Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – As temperatures across the nation heat up, beer drinkers from coast to coast start craving a crisp, smooth and refreshing brew that’ll turn a warm afternoon into a chill soiree. Lucky for them, liquid gratification is on the way.

Kona Brewing Company’s exotically delicious Lemongrass Luau (ABV 5%, IBU 20) just made its Arizona debut in time to quench the thirsts of blonde ale fans looking for a little zing and spice. A favorite thirst- quencher in Hawaii, Lemongrass Luau will be available in six packs and on draft. This unique blonde ale is part of Kona Brewing Co.’s Aloha Series – a special series, widely available throughout the mainland, which features seasonal craft brews made with island-inspired ingredients.

“There’s an unmistakable energy when the weather changes and people swap long sleeves for tank tops,” said Sandi Shriver, head of Kona Brewing Co.’s brewery operations. “We wanted to bottle that seasonal excitement in a blonde ale that really captures the ready-to-celebrate vibe of spring with an invigorating pop of flavor and a nice smooth finish.”

Luau means party or feast in Hawaiian, and the sessionable Lemongrass Luau promises to keep the party lively with a unique flavor profile that flings taste buds out of the winter doldrums with a bright hint of lemongrass and fresh ginger. The unique hop mix lends layers of earthy complexity that complement its subtle sweetness. Spicy, gingersnap flavors and aromas from the ginger that’s added throughout the brewing process further balances the distinctive brew.

Lemongrass Luau pairs exceptionally well with grilled fish, chicken, pork and vegetables. To find Lemongrass Luau, visit Kona Brewing Co.’s Beer Finder at konabrewingco.com/find-beer.

About Kona Brewing Co.

About Kona Brewing Kona Brewing Company was started in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island 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. Today, Kona is Hawaii’s largest and favorite craft brewery, known for top-selling flagship beers Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale and award-winning innovative small-batch beers available across the Islands. 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 packaging materials.

Kona Brewing has become one of the top craft beer brands in the world, while remaining steadfastly committed to its home market through a strong focus on innovation, sustainability and community outreach. Kona Brewing Co. is part of Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ: BREW), a leading craft brewing company. For more information call 808-334-BREW or visit www.KonaBrewingCo.com.