Mehana Brewing Company

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For an inexpensive and high-quality taste of beer, along with a great vibe, look no further than Mehana Brewing Company. Mehana is a small brewery serving beer flights and individual beer tastings in their small but comfortable tasting room, and also offers the opportunity for customers to purchase a keg, six-pack, or growler from a wide variety of beers on tap. One of the most interesting aspects about the tastings at Mehana is that they have a skilled brewmaster ready and willing to answer any question that you might have.

Some of the most popular beers at Mehana Brewing Company include the Tsunami IPA and the Southern Cross, which is a Belgian-style double red ale. Many customers who come to Mehana decide on ordering beer to take home after their tasting since prices at the brewery are so reasonable. Mehana also has some great merchandise for sale which always makes for a fun and unique gift. The tasting room does not serve food of any kind, so this stop is really about tasting the Mehana Brewing Company beers and enjoying the skill of some of the best brewers in Hilo.

If you’ve noticed that Hawaii Nui Brewing and Mehana Brewing are in the same building, that’s because they joined forces over a decade ago. When Mehana Brewing decided to expand, they began looking for investors. At that time, Hawaii Nui had recently purchased the Keoki Brewery on Kaua’i. When they merged with Mehana, they moved all their brewing equipment from Kaua’i to the Big Island. Then, in 2009 the original owners of Mehana retired and Hawaii Nui took over the brewery. Out of respect for the family, they keep the Mehana name on the original recipes and the new recipes get the Hawaii Nui name.

Business Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs 12 PM-5 PM
Wed, Fri 12 PM-6 PM
Sat 12 PM-4 PM
Sun Closed


(808) 934-8211

275 E Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720

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