Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Company is Hawaii's largest craft brewery, operating completely on the island without resorting to expensive imported ingredients. That might make a logistical nightmare for some brewers to expand into other markets, but if you really think about it, you'd much rather make the trip to them.
Pipe dreams and paid time off aside, you can still get the flavors of the islands in 23 states, four countries or if you happen to venture onto a military base. Chances are the commanding officer won't let you pass through the security checkpoint just for a beer, but a person can dream.
The Maui Brewing Company beer lineup consists of six core beers and four seasonal efforts that whisk you away to the white sand beaches and clear blue waters of Maui. For a light, crisp lager, the Bikini Blonde satisfies your craving and then some, although it sure tastes better on the beach. Other options include the Coconut Hiwa Porter or the Pineapple Mana Wheat. However, the Pau Hana, which literally translates to "done working," might just be the best move you'll make all day.