Happy Monday and we have great news share! In just the first 10 days since we reopened our campaign, we have raised over $660,000! Mind blown! We are so thrilled to have all you new investors and are currently at 77% of our fundraising goal!
Now, for mor exciting updates: As we all know, 2020 was an interesting year with ups and downs. One of the most beneficial aspects was we were given time to get creative and plan our 2021 year in retail product launches.
So far two out of three of these new Q1, releases have won gold in different competitions internationally.
Ola Hard Teas: 4.3% ABV
Why Coffee Leaf!? Well, number one, it tastes delicious! And two, by using the coffee leaves, that are currently viewed as a by-product, and turning them into a value-added good, coffee farmers will earn additional revenue with the same crop! Using Ka'u grown oranges, South Kona Grown Tulsi and Hilo Grown Lemongrass, these island flavors are incredibly refreshing and perfect pair to your spring and summer beach days!
Da Hazy Light: 4.2% ABV 45 IBU
Our first Gold Medal-winning brew at Best of Craft in Bend, Oregon, this fairly recently popularized style seems to be here to stay and we could not be more excited about it! Even better, the style emphasizes rich, fruity hop aromas, but very little bitterness. Expect a rich, creamy first impression full of mango and stonefruit flavors which then takes a turn towards a crisp, clean and mouthwatering finish with a touch of green hop spiciness. Since these beers are also called “Freshies”, we will frequently brew small batches of this style to assure maximum freshness!
Orange Vanilla Hard Seltzer: 4.8% ABV
Our Orange-Vanilla Seltzer takes us right back to our childhoods with its creamy orange flavor, just without any dairy. We use whole oranges to get both juiciness and that zesty creaminess, then finish it with more than just a little real vanilla. It may taste way richer, but it actually is the same sugar and calorie content as our other Seltzers!
For our Hawaii Ohana, these delicious libations are available throughout Hawaii in over 600 locations! Find them at your local Foodlands, Safeways, Walmarts, Wholefoods, Targets, Aloha Island Marts, KTA's, Times Supermarkets, Tamuras, Village Bottle Shop, Kona Reef Liquor, Kona Wine Market, Bev Mart, Haleiwa Bottle Shop and many many more small independent and family owned establishments.
And California Ohana! Our seltzers are available in Wholefoods and Total Wines, and our Hard Teas are available in Trader Joes and soon to be Total Wines as well! For a list of other independents in CA please checkout our store locator.
As always, we are so grateful to have you as part of the journey with us to increase Hawaii's agricultural economy, one Ola Brew at a time and we really look forward to sharing our successes.
Please let us know if you have any questions or curiousities!
Me ka ha'aha'a,