Kona Brewing Co to build second brewery in Hawaii
Kona Brewing Co will start construction of its second brewery in the coming weeks
Kona Brewing Co has confirmed plans to construct its second brewery along with a canning facility on the same site.
The Hawaii craft brewer said earlier this week that the new, 30,000-square-foot brewery will be built in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island. The site, which is in close proximity to Kona's original brewery and pub, will have an annual capacity of 100,000 barrels.
The company, which was founded by Cameron Healy and his son, Spoon Khalsa, in 1994, will spend US$20m on the site - $5m more than initially intended, as it looks to "incorporate new innovations in renewable energy and water conservation into the brewery design". The new canning operation, meanwhile, will enable Kona to expand the range available in cans beyond its Kona Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale variants.
Construction will start in the Spring, with the facility set to become operational in early-2018.
Kona was purchased by Craft Brew Alliance in 2010. CBA is 32%-owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Sectors: Beer & cider
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