Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub

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3.84/5
Maui Brewing Co. BrewpubMaui Brewing Co. Brewpub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(808) 669-3474 | map
www.mauibrewingco.com

Notes:
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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BEER STATS
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Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
4.47%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 68
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Photo of climax
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was happy to be able to hit up a good brewery on a leisure trip to the islands. It's in a newish strip mall in the northern extent of what is considered the Lahaina city limits. It's 10 minutes north of Old Lahain Town (Front St.). Location was nothing special, right off of the highway not really near the beach. The place is very open, high ceilings with skylights, and tables strewn about the floor. The door was open (as it should be in HI) the entire time to give it quite an airy feel.

We went during off hours (between lunch and dinner) on a weekday. Thus, we pretty much had the place to ourselves, so service was good. They seems to have plenty of staff for the time we were there.

They had several offerings on tap, roughly 15 beers with a Sierra Nevada guest tap. Maui Brewing makes quality beers of all styles so there shouldn't be an issue finding more than one that you like. Between the three of us we tried every one. If the chipotle beer is offered... beware. It's not for most.

The food selection was pretty interesting. They had mainland comfort food, meat and potatoes, several fresh pizzas, and sandwiches. The prices weren't cheap, but for Maui they weren't bad. If you can afford Hawaii's most expensive island, you can afford to hang out here for a few hours. Good experience.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HaoleToYouToo
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of thedaveofbeer
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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 +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of windkook87
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of flexabull
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -6.7%
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 +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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 +6.5%
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 +4.2%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of beercollector
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JGrahamK
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of NorCalAussie
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Nayr
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub in Lahaina, HI
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