Sponsor Highlight - Kona Brewing Company

Kona Low res logo Kona Brewing has sponsored Race the Lake of the Sky since the event began two years ago. One of the benefits for this year’s participants and spectators is being among the first to try Kona’s new Castaway IPA.  Hailed as a truly drinkable IPA, this island style beer is brewed with a special blend of citrusy hops that provide mango and passion fruit notes, and a clean refreshing finish. Castaway IPA has been a favorite on the islands for 14 years and has finally made its way to 40 states on the mainland as of April 2014 in 12oz bottles and on draught in major Kona markets across the US. (Visit www.konabrewingco.com/find-beer to locate Castaway IPA nearest you).

“Because standup paddling began in Hawaii, Kona is proud to sponsor the grassroots efforts of Race the Lake of the Sky. It’s a beautiful spot, and it’s going to be a perfect weekend to take in some Liquid Aloha and be a part of the paddling fun,“ said Kona Brewing brand manager Aaron Marion.

Following the award ceremony on Saturday Afternoon, there will be music and a happy hour for event participants.

About Kona Brewing

Kona Brewing Company was started in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. It is Hawaii’s first and largest craft brewery and is best known for flagship beers Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale. The Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery prides itself on brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality, closest to market. This helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and wasteful packaging materials. The brewery is headquartered where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. For more information call 808-334-BREW or www.KonaBrewingCo.com.