Maui Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing Co.Maui Brewing Co.
Maui Brewing Co.Maui Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

605 Lipoa Pkwy
Kihei, Hawaii, 96753-6901
United States

(808) 213-3002 | map

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ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Without a doubt, one of the best breweries I've visited. Great location (on top of a hill overlooking fields & farmlands of Maui with peak ocean view) and great selection of beer. Very impressive. Great vibe. No attitude. Stop by... it's worth it.

Nov 08, 2020
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MauiNic from Hawaii

2.91/5  rDev -30.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3

The beer is amazing, the food is decent (getting better), but the service and management are still horrible. Their GM is totally aloof to what is going on in the restaurant 99% of the time and none of the employees respect him at all. They all are scared to say anything because they don't want to lose their job working for a place that makes great beer.

Feb 14, 2020
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bradybeer from California

5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Went with wife and friend. A beautiful building, with wonderful airy open dining area with separate drinking only bar. Had the Zweikel, imperial coconut porter, belgium dark strong, kolsch, juicy, IPA, and double IPA. All solid, the porter standing out enough for me to grab a 750 to take back to Cali,. Food was good, but not great. I would stick with pizza. The view from the dining area is amazing, with glimpses of the ocean and a full mountain view. Service was solid. If I lived here in Maui i would never leave this place

Jun 08, 2019
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

This is review covers the Kihei taproom and restaurant.
We visited this place 3 times while on Maui. Once for lunch, then taproom, the other two times, just the taproom.
I've been to 80+ breweries in the last 5 years and I have to say the facility here ranks in my top 5. Another plus, 20, yes twenty, of their beers on tap. Between all of us we probably sampled 12 in our 3 trips and not a bad thing to say about the brews.
While the pour prices are reasonable, the food in the restaurant is expensive. It was good, but not that good.
More about the venue. Don't know when this place opened, but we visited the last week in Feb. 2019 and the place was still not on Google street view (just an empty lot). On the patio of the tasting room you can see Haleakala mountain AND the ocean. We could see whale splashes from our bench. Solar collectors are everywhere-roof, parking lot lights, awnings, sidewalk lights.
Definitely the best beer destination on Maui.

Mar 23, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Review is for the Kihei location, tasting room area- not the restaurant.

Welcoming vibe, plenty of people up front to welcome you. You can buy all sorts of merchandise up front. If you have a reservation for dinner, keep walking ahead; otherwise the tasting room is to the right. They have about 30-40 different beers on tap- in addition to their year rounds such as Coconut Hiwa etc., including IPAs, hazy IPAs, saisons, stouts, india pale lagers, etc. most of which is apparently island-only. Impressive and some are quite good. You can try a flight or order by the pint. Service at the bar is solid, although on more than one occasion, I was handed glasses with a lot of foam that is dripping all over the edges in a messy fashion. Not sure what that was all about, those glasses should have been cleared off and topped off. Anyway, the setting in the tasting room is nice- indoors and outdoor covered seating. Cool vibe, and as far as island breweries go, this is a great spot with high quality beers that you wouldn't necessarily guess was made by this brewery based on their distributed year round beers.

Jan 31, 2019
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seanh99 from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

How could this be better? If I want 14 hours away!!! I spent an afternoon in the tap room and touring the space. Good time was had. I loved the beer fresh the coconut and the pineapple where like different beers there. Good in Boston but OH WOW in Hawaii. They bring in food trucks for people to spend a bit more time, great room

Sep 17, 2018
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sjrider from California

4.37/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Came in twice while in Kihei, both times it happened to be happy hour. It's a very clean and modern facility. They had live music on a Sunday afternoon. Great selection of beers and knowledgeable staff. Tasty pork belly baos. Best beer on Maui by a long shot. Recommended.

Sep 02, 2018
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RyanK252 from California

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by the Kihei brewery restaurant and taproom twice during my time on Maui. Staff was friendly, but seemed to be stretched a little thin so service took a little longer, but was still fine. The restaurant and bar are beautiful, lots of open air, big windows looking in on the brewhouse, and cool light features at night. The beer selection was great with a little something for everyone from lagers to imperial stouts, even a saison and a cider on tap. My only real gripe is with the food prices. Eating on Maui isn't cheap, but they went more upscale with their menu so the prices seem extra steep. I'd happily go back for a pint, but after I've had dinner somewhere else.

Jul 31, 2018
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CJNAPS from California

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

It's hard for a place to have a bad vibe in Maui, but the staff was really friendly. A lot of beer to choose from which is awesome a few more then the old place in Kahana.

Jun 07, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Just opened new expanded bar and restaurant. Plenty of taps and good selection of MBC beers, some good wines and mixed drinks. Menus has something for everyone. This is a definite improve the over the crowded bar and food trucks of the past. Definitely worth visiting.

May 27, 2018
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HoppyHatz from Connecticut

4.62/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Had the opportunity to visit the brewery in 2015 and just wow, what a great experience. The brewery is awesome, the staff is very knowledgeable and the beer is phenomenal. Maui BrewCo is by far the best beer from Hawaii, Kona doesn't even come close to rivaling Maui Brewco. Had one of the best coconut porters I have ever tried and the Kihei Kolsch is also fantastic. The only downside is the beer is hard to find on the east coast. Being from CT it doesn't look like we will be seeing it any time soon. I have reached out to the company and sadly they don't see it coming here for a while :(

Nov 21, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Went after lunch today - beautiful building and big space. Every staff member I met was friendly and helpful. Something like 26 beers on tap with 2-3 guest taps. High quality all-around including the imperial coconut porter. Great music, great crowd, great beer.

Aug 22, 2016
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CKlinchock from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Beautiful new facility located on the West side of Maui. My girlfriend I couldn't pass up an opportunity to take a 5 minute ride from our resort to this new location to get out of the sun for an hour or two or good beer, food and to let our bodies relax from the Maui sun.

The tasting room as is the whole location is brand new and the quality is great as you'd expect with brand new facilities. The vibe was chill, it was pretty empty actually which was nice for us as we were able to sit back and relax and enjoy our beer and food in peace away from the resort and beach crowds. The sun was out and it was a gorgeous day outside, while others would say the vibe was non-existent it was just what we were looking for.

Being so slow we were able to take our time ordering and talking to the bartender about the beers on tap and help craft a perfect selection of what we were looking for as the selection they had was very good, if I can recall there was ~15 beers on tap, most MBC, but a few other locals and Kona BCs as well.

I collect growlers of breweries I visit and MBC's growler has to be one of my favorites thus far. Their largest comes in a DrinkTank (google them if you have to), but with the MBC logo slapped on it, this growler turned out to be my favorite thing I brought back off the island. We filled her up with their Bikini Blonde, nothing special about the beer other than it's freshness and supreme drinkability in the Maui heat.

Overall this brewery was amazing, I highly recommend if you're in Maui. You can't miss it if you're staying close by.

May 25, 2016
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

top notch for a brewery experience - they have a gift shop, brewery tours, and a nice outdoor space to enjoy beer. they don't have food, but have food trucks just outside.

they had like 20+ beers on tap, and all of the brewery exclusive beers I tried were good. good variety of styles as well.

May 08, 2016
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mschantz from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Was able to visit the Kehie location which I understand is relatively new. Nice joint with 12 Maui brews and a few other HI micros. Overall decent selection in a bit of a beer wasteland. No kitchen but frequent food trucks. Don't miss the imp Coconut Porter if available.

Jan 10, 2016
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Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is a beautiful facility, with plenty of great beers on tap. It`s not funky or full of local flavour, but it is a decent place to sample beer you would not find anywhere else. I really enjoyed my visit to Maui, and Maui Brewing helped make it better.

Dec 02, 2015
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Runofthemiller from Maryland

4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is great! You're in Maui. The weather is perfect. The beer is fantastic. What more could you want?

I was very impressed by the beer here. I particularly enjoyed the Coconut Imperial Porter. Delicious.

Aug 07, 2015
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flexabull from California

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Made a trip down to the new Kihei brewing facility while staying in Napili for a few days.

Nice new large set up in an industrial park. Some indoor games (giant Jenga, giant connect four, and cornhole) in the entry area. Some scattered seating inside, and a decent outdoor seating area just off the taproom. They also had a food truck parked out front.

Quality is above average. Everything I tried was at least solid, but I didn't think that any of the beers were exceptional though.

Service was good. We spoke to a couple of employees and they were both friendly and prompt.

Selection was outstanding. They had 25 of their beers on tap. I wish they had a few more high gravity offerings, but I understand having lighter stuff in a warm climate.

Overall a very nice spot, that I am glad I went out of my way to check out.

Jun 01, 2015
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DMarlinJ from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This is for the Brew Pub not at the brewery. The brewery tasting room was pretty lame, no food, no atmosphere but you could take a tour for only $5 and you got a flight of samples of 4 of the top sellers.

The pub had excellent food. Best food of any brewpub I have been in. Ahi tuna salad and a pickled brisket that were excellent and priced very reasonable, especially for Maui. Selection of beers on tap was excellent. They had two hard to get beers that were not at the brewery and a lot to choose from and some wines. Overall it was a fun stop. They don't have the best beers in the world but they hold up well and hey it's in Maui.

Feb 17, 2015
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SanFranJake from California

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dropped in last night and was very impressed.
30-something Maui BC beers on tap plus a few Modern Times available, as well as cans and bombers of MT beers for purchase. The MBC beers ran the gamut of varieties and many were styles I didn't know they did...Altbier, kolsch, a rum BA porter... Happy hour 3-6 and $1 off beers during that time.
Great spot with lots of open, fresh air, cool patio area and lots of board games (apparently Connect Four is a big hit because they had eight boxes of it).
The owner was either making his rounds or hanging out with what seemed like a bottle share group so I thought that was cool.
Kids allowed, no food but they do have a food truck on-site and their grub looked great.
We come to Maui annually and this will be on my itinerary every time

Mar 02, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I am reviewing this location as the actual production brewery for cans and kegs, along with the official brewery tasting room. I stopped in here with my Dad and we took the official tour that cost $10 and was very informative. A member of the brewery gives you full access to all parts of the brewing process from the brewing steps to the canning line. After the tour you get a flight of their 4 core beers: Bikini Blonde Lager, Mana Wheat, Big Swell IPA, and Coconut Porter. The beers were super fresh and much better straight from the source versus in cans shipped to the mainland. You also get a wooden token that entitles you to a full pint of beer at the actual brewpub down the road (where they brew beer as well, but only for sale in the brewpub itself). There is a tasting room attached to the production brewery as well. Prices in the tasting room were very reasonable for pints and tasters. The staff was very friendly here and answered all of my questions. This is definitely worth a stop for the tour and tasting room followed by a trip to the brewpub a few miles away.

Jul 06, 2013
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Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Was able to talk the wife into coming here while we were in Maui on our honeymoon. I love going to breweries and couldn't pass up the opportunity to go to one while in Hawaii. I got the sampler while there and I believe it included the Coconut Porter, Bikini Blonde Lager, Big Swell IPA, and one more. I then got a Amber Reign while eating. It was pretty good. The bar had a frost/ice strip that ran down it that you could rest your beer on to keep it cold. I thought that was really cool. The wild boar pizza that we got there was really good.

Mar 30, 2013
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mauike from Hawaii

3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Although my wife and I are craft beer tourists on the mainland we had never been to MBC's brewpub on the west side until yesterday. The layout was good with a few long picnic tables and other tables laid out in a medium sized room. The bar was U shaped with plenty of seating around it and a neat frost strip that ran around the inside of the counter where you could set your glass to keep it cold. The bartender was really busy but was good at keeping an eye on you if you needed service. We started with samplers and tried most of the 18 MBC beers available on tap except for the ones available in cans. Of the two 2012 GABF Gold medal winners Amber Reign and Hawaii 9-0/Wee Heavy we definitely liked the amber, although we don't usually like ambers and they were out of the strong scotch ale. The standouts for us were the La Perouse White, Black Rock, Coconut Rum Toddy Porter, Pau Hana Pils and especially the La Petite Blanca that is a La Perouse aged 10 months in chardonnay barrels.

The food was ok but we just tried a basket of fries and a Ceasar. The atmosphere was pretty much sports bar with several TV's and a little bit too much volume on the game that was on. Looked like a pretty good mix of tourists and locals and a busy afternoon but not too busy to get a chair or a table. Definitely the best and only brewpub on Maui, A Hui Hou!

Oct 21, 2012
Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei, HI
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