A Triad of Medals for Maui Brewing Co.
(Lahaina, Kahana, Maui) – Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) microbrews received three medals at the 2008 North American Beer Awards. This event was held June 6, 2008 in Idaho Falls, ID.
The North American Beer Awards is a unique event sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association. This competition, now in its 12th year, provides an opportunity for American beers to be judged against the best beers in the world. Beers are judged by the traditional method of determining how closely the beer meets the style definition for the category in which it is entered. This is conducted as a blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.
MBC’s Red Cock Doppel Bock won a gold medal in Category 4, Bock Beers (Subcategory C: Doppel Bock & D: Eisbock ); Father Damien Abbey Ale won a gold medal in Category 19, Belgian and French Style Beers (Subcategory D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale); and CoCoNut PorTer won a bronze medal in Category 17, Flavored Beers.
MBC produces genuine Hawaiian beers. Their trio of packaged microbrews are wholly produced and packaged in Lahaina by MBC. Although of course, these are USA products, due to Maui’s geographical location, MBC products can actually be considered “imported” to the mainland, especially given the fact that the Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated group of islands on the planet! When you are drinking a MBC microbrew, you are guaranteed that you are enjoying an authentic Mauian beer, and are the only true Hawaiian beers available in the mainland!
With a strong commitment to the local economy, and deep concern for the environment, MBC microbrews are packaged with the most ecologically-friendly materials. Although cans and bottles are both recyclable, bottles still break and may pose a risk at beaches. The cans are manufactured on Oahu and designed by local Maui artists and have the added bonus of protecting the beer in the best possible manner, protecting our beers from both light and oxygen damage which can seriously compromise the taste. Plastic rings are dangerous to marine life and therefore, you will find a recyclable cardboard wrap around the cans. The spent grain from beer production is donated to local ranchers for cattle feed; and any cans damaged in production are donated to the Maui Humane Society. MBC purchased equipment from Maui Land & Pineapple, preserving a piece of Hawaii’s canning history.
Founder Garrett Marrero and his wife, Melanie, run a 7-barrel brewpub at the Kahana location as well as the 25-barrel full production brewery and canning facility in Lahaina. Maui Brewing Co. is a truly local beer as 100% of their products are made in Hawaii as opposed to other “Hawaiian” beers.