Since relocating the original brewery location from Kahana to Kihei‘s Research & Technology Park, the only source of food has been a series of scheduled food trucks.
Daily live music in the restaurant
Beer drinkers would often huddle around picnic tables and up-ended barrels while enjoying a pint and live music in the Tasting Room. Take-out menus for the food-truck-of-the-day would be circulated on clipboards. When you made your selections you’d walk to the food truck (leaving your beer behind), place your order and pay. After a short wait, a cheerful food-runner would deliver your grinds to your table, where you’d push your board game aside and eat.
Wall of kegs lining the restaurant
Covered lanai with West Maui Mountain views
With the opening of the long-awaited brewery restaurant in Kihei, we can now enjoy Maui Brew Co. food that has only been available in Kahana (Lahaina) and more recently Waikiki. The open-air restaurant has a large covered lanai, abundant seating and an elongated bar with views into the actual brewery. With a hostess for seating, proper table and chairs, it’s much easier to dine with larger groups and the less limber diner. The restaurant is open from 11:00 am- 11:00 pm and incorporates freshly brewed beer into menu items such as fish & chips and pizza. Delicious fresh salads proudly incorporate local produce and they even have a kids’ menu. See for yourself: Maui Brew Co. Lunch & Dinner Menu.
The bar looks directly into the brewery. Notice the head of wheat design?
I’ve been told that the kitchen will be preparing a separate pupu menu for the Tasting Room, but until then you can enjoy the full food and beer menu in the new restaurant.
One thing is for sure, the Tap Room will always be popular with visitors and the pau hana (after work) crowd alike. There’s just something about playing Jenga or Connect-4 with your friends and family while enjoying an ice cold beer after a long day at the office or beach.
And remember to wear your Maui Brewing Co. shirt or hat for Logo Wear Wednesdays with all day discounts on house beers. No worries if you forgot, you can pick something up at the Logo Shop by the front entrance. See you there!