The Limited Release Hawaii-Only Specialty Brews Make Their Way Back On The Mainland and Into More States.
Two of Kona Brewing Company’s popular Hawaii-only specialty beers are returning to pint glasses across the U.S. The coffee infused Pipeline Porter and the coconut rich Koko Brown Ale make their return to the Mainland in response to increasing demand for the uniquely Hawaiian brews. The beers are limited releases and are not expected to stay on shelves or taps long.
“Our customers on the mainland have been begging us to bring back Pipeline Porter and Koko Brown Ale, and we’re happy to oblige. Pipeline Porter and Koko Brown Ale are bold, distinctive brews that are perfect for the winter season. And with flavors like Kona coffee and toasted coconut, they add a tropical twist to holiday celebrations.”
– Sandi Shriver, head of Kona Brewing Co.’s brewery operations
Pipeline Porter (5.3% ABV, 23 IBU) is currently available on draft and in bottles in most states across the continental U.S. The beer is made with premium malted barley and freshly-roasted 100% Kona coffee grown on the Cornwell Estate, located just a few miles from Kona’s home brewery in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. Pipeline Porter has an inviting aroma and earthy complexity that pairs well with soups, stews, roast beef sandwiches, pot roasts and mashed potatoes as well as desserts. The porter is made with Pale 2 Row Premium, Victory and Caramel 120, and Chocolate malts. Hops include millennium and Willamette.
Pipeline Porter is available through the end of the year or until supplies run out. The craft beer is available in Hawaii year-round.
“Some states, like Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma and West Virginia are tasting Pipeline Porter for the very first time,” added Shriver. “We like introducing this unique porter to people who have never tried it. One sip, and they’re hooked.”
Fan favorite Koko Brown Ale (5.6% ABV, 45 IBU) will be available January – March or until supplies last. The beer is made with toasted coconut that imparts a smooth nutty, toffee flavor. The ale pairs well with Thai curries, barbeque and grilled meats. The ale is made with Pale 2 Row Premium, Victory, Carapils, Munich 30 and Chocolate malt that contributes to its smooth flavor and nutty aroma. Hops include Alchemy, Cascade and Willamette.
Both Pipeline Porter and Koko Brown Ale are available in 6-pack, 12-ounce bottles and on draft in bars and watering holes throughout the Mainland.
For more information, call 808-334-BREW or visit KonaBrewingCo.com.