Kauai Beer Company

Kauai Beer Company – Take a Journey into Their House Brews and Global Cuisine
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At the Kauai Beer Company, they proudly serve up the full neighborhood microbrewery experience, starting with all their house brews. From there, they go all out in handcrafting tasty food to match plus providing the friendliest service around. As if that’s not enough, their chill atmosphere will make you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the doors.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

With a trip to the Kauai Beer Company, you can get a taste of the neighborhood microbrewery experience while enjoying a chill vibe. From their craft brews and delicious food to their friendly service and lowkey ambiance, this East Side eatery has it all.

Their artisan batches of craft beer have the perfect balance of hop intensity and maltiness from start to finish. You can go with their flagship flavors for a tried-and-true beer tasting journey or try out whatever experimental varieties they have on tap at that moment. If you’re not sure just what to order, try each flavor in its four-ounce taster sizes – or leave it to fate and just get a pint.

If you’d like to take your brew back to the hotel for later, buy their bottled fare or go with a refillable growler. Available in 32- and 64-ounce sizes, their growler lets you leave with a cache of your favorite brew, so you can settle down for a pint or two while chilling at the hotel at the end of your daily adventures.

Prefer something a little different? Go with a tropical cocktail made with fresh fruit and locally-made spirits. Or select from their short, but sweet wine menu. You’re also welcome to try their housemade kombucha, root beer, or fruit juice if you’d like to keep it alcohol-free.

Even if you’re not a fan of craft brew, you’ll want to visit to sample all their culinary creations. Made using the freshest island ingredients, their dishes promise to leave you in awe and always planning on coming back for more. From their Beer Battered Fries to the Carnitas Tacos, you really cannot go wrong no matter what you choose.

At every visit, you’re welcome to sit inside in their low-key dining room or relax at the tables along the sidewalk. Either way, their welcoming crew, and ambiance will have you feeling right at home in an instant.

Their most popular dishes include:

Okonomiyaki Fries
The Okonomiyaki Fries are the perfect way to kick off a great meal or brew-tasting experience. They create this appetizer by tapping their beer-battered fries with plenty of katsu sauce and dashi mayo. Then, they add green onion, Furikake, and bonito flakes to bring all the flavors together.

World Famous Reuben
When you want to treat yourself to a sandwich to remember, be sure to order up the World Famous Reuben. To build this sandwich, they start by piling their house-cured pastrami on robust rye bread. Over that, they add Swiss cheese and sauerkraut before stacking another slice of bread on top. To finish off your meal, you’ll need to choose between their coleslaw, fries, and salad as your side.

Smokin’ Jalapeno Popper
The Smokin’ Jalapeno Popper features big bold flavors in every bite, easily making it a fan favorite. They start this steakburger by hand-forming their patty and putting it down on the grill. Once it’s done, they add muenster cheese to melt over top, and then put it on a taro bun. A mix of cream cheese, jalapeno, and chili flakes go over the burger and cheese before they add their pickles to the mix. Choose from fries, coleslaw, or salad as your side – or go all out with their Cracklin’ Chicharrones for an extra charge.

Whether you’re just coming by for a tasty brew or want to go all out with a full meal and drinks, be sure to take some time to try their cheesecake flavor of the day. The flavors change day to day, but you can always count on each slice satisfying your sweet tooth. Out of all their flavors, the passion fruit gets more than its fair share of rave reviews, although they are all pretty much as good as the next. Don’t have enough room in your belly for another bite? No problem. Just ask for your cheesecake to go and enjoy it later.  

Insider Tip:
If you’d like to share your love for this microbrewery, just ask to buy their tank tops, t-shirts, and other swag before you jet out the door.