Third Annual “Maui Craft Session” Planned for August
By Maui Now Staff
With plans to highlight the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the influence of sharing cultural traditions around the globe, Sheraton Maui Resort has partnered with Southern Wine and Spirits, Ocean Vodka, Maui Brewing Co., Cigar Bar Hawaii and Maui Stone Craft Beverages to host the third annual Maui Craft Session.
Held on August 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m, on the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn, the event will feature and “celebrate the craft industries of spirits, beers, cigars, and the culinary arts.”
“This year’s event will allow connoisseurs and aficionados to connect on a deeper level to the cicerones, and master distillers, as well as master navigators of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia. The journey and mixing of cultures and techniques have left such a distinctive mark on the styles of brews and spirits available today,” explained Brian Hunnings, Executive Assistant Manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
“The evening will also feature a culinary throw down of some of Maui’s top culinary talents,” continued Hunnings.
In addition to the signature event, the 2015 Maui Craft Session includes a series of seminars throughout the day led by industry experts including Dr. Thomas Turner, Master of Whisky for Diageo; Bill Scott, Master Distiller for Organic OCEAN Vodka; and Darren Moser, Director of Brewing Operations for Maui Brewing Company.
Tickets are available and are $95 for general admission. VIP tickets provide early access to the event and are $125.
Moreover, $35 of each ticket is being donated to the Polynesian Voyaging Society to support the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.