Maui Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing Co. creates more than 50 different styles of craft beer on a rotating basis

When we last visited the Maui Brewing Co.'s brew pub in Lahaina, we were thrilled to hear this small company was making plans to package and sell their handcrafted product on the open market. Visitors to Hawaii have long enjoyed this microbrew's quality, but now it is steadily growing its market off the island.

The three flavors we tried were Big Swell IPA, Bikini Blonde Lager and Coconut Hiwa Porter. The Big Swell IPA is an interesting, full-bodied pale ale with creamy notes and a slightly bitter finish — and pairs well with spicy food. The Bikini Blonde Lager combines German hops and barley, which makes for a malty taste similar to mass produced lagers on the market. Finally, the Coconut Hiwa Porter is a robust offering flavored with — you guessed it — hand-toasted coconut. Its coffee and chocolate aroma adds to the silky balance, creating a unique taste.

Each of the beers is featured in cans only, which are becoming the packaging of choice for smaller breweries to maintain quality, as well as for environmental reasons. Maui Brewing Co.'s products are currently making the rounds on the beer competition circuit and faring very well against other microbreweries nationwide. But our favorite place to enjoy it is at their home on Maui.

Beer Information

Maui Brewing Co.

Origin

605 Lipoa Parkway Kihei HI 96753 U.S.

Beer Details

Beer type : IPA, Lager, Porter

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