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.

Kona Brewing Big Wave Golden Ale 12 oz. Cans

Kona Brewing Big Wave Golden Ale 12 oz. Cans

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.

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