Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub

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Maui Brewing Co. BrewpubMaui Brewing Co. Brewpub
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
71 Beers
1,663 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 36
Visits: 61
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy Ste 217
Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761-9272
United States
phone: (808) 669-3474

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mauibrewingco

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2005

Original location, up to 8 microbrews on tap. Located in the Kahana Gateway Center, a few miles north of Kaanapali Beach.
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Reviews: 36 | Visits: 61
Reviews by rdrummer:
Photo of rdrummer
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I had no idea what to expect from this place. The location used to house a restaurant that locals told me was awful. I arrived for the first time at noon on a Sunday. The place was, as expected, not crowded. It was sparkling clean. The bar is a large oval with an ice rail that keeps drinks cold while you drink them. This is kind of odd for a brewpub, but is good for water, wine, and mixed drinks.

There were 12 Maui brews on tap and three guest taps. There was a nice assortment of beer from a light summer lager to smoked rye IPA. Most of the beers were on the light side, which isn't bad given the climate, but the Old Chinwig Strong Ale and Red Cock Dopplebock were lusty. The guest taps included Pizza Port Big Wednesday Belgian IPA. The other two were from a Colorado brewer I was unfamiliar with and one more.

The food was equal to the beer or surpassed it. The Maui onion soup was great. The steamers were some of the best I've eaten. My wife loved the salads and the slider. I devoured the bratwurst, which was better than I thought possible on Maui.

We loved the place enough to go back a couple days later. The only thing that changed was the daily special, the bartender, and a few different brews. The place delivered again.

Given the state of beer selection on Maui, this place is a must stop. (1,314 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of windkook87
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place. The frosted bar top is awesome. Beer gets colder as you drink it. Sliders and fries are tasty. The staff is super friendly. Always a pretty decent selection of beers. (179 characters)

Photo of HLD1970
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of flexabull
4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A place I stopped by a few times on my recent trip to Maui.

Set in a strip mall, but the inside looks more like a warehouse. Large, open, with a big bar, and lots of TVs. Pretty lively each time I visited too.

Like I mentioned in my review of the Maui Brewery/Taphouse, the beers are all at least solid or better, with nothing being really spectacular.

Service was always good. Everyone was friendly, prompt, and willing to offer tasters.

Selection is great. They had upwards of 20 of their own beers on tap, and the first couple of times I visited they had a guest brew from Modern Times.

Food was tasty and filling.

Overall, a very worthy spot. And like I said, I found myself here more than once because I enjoyed it so much. (736 characters)

Photo of VashonGuy
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The Lahaina brewpub for Maui Brewing is a large space, with an industrial vibe. It seems a bit odd in Maui to be huddled inside a space that feels like a metal warehouse, but the design/vibe are like a lot of other brewery taprooms, so it's fine. The beers are pretty good, while the food was better. I was surprised at how good the food was (not fine dining, but really good pub food), and a bit surprised that the beers weren't better. It's not that the beers are mediocre ... they are good ... but they are not nearly as good as the better breweries in Seattle (or Portland, for that matter). You should go here, because it's the best spot on Maui for a wide variety of beer and good food. Just don't expect it to be top flight. (737 characters)

Photo of Vylo
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We usually stop in when we're here on Maui.
Nice big space, a smattering of flat screens and a decent beer board with a few guest taps. The other day it was a slew of Modern Times beers and Old Rasputin.
Keep in mind however that the better selection of MBC taps is at the Kihei location with 30+ MBC beers.
The food menu (while the Kihei location has more beers, they don't have food aside from the food trucks) is solid but we always get the veggie burger which, combined with the soft, tasty bun, is delicious.
We were there on a weekday shortly after they opened, so service was very attentive. (600 characters)

Photo of CJNAPS
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The vibe was chill but then again it's Hawaii so.....The coco porter was good stuff and when I was there they had a beer called Freight train IPA California style and it surprised me, it was pretty good. (203 characters)

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of John_M
4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Located in a small shopping mall just north of Lahaina, the brewpub is a surprising good size pub with a sizeable wrap around bar in the middle. Both MBC and Kona brewing have something of beach theme going on, which I guess makes sense. The vibe is relaxed and informal, and with several TV's as well, this is pretty good place to hang out with a beer or three.

As for the selection, on this day they had 19 beers on tap, with a number of seasonal ans special release items. As I recall, sample glasses are in the $2.25 range, and I ordered roughly 10 different sample glasses. Some things were better than others of course, but quality was pretty high across the board, with two exceptions. They had a barrel aged wit on tap this day (aged in Chardonnay), and while the idea was intriguing, the barrel aging really didn't do a lot for the wit. In place of clove and coriandor, there was something of a wine and vanilla flavor instead, and I just don't think it worked. On the other hand, the IPA's here generally all pretty good (they had 3 on tap this day as I recall), and the imperial coconut porter was an absolute stunner (easily the best beer I've ever tasted from a Hawaii, and a solild candidate for the BA top 100, if the beer is ever distributed on the mainland).

Service here was very good, with our bartendeer easily the most knowledgeable server we encontered on the islands (we figured he might know a thing or two when we saw the Walking Man brewing cap he was wearing). As for food, we got a small order of nachos with pulled pork, guac and sour cream added as an extra. It was very good as well, and was pretty sizeable for a small order.

Prices were on the high side, but again, not inordinately so for the islands. I think the samplers, a snifter of the porter and the food came to around $40.

Definitely a fun stop during our visit to Maui. (1,869 characters)

Photo of bayern1987
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub in Lahaina, HI
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