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Hawai'i Nui Brewing
(Mehana Brewing)
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275 East Kawili Street
Hilo HI 96720
Telephone: +1 808-934-8211
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm.
Brewer: Richard Greene
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Notes

Opened: 1996

Annual Production: 5,000 bbl

Contributors: Karen Shindo, Diane Crawford, John Walsh, Keith Kinsey, Renee, Scott

Mehana also brews Roy's Private Reserve for Roy's Restaurants, and they came up with Tsunami Lager after I left Hawaii. Now they fill growlers out of their six rotating taps.

Hawai'i Nui was formed in 2009 through the merger of Mehana and Keoki.

Updated: January 6, 2013

Beer List

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    • Date: February 15, 1997 (#2016)
      Package: draught
      Place: Fiasco's, Hilo HI
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow opaque, OK head, very low carb. Some hop aroma, very slightly spicy. Malty-sweet, OK bitterness. Pretty clean finish, but a bit yeasty.
    • Date: December 18, 1996 (#1900)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Fiasco's, Hilo HI
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, some haze, very low carbonation and head. Cascade aroma, with malt. Pretty chewy, malty flavor and finish. Reminds me of Full Sail Golden Ale. Needs more hop flavor.

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    • Date: March 15, 1997 (#2041)
      Package: draught
      Place: Kona Brewers Festival, Kailua-Kona HI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown-red, low head. Chocolatey aroma. Good body, nice chocolatey-roasty flavor. OK bitter finish.
    • Date: January 2, 1997 (#1914)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-amber, OK head. Caramelly aroma, hints of chocolate and spice. Big carbonation bite, otherwise pretty smooth. Some roasted barley in the background. Reasonably well-balanced.