Maui Brewing Company is hitting the road, and North Shore residents will be stoked to learn they are bringing their brews to Paia for some special events in honor of American Craft Beer Week! I’ll admit, the call of the enormous chalkboard filled with delicious varieties of beer is sometimes enough to get us to drive over an hour… but it will be much more convenient for them to bring their beers to me!
On Sunday, May 11, (Mother’s Day!) Maui Brewing will be taking over the taps at Flatbread, with their flagship brews of Bikini Blond, Big Swell IPA and Coconut Porter, plus 5 limited releases all on tap. The limited releases will be La Perouse Belgian Wit, Dry Irish Stout, Shifting Winds Belgian IPA, High Standards IPA, and Vienna Waits for You, a Vienna Lager named after the Billy Joel song. The beers will be there all day (as will the pizzas) – and the Maui Brewing crew will be there at 6pm…
On Wednesday, May 14, Dazoo Restaurant and Maui Brewing Company are hosting a beer-pairing dinner. The five-course meal combines selected beers from Maui Brewing Company, both limited editions and their flagship brews (not all full sizes) with dishes designed specifically for the event. Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Company’s owner and founder will be on hand to discuss the beer selections, brewery’s history and future expansion project in Kihei. The dinner is $60 per person, not including tax and gratuity. There will be only one seating for the event at 6pm, and advanced reservations are required- call (808) 579-9999.
Diners will be treated to an amuse of assorted pickles and borscht, followed by a Thai Caesar Salad, paired with a Bikini Blond. The second course is Chojang Wings paired with a Big Swell IPA. A crispy braised pork jowl follows, served with the Lorenzini Blood Orange IPA. The Red Cock Dopplebock is paired with chicken and black garlic sausage, served with a side of buckwheat pilaf. Finally, for dessert, an Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR Float with vanilla ice cream and spiced biscotti will complete the meal. A vegetarian menu is also currently being finalized. Click to see more about the event, and beer descriptions.
And finally, next weekend is the return of the very popular Maui Brewer’s Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center!
Disclaimer: I am a paid spokesperson for Dazoo.