Picked this beer up when I was in Florida on my trip in June. This is another beer we cannot get in Louisiana. I just don't understand why distribution companies aren't willing to bring beer in. This beer has a distribution deal with AB so I assume our local AB dealer, Southern Eagle, would be the ones to talk with. I was already told by a sales rep from this company that there isn't a craft beer crowd here in New Orleans so they didn't feel it was important to bring a whole lot of craft beer in. SO, because they say there is no market(which there is that's why the store I work at does a nice beer business)we can't get Kona or Goose Island. Nice. Ok, rant over on to the review.
Brewery: Kona Brewing Company
Beer: Longboard Lager
Style: American All-Malt Lager
Recommended Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Serving Type: My Sam Adams glass
Appearance- This beer poured a pale yellow with a descent size white head. Lacing was present throughout.
Smell- It had a nice, clean malty smell too it.
Taste- Very good for a lager. Wonderful, refreshing malty flavors with a nice hoppy bitterness which created a nice balance.
Mouthfeel- A nice medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall- A fantastic lager. I went into this expecting a typical macro style lager but was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Nice light beer with plenty of flavor. I would love to be sitting on the beaches of Hawaii drinking this one!!