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Trade Winds Brewing
850 Kolu Street #7
Wailuku HI 96793

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Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 3,000 bbl

Contributor: Christy Gibson

Maui's first microbrewery.

Updated: January 19, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: November 25, 1997 (#2358)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Wine Man, Lahaina HI
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, hazy, fair head. Ginger aroma, a little medicinal. Thick, flat, bitter at first, sweet ginger middle, not much at the end.
    • Date: November 11, 1997 (#2352)
      Package: draught
      Place: Hapa*s Brew Haus and Restaurant, Kihei HI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, some haze, low head. Hint of ginger aroma, not much. Good ginger flavor and finish. Even a hint of bitterness late.

    • Date: March 15, 1997 (#2034)
      Package: draught
      Place: Kona Brewers Festival, Kailua-Kona HI
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Orange-pink opaque. Smells like raspberries. Tastes like Hi-C.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: February 12, 1998 (#2391)
      Package: draught
      Place: Outback Steakhouse, Honolulu HI
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation and head. Smells a little fruity. Light body, high carbonation. Fairly bitter, considering. Not much to it...but that's what he said he was trying to brew.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: March 9, 1997 (#2030)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark red-brown, high carbonation, OK head. Big citrus nose, some brown maltiness. Bitter, roasty. Roasty start, middle, and finish. Drying at the end.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Sunset Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale