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Mehana Brewing Company

275 E Kawili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI HI 96720
+1 808-934-8211
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Ranked #31 of 47 activities in Hilo
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: Creating Quality Craft Beers on the Big Island of Hawaii. The intense Hawaiian Sun creates clouds on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, providing abundant... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Honolulu
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182 reviews 182 reviews
54 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This place is tucked away in an industrial area off the main highway just west of the Mamalahoa Hwy (the Hawaii Belt Road). The beers are true craft beers and the brewery now is the largest privately owned. Go in to the tasting room open daily from they have great ales a Hawai’i Nui Brewing Kaua’i Golden Ale, Sunset Amber... More

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York,SC
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I came from Honolulu just to sample their locally-produced beers, and I wasn't disappointed. Their gift shop & tasting room is very cool, and they have (6) excellent brews on tap to sample. My favorite was the Volcano Red Ale and the Southern Cross Belgian double red ale, both 4 stars out of 4! They also have t-shirts, growlers, mugs,... More

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McKinney, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The other one is Kona Brewing in Kona. Each has its plusses, but let's focus on this one. I am a growler collector. The growler is somewhat plain, but the brewery sells you a new growler plus 50% off your first fill up. That is a bargain to be beat. the Volcano is not as good as the Kona LavaMan,... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a little hole in the wall brewery. This stop and tasting will take all of 15 minutes. However, they are tasty minutes.

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Ulsan, South Korea
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was the last brewery stop of our time on the Big Island. There's no tour to take but do take the time for a tasting and get a growler filled. LOVED the Porter! Nice girl who poured our tasting and there's some t shirts and souvenir-ish stuff to buy. Worth the stop :)

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Lakewood, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Fun little place to hang out for awhile. Tasted all the beers on tap and met some cool people. Picked up a couple nice t-shirts that they sold in the gift shop. The person behind the counter, Brandy, was very nice and helpful.

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

You can sample the various types of beer that Mehana Brewing makes when you enter their office. On Mondays, if you purchase one of their glass half gallon bottles, you can bring it in for a refill for super cheap! There isn't a tour of the factory that I know of. But, you get to meet all kinds of people,... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Love it. Finally got to try and buy some Southern Cross. Fabulous. Also bought some Tsunami IPA, since I was there and all. Have been going there for years. Miss the Grandma who used to work the gift shop and pour samples, but she retired. She had the sealing of growlers down to a science. It's a brewery in an... More

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Sacramento, CA
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Okay, you've tried Kona Brewing, but the best kept secret is in Hilo on the wet side (the bes side). Mehana combines two breweries to offer some of the finest of Hawaii's hops/malt beverages. I favor the Hawaiian Crow Porter myself. Nice little gift shop too.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

We were visiting the volcano park from the kona side so decided to stop in here on our way back. It's a nice but small tasting room. We were able to try 2 tastings each (of the 6) for free or buy a small tasting glass for $5 and try them all. We just went with the free tasting. The... More

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HawaiiNuiBrewing, Public Relations Manager at Mehana Brewing Company, responded to this review

Two Mahalo Nui Loas for you- one for stopping in and the other for taking the time to write a review :) More

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