Hilton Waikoloa Village Unveils Kona Tap Room In Partnership With Kona Brewing Company

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February 03, 2017

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Hilton Waikoloa Village, an oceanfront resort set on Hawaii Island's spectacular volcanic coastline, announces the opening of Kona Tap Room in partnership with the internationally-renowned and widely-respected Kona Brewing Company. The new outlet offers 16 craft and domestic beers on tap, including Kona Brewing Company favorites and seasonal options. Two of the Tap Room's small-batch offerings, Kua Bay IPA and Hula Hefeweizen, are only available in Hawaii. Boasting creative "Surftinis & Beertails," guests will experience options like the Paddleboard Mojito, which combines Longboard Island Lager with Bacardi, house-made specialty mix, and mint for a Hawaiian spin on the classic cocktail.

With turquoise hues and surf-inspired design components resembling the bright island, Kona Tap Room joins the resort's lineup of 12 restaurants and bars dedicated to serving exotic flavors with local Hawaiian flare. Located adjacent to the resort's lobby, the lounge provides comfortable seating areas both indoors and outdoors on an open-air patio.

In addition to beer, the Kona Tap Room also features an enhanced wine selection such as Complicated Chardonnay, Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon and Earthquake Zinfandel. Hawaii's celebrated dishes are shared with guests through pupu and main dishes like Keahole lobster mac n' cheese, Kona poke, and Kalua pork paninis.

"As a beloved brewery on Hawaii Island, we wanted to bring Kona Brewing Company straight to our guests and couple it with local food, live entertainment and Aloha Spirit," said David Givens, general manager, Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Started on Hawaii Island in 1994, Kona Brewing Company is currently Hawaii's largest and favorite craft brewery. Committed to producing the freshest handcrafted beers, the brewery is known for top-selling flagship beers distributed throughout the U.S. as well as award-winning small-batch beers available across the Islands.

"Being Hawaii-born, Hawaii-based, and committed to our local community, Hilton Waikoloa Village is the ideal location for our first branded Tap Room," said Eric Chang, Senior Hawaii Market Manager, Kona Brewing Company. "We're looking forward to sharing our local island brews with the resort's guests from near and far."

Kona Tap Room is open daily from 11 a.m. - midnight with daily entertainment from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. including karaoke and live bands. For more information about Hilton Waikoloa Village and Kona Tap Room, visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call +1 808 886 1234. To download images, visit news.hilton.com/waikoloavillage.

Contacts:
Cynthia Rankin
Hilton Hotels
+1 808 947 7817
cynthia.rankin@hilton.com

Katie Lisi
Quinn PR (For Hilton Hotels & Resorts)
+1 212 868 1900 ext. 403
klisi@quinn.pr

About Hilton Waikoloa Village
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,241 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; the Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; the Club Keiki children's program; Legends of Hawaii Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and an expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops.

About Kona Brewing Company
Kona Brewing Company was started in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii 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 Co 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.

For more information call 808-334-BREW or visit www.KonaBrewingCo.com. Be social via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KonaBrewingCo.

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