Highest-rated breweries in Hawaii

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January 16, 2022
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Highest-rated breweries in Hawaii

Cold beer, anyone? American beer drinkers have their fair share of options no matter where they might live.

Indeed, a market once dominated by a handful of major brands has become far more diverse since the craft beer scene expanded sixfold between 2008 and 2016. Independent production cooled off just a little in 2023 but still accounted for a whopping 23.4 million barrels of beer and craft beer's overall market share by volume rose to 13.3%, according to the Brewers Association. For context, in 2013, there were 3,108 craft breweries in the U.S.—and as of 2023, there are 9,761, representing a 214% increase in just a decade. Cheers to that!

Why the ongoing obsession? Putting aside the fact that people simply love their brew, beer has emerged as a wildly versatile beverage category. Craft breweries explore beer to its fullest potential and tend to rank highly as a result.

Another thing about beer is that every sip tells a story. It's first and foremost the journey of the beer's own production, namely one involving water, malted grains, botanical hops, and yeast. However, it's also a chronicling of the area in which the beer was produced since every state has its own respective history, climate, geography, and resources. Then there's the tale of the people who produced it, turning their love of carbonated alcohol into a passion project and hiring all kinds of local talent.

Combine America's love of beer with endless flavor possibilities, and you arrive at a sensational pastime and a thriving national industry. With nearly 10,000 craft breweries bubbling up across the nation, each one offers its own unique qualities, some complete with guided tours and tasting rooms (and maybe some hearty gastropub fare).

Many of the nation's highest-rated breweries are so small and independent that the only way to sample their suds is to visit them in person, while others distribute their products around the country—or even across the globe.

To find some top spots near you, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated breweries in Hawaii using data from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor ranks places using a combination of metrics, including overall rating, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, a business with a 5 out of 5 overall rating might rank lower than one with a 4 out of 5. Data is as of June 6, 2024.

Regardless of the brewery's size and scope, one thing is for sure: Now is a great time for a beer!

#17. Broken Boundary Brewery

- Rating: 4/5 (1 reviews)
- Address: 740 Moowaa St. Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#16. MĀNOA Honey & Mead

- Rating: 5/5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 930 Palm Place Wahiawa, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#15. Beer Lab HI

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3 reviews)
- Address: 94-515 Ukeʻe St. No. 310 Waipahu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#14. Tropical Brews

- Rating: 5/5 (3 reviews)
- Address: 2970 Varsity Cir Apt C Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#13. Lokahi Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3 reviews)
- Address: 1160 South King St. Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#12. Beach House Beer Co

- Rating: 5/5 (2 reviews)
- Address: 96 North King St. Chinatown, Honolulu Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#11. Mahalo Aleworks

- Rating: 5/5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 30 Kupaoa St. Ste 101 Makawao, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#10. Hana Koa Brewing Co.

- Rating: 5/5 (5 reviews)
- Address: 962 Kawaiahao St. Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#9. Grace In Growlers

- Rating: 4.5/5 (20 reviews)
- Address: 143 Hekili St. Ste 10 Kailua, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#8. Koholā Brewery

- Rating: 4.5/5 (190 reviews)
- Address: 910 Honoapiilani Hwy Suite 55 Lahaina, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#7. Waikiki Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5/5 (28 reviews)
- Address: 831 Queen St. Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#6. Kauai Island Brewing Company

- Rating: 4/5 (181 reviews)
- Address: 4350 Waialo Road Port Allen Eleele, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#5. Lanikai Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5/5 (37 reviews)
- Address: 167 Hamakua Drive Kailua, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#4. Honolulu Beerworks

- Rating: 4.5/5 (123 reviews)
- Address: 328 Cooke St. Honolulu, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#3. Ola Brew

- Rating: 4.5/5 (188 reviews)
- Address: 74-5598 Luhia St. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#2. Kona Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5/5 (932 reviews)
- Address: 74-5612 Pawai Place Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

#1. Maui Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,230 reviews)
- Address: 605 Lipoa Pkwy Kihei, Hawaii
- Read more on Tripadvisor

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Jacob Osborn, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 50 states and Washington D.C.

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