Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub

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BEER AVG
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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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
Reviews by gameface23:
Photo of gameface23
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in while on my honeymoon. I had already tried the regular lineup (Big Swell IPA, Coconut Porter, and Bikini Blonde) at other restaurants on Maui, and I thought they were all very well crafted. I was really excited to try their pub only beers.

I started off with a Maui Coffee Stout (5.0% ABV, 24 IBU). It was easy drinking and not overwhelming with the coffee. Next, I moved on to a black IPA that they call Black Powder IPA (7.2%, 80 IBU). This was fantastic! I have tried Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale in the past and I think that Black Powder holds its own in comparison. It has tons of malt aroma and flavor. I would highly recommend it.

They have approximately 12 to 15 of their own beers on tap and 3 guest beers (when I was there, they were Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, Bear Republic Racer 5, and Oskar Blues Old Chub).

The food was so-so. I had the fish and chips, with a very large portion of beer battered mahi-mahi that was really, really good. The fries were not that good. My wife got a "large" salad and calamari to put on top of it. The salad was pretty small for the price ($10) and the calamari was some of the worst I've ever had. The rings were tiny and there was only a small portion of tentacles. The coating that was on them had a very unusual taste to it and was really thin.

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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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