One for the road: Kona Brewing Co. marks final batch of beer where it all started

  • Kona Brewing Co. founder Cameron Healy and former president and CEO Mattson Davis address employees on the occasion of the last batch of beer brewed at their facility next to the Pub.

  • Danielle Benke brews the last batch of Kona Brewing Co. beer at the brewery next to the Pub.

  • Kona Brewing Co. brews its last batch of beer at their brewery next to the Pub on Thursday.

  • Kona Brewing Co. brews its last batch of beer at the brewery next to the Pub on Thursday. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kona Brewing Co. Brewery Operations Manager Ryan McVeigh checks on the last batch of beer being brewed Thursday at the facility next to the Pub.

  • Kona Brewing Co. former president and CEO Mattson Davis, front center left and founder Cameron Healy, front center right pose with brewery employees on the occasion of the last batch of beer brewed at their facility next to the Pub. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Kona Brewing Co. crafted Thursday its final brew — a hoppy Imperial Castaway IPA — at the site where it all started at the end of Pawai Place more than a quarter-century ago.