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“Phenomenal Porter, Great new brewery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kauai Beer Company

Kauai Beer Company
4265 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-2337
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Ranked #12 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
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on the road to Rock'n'Roll
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“Phenomenal Porter, Great new brewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

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.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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“Excellent beer, best we had in Kauai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We visited the tasting room in Lihue only a week or so after they opened. The beer is excellent. The porter especially. The tasting room at the time was very bare, but we played our Connect4 and drank some beer and had a great time - good enough to go back two days later. Service was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Park Ridge
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“Sample The Beer, Buy a Growler”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

First, these are the new guys in Lihue, not Kauai Brewing in Port Allen. That said, the beers are good, prices reasonable (except for the t-shirt) and Kim is a great bartender. I had a five beer sampler ($2 for 4 ounces). I enjoyed all the beers especially the porter which had subtle hints of burbon and chocolate. If I had stopped in earlier in my trip, I probably would have bought a growler for the rest of my stay. If you are traveling with a non-beer drinker, the wines by the glass are high quality and fairly priced. They don't sell food yet but sometimes food trucks set up near by.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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