Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub

Maui Brewing Co. BrewpubMaui Brewing Co. Brewpub
BA SCORE
65.9%
Liked Their Beers
3.8 w/ 6,140 ratings
Maui Brewing Co. BrewpubMaui Brewing Co. Brewpub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy
Ste 217
Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761-9272
United States

(808) 669-3474 | map
mauibrewingco.com

Notes:
Original location, up to 8 microbrews on tap. Located in the Kahana Gateway Center, a few miles north of Kaanapali Beach.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
65
Reviews:
2,108
Ratings:
6,140
Liked:
4,047
Average:
3.8/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
69%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
71
Liked:
49
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
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Reviews by berley31:
Photo of berley31
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here twice on our trip to Maui at the beginning of August.

It's in a strip-mall type place, but a nice one. Inside it's quite high-ceilinged, cool, with lots of tables and a few booths, and a large rectangular bar with seating all around near the back. Large chalkboard with their draught selections... I'd say they had a good 12 of their own beers on tap, and 3-4 guest taps (SN Harvest, Chimay White were two I remember). I had a few excellent beers and a couple of good ones.

Now, service was spotty, at least in terms of two visits. First time there, the girl who waited on us was awesome... very friendly, knowledgeable about beer, no screw ups. Second time, another girl waited on us and didn't know too much about their beers, and remembered after our check came that my AHA card would get us free calamari and fries. Asked if we wanted them now... uh, no, we're leaving, maybe you could waive one of our drink charges. But no.

Still a pretty nice spot, and great beers. The food we DID try was actually very good. I'd head back... but when will I get to go to Maui again???

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I have a condo nearby so it is always fun to see what new beers they have. Usually an excellent selection. Jumbilia is my favorite food. Other selections are good but not excellent. Staff are always very friendly.

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Photo of Abbbp
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of thedaveofbeer
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Good modest industrial type space in a strip mall right on the main drag between Ka'anapali and Kapalua. Went for lunch with kids...staff was friendly, but only so-so when it came to talking about the beer. Food was okay, but forgettable. Lots (like 15 or so) of their beers on tap, as well as a few guest taps, available in 12 or 16 oz pours (or taster flights). If you're on the island and looking for beer, this (or the brewery in Kihie) is probably the place to be. Doesn't quite compare to better brewpubs or taprooms on the mainland, but it isn't bad, and then again, you're on Maui, so...

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A nice place in a strip mall. It's large and noisy.
They had about fifteen beers on tap and being that I might never get here again I had two flights.
They had good food but limited.
I had an ahi sandwich with slaw and it as very good.
If your on the Kaanapali coast go for it.

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Photo of cherche
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of windkook87
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of HLD1970
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of flexabull
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of Vylo
4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of MacDonald
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of beercollector
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JGrahamK
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of NorCalAussie
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of HaoleToYou
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub in Lahaina, HI
Brewery rating: 65.9% out of 100 with 6,140 ratings
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