Posts tagged "Kona Brewing"

Beer Preview: Kona Kanaha and Koko Brown

Beer Preview: Kona Kanaha and Koko Brown
I thought I could be doing a “Beer By the Grill” feature this weekend, but drat it if it’s not still winter. And I’ve got a big ham just aching for some grill marks and pineapple. Well, these have been sent to me by the brewer’s people for review, and I want to get to... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Kona Hanalei Island IPA

Craft Beer Preview: Kona Hanalei Island IPA
It’s been a bit of a frustrating day. I got to file an extension on my taxes because I thought I’d be having a procedure on Tuesday. But that got postponed because of an issue with my labs. So both these things remain hanging over my head. Seems like a good reason to pop open... Read more »

Beer Preview: Kona Longboard Island Lager

Beer Preview: Kona Longboard Island Lager
Once again time to open a beer provided for my comment. Today, I’m pouring a big beer from Kona Brewing Co. Kona came to the Chicago market just less than one year ago, and I profiled their president Mattson Davis in this article. This Hawa’ii brewery, started by the same folks behind Kettle brand potato chips,... Read more »
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Kona Brewing offers Hawaii trip for Bucket List photos

Ahoy, all. I’ve been unconscionably absent from this page for some weeks again. I have some things going that I haven’t quite worked out yet, mainly having to do with getting that real job. But enough for now. I have some time-sensitive information to post here. Yes, it’s some PR flack, but I’m sure there... Read more »

At Last! The Kona Brewing Interview!

At Last! The Kona Brewing Interview!

So it's been two months now since I posted this picture on my Facebook page. I had been pleased to find that the folks from Kona Brewing of Hawai'i wanted to get me to interview them when they introduced their beers to the Chicago area. Well, after many delays caused by various factors: so many more events for my calendar articles, hunting for jobs, trying to finish some homework, I have just now finally edited my interview and can happily present it here...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 14 - 17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 14 - 17
Deschutes wraps up its big introduction this week in Chicago. There are a whole raft of tastings and bar appearances. I’ve summarized some of the bigger events here, but you can see more at Deschutes’ Event Page! Additionally, you can catch samplings with another new beer to Chicago, Kona Brewing Co., at the River North... Read more »
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