DOJ approves beer merger: Kona Brewing Co.’s Hawaii operations to be sold

  • Crews work on the roof of the new 30,000-square-foot Kona Brewing Co. facility in July. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The new 30,000-square-foot, 100,000-barrel brewery is expected to be online by year's end. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kona Brewing Co.'s new brewery is seen in July in the aerial photo. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Crews work on the 30,000-square-foot Kona Brewing Co. facility on Monday. Craft Brew Alliance has agreed to sell Kona Brewing Co.’s Hawaii operations in order to pave the way for the purchase of the alliance by beer giant Anheuser-Busch. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Craft Brew Alliance has agreed to sell Kona Brewing Co.’s Hawaii operations in order to pave the way for the purchase of the alliance by beer giant Anheuser-Busch.