Hawai’i’s Largest Craft Brewery Uses Renewable Energy Sources for Sustainability and to Lower Our Carbon Footprint

“Excellence in Sustainability, Environmental Certificate”, CHEP Share & Re-use Services, 2023

“America’s Favorite Solar Craft Brewery”, Regional Brewery category, Solar United Neighbors, 2019

“National Small Business Person(s) of the Year” Award, US Small Business Administration, 2017

“Best Green Business”, Hawai’i Magazine Small Business Award, 2016

  • Most eco-friendly material used, as one of first craft brewers to package in recyclable aluminum cans (the #1 recycled beverage container in the U.S. The canning line fills & seams approximately 500 cans per minute.
  • Package products in pulpboard cartons
  • Producing ~60% of CO2 on-site; recovered 50,000 lbs of CO2 from being vented into the atmosphere and adding more capacity to grow beyond 100%
  • 2MW array of solar PV covering 100% of roof, awning, and carports along with Tesla battery storage provides 98% of power needs
  • Biodiesel generators fueled by locally produced biodiesel provide makeup and backup power as needed vs. grid power
  • Solar Thermal systems reduce Propane gas consumption by approximately 50% for water heating needs and “solar chiller”
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by more than 2,000,000 pounds per year through combined efforts

Steadfast Regarding Local Production with a Strong Commitment to the Local Economy and Deep Concern for the Environment

  • Spent grain is donated to local farmers for feed and compost
  • Used grain bags donated for environmental clean-ups in Maui County by partnering with Pacific Whale Foundation, Malama Maui Nui, and Hawai’i Wildlife Fund 
  • MBC’s “Ocean-Friendly”* Restaurants partner with our local craft family of farmers for their locally grown agriculture, dairy, poultry, locally caught seafood, and local grass-fed beef *As designated by Surfrider Foundation