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“Awesome Hawaiian Brewery”

Mehana Brewing Company
Ranked #25 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.
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 Ale, Hapa Brown Ale, Tsunami IPA, Mehana Brewing Volcano Red Ale, Mauna Kea Pale Ale and Southern Cross Seasonal Ale which is a double red belgian style. A Hawai’i Lager and A’lala Hawaiian Crow Porter--but MY favorite is Humpback Blue Beer, a a Kölsch style beer which is light but full bodies perfect for the beach. They sell the beer at the tasting room along with all sorts of other stuff, hats, taps, pictures, pint glasses and Tshirts. A great way to spend 30 minutes to an hour either on your own or with a tour when visiting Hilo, HI.

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Reviewed May 30, 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, glasses and labels. The staff here was very friendly, very accomodating and a pleasure to converse/visit with. I highly reccommend a stop by this Hawaiian-produced brewing company if you're on the Big Island. Enjoy!

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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.

1  Thank William J
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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.

Thank Pahoaheather
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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 :)

Thank ach27205
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