Two Signature Kona Brews Earn Top Honors At The “19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition Awards”
Hitting the beach with the bare essentials – surfboard and beer of course – just got a whole lot easier with Kona Brewing Company’s light, easy-to-carry 6 and 12-packs.
The 12-ounce aluminum cans of Longboard Island Lager (4.6% ABV, 18 IBU) are currently available in select states and will expand to additional ones early next year. Big Wave Golden Ale (4.4% ABV, 21 IBU) is being introduced for the first time.
Big Wave Golden Ale offers a tropical aroma and flavor. Its caramel malt and special blend of hops provides a quenching finish. Big Wave’s lighter body is ideal to enjoy with seafood, poultry, salads and light pasta dishes. The ale is made with Pale 2 Row Premium and Caramel 20. Hops include Millennium, Galaxy and Citra.
Longboard Island Lager is fermented and aged for weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements its malty body. Longboard pairs well with grilled chicken on mixed greens, garlic twists, Greek pizza and turkey pesto sandwiches. The malt is Pale 2 Row Premium and the hops include Millennium, Hallertauer, Mt. Hood and Sterling.
In October, both beers were awarded top prizes during the 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition Awards. Big Wave won first place prize in the Light Ale-Golden Category and Longboard earned second place in the Lager-Helles Category. Longboard also took home the silver medal in the “Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest” category during the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
For more information, call 808-334-BREW or visit KonaBrewingCo.com.