Last summer, every alcohol company on the planet jumped on the hard seltzer wave, surfing a multi-billion dollar wave of bubbly, boozy refreshment-in-a-can. You name it, it exists: Natty Light Seltzer, Four Loko Seltzer, PBR Seltzer… and hundreds of local craft seltzers from breweries of all shapes and sizes.
The emergence of the category is the biggest thing to happen to the adult beverage industry in a generation, with estimates that hard seltzer’s domination still has room to triple in the coming years.
We’ve ranked and reviewed the best seltzers out there… And every day there’s a new player in the space, which means hard seltzer is far from a trend – as an imbiber, it’s just a part of everyday life.
The latest and greatest contender in the hard seltzer category comes from Kona Brewing Co.
Kona Brewing Co just dropped Kona Spiked Island Seltzers, a tropical take on the hard seltzer category that tastes like a Hawaiian vacation.
Kona Hard Seltzer comes in four unique flavors: Tropical Punch, Starfruit Lime, Strawberry Guava, and Passionfruit Orange Guava. Kona’s spiked seltzer is made with just three simple ingredients: carbonated filtered water, alcohol from organic cane sugar, natural flavors.
Each can is 5% ABV and only has 100 calories, with zero added sugar. It has two carbs and is gluen-free.
A personal favorite from is Kona’s Tropical Punch spiked seltzer.
Yes, after a taste test, it tastes just like Hawaiian Punch.
A boozy, refreshing Hawaiian Punch that knows how to throw a hang loose shaka.
“Just like anyone from Hawaii, my husband grew up drinking the Hawaii staple fruit punch, so seeing his face light up when he tasted our Tropical Punch Island Seltzer was the exact reaction we want all fans to have. We explored many of the wonderful Hawaiian flavors for this line, and these four are truly exceptional. They are all about capturing the refreshing moments of Island life, even if you’re part of our mainland Ohana,”said Ashley Picerno, Kona Brand Manager.
“Our hard seltzers are a full sensory experience, starting from the vibrant packaging inspired by Hawaii’s landscapes and native tropical flora. We created a fresh, fun design that would draw eyes in and bring good vibes, just as the smell and taste of the seltzers does.”
It’s truly liquid aloha.
Trust me: It’s crisp and refreshing, with no noticeable aftertaste like the red stuff that’s loaded with high fructose corn syrup.
According to a press release, Kona Spiked Island Seltzers come in 6-Packs of Tropical Punch 12oz cans, 12-Pack Variety Pack featuring three 12oz cans of each flavor, and 19.2oz single-serve cans of Tropical Punch, priced at $7.99-$9.99 for 6-Pack varieties and $14.99-$16.99 for 12-Pack varieties.
They’re available now in Hawaii, California, Minnesota, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, District of Columbia, Nevada, Arizona, St. Louis, and Chicago.
Share it with a friend for an instant mahalo – it’s easily one of the best hard seltzers to enter a very crowded market, just in time for summer.