Ale

Kai Golden Ale

Photo Courtesy of Kona Brewing Company

First Taste of Kai

Craft beer fans can get the first taste of Kai Golden Ale at Honolulu Museum of Art’s ARTafterDARK: Swell from 6-9 pm, July 31st, 2015.  Kona Brewing is the presenting sponsor of the event featuring the newest wave of local art at Artists of Hawai‘i 2015, Indie rockers The Bougies and KTUH DJ TheNativeGirl. Tickets are $25 or free for museum members.

Beach Cleanup

As a lead up to the Kai Golden Ale launch, Kona Brewing will team up with the Surfrider Foundation for a pau hana beach cleanup at 5 pm on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at Paia Bay.  The public is invited to attend.  More information is available on the Maui Surfrider website.

Launch Party on Maui

Kai Golden Ale makes its official debut on August 8th, 2015, at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. The launch party features The Green, Gomega and Pi’ilani Arias and Dani Girl.  Doors open at 5:15 p.m.  General admission concert tickets are $21. For every pint of beer sold, $1 will be donated to the Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Kai Golden Ale will be available for on draft-only for approximately three months, or until supply runs out, at about 30 bars, restaurants, and both Kona Brewing pubs in Honolulu and Kona beginning August 8th, 2015.  Due to limited supply, the series will not be available at the growler station or for dock sales at the Kona brewery or Koko Marina pub. A list of locations selling Kai Golden Ale can be found using the Find Beer tab on the Kona Brewing website: KonaBrewingCo.com/Find-Beer.

For more information call 808-334-BREW or visit KonaBrewingCo.com.