The Kauai Beer Company

The Kauai Beer CompanyThe Kauai Beer Company
The Kauai Beer CompanyThe Kauai Beer Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4265 Rice St
Lihue, Hawaii, 96766-1330
United States

(808) 245-2337 | map
kauaibeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.65
Beers:
32
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
126
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.83
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
30
pDev:
8.62%
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Reviews by Lard_City:
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Lard_City from California

3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Their beer is well made and tasty. I had the Saison and the dark lager. The service was OK and the food selection was very limited but good. They have 2-3 types of mac and cheese.

Oct 15, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Mar 15, 2020
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Lucnifter from California

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Very happening little brewery in Lihue. Super packed on a Thursday night. All the beers were average or better. Two food trucks outside. Beer selection was alright, with mostly hoppy stuff plus a lager, a schwartzbier, and a barleywine. Beertenders were friendly and helpful. Nice spot worth checking out when you're in Kauai.

Feb 14, 2020
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Jan 08, 2020
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Jul 02, 2019
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Blazer22 from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 08, 2019
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rab53 from Washington

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Dec 15, 2018
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

B4 flying out we stopped here as it is less than a mile from airport, and im so glad i did. Its on Rice st. in a light industrial area with lots of locals inside as well as tourist had outdoor and indoor seating. The owner and head brewer are visible as is the working brewery thru a large window. The owner chatted with us and bought out the next experimental IPA currently being ready to tap to get my opinion. They have at least 11 brews on tap from lagers to stouts, the beers were very good especially the lagers and the IPA's. Food was outstanding we had fish tacos and garden salad both were top notch. This is a nice visit and i would have returned if it was not my last day looks to be family friendly.. They sell beer to go and have loads of swag to purchase.

Jan 28, 2018
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Montanabeerz from Montana

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Nov 08, 2017
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aasher from Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Jul 05, 2017
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J_Lark from New York

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jan 26, 2017
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Dec 31, 2016
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heymikew from California

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This is the first place we visited after landing in Lihue. Didn't hurt that it was only a few minutes drive from the airport. They have a nice beer lineup. Every one we tried was good. The Oktoberfest and ipa stood out. The food here is very tasty. This is a winner!

Nov 01, 2016
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gr8fulbeerhead from California

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Aug 06, 2016
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krome from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 31, 2016
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glinnebur from Arizona

4.06/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 22, 2015
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 22, 2015
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Small brewpubs located downtown in Lihue. Staff is very nice and quite knowledgeable about their beers. Prices are fair which is kind of surprising considering the cost of living. Quality of beer is hit or miss but makes for a nice change of scenery.

Sep 02, 2015
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AlexM from California

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Very chill place near airport .... visited on a Saturday around 5:30pm - fairly busy but nothing crazy. About 8 different selections available - beers were in the 3.5 to 3.75 range so fairly average. Food was very tasty - had the BLT which was made with pork belly. Had the salmon mac and cheese as well - also solid. Prices are VERY reasonable for Kauai standards. Not a huge beer scene on this island, so this is a decent option.

Aug 17, 2015
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aquazr1 from California

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Jun 12, 2015
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dbriesemeister from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Very diverse range. All solid quality. Visited on a very quiet Saturday afternoon, but taproom was appealing with nice outdoor spaces (although on a fairly busy street).

Mar 29, 2015
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HarveyBerger from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Oct 28, 2014
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ADG2995 from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%

Oct 19, 2014
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John_M from Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Given the BA criteria for rating places, it's pretty hard to give this place a high score. The pub is something of a no frills affair, with a low ceiling dining area (except I don't think there's any kitchen here), and a small bar area near the back on the left. The vibe here is completely low key and informal, with almost a dive-like flavor (a positive, in my book).

On this particular day, they had 7 beers on tap, with the saison offered on nitro as well (for God only knows what reason). Quality was up and down, with the lager, pale ale, saison and IPA #1 quite good (number one is made with citra and amarillo hops I was told). I wasn't all that enamored with the vienna lager, the dunkel or the IPA #2, but they weren't awful. I don't think they have a kitchen here (they only serve food on Friday, but they also have BBQ out front sometimes as well). Service was friendly, but I didn't get the impression the bar tender was particulary knowledgeable (just the basics, which was more than sufficient). Prices were quite reasonable for the isalnds, with pints going for $5 a pop I believe. Most of the beers on offer have a fairly low abv., which if anything, is one more reason to appreciate this place.

There really aren't all that many craft beer options in Kauai, which is all the more reason I appreciated this place. My BA score not withstanding, this was my favorite craft beer spot on our visit to the islands. I'd go back here in a heart beat.

Jul 08, 2014
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.7%

Jul 04, 2014
The Kauai Beer Company in Lihue, HI
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 126 ratings