Looking for local brew

I recently discovered a brew that I REALLY like, it's the Pacific Golden Ale from the Kona Brewing company of Kona, HI. I was able to purchase one case from a distributer in Costa Mesa CA who now tells me they can't get any more. The Kona Brewery sheet describes the ale as follows:
"Pale gold in color PGA (Pacific Golden Ale) is the perfect introduction to Kona Brew. It is a light to medium bodied ale with a delicate hop aroma and subtle fruity flavor.
Bittering Units (BU) = 20 Alcohol by volume = 5%"
The taste, to my wife, was "yeasty" but with my messed up tastes I couldn't say but I'll trust her judgment.
Since I apparently can't get this nectar east of the Faralons (islands west of San Francisco) I have to find a local brew that's similar. I live in the San Francisco Bay area, can somebody suggest a local brew that might come close?
Thanks Beer drinker in moderation
Reply to
Beer drinker
The Kona PGA is considered just an expensive run-of-the-mill microbrew here in the islands. For a more full-bodied flavor, try Kona's Fire Rock Ale instead. Much more complex!
Ale from the Kona
distributer in Costa
describes the ale
to Kona Brew. It
fruity flavor.
couldn't say but I'll
west of San
Francisco Bay
Reply to
kilikini
Unless something changed recently you should be able to get a number of kona beers at SFBA beverages & More stores. I didn't notice it when I stopped by the WC store today but I wasn't looking, and I know I've seen it recently (within the last month).
mike
Reply to
Grafix8888
Hitimewines stopped carrying it?
Best regards, Bill
Ale from the Kona
distributer in Costa
describes the ale
to Kona Brew. It
fruity flavor.
couldn't say but I'll
west of San
Francisco Bay
Reply to
Bill Becker
Unfortunately Hitimewines stopped carrying it even though it's listed on their website and BevMo hasn't carried it in a long time. I checked the Walnut Creek store for it about 2-3 weeks ago. Also I was told when at the brewery that BevMo had stopped carrying it a while ago. Tod, the Pub Assistant General Manager, told me in a recent email that "Southern Wine and Spirits is a distributor of our product in California" but have you ever tried to find anything on their website?
Oh well I'll enjoy what's left of the one case I did manage to get before it was dropped.
BDIM
Reply to
Beer drinker
Wow...could SWS's website be any *less* useful??? Best of luck to you in your quest, my friend.
Best regards, Bill
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Reply to
Bill Becker
my mistake, I know bevmo has had it in the past and I could have sworn I'd seen it recently (in the last couple months) my memory and/or observation ability must be failing me.
mike
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Grafix8888

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