After product development and testing throughout 2013 with assistance from Pete Slosberg of Pete’s Wicked Ale fame, Mavericks Brewing solidified its market position and focused its attention on creating exceptional canned craft beer. The Mavericks Brewing initial line of three full flavored/low alcohol craft beers will debut this month with distribution by Southern Wine & Spirits, the largest distributor in the United States.
“Southern Wine & Spirits has been expanding our representation of craft beers and is looking forward to an active partnership with Mavericks Brewing,” said Gary Wood, Beer Director, California. “We believe the time is right for high flavor, low alcohol craft beer, and I have been very impressed with the quality of the beers. The added value of being available in cans makes Mavericks an ideal beer choice for active outdoor lifestyles.”
The initial three beers in the Mavericks product lineup are all designed to provide the fullest of beer drinking experiences, but with a low alcohol level of just 3.75%. The Belgian Style Wit is an easy drinking and refreshing white beer in the classic Belgian style; the Rye Pale Ale is made with 20% rye malt in addition to traditional barley malts, which imparts an angular mouthfeel and spicy, sour, and pronounced hoppy notes; and the Chocolate Porter is a rich and creamy dark beer that is brewed with a special blend of barley malts and roasted cocoa nibs.
Mavericks Brewing takes its name from the legendary big wave surf spot and invitational surfing contest, Mavericks, which is located directly offshore from the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and widely considered to be the most exclusive and daring in the world.
“Our new Mavericks beers really are the next wave in craft beer – brewed to be enjoyed wherever your adventure takes you,” said Morgan. “A maverick is someone who is innovative, a risk-taker, and unwilling to compromise. At only 3.75% alcohol, these are full flavored beers that embody that spirit, come on draught and in cans, and truly taste like great American craft beers.”
Mavericks Brewing is harnessing this spirit of adventure by presenting its inaugural line of retail beers only in cans. Canned beers are eminently portable, offer superior freshness protection, and are an environmentally friendly option that is easily recyclable.
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is located at 390 Capistrano Road in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to close; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to close. To book a reservation, please call 650-728-BREW (2739) or visitOpenTable.com. Additional information may be found at www.hmbbrewingco.com.