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Mehana Brewing Company

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Address: 275 E Kawili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5074
Phone Number: +1 808-934-8211
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12:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 18:00
Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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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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Welcoming brewery with free beer tastings

We were looking for a way to kill a bit of time before heading out to the airport and stopped in to the Mehana Brewery. My husband had a beer flight (they let you sample all of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ana P
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a way to kill a bit of time before heading out to the airport and stopped in to the Mehana Brewery. My husband had a beer flight (they let you sample all of their beers) and we also bought a bit of their merchandise. They had a good variety of styles of beers and the place... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very generous with their tasting, tried them all and most hit the spot. Have to know what you like in order to find your own special brew. I hope to never find my favourite beer as it is the hunt that keeps me going. Mehana is trying most styles and doing a very good job of it. I don't think... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

What a find and worth the drive when staying in Kona! Tasty beers and very friendly service. Did I mention that all of the LARGE samples are.... FREE! Yep- you heard that right. Ice cold and plenty in the cooler to take with you. Only reason not a five is that we could not sit and enjoy a pont in... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

So if you like beer, this is a great stop. The tastes are free and they will let you taste everything on tap- 8 or so brews. They have a pretty wide range of brews on tap, from blond, to golden ale, to porter, to pale ale. I found their IPA to lack a good nose, but the taste was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 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 

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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 

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