Kona Brewing AinaKona Brewing Co. – New MAKANA SERIES (Hawaii Only)

For the past 21 years, Hawaii’s remarkable people and culture have made Kona Brewing Co. who we are. To say mahalo, we’re celebrating with the Makana Series: fourlimited edition , island-brewed beers, inspired by Hawaii’s landscape and made with island ingredients that tell our story. And in the spirit of makana, all proceeds will benefit local nonprofits. Aloha!

JANUARY 2015 – EARTH: AINA BROWN ALE :

The Makana Series is all about giving, and in that spirit we’d like to celebrate the beautiful land of Hawaii (or aina) that has given sustenance to our people. Deep in the rich volcanic soil of our islands grow the roots of the kalo (or taro) plant, an essential part of Hawaiian food and history for thousands of years. Kalo is believed to carry the spirit of Haloa, the first Hawaiian, making him present in each bowl of poi we eat. With Aina, the first release in our new Makana Series, Kona Brewing Co. gives our homeland a new way to experience kalo and the spirit of Haloa, sip by sip. And since “makana” means “to give,” we’re donating a portion of the proceeds of our limited edition Aina Brown Ale to the nonprofit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to keep our most stunning landscapes, our miles and miles of island coastlines, pristine and garbage-free.

BEER FLAVOR:
We’re paying tribute to the beautiful land of Hawaii with our limited edition Makana Series Aina Brown Ale. With kalo added to the mash, you’ll taste its earthy flavor which balances the caramel complexity of this unique brew. Take a sip, close your eyes, and let the spirit of Haloa give you appreciation for the paradise beneath your feet.

BEER SPECS:
SPECIAL INGREDIENT: KALO (OR TARO ROOT)
ABV:  6%          IBUS: 29
MALT: Premium 2 Row, Caramel, Munich, Chocolate, Carapils
HOPS: Millennium, Cascade, Mt Hood, Centennial
YEAST: Ale
RELEASE: JANUARY