March is shaping up to be a busy month over at the Kona Brewing Pub on the Big Island. Along with the annual Kona Brewers Festival this weekend, the team from Craft Brewers Alliance (KBC’s parent company) will break ground on its new 100,000-barrel Big Island brewery and canning facility on Friday, March 11.
To celebrate the groundbreaking of the 2.6 acre site in Kailua-Kona, the KBC brewing team collaborated with original brewer John “Kit” Kittrege and founder Cameron Healy to develop a new beer based on the original recipe for Fire Rock Pale Ale, the brewery’s first production beer. First Rock Pale Ale is a hop-forward, malty ale that pays homage to the beer that started it all for KBC. First Rock (ABV 6%, IBU 65) features Pale 2 Row Premium, Caramel 80 and Honey malts, along with Northern Brewer, Cascade and Columbia hops. The beer will be poured exclusively at the groundbreaking and will be available until supplies last at the Kona Pub & Brewery.
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Source: Beer in Hawaii
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