Maui Brewing to Break Ground on New Brewery on July 24

Maui Brewing CompanyLAHAINA, MAUI, HI  Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is proud to announce they were honored with seven medals in the last few months.  The awards included beers entered at the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Fest, the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition and the US Open Beer Championship.

CoCoNut PorTeR, MBC’s flagship beer, won one gold and one silver medal in Fruit, Vegetable & Specialty Beer categories.  Bikini Blonde Lager was awarded two silver medals and Mana Wheat, one.   MBC’s fall 2012, limited release beer, Liquid Breadfruit, was awarded a bronze medal in the indigenous beer category.   Additionally, Maui Brewing Co. was awarded a “Most Sustainable Brewer Award” by HPE.

While MBC celebrates these achievements, work is underway on the new production facility in Kihei – groundbreaking is expected July 24th and construction begins on July 29th. This location will allow MBC the opportunity to continue to invest in the community, creating new jobs, and developing a sustainable manufacturing industry.  The new facility will have an initial capacity of approximately 50,000 barrels.

Maui Brewing Co. is a truly Hawaiian brewery, and proud to make 100% of their beer, canned and draft, in Hawaii. Recognized as Hawaii’s #1 craft beer since 2005, the company has a strong commitment to the local economy and the environment.  MBC beers are packaged with the most eco-friendly materials.  Cans are manufactured on Oahu and designed by local Maui artists.  They have the added bonus of better protecting the beer from both light and oxygen damage which can compromise the taste.  Plastic rings are dangerous to marine life and therefore, a unique, recyclable plastic carrying device is used to hold the cans.  The spent grain from beer production is donated to local ranchers for cattle feed and composting.  MBC is also very active in several local Hawaiian 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.