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Address: 275 E Kawili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-934-8211
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Big Island Brew to Wash Away Your Blues

Hawaii means many things to different people, but few people think of Hawaii as a state with a great beer scene. Upon investigation, however, one discovers that the beer business... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Houston, Texas

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 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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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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 

1 Thank GeraldWW2
Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stumbled on the spot after being disappointed at the Big Island Candy Company. There is a small tasting room with a super friendly lady pulling back the taps. Not only did she tell us so much about the island, she shared some history of the company. She also informed us that Kona Brewing manufactures their beer on the mainland!... More 

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

Mahalo nui for such an AMAZING review! More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Called in when picking up the enterprise hire car (across the road). V impressed at the free tasting. Great selection of beers and merchandise. Was much cheaper than on Oahu. The 2 Belgian beers were the best beers of our trip. Gutted we didn't have time to call on the way back for the $4 growler refill.

Thank Elaine E
Houston, Texas
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345 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Hawaii means many things to different people, but few people think of Hawaii as a state with a great beer scene. Upon investigation, however, one discovers that the beer business in the state is growing and one of the better options is Mehana Brewing, located on the Big Island in Hilo. As a beer blogger for the site greatbeernow.com, I’m... More 

1 Thank Bryan_Carey
Hilo, Hawaii
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Mehanas is a great little brewery offering a good variety of beers. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Every now and then, some of the brewers will come in to the tasting room and love talking story on the brewing process. If you are visiting Hilo for a few days, I highly recommend investing in one of their growlers... More 

Thank Tyler P
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped into this brewery and tasting room on a vacation trip to escape the crowds at the Hilo waterfront. Tasted Mehana and Hawaii Nui brews poured by the brewer himself, and chatted with the locals who came to refill growlers and taste the latest selections. We purchased a growler, there were also singles for purchase, as well as tee-shirts... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Robert and I visited Mehana yesterday for a tasting. It's 0.3 miles from the airport in Hilo, so it's central and easy to find. The tasting room is very minimalist-there's no place to set. You stand in from of the bar while the hostess pours you small cups of each of their brews. The beers were as good or better... More 

3 Thank David D
Bismarck, ND
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Great samples and interesting to see their brewing and canning area. Tasty beer, too! We picked up an assortment of canned beer and a growler to take back to our condo. They have a nice tasting room and gift shop.

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