Kona Brewing Rolls Out Big Wave Golden Ale in Cans Nationwide


Kona Brewing Co. has announces the the roll-out of Big Wave Golden Ale in Cans and 12-packs Nationwide this summer. The press release says:

Big waves are forecasted to quench thirsts from coast to coast this summer when Kona Brewing Co. releases its awarding-winning Big Wave Golden Ale in convenient, easy-to-carry 12-packs of 12-ounce cans.

Offered for the first time in portable 12-packs nationwide, the legendary Hawaiian beach and outdoors refresher can now be easily transported across the U.S., to all of the barbeques, camping trips, beach bashes and potlucks beckoning this summer.

Big Wave Golden Ale (4.4% ABV, 21 IBU) is the beer of choice for cooling down a summer day. Low ABV makes it the perfect session beer for epic days and hot nights. Lighter bodied with a tropical hop aroma and flavor, it’s easy to drink for beer lovers of all stripes and complex enough to please the most distinguishing craft beer connoisseur.

Big Wave goes great with all types of summertime fare from the barbecue to the white tablecloth, and pairs especially well with seafood, poultry, salads and light pasta dishes. The beer’s golden hue imbued by Caramel 20 and Pale 2 Row Premium malts and a special blend of Millennium, Galaxy and Citra hops, make for a bright, quenching finish.

“We’re really excited to share the ‘Liquid Aloha’ lifestyle of slowing down and focusing on what matters with even more people as they pick up a 12 pack of Big Wave in cans and head into summer,” said Sandi Shriver, head of Kona Brewing Co.’s brewery operations. “Big Wave is an all-time island favorite and really the perfect beer to unwind with after a day by the pool, at the lake or at your favorite beach.”

Big Wave racked up big wins the past few years, bringing home multiple awards that include:

 2016 Silver Medal, Blonde Ale, Best of Craft Beer Awards
 2015 Gold Medal, Light/Golden Ale, Great International Beer and Cider Competition  2014 Gold Medal, Light Ale, North American Brewers Association
 2013 Gold Medal, Session Ale, U.S. Open Beer Championships
 2013 First Place Medal, Great International Beer and Cider Competition
 2013 Gold Medal, Small Pack Ale Class I, International Brewing Awards

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  • Sandra Boone
    Sandra Boone
    Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:27 PM

    Where can I find Big Wave Golden Ale in cans in San Antonio, TX?

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:09 AM

      no clue. Ask your local bottleshop for it.