After 21 years in business, consumers will soon be able to purchase Kona Brewing Co. beers in all 50 states.
The Kailua-Kona, Hawaii-based brewery has announced that it has inked deals to expand into the final nine states in the country that do not currently carry its beers: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and West Virginia. Last month, Kona publicized that it had also expanded into Canada, with distribution in British Columbia and Alberta by Dec. 1.
“In early 2015 we are approaching our 21st anniversary of brewing high-quality craft beer, and this national push is a perfect tribute to that milestone,” said Aaron Marion, Kona Brewing Company brand manager, in a press release. ”It’s been two years since Kona first touched down in the heart of the country, and the reception of our Hawaiian brews has provided a nice groundswell. We look forward to bringing some warmth and a taste of Hawaii to the growing market of craft beer drinkers in the central U.S., especially during these cold winter months.”
Both Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager will be available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles starting as early as mid-Januarary of next year with full distribution by the summer.