Maui Brewing – Bringing ALOHA to Colorado!
LAHAINA, HAWAII – 28 October 2010 – Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is very proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been signed with C.R. Goodman, based in Commerce City, Colorado.
C.R. Goodman is a Colorado wholesaler specializing in craft and import beers.
Real Hawaiian beer has been long-anticipated in the Colorado market and availability is now confirmed for November. “Our beers are expected to hit shelves in Colorado in just a few weeks’ time. I’ve had a ton of emails and calls from beer fans in Colorado in the past few years!” says Garrett Marrero. “It will certainly make next year’s GABF easier on myself, our reps and even our booth volunteers as we hear, ‘Where can I get your beers locally?’ countless times during that event!” “As our beer will always be truly made in Hawaii, it’s taken some time to be able to export to the mainland. Mahalo for your patience!”
David Greenwood and Dave Watson of C. R. Goodman comment, “We are very excited to bring Maui Brewing Company into the state of Colorado. At C.R. Goodman we strongly believe that our portfolio is who we are. Since early 2009 we have been in search of a partner to enhance our resume (our portfolio) and Maui is the perfect match. Maui, a brand with such a great reputation and award-winning beers — we have hit a ‘grand slam’, bringing Hawaii to the Rockies!”
Maui Brewing Co. is the only brewer and canner of craft beer in Hawaii as 100% of the beers are brewed and canned on Maui. Additionally, Maui Brewing Co. microbrews are officially Hawaii’s #1 craft beer. With a strong commitment to the local economy, and deep concern for the environment, MBC microbrews are packaged with the most eco-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; they have the added bonus of protecting the beer in the best possible manner, protecting the product from both light and oxygen damage which can seriously compromise the taste. Plastic rings are dangerous to marine life and therefore, a unique, recyclable plastic carrying device is used to hold the products. The spent grain from beer production is donated to local ranchers for cattle feed and composting; 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.