Getting Our Drink On: Kona Longboard Lager | Sharapova's Thigh

A couple years ago I went on a family trip to Hawaii on the island of Oahu, and being a lover of the beach and the sun like I am, needless to say it was an absolute blast. But what I did not expect was to be introduced to this terrific brewing company known as Kona. I probably drank a good 50 of their beers in our week there. I'm not kidding.

Our hotel resort had a bar every 50 yards it seemed, all serving this on draft. We even went to one of their two pubs which I highly recommend to anybody that makes a trip to Hawaii. Great food right on a Marina, and you can sample all of their beers for a cheap price.

Probably the best beer I've had of their's, and the Kona beer I've seen the most in liquor stores in Colorado, is the Longboard Lager.

When you're talking beer genres, lagers are typically better as "thirst-quenching" beers than most. The Kona Longboard Lager is no exception. I can see why it's so popular in Hawaii, as it's a smooth refreshing beer that's perfect during, or after a long day in the sun.

This lager has an obvious malty/grainy aroma to it. Although not much, there is a sweet, fruity taste to the beer, unlike you'd find in the mainstream lagers from the likes of Budweiser, Miller, and Coors.

If you want a beer to try during the summertime, this would be a great choice. Additionally, if you find yourself drinking lagers all the time, this one adds a little variation that you might enjoy. So if you see this at a liquor store, or if you find a rare bar that carries it, give it a try.

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