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Kona Brewing to boost capacity at new brewery

  • WEST HAWAII TODAY / APRIL 2015

    Taps with different brews at the Kona Brewing Company.

Kailua-Kona-based Kona Brewing Co. will build a new, 100,000-barrel brewery on land just leased from the Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust.

The new 2.6-acre site in Kailua-Kona is near the original brewery and pub and will be the home of the new $20 million, high-efficiency brewery. Renewable energy and water conservation will be incorporated into its design, the company said, in a statement.

The property was secured following a year-long search.

“When we first decided on Kailua-Kona for our original Kona brewery 22 years ago, we did it as a result of our respect for the rich culture and spirit of the community,” said company co-founder Cameron Healy, in a statement. Healy co-founded Kona Brewing Co. with his son Spoon Khalsa in 1994.

“Having the opportunity to build the new Kona Brewery in the same neighborhood where we started is a privilege,” he said. “Kona and the Big Island of Hawaii are special, and we are grateful to the community for all of their support over these many years.”

Groundbreaking for the new brewery is expected in the spring, with brewery operations expected to begin in early 2018.

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