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2nd Annual Event is a Benefit for the MACC

Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC), Maui Brewing Co. and Paradise Beverages are presenting the 2nd Annual Maui Brewers Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 3 to 7 pm.  The festival will be held on the Events Lawn at the MACC in Kahului.  The event is a fundraiser for the MACC with net proceeds benefiting The Center’s arts and educational programs for students, seniors and the Maui community.

Showcasing the best in hand-crafted and imported beers made in Hawai`i, California, Oregon and beyond, Maui Brewers Festival will feature 30 breweries, including:

Ballast Point Brewing Co., Boston Beer Company, Caldera Brewing Company, Coronado Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Hawaii Nui Brewing, Maui Brewing Co., Moylan’s Brewing Co., Oskar Blues, Pizza Port, Primo Brewing & Malting Co., Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Uncommon Brewers and Waimea Brewing Co.

Garrett Marrero, founder and owner of Maui Brewing Co., had this to say:  “Last year was a blast! This year, we’re adding even more craft brewers who will be pouring some amazing beers never seen before in Hawai`i. The breweries invited to participate in the festival were chosen because of their commitment to making craft beer, where quality, flavor and uniqueness comes before cheaper, bland and mass-produced beers.  They all play a part in the growing rebirth of good beer in America.  This festival is a must-do for all, not just beer lovers.”

Festival attendees will enjoy a leisurely day of sampling a wide variety of micro-brewed beers along with island style dishes from local purveyors such as 808 Bistro, Flatbread & Co., Maui Brewing Co. Restaurant, Maui Tacos, Mulligan’s on the Blue, Monsoon India, Three’s Catering, Cake Bakery and Zia Maria Gelato.  On stage, the entertainment line-up includes some of Maui’s favorite bands like Louis & the Megas and Off Tomorrow.  There will also be logo merchandise for sale from Maui Brewers Festival and the individual breweries as well as prize giveaways galore.

The all-inclusive general admission price is $45 per adult, which includes beer sampling, a commemorative sampler cup, `ono pupu and desserts, and event parking.  The $75 “happy hour” package features reserved parking, early entry at 2 pm for a private sampling with the brewmasters or brewery representatives, music by Kanoa and a special amenity in addition to general admission for the entire event.  The festival is open to adults aged 21 years and over only.

“The first-ever Maui Brewers Festival last year received positive reviews and created a new group of supporters for the MACC.  The organizers recognized that we had to continue this new tradition,” said Toni Rojas, CMP, event coordinator and director of Corporate Sales & Special Events for Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  “We’re planning an even bigger event this year, and invite everyone to bring lawn chairs or mats and enjoy a relaxing day of fine food and libations, good company and great entertainment.”

Festival sponsors include Maui Brewing Co., Paradise Beverages, Pacific Radio Group and Maui Time.  Paradise Beverages is the exclusive distributor of Maui Brewing Co. and Hawaii Nui Brewing.

Event tickets are available from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Box Office.  Call (808) 242-SHOW (7469) or order online at MauiArts.org.

Photographer:  Aubrey Hord.  Image and logo courtesy of MACC.

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