Kona Brewing Co (Kona, HI) has announced that they will be shipping Big Wave Golden Ale to the mainland. Big Wave is one of the breweries original beers from all the way back in the ’90s. Bottles will hit all of Kona’s 30 mainland markets, with draft limited to just California and Florida until 2013.
Inspired by the huge waves that pound the gold sand beach of Makaha in Waimea Bay on Oahu, Big Wave Golden Ale is well-loved among locals and visitors to Hawaii, who until now have had to go without upon their return to the mainland. This will be the company’s first new mainland beer since Koko Brown Ale hit in January 2011.
Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Galaxy, Citra
Malts: Pale (Premium 2-R0w), Honey
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft (Limited initially)
4.4% ABV 21 IBUs