It’s pleasantly overwhelming to step into the headquarters of Maui Brewing Co in Kihei. What began in 2005 as a tiny local brewpub has grown into a multi-million dollar brewery that serves its goodies well beyond the islands. Now, visitors can expect brewery tours, a tasting room, a full-service restaurant and bar, a retail nook and an outdoor patio with barbeque service. Everyone flocks here for the beer, of course, but what do you try? You could order a flight with four samples of MBC’s favorite drafts. You’ll find half a dozen beers available year-round accompanied by 30 additional seasonal drafts and special releases to savor. The lilikoi seasonal is the perfect island refreshment with fruity undertones, while those who prefer a tart taste should go for the Valley Isle extra special bitter. Found your favorite? Fill a growler or keg on your way out.
Does it get any better than this? To be blunt, no, it doesn’t. Maui is home to some of the finest beaches on the planet, and there’s no shortage of breweries waiting to serve up delicious refreshments while you gaze lovingly at the endless expanse of the Pacific. That, right there, is the dream, and nobody can convince us otherwise.
The craft beer revolution has permeated every corner of the globe, and Maui is no different. Do beer producers here stay true to the culture and flavors of the islands? You bet, while beers from further afield complement the tropical views and endless tranquillity of Maui. These beers are best enjoyed at one of Maui’s best restaurants, or after an adventure, or before an adventure, or during an adventure, while watching the sunset, etc etc. Or you can go ahead and enjoy them at one of the spots listed below. Wherever you choose, just drink these beers already.
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