Kihei, HI — The opportunity to drink Maui Brewing Company’s very limited release of the 2016 Edition of Black Pearl occurs on January 26th. Festivities kick-off in both the Kihei Tasting Room and Kahana Brewpub with quick words from one of our Scallywags at 4:45, and bottle pouring beginning at 5pm. Pirate themed cocktails and randalled beers will also be available.
The treasured Black Pearl, with its 12.0% ABV and 30 IBUs, consists of the base beer for Imperial Coconut Porter (2016 GABF Gold Medal Field Beer Champion) that has been set aside to age in Rum barrels. The additional time on the wood lends an added booziness and vanilla flavors to the viscous base beer. After its time in the barrel, a three-day recirculation on toasted coconut chips soften for a pleasant mouthfeel and flavor.
Brewing Supervisor Clay Jenkins added, “The brewing, aging, and bottling of Black Pearl in locally sourced rum barrels has been a passion project for us at Maui Brewing Company over the past year. Months of preparation, recipe development, and patience has yielded a limited quantity of one of our most delicious releases to date. Our team has created a unique blend of decadent chocolate porter aged for nine months in charred rum barrels, rounded out by our signature toasted coconut. It is truly a feast for the senses for our die-hard fans as well as those new to barrel aged beers. We are excited to invite MBC fans on the Black Pearl voyage.”
Black Pearl is currently available in 750ml bottles for pre-sales orders either online at https://squareup.com/store/mauibrewingco/ or by visiting Maui Brewing Company locations, with pick-up available only in the Kihei Tasting Room after the January 26 5pm launch. No pillaging!
MBC is a fiercely local company and has remained steadfast regarding local production. The MBC team are stewards of their communities and the ‘aina, and curators of the craft beer way of life. Their beers have been recognized worldwide for quality and innovation.
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About Maui Brewing Company
Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Company is Hawaii’s largest craft brewery, operating 100% in Hawaii. MBC is based on Maui, with its production brewery and tasting room in Kihei, as well as a brewpub in Kahana. Maui Brewing Co. is available in 20 states and 10 international countries with more markets to follow.