Kohola Brewery Lahaina Pouring Their Heart Into Craft Brew
Kohola Brewery Lahaina. Last week we visited Maui Brewing Co for a look at what’s on tap in South Maui – today we’ll see what’s brewing up on the West side in Lahaina.
Kohola Brewery was born of the dreams of two couples, William and Susan Ramirez and Ian and Christine Elumba of Southern California. Home brewers taking their dreams to a new level!
The brewery was purchased from the former owners, Maui Brewing Co. after they expanded into South Maui. The fit was perfect! After much remodeling and reconfiguring of equipment to meet their unique needs, the brewery opened their doors to the thirsty in December of 2016.
From Kohola’s web site;
Year Round Beers
Let’s take a look at what’s on tap! Year Round Beers-
Talk Story Pale Ale – American, 5.1% ABV, A smooth, grainy, and slightly bready, classic Pale Ale. This flavor matches beautifully with the citrus, tangerine flavors and aromas of Chinook, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria and Citra hops. Locals in Hawaii love to chat — or what we say talk story. This is what this beer truly represents, good times with friends and Ohana. Malt: 2-Row, Vienna Hops: Citra, Chinook, Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic Yeast: House Ale.
Lokahi Pilsner Pilsner – German, 5.5% ABV, Our best-selling beer, a German Style Pilsner, presents a slightly grainy, pilsner malt sweetness to the nose and mouth. Its crisp hop bitterness from Tettnang hops is accentuated by a moderate sulfate rich water profile, this pale-yellow lager is conditioned for 6-8 weeks to give it a perfect flavor and aroma profile to compliment the beautiful island of Maui! Lokahi is the Hawaiian word for “in unity, harmony, and peace”. Malt: Pilsner Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau Magnum Yeast: Bohemian Lager.
Red Sand Red Ale – American Amber / Red, 5.5% ABV, Red Sand Ale is an American-style Red Ale that is medium bodied with bready, malty flavors and aromas. It has hop aromas of earth and spice from the late kettle Fuggle additions. This beer is named after the “pocket” Red Sand beach in Maui. As red ales are not common to the islands of Hawaii, this is truly a “pocket” style in paradise. Malt: 2-Row, CaraAmber, Crystal 60, Black, Vienna Hops: CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus), UK Fuggle Yeast: House Ale
The brewery has a good sized handful of Limited Release beer on tap as well, all with monikers as unique as their flavor profiles; Shaka Island (IPA), Pineapple Lokahi (Pilsner), Lilikoi Saison (Lilikoi = Passionfruit), Mean Bean Coffee Stout, Mr. Ukulele (IPA), Hop Aloha (IPA), Sweet Home Lahaina (Belgian Tripel) and Coconut Hula Stout!
At the moment the brewery isn’t offering up food but Ono Tacos is their neighbor and Kohola encourages folks to grab a bite at the food truck (well really food trailer) and carry it on over. Kohola offers fun games such as cards, Jenga, GIANT Jenga and more as well as complementary WIFI, and kamaaina specials for residents.
Kohola Brewery Tour;
Tours are $10 from Wednesday to Friday. 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
The 30-minute brewery experience provides guests with a basic introduction to beer, grains, hops, yeast, brewing and a tour of our brew house, cellar room, and entire brewery. Beer Samples, Growlers, Pints, Crowlers and Merchandise are available for purchase.
– Please arrive 10 minutes prior to tour time.
– Please Check-in with the Beertender.
– Check-in for tours closes 5 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
– Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed on the tour.
Guided public tours are strictly limited to 8 people and are available for ages 21 years old and up. Sorry, our liquor license doesn’t allow anyone under the age of 21 years old at the brewery, this includes minors, children, toddlers, and babies.
GRATUITY is not included. Tipping your tour guide is appreciated!
Where: 910 Honoapiilani Highway #55, Lahaina, HI 96761
Hours: Open 7 Days 12pm – 9pm, Happy Hour 4pm – 9pm
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