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24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival~March 9, 2019!   Leave a comment

24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival~March 9, 2019!

Enjoy delicious US and Hawaii made craft beesr along with some of the very best Hawaii Island style cuisine. It’ll include brew tasting, sampling of gourmet cuisine, entertainment, trash fashion show, musical groups, homebrew competition, 5k / 10k and much more.

Nestled against Kamakahonu Bay, and overlooking theʻAhuʻena heiau, the Kona Brewer’s Festival offers an experience unique to Hawaii Island. Produced in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people together to enjoy incredible craft beer, island style cuisine, great music and the company of good friends. Add to that the views of Kailua village and the trembling blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean, the stage is set for an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Each of 36 breweries from Hawaii and the mainland United States taps up two types of beer, ranging in style and flavor to delight the palate of every craft beer connoisseur. Chefs from 36 of the Big Island’s top restaurants serve sweet and savory tastes of island-style food, from fresh fish and barbecued meats to decadent desserts. A hula and blessing kick off the event. A stage with live music entertains festival-goers throughout the day. The annual Trash Fashion Show, designed to raise environmental awareness, shows off attire made entirely from recycled material.

Since its humble beginning in 1996 to celebrate the creation of the Kona Brewing Company, the festival’s mission is raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations which contribute to the well being of Hawaii’s youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions through the celebration of handcrafted brews and local cuisine in a sustainable community gathering on the Island of Hawaii.

The Festival includes a Home Brewers Competition and the ever popular Run for Hops 5k run/walk. Over the past 24 years, the Kona Brewers Festival has become one of Hawaii’s premier events and has raised 1.2 million dollars for Big Island non-profit organizations. Join us in raising pints and funds for a better world!

Brewers Festival Kailua Event Details:

▪️Date: 3/9/2019 (Saturday)

▪️Address: Oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Kailua Kona, HI

▪️Hours: 3pm-7pm

▪️Cost/Cover: $85.00

▪️Web Page:

▪️Contact Info: 808-987-9196

Hope to see you there!


Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


A Taste of the Hawaiian Range Agricultural Festival ~ September 29th!   Leave a comment

The island’s largest agricultural showcase is returning in 2018 with a new twist at a different location in Waimea, Hawai‘i Island!

Taste of the Hawaiian Range will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Mana Christian ‘Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park in Waimea. The 2018 Taste will offer all-day agricultural-themed fun and educational activities before culminating with an evening tasting event showcasing locally produced food.

▪️Agriculture Festival:

The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Agriculture Festival offers livestock displays, educational exhibits, local product sampling and sales, food trucks and beverages.

“Find out how to attract bees to your landscape, visit a “plant doctor” for help on garden questions and taste-test local beef jerky, breadfruit, honey and more,” suggests event co-chair Jeri Moniz.

Keiki can enjoy agricultural-themed activities and games; pony rides will be available for a nominal fee. Hawai‘i Island 4-H youth will offer a display of farm animals and a booth on how youngsters can join the project-based organization 4-H is marking 100 years in Hawai‘i during 2018.

▪️Indoor Classroom Presentations:

Learn how agriculture is the science, art and practice of producing food at agricultural and culinary-themed presentations 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the five-classroom complex behind the Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall. In addition, there will be an all-day exhibit of invasive species.

Open to the public and geared to farmers, ranchers and culinarians, the free presentations will include Q&As. Talks will cover a wide range of topics: the Food Safety Modernization Act, invasive species, federal worker protection standards on proper pesticide use and safety, Hawai‘i tea production, agriculture technology with Smart Yields, best-use practices for beef carcass utilization and the cutting-edge GMO research and technology involving CRISPR-Cas9.

Leading the 2018 installment of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 is Chef Edwin Goto of Waimea’s Village Burger and Noodle Club. He will demonstrate how to prepare beef flank steak and pork belly 2:30-4 p.m.; the activity offers sampling. Tickets are $10 at the door or online.

▪️Evening Taste:

Featuring 20 culinary stations preparing pasture-raised meats and local produce, the 5:30-7:30p.m. Taste gala is both inside and out of the Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall and is open to 500 attendees.

Gala tickets are $50 online and at Parker Ranch Store; they will sell for $60 at the door if available.


▪️Saturday, September 29, 2018
▪️Mana Christian ʻOhana hall & YMCA Minuke Ole Park, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


Dagan Bernstein playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th!    Leave a comment

Dagan Bernstein is playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th! 

An expressive singing voice and rhythmic acoustic guitar playing are at the core of Big Island musician Dagan Bernstein’s “inspired folk music”. With the green hills of Waimea as his muse, Dagan writes songs that invite the listener to be moved, to think, and to be awakened to the world around them. 

The title track from his new EP “Change Something” (2016) was named the Big Island Music Awards Country/Folk Single of the year upon its release.

Date: 10/6/2017 (Friday) 

Time: 6:00 PM

Address: Big Island Brewhaus, Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI 96743

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Hawaiian

Band Members: Dagan Bernstein

Hometown: Kamuela, HI

Photo + Article courtsey of:

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072


Fax: 808-883-2263