Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub

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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

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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.09/5
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
74
pDev:
11.74%
 
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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 and 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 barrels), 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 didn't think it worked very well. 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.

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Great brewery pub - incredible staff (how can you not be happy, you're in Hawaii), and a big list of their brews. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers, we both brew ourselves and although I was in their establishment for less than an hour, we struck up a friendship. I've spoken with him via email a couple times since our visit.

If you're in the area - you're a lucky bastard, it's beautiful - stop here and sample a wide assortment of very good beers. You'll be happy you did.

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Great service and really good food. That said, go for the beer. Fresh Maui brews and other microbrews are great.

Empty kegs serve as light fixtures. Pretty cool. Lots of beer take home options too!

Pizza and wings were excellent. But they offer more "sophisticated" fare. Will try those next visit.

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Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub in Lahaina, HI
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 6,481 ratings