Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Kona Brewing Company (BREW) is bringing a taste of the tropics to five new states this month, with its Liquid Aloha now being poured and sold in five additional markets, all in the Midwest. The five new states where Kona Brewing’s yearlong and seasonal beers will now be available on tap and on the shelves are: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio. This expansion raises the Hawaii-based brewer’s state distribution count to 35.
In addition to bars and restaurants with craft beer offerings throughout the Midwest, consumers will be able to find Kona’s Liquid Aloha in specialty beer shops, liquor stores and regional grocery store chains. Kona Brewing’s flagship Longboard Island Lager will be available in bottles and on draught year-round. In addition to Kona’s other year-round offerings, highly sessionable Big Wave Golden Ale and Fire Rock Pale Ale will be on draught and in-store as well as Kona’s full seasonal line up of Aloha Series beers starting with the spring seasonal in the series, Koko Brown Ale. Consumers can easily access where Kona brews are being sold or served with a Beer-locator available on the Kona Facebook page or at KonaBrewingCo.com.
Fresh off a two-week tour through the Midwest, Kona Brewing president Mattson Davis said: “The response to our beers in these five new states is phenomenal. We saw first-hand how in-tune the Midwestern palate is for handcrafted beer and food here,” he said. “We hope our brews bring a little bit of warmth this season, but when things heat up, craft beer drinkers will taste how well Kona goes with summer food and friends by the lake, pool, and river, or even hangin’ on your favorite tavern deck.”