Kona Brewing Co. has announced it will add three new states — Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin — to its distribution lineup this month. Kona Brewing’s flagship Longboard Island Lager, and Big Wave Golden Ale, will be available year round in six-pack bottles and on draft throughout the new states.
Robert Rentsch, senior director of brand marketing said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding Kona Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale to Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. Last year at this time when we started our expansion in the Midwest, consumers were excited to enjoy a Kona brew and the Liquid Aloha spirit. We’re looking forward to brightening up this winter and bringing some Liquid Aloha to consumers in our three newest states.”
Kona Brewing, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year, continues to show strong growth across the Mainland and Hawaii with double digit growth for more than five consecutive years. In addition, the demand for Liquid Aloha has fueled Kona Brewing to grow at twice the rate of the craft category. Added Rentsch: “Kona is excited to continue this trend of growth in 2014 by introducing these new markets to our portfolio of authentic Hawaiian craft beers.”