Kona Beer, India Pale Ale, Castaway IPA
Brewing liquid aloha since '94. The First Island Hoppers: Hand-carved, wooden outrigger canoes once carried Hawaiians from island to island, where massive waves would crash over their hulls and toss them toward the horizon. The Ka'iwi Channel, or Channel of Bones, between Oahu and Molokai was a particularly treacherous route. The steep, emerald green volcanic sea cliffs off the north shore of Molokai loomed over these early island explorers as they searched for safe harbors from the shark-infested waters. Only the strongest survived these perilous trips, many were cast away and lost. Today, this 26-mile wide passage challenges champion swimmers and paddlers who continue to race against the high winds and strong currents, earning worldwide admiration and acclaim. Set sail for adventure! It is those early island explorers, and the new ones too, that inspired us to make an equally spirited IPA. Take a sip of this copper-colored India Pale Ale and you'll taste bold, citrusy hops with a touch of tropical mango and passion fruit, balanced by the rich caramel malts. Castaway IPA has a clean, crisp finish that's as fresh as the wind in your face when you set sail for adventure. www.KonaBrewingCo.com.