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Longboard Island Lager Brewed by Kona Brewing - Kona, Hawaii


Longboard Island Lager Brewed by Kona Brewing - Kona, Hawaii   

Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer. IBUs: 18. ABV: 18. Hops: Mount Hood, Hallertau, Saaz

Food Pairings: Longboard Island Lager typically pairs well with lighter fare but has enough flavor and body to stand up to some heartier foods too. Try some with herb chicken on mixed greens, garlic twists, Greek pizza.
    

Kona Long Board Lager

                     
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
My first Longboard I was on the island of Maui. I remember it well. Waking up early to go find a bar to watch the Bears game. There was a 5 hour difference. It pours a nice clear golden color. Very fine head in the glass. The aroma every is subtle but every time takes me back to Hawaii. It hits on the nose just right. It is a very refreshing and easy to drink beer. You can easily put back several of these without realizing it. Overall, the first one of these was one of the most memorable beers I've ever had.
  

                        
Kona Brewing History
Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.
 
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Kona Brewpub
Kona Brewing Company’s Kailua-Kona Pub on Hawaii’s Big Island opened in November 1998. An enormous mahogany log that washed ashore in Kailua Bay was used to adorn the masterpiece Koa wood bar. The featured ohia wood posts used on the lanai came from South Kona. The rusty corrugated tin that provides a shade roof over the outdoor lanai came from an old Holualoa okolehao (liquor distilled from ti root) distillery. These are just a few of the local materials used to create this showcase restaurant. The pub is known for great hand spun pizzas, local organic salads and fresh beers on draft that you can’t find anywhere else. Every Sunday evening local musicians provide live entertainment.

Kona Breweries
Kona Brewing Company runs its flagship brewhouse in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island, which produced more than 10,000 barrels of beer in 2008.

Under strict guidance, Kona Brewing Company also produces its bottled beer and mainland draft beer in Portland, Oregon, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as part of its partnership with Craft Brewers Alliance Inc.

Recipes and beer specifications are dictated by Kona Brewing Company’s brewmaster, who oversees each of Kona Brewing Company’s partner breweries as the beer is brewed and packaged. The beer brewed at Kona Brewing Company’s partner breweries utilizes Kona’s hops, malt and proprietary yeast. The water mineral levels at each brewery are adjusted to replicate the water used in Hawaii. A sample of each batch of beer is sent to the Kailua-Kona brewery for sensory evaluation. The brewmaster and quality assurance employees are in daily contact with mainland partner breweries.

Kona Brewing Company recognizes the importance of crafting its tasty ales and lagers close to their markets. By brewing the beer close to distribution markets, Kona Brewing Company ensures beer drinkers are receiving the freshest beer. This also enables Kona Brewing Company to minimize its carbon footprint, expending limited resources to deliver quality beer.
  

 





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