Aussies take Hawaii by storm!

13 April, 2018 by Damon Apter

Craft Revolution announced plans to take 40 on premise and retail partners to the Kona Brew Festival in July last year.  https://www.theshout.com.au/news/kona-brewing-ready-big-summer-push/

The team have returned from the trip after attending one of the most successful brew festivals in the world. Held on the second Saturday of March for the past 23 years the Kona Brew Festival brings together some of the best craft brewers in the US on the beach front at Kona Brewing Co home town of Kona.  The exclusive event which is sold out each year sees around 1000 people sampling beers from 45 different breweries. The Aussies, in fine form, were prominent in numbers with the 50 Craft Revolution contingent and quite a few more independent travellers enjoying the brews on the shoreline.

The Aussie contingent was made up of Craft Revolution customers that qualified to travel by supporting Kona over a six-month period from August to January 2018. “Kona Points” were awarded on purchases, in venue support and even social media support. “We had a great mix from across the country… supporters across the industry including bars, clubs and pubs as well as restaurants and retail.” said David Paton NSW Sales Manager for Craft Revolution. “The trip was amazing… 3 days in and around Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, including a visit to the Kona Brewery, the brew fest and some relaxation in Honolulu afterwards.  We had owners, managers and staff from our partners coming together to experience one of those bucket list type experiences.”   “ It was a  great week, the best festival, with some really great beers…. It’s something we are looking to turn into an annual pilgrimage for our trade partners.”

Craft Revolution are expected to announce plans for Kona Brew Festival 2019 in coming months, be sure to keep in touch with your Craft Revolution representative for how you can get to this great event.

To find out more information Contact

Drew Lette drew@craftrevolution.com.au

VIC, WA & SA: James Kenny jk@craftrevolution.com.au

NSW: David Paton david@craftrevolution.com.au

QLD: Keilah Sauni keilah@craftrevolution.com.au