Maui | Stone Craft Beverages Now Distributing 21 Craft Brewers On Maui
(MAUI, Hawaii)– Maui | Stone Craft Beverages, a distribution company formed by Maui Brewing Co. and San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co., is now distributing 21 craft brands throughout the island of Maui. Thanks to the company’s dedicated focus on freshness, Maui’s residents and visitors can now enjoy craft beers and ciders treated with the tender love and care that all craft beverages should be shown—refrigeration during every step of the distribution process.
“It’s been a long journey, but our team has really stayed the course, and now Maui | Stone Craft Beverages is ready to help Hawaii cast commodity beer aside and move to quality craft beers,” said Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero. “Craft beer options in Maui have grown since we first began brewing, and with the addition of 20 new brands, Hawaii is about to take another large, tasty leap forward. It’s exciting to partner with Stone, as our companies are aligned with the same beliefs and goals of providing the best possible craft beer to our fans.”
“With the advent of Maui | Stone Craft Beverages, we are excited to offer Stone Brewing beers and other artisanal brands to enthusiasts in Maui,” said Stone Brewing Co. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch. “Ensuring that fans enjoy fresh beer is something Stone has advocated for many years. The handling of beer during the distribution process is critically important. It’s with this philosophy in mind that Maui Brewing and Stone Brewing came together to develop a company that guarantees an incredible selection of fresh craft beers and ciders to Maui.”
Maui | Stone Craft Beverages ships bottles, cans and kegs from San Diego to Maui by way of refrigerated containers and then transports them in refrigerated trucks to a 16,000-square-foot distribution center in Maui that has a huge cold-storage refrigerator. From there, the beers and ciders are delivered to select retailers, restaurants and bars on the island via—you guessed it—refrigerated trucks. Through every link in the distribution chain, from the mainland all the way to retail outlets in Maui, the craft beverages are consistently kept at an optimal temperature to guarantee their bold, delicious flavors are faithfully preserved.
Enthusiasts in Maui can now enjoy beers and ciders from:
AleSmith Brewing Company – San Diego, CA
Avery Brewing Company – Boulder, CO
Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Healdsburg, CA
Black Market Brewing Co. – Temecula, CA
The Bruery – Placentia, CA
Eel River Brewing Company – Fortuna, CA
Great Divide Brewing Co. – Denver, CO
Julian Hard Cider – Julian, CA
Lightning Brewery – Poway, CA
The Lost Abbey – San Marcos, CA
Maui Brewing Co. – Maui, HI
Modern Times Beer – San Diego, CA
Mother Earth Brew Co. – Vista, CA
Oskar Blues Brewery – Longmont, CO
Pizza Port Brewing Company – Carlsbad, CA
Port Brewing Company – San Marcos, CA
Refuge Brewery – Temecula, CA
Saint Archer Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
SKA Brewing – Durango, CO
Stone Brewing Co. – Escondido, CA
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Salem, OR
For more information on Maui | Stone Craft Beverages or the various brands offered, please visit mscbhawaii.com.
About Maui Brewing Co.
Maui Brewing Co. is a craft brewery based in Maui, HI. As the largest authentic Hawaiian brewery, it currently has one brewery in Lahaina, and one brewpub in Kahana that creates more than 40 different styles on a rotating basis. In 2005 Maui Brewing Co. produced 400 barrels from the single brewpub and expanded into an additional brewery location in 2007, producing a little over 20,000 barrels in 2013.
Maui Brewing Co. has remained consistent in the vision and motto, “Handcrafted Ales & Lagers Brewed with Aloha.” This means respect for the environment, community and people, as we strive for enjoyment in life with every high-quality craft beer brewed. The company’s beers have been recognized worldwide for quality and innovation.
Maui Brewing Co. is currently in construction on a brewery in Kihei. This will help meet current demand, and give the ability to open additional markets. The goal is to be brewing, drinking, and shipping beer from this new brewery by the end of this year.
About Stone Brewing Co.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 10 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multi-faceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate facilities in Berlin, Germany and also has plans to open operations east of the Mississippi. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+,YouTube,Pinterest and The Stone Blog.