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.