Maui Brewing Co. – Where the Surf Meets the Turf!
Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) will participate in the second annual San Diego Craft Brewer’s Competition and Festival on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 12:00pm through 8:00pm.
The festival will be held at the San Diego County Fairgrounds in the Chevrolet Del Mar Arena and is “an opportunity for craft brewers to gain recognition for their skillfully crafted products in addition to exposing the public to this agriculturally and economically important craft product.”
The festival beer entries were judged on May 10, 2008 and the best of show will be announced on June 21st. Over 100 breweries entered the competition and 27 categories were judged. MBC is proud to announce that CoCoNut PorTeR won 1st place in its class, Category 21, Herb/Spice/Vegetable; Penguin XX Imperial, won 2nd place in its class, Category 13, Stout; and Red Cock Doppelbock won 3rd place in its class, Category 5, Bock. CoCoNut PorTeR took medals at the 2008 and 2006 World Beer Cups – officially one of the best beers on earth!
Only two months ago, in April, distribution of MBC’s trio of packaged microbrews expanded to the mainland. Californians can now enjoy these genuine Hawaiian microbrews. These beers 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.
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. A few months back 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.
Brewpub ~ Kahana Gateway Center ~ 4405 Honoapiilani Highway #217 ~ Kahana, Maui, HI 96761
Production Brewery ~ 910 Honoapiilani Highway #55 ~ Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 ~ 1.877.MAUIBREW808.669.FISH ~ 808.669.0191 fax ~ 877.MAUI-BREW order line ~ 808.280.4687 cell