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9th Annual Maui Brew Fest, This Weekend

May 8, 2017, 10:31 AM HST (Updated May 8, 2017, 10:35 AM) · 0 Comments
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The 9th Annual “Brews & Food” event returns to the MACC on Saturday, May 13.

Attendees from last year’s Maui Brewers Festival. Photo Courtesy

The popular Maui event will showcase over 80 craft brews from mainland and Hawai‘i-based breweries, as well as a wide range of food offerings from some of Maui’s favorite chefs, caterers and food purveyors.

This year 44 breweries will participate in the event, the largest number ever, including 13 from Hawai‘i. All the breweries were carefully selected due to their commitment to making craft beer with an emphasis on quality, flavor and locally sourced ingredients.

This year’s local breweries include:

Aloha Beer Company
Beer Lab HI
Big Island Brewhaus
Hawai‘i Nui Brewing & Mehana Brewing Company
Honolulu BeerWorks
Kaua‘i Beer Company
Kaua‘i Island Brewing Co.
Kohola Brewery
Kona Brewing Company
Lanikai Brewing Company
Maui Brewing Co.
Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co.
Waikiki Brewing Company

Mainland breweries at the event:

2 Towns Ciderhouse
Avery Brewing Co.
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Boochcraft
Breakside Brewery
Caldera Brewing Company
Coronado Brewing Co.
Deschutes Brewery
Eel River Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Great Divide Brewing Co.
Green Flash Brewing Company
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lost Coast Brewery
Modern Times Beer
Mother Earth Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Company
Oskar Blues
Pizza Port Brewing Company
Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Sam Adams
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
SKA Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.
Uncommon Brewers
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

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Food is included in the ticket price and attendees can enjoy ono grinds from 26 local restaurants and caterers including:

808 on Main St.
AK’s Cafe
Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe
Catering Creations by Vasi
Fat Daddy’s
Fork & Salad
Frida’s Mexican Beach Cafe
Like Poke…?
Lotus Catering
Maui Brewing Co.
Maui Cones
Maui Hamburger Co.
Maui Tacos
Mulligans on the Blue
Outrigger Pizza
Pascual’s Cafe
Sansei
Shaka Pops
Shearwater Tavern
Smoke & Spice
Star Anise Indian Cuisine
Sumo Dogs
Teddy’s Bigger Burger
The Maui Cookie Lady
Three’s Bar and Grill
Whole Foods Maui

This year’s festival also includes live entertainment from the duo Brian & Meryl, Riddum Station, a seven-piece band that plays local-style reggae funk and cover songs followed by headliner Shea Butter and The Cream, who offers a fusion of funk, rock, hip-hop and soul.

Due to a newly instituted Maui County amendment, prices of this year’s tickets and brew tastings included were adjusted from past years. VIP tickets are available at $95 and General Admission tickets are available for $45 and both will include two 4-oz pours. Per county regulation, additional brew tastes will be available via scrip on the day of the event for $3 per 4 oz. pour. Scrip purchases are cash only, there will be no ATM on site.

All food offered at the event is included in the price of admission.

Tickets purchased the day of the vent will be $55 for General Admission. Designated driver tickets are available for $45 in advance and $55 the day of and include all food and entertainment options.

VIP Tickets include early entry at 2 p.m. for “Happy Hour” until 3:30 p.m., with exclusive access to rare beer tastings offered in different locations spread throughout the entire event along with a beer caddy lanyard.

General Admission tickets include entry at 3:30 p.m.

All tickets include two 4 oz. beer tastings, a commemorative glass for beer sampling, food, and parking.

Guests can also enter to win prizes donated by the participating breweries, restaurants and the MACC.

The event is open to adults 21 years and over with a current valid Photo ID.

To purchase, visit or call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or click here.

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