Location: Mehana Brewery 275 East Kawili Street Hilo 96720
A great little secret right in downtown Hilo. Kawilli Street is easy to find but the brewery is easy to miss. Kawilli Street is just a couple blocks up from the airport. Look for the Toyota dealer on the left. You turn right and the brewery is a few short blocks in on the right side. Look for the signage (see picture below).
They have a little tasting room and gift shop right in the brewery. It’s a small operation, which is what makes it so nice. They serve up a generous amount of samples from mild to bold. The samples are all free! It is fun to buy some beer that you have tasted and take it home. It’s a great way to spend an hour.
The beer is great. You will taste about 8 samples so there is certainly one that you will enjoy. You can go big and buy a growler size bottle.
If you want to take a bit of the brewery home with you, in the same room they sell tee shirts and glassware.