Yow! Loved this place. We're big fans of good beer and researched the local options before our trip. We're so glad we were able to visit Kauai Beer Co.
We sampled most of their beers and all were very high quality with good balance and were super drinkable. Coming from the land of overpowered IPAs and Imperial-everything-else, we also really appreciated that their beers have a very reasonable ABV (from 4.7 to just under 6%, with the IPA at 7.4.) That means we got to enjoy more! They also offer a variety of sizes at reasonable prices, so you can try as much as you'd like of each beer.
Their real standout the KokoBoPo porter, which was truly fantastic. We're both big porter fans and this is easily among best we've had anywhere. Perfect blend of flavors and just plain delicious. Really wish we could get it at home.
As of our visit, the tap room is only open Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, with food trucks available out front on Thursdays starting at 5. It sounded like they should have their own kitchen up and running in the next few months, though, which will make this an even more appealing destination. We were happy we made it in on a Wednesday, because it gave us the chance to go back for more on Thursday!
The owner and all the staff we encountered were also great - all very friendly, knowledgeable, efficient with service, and dedicated to making this a great brewery and bar/restaurant. This will easily be our "first stop after landing" spot in the future.
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