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29th April 2018


Session IPA with native Hawaiian fruits now available on draught UK wide – with a beach party to celebrate!

After the successful launch of Kona Hanalei IPA in the UK last summer, Cave Direct are excited to announce the launch of the draught version at the Beer Merchants Tap on 5th May.

Brewed with native Hawaiian fruits passionfruit, orange and guava, Hanalei session IPA is the perfect summer beer combining big juicy flavours while still being incredibly drinkable. On draught the fruitiness is extra pronounced, with some very gentle tartness. It is a beer born to be drunk by the pint.

Head of marketing, Jonny Garrett, says: “As soon as we tried Hanalei in bottle we knew we needed to get it in on draught. It’s crazy drinkable and a great partner for Big Wave on the bar as it’s richer in flavour but still really accessible.”

To celebrate the launch and the start of summer (fingers crossed) Cave will host a weekend-long Hawaiian party at the Beer Merchants Tap with deck chairs, lanterns, ukulele tunes, and a special menu from pop-up Salty Loins using the Kona beers. The festivities kick off at midday on Saturday 5th May. Members of the press are welcome to come down for a free pint of Hanalei – just show us this press release on your phone!

For more details email or call him on 07766015541.


Kona Brewery is one of the fastest growing craft beer import brands in the UK, selling over 8,000 HL in the UK last year afrom Cornwall to Glasgow. Founded in 1994 on Hawaii’s Big Island it brews summery beers that take inspiration from its beautiful surroundings.


Founded in 1979, Cave Direct is a leading supplier of craft and speciality beers to the UK Drinks Trade – proud to work with leaders of old and new-world beer, from Beavertown to Westmalle. Operating out of our depots in Kent, Bristol, Newcastle and Manchester we directly deliver some 300 lines of premium draught and hundreds more packaged beers via our own fleet of drays into throughout the UK.