8th Annual Maui Brewers Festival, Saturday, May 14May 8, 2016, 8:06 AM HST · Updated May 15, 2:29 PM 1 Comment
The 8th Annual Maui Brewers Festival will return to Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, May 14, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater.
The Maui Brewers Festival has become the go-to festival on Maui to kick off the summer, featuring specialty and craft brews from dozens of breweries in Hawai‘i and the Mainland, as well as pūpū samplers from many of Maui’s fine chefs.
Every ticket includes beer tastings from 40 local and national craft breweries, complimentary island-style pūpū from 26 local restaurants and caterers, live music, door prizes, a home brew competition and more.
Visit the Hawai‘i Zone at the festival, where you’ll find the Hawai‘i-based breweries and local food options.
Stop by the merchandise tent and pick up a new Maui Brew Fest hat—new styles, many different colors and designs.
Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit The MACC’s many educational programs for students, teachers and seniors, as well as the many free events offered to the Maui County community.
There will be 40 breweries participating in the festival this year, including 10 from Hawai‘i:
2 Towns Ciderhouse, AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Big Island Brewhaus, The Bruery, Coronado Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Eel River Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Company, GoodLife Brewing Company, Hawai’i Nui Brewing & Mehana Brewing Company, Honolulu Beerworks, Kauai Beer Company, Kauai Island Brewing Company, Kohola Brewery, Kona Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lanikai Brewing Company, Lost Coast Brewery, Maui Brewing Co., Modern Times Beer, Mother Earth Brew Co., North Coast Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey, Refuge Brewery, Rogue Ales & Spirits, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., SKA Brewing Company, Smog City Brewing, Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co. and Wandering Aengus Ciderworks.
Choices include both savory and sweet temptations, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options from 26 local restaurants and caterers:
AK’s Café, Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Café, Catering Creations by Vasi, Cravings Bakery, Donut Dynamite, Fleetwood’s on Front St, HONU Seafood & Pizza, Kalama’s Local Grinds, Like Poke…?, Lotus Catering, The Manapua Bakery, Maui Brewing Co, Maui Cones, Maui Tacos, Mulligan’s on the Blue, Outrigger Pizza Company, Pascual’s Café & Catering, Sansei, Shaka Pops, Star Anise Indian Cuisine, Sumo Dogs, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, The Daily Grindz, The Maui Cookie Lady, Three’s Bar & Grill and Whole Foods Kahului.
Great live music is always a big part of the Maui Brew Fest:
Performing during VIP Happy Hour from 2 to 3:30 p.m. is Brad Kahikina, a Maui-based singer/songwriter.
Opening up the main event at 3:30 p.m. is Riddum Station, a seven-piece band playing local-style Reggae funk and cover songs.
Next up will be headliner and Nā Hōkū Hanohano-award nominee Erin Smith and her new band.
General admission tickets are $65 in advance and $75 on the event day.
VIP tickets are sold out.
Designated driver tickets are available for $55 advance/$65 day-of, and include all food and entertainment options.
For tickets, call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or go online.
Maui Brew Fest is open to adults 21 years and over only. All entrants must show a valid photo ID.
Maui Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Crazy Shirts, CDF Engineering, Stone Brewing Company, Airgas and Naish.