Ready for brews on the big rock?

The 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival will indulge both craft beer aficionados and foodies alike on the Big Island Saturday, March 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. The annual fundraising event, held rain or shine on the beach and luau grounds at King Kamehameha’s Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona, taps up brews from 40 of the country’s best breweries and serves them alongside a host of island cuisine from 40 Hawaii chefs.

The Kona Brewers Festival main event is the culmination of a multi-day celebration that includes a pairing dinner and benefit art auction on Thursday, March 6, at the Kona Sheraton Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay; a charity golf tournament on Friday, March 7; and the Run for Hops race Saturday morning, March 8.

The Kona Brewers Festival is a community fundraising event made possible by the Bill Healy Foundation that promotes the craft brewery revolution in Hawaii and encourages professional collaboration between brewers and chefs. The event raises funds for environmental, educational and cultural organizations and has raised more than $650,000 in the past 18 years.

For information on any of the festival events, visit or call 987-9196.


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