Booming by the barrel: 8 months after opening, Ola Brew Co. continues to grow
Bartender Alec Armijo pours beer on Friday night.
German Lager, left, and Old Industrial IPA. Elizabeth Pitts/West Hawaii Today
Kiawe Vanilla Porter, on tap at Ola Brew in Kailua-Kona. (Photos by Elizabeth Pitts/West Hawaii Today)
Ola Brew Co. cans its IPA at the Old Industrial Area facility. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Cans and kegs of Ola Brew IPA are stacked in a refrigerated unit at the Luhia Street brewery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Brett Jacobson checks on a batch of cider at Ola Brew Co. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Mike McQuiston, Ola Brew Co. brewer and quality control, works in the brewery on Luhia Street.
Naehalani Breeland shows Ola Brew Co’s walk-in refrigerator full of white pineapple for cider. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Brett Jacobson and Naehalani Breeland toast with an IPA and dragonfruit cider at Ola Brew Co on Luhia Street. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
KAILUA-KONA — It’s been eight months since Ola Brew Co. opened its doors on Luhia Street.
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