Maui Brewing Co. Lands On The “Ninth Island”
LAHAINA, MAUI, HI – Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is proud to report that a distribution agreement has been signed with Cépage Selections of Reno, Nevada. With distribution in HI, CA, OR, WA, ID, CO, TX and AZ, this makes Nevada the ninth state where MBC products are sold.
“Vegas is often referred to as the ‘ninth island’ due to the long-standing connection between Hawaii and Vegas so it’s only fitting that it’s our ninth distribution territory; what can I say? They wanted real Hawaiian beer!” says Garrett Marrero.
Cépage Selections is a distribution company based in Reno, Nevada, founded in 2006. They are dedicated to distributing hand-crafted wine, beer and spirits from family owned businesses. They work with those who are conscious of their craft, all around the world. “We are incredibly pleased to be working with Maui Brewing and introducing their beers to the Nevada market,” said Devlon Moore, owner of Cepage Selections. “So far we’ve had a tremendous response and we feel as though it will only get better.” Devlon adds, “Look for Maui Beers throughout Nevada from Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe to Carson City and Reno. Or feel free to call Cepage Selections at 775-473-7654 to find specific stores and bars in your area.”
Maui Brewing Co. is one of only two truly local Hawaiian breweries, brewing and packaging 100% of product in the state. Maui Brewing Co. and Hawaii Nui (on the Big Island) are very proud to be wholly produced in Hawaii. Maui Brewing Co. has been recognized as Hawaii’s #1 craft beer since 2005 and the company has a strong commitment to the local economy, and the environment. MBC craft beers are packaged with the most eco-friendly materials. Although cans and bottles are both recyclable, bottles still break and 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. Maui Brewing Co. is also very active in several local Hawaii charities.
Founder Garrett Marrero and his wife, Melanie, operate a 7-barrel brewpub at the Kahana location as well as a 25-barrel production brewery and canning facility in Lahaina. Maui Brewing Co. is a truly local beer as 100% of their products are made in Hawaii.