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Mehana Brewing Company

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Address: 275 E Kawili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5074
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+1 808-934-8211
12:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 18:00
Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

Creating Quality Craft Beers on the Big Island of Hawaii. The intense...

Creating Quality Craft Beers on the Big Island of Hawaii. The intense Hawaiian Sun creates clouds on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, providing abundant rain. This pure rainwater, filtered by volcanic, rock is the foundation of Mehana Brewing Company.

Island Inspired Craft Beer.

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Free beer samples!

This place was not what we expected. It's a little tasting room not a bar. They let you taste all the samples they have. The girl behind the taps was friendly. They sell growlers... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place was not what we expected. It's a little tasting room not a bar. They let you taste all the samples they have. The girl behind the taps was friendly. They sell growlers, t-shirts and other souvenirs. We purchased some of their brown ale and I've since purchased some of their beer in cans. A really good way to... More 

1 Thank Kimraem
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you are in their neighborhood, worth a 30 minute stop. Free samples of all their beers, very friendly and welcoming bartender. Tasting note - I'm a Kona and Big Island fan more than Mehana, but they have some very good and more interesting darker beers - especially the porter. Ask them to craft some mixes as well

Thank school_trvler
Battle Creek, Michigan
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We took a cab from cruise ship to brewery today. A. It's just a tasting room with little ambiance B. Excellent beers C. Great bartender/employee. Worth a stop if you like craft beer and have the time.

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Houston, Texas
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were looking for a way to kill a bit of time before heading out to the airport and stopped in to the Mehana Brewery. My husband had a beer flight (they let you sample all of their beers) and we also bought a bit of their merchandise. They had a good variety of styles of beers and the place... More 

1 Thank Ana P
Sunshine Coast, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very generous with their tasting, tried them all and most hit the spot. Have to know what you like in order to find your own special brew. I hope to never find my favourite beer as it is the hunt that keeps me going. Mehana is trying most styles and doing a very good job of it. I don't think... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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697 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

What a find and worth the drive when staying in Kona! Tasty beers and very friendly service. Did I mention that all of the LARGE samples are.... FREE! Yep- you heard that right. Ice cold and plenty in the cooler to take with you. Only reason not a five is that we could not sit and enjoy a pont in... More 

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Honolulu, Hawaii
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106 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

So if you like beer, this is a great stop. The tastes are free and they will let you taste everything on tap- 8 or so brews. They have a pretty wide range of brews on tap, from blond, to golden ale, to porter, to pale ale. I found their IPA to lack a good nose, but the taste was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Mehana for a pre dinner tasting. The place is pretty sparse - they don't do tours or anything. It's a working brewery with a place set up for tastings in a tiny corner. They are pretty generous with their tasting portions and are happy to let you try everything they have on tap. I'm actually not a... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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118 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Great place to go if you have an empty growler. There was a constant line of locals rolling through. Also has a very modest gift shop to get a Mehana or Hawai'i Nui trinket or T-shirt. They are also very generous with the sampling - you can try everything if you want. It's just not a very fun atmosphere to... More 

1 Thank MoccasinMike
Bethesda, Maryland
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The answer is this one. There is also zero ambiance or comfort. You can simply stand in the factory garage and taste a lot of good craft beer, knowing you will have to find a McDonald's, to use their bathroom, and being able only to by canned six packs. A brewery should accommodate its visitors, encourage them to stay and... More 

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