2010 Maui Brewers Festival
(Lahaina, Maui, HI) – On Saturday, May 15, 2010, the second annual Maui Brewers Festival will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) grounds in Kahului.
As Maui’s only brewery, Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is proud to announce sponsorship in this exciting event which benefits the MACC’s excellent community programs.
As was done last year, Maui Brewing Co. and other breweries will bring in their craft brew products. “We are stoked to welcome back Caldera, Deschutes, Oskar Blues, Pizza Port, Sierra Nevada and Stone Brewing Co.”, says MBC’s Garrett Marrero. “And, in our continued efforts to grow this festival, we have invited and received confirmation of inaugural participation by Ballast Point, Bear Republic, Coronado, Hawaii Nui, Moylan’s, Santa Cruz Mountain and Waimea. We also expect a few more to jump on board! This year’s festival is an unprecedented opportunity for residents and tourists alike to sample an abundance of award-winning, authentic craft brews right here on Maui”.
MBC is sponsoring the shipping of their “brothers’ ” mainland beers, the Designated Driver’s Booth (serving their handcrafted root beer) and a food booth. In addition to craft brews, attendees will enjoy local food from many different restaurants and music from several different local bands, all in one ticket price. Tickets to this event will be available through the MACC soon. For more information, visit their website at www.mauiarts.org/special_events.html.
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 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, a unique, recyclable plastic carrying device is used to hold their 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.
April 4, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
This event was an absolute blast. Need more events like this on the Islands – thanks for posting the info on the event.