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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kona Brewers Fest set for March 11-13 on the Big Island

Advertiser Staff

The Kona Brewers Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary on the shore of Kailua Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island 2:30-6:30 p.m. March 13, tapping 70 types of ales and lagers, complemented by island-style cuisine from 25 Hawaii chefs on the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel luau grounds in Kailua, Kona.

In addition to beer and food, the event features live music and entertainment. The Festival is a culminating event of a multi-day celebration that includes a beer and food pairing dinner at the Keauhou Beach Resort Thursday, March 11; a charity golf tournament at Big Island Country Club Friday, March 12; and a Walk/Run for Hops race Saturday morning, March 13.
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 brewers and chefs to work together. The event raises funds for environmental, educational and cultural organizations. It has raised $360,000 over the past 14 years. Information: KonaBrewersFestival.com; 808-331-3033.