Cracking open an ice-cold beer while lounging back on Maui's sandy shores is how most people envision their dream vacation. For many, they can indulge in this daydream every weekend, thanks to Maui's all-year good weather and Maui Brewing Co's infamous craft beer.
As the largest craft brewery in the state of Hawai'i, Maui Brewing Co wears its badge proudly by being the favorite place to gather for locals and visitors alike. Specializing in local ingredient fusions, organic farming, and innovative techniques, this is where you come for the finest pint or glass on Maui.
Opening in 2005, the famous Kihei brewery has scenic views of the South shores and stunning Haleakala slopes. Visitors can try out their favorite flavors and concoctions in the taproom, snag a memorable souvenir from the gift shop, or take a tour of the whole distillery.
With 35 deliciously-made beers on draft, this is also one of our favorite places for happy hour! From discounts on drinks like $1 off house draft beer and $3 off craft cocktails to deals on food such as $12 pizzas and half off select appetizers, you won't find people anywhere else during pau hana. If you're in the mood for a lively beat, enjoy their live music on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
The brewery is a gathering place for families, couples, visitors, locals, and everyone in between. Their expansive patio, with exciting yard games like giant Jenga and cornhole, is the perfect place to laugh with friends with a refreshing beverage in hand. Then, with their open-air patio tables, you can head back for a quick bite between games or take a breather while looking out onto the ocean in the distance.
Their food menu is stocked with delicious pub-like choices with a slight Hawaiian influence. You can expect to drool over their kalua pork sliders, fish and chips made with whatever locally caught fish they have, and fresh pizzas.
You might have already spotted their signature cans on your local grocery store shelves, but have you tried all their specialty brews? The most popular offering, The Bikini Blonde Lager, is one of their best and most delicious. If you're in the mood for a more crisp and light experience, we would recommend the Pau Hana Pilsner. Looking for something tasty to get the party going? Their Double Overhead Double IPA is a fun and flavorful way to do so.
All in all, visiting Maui Brewing Co on Maui is an absolute must-do! Whether in Kīhei or Lahaina, both locations serve the island's best.
So, come on down this weekend to celebrate National Beer Day, enjoy some craft beer and farm-to-table dishes, hear great live music or cheer on your favorite sports teams.
605 Lipoa Pkwy., Kīhei, (808) 201-2337, Mauibrewingco.com.
4405 Honoapiʻilani Hwy., Lāhainā, (808) 669-3474.