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“One of two microbreweries on the island” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mehana Brewing Company

Mehana Brewing Company
Ranked #26 of 43 Tours in Hilo
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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.
McKinney, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“One of two microbreweries on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles 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, and I did not get a chance to try the humpback blue. But the Mauna Kea Pale was worth the buy. This is a great way to enjoy brew in your hotel without mortgaging the fort. Get a growler and fill 'er up. The server was helpful in discussing the beers and pleasant to be around. The shop is small and there is no tour - but realistically - if you look around out the door, there is your tour. Grab a sticker (they are free) and take home a growler.

Visited February 2013
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Hilo, Hawaii
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun short stop”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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Ulsan, South Korea
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84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“No tour but definitely do the tasting!”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

Visited October 2012
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Lakewood, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good times”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2012
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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great little Brewing Factory”
4 of 5 bubbles 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, that come into the office to either taste test or buy crates of their beer. They have very good beer. Our favorite is the dark beer, but the offer multiple varities. You must stand during your visit, as they have no tables or chairs in the office.

Visited August 2011
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