Stroll around your favorite beaches in Maui and you’re bound to find locals savoring craft beers, most made by the two best Maui breweries out there.
It may be surprising to learn that there are actually only two full-on breweries on the island: Koholā Brewery, a relative newcomer on the scene, and Maui Brewing Co., which has established itself on and off the island with two restaurants, famous interactive brewery tours and mainland distribution.
Day and night, you’ll find goodies made by these breweries in the hands of locals and visitors alike, as the craft beer scene in Maui is small but mighty—and growing: rumor has it a third local brewery may soon land on the market.
Until then, join the bustling line to get into one of these craft breweries or stop by one of the top local venues for sampling craft beer, which we list below and is certainly one of the best things to do in town.
You’ll find local flavors like pineapple and passion fruit seasonals and coffee stouts with a broad range of pale ales, pilsners and even bitters. If you’re craving more, you might want to visit during the annual Maui Brewers Festival, which usually happens in May.