Kona beer enters Minnesota market, ends tour at Psycho Suzi's tonight
Hawaii's biggest craft beer comes to Minnesota
Courtesy Kona Brewing Co.
Kona Brewing Co., the largest craft brewery in Hawaii, is ending its four-city "liquid tour" of the Midwest tonight with a party at Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in northeast Minneapolis. The Hawaiian-themed road tour was intended to promote the Kailua Kona-based brand and announce its arrival on the Midwestern market. Kona already distributes its product to 30 states and has now officially upped that count to 35 with the recent addition of Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota.
Founded in 1994, Kona has grown exponentially since its inception and shipped 220,000 barrels in 2012 alone. While much of its beer is still actually brewed in Hawaii, the company also has facilities they source from in Portland, Oregon, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire to accommodate its growing markets in the contiguous 48.
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