On a recent trip to Maui, award winning marketing professional, Dan Hooper had a chance to catch up with MBC's Founder & CEO, Garrett Marrero, to ask about craftbeer, Maui Brewing Co., the industry, and more!
While not the first brewery to open on the islands, Maui Brewing Company has set the tone for craft brewing in the 21st century. Based on Maui, with its production brewery, full service restaurant and tasting room in Kihei, as well as restaurants in Lahaina (Maui) and Waikiki (Oahu), MBC is available in 23 states and 10 international countries.
As Second Chance Beer Company celebrates their third year, Maui Brewing Company teamed up with them to collaborate on a special anniversary Imperial Pilsner infused with Jasmine Flowers. Both companies share a love for the planet and are both known for challenging traditional brewing expectations.
As part of The Brewers Association international outreach, Maui Brewing Company joined a handful of craft breweries for a food and beer pairing to create a strong argument for American craft beer’s place in the United Kingdom.
From north to south and east to west, there are plenty of great craft breweries popping up. The dissection of awards, beers and brewery reviews, customer and expert opinions were considered to create this list of which brewery to visit in each of the 50 states. Maui Brewing Co. comes in on this list with some uber breweries across the nation to make top billing for Hawaii.
Among small towns, art-filled hotels, and the world's largest dormant volcano, Maui Brewing Company is listed as one of 17 "unexpected experiences" on the Valley Isle.
Maui Brewing Co.'s Coconut Hiwa Porter listed in top 10 of Vine Pair's "25 Best Beers of Summer 2018".
Using renewable energy sources, such as solar, reduces a brewery's energy costs and their environmental impact. Maui Brewing Co. is just one of those breweries working on sustainability which is good for their bottom line as well as the community.
Using locally sourced ingredients, Maui Brewing Company makes list of best restaurants that caters to families with good food and good vibes.
From using reclaimed or treated water and recovering CO2 to the full array of rooftop solar, Maui Brewing Company expects to achieve its grid independence by early 2019.
Outside the confines of SAVOR, one of the nation’s premier beer and food pairings events which draws over 80 breweries under the roof of the National Building Museum, there is a lot of beer to enjoy in DC. Many of the breweries at SAVOR don’t distribute in DC, so this is your chance to see what’s the big deal is.
Favorite summer time brews from each US state, compliments of the craft brewing revolution. Maui Brewing Company's Coconut Hiwa Porter outshines in Hawaii.
The Brewers Association's Independent Craft Brewer seal is becoming more important for craft brewers in the age of consolidation by conglomerates. Ninety four percent of Hawaii's independent breweries have adopted the seal for their usage to help consumers identify locally owned and brewed brands.
20 Maui food vendors cooking up tasty pairings for 90 coveted craft selections from 45 breweries, live music and a lovely venue, all to benefit Maui Arts & Cultural Center programs.
From tanks to cans, Maui Brewing Co.'s Founder, Garrett Marrero, describes how steel tariffs impact brewery production costs which may be passed on to consumers.
Maui Brewing Company's Founder and Owner, Garrett Marrero, is a semi-finalist in the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Greater LA Program. Nominated by a long-time customer and friend, Marrero was recognized for his vision , ingenuity, and creativity.
Maui Brewing Company among the many Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild makes wave a state legislature.
Garrett Marrero turned his dream into reality by creating Maui Brewing Company with his then girlfriend, Melanie Oxley. In this blog, he speaks about the future of MBC and his predictions on the industry of craft brewing.
Elev8 Hawaii reviews MBC's Waikiki location in their "On the Go Again" feature.
“It’s been a part of the vision for our brewing headquarters for a long time,” said founder and CEO Garrett Marrero. The newest restaurant opened February 4th, and has been serving their innovative craft beers as well as handcrafted cocktails with island cuisine.
Hawaii Public Radio's Community Profile on Maui Brewing Co. Cheers!
Paste Magazine's Jim Vorel lists the top 78 Porters under 8% ABV in a blind-tasting. Maui Brewing Company's Coconut Hiwa Porter comes in at #14. Cheers!
From exclusively vegan cafes to family-friendly favorites with something for everyone, Maui Surfer Girls recognize Maui's best vegetarian menus across the island by geography, and include Maui Brewing Company's new Kihei location in their list.
The Hale ‘Aina Gold Winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beer to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.
Maui Brewing Co. is focused on environmental stewardship, committing to sustainable practices throughout its business. In partnering with Malama Maui Nui, the brewery donates old grain bags to be repurposed as trash bags for community cleanups throughout Maui County. Brewery team members also worked on this year's "Get the Drift and Bag It" campaign, and MBC offered its trash container as a drop-off location.
Travel + Leisure Magazine's writer, Ray Isle, names his favorite breweries, wineries and distilleries in each of the 50 states, and names MBC as Hawaii's location.
"Spotlight on Business" Magazine caught up with MBC Founder & CEO, Garrett Marrero, to discuss MBC's "authentic approach to brewing beer in such a unique location".
In an effort to introduce their readers and followers to the brains behind Maui's local craft industry, Maui Craft Tours interviewed MBC CEO & Founder, Garrett Marrero.
MBC's Co-founder and COO, Melanie Oxley, shares insights on employee retention in the Sept/Oct edition of The Brewer Magazine.
Not sure which Hawaiian island to visit? From amenities and activities to adult beverages, Lila Reed breaks down why Maui is an island for everyone.
As part of Stone Brewing’s distributing division, Maui Brewing Company will donate a portion of its sales throughout the month of October to benefit those affected by the devastation of the Northern California fires.
Craft breweries attract visitors and residents who appreciate creative, quality brews fresh off the tap, and who want to raise their glass to the craft beer culture with like-minded aficionados.
While there are many cool things to do on Maui, "Jetsetter" magazine shares their 9 favorites, which includes drinking local craft beer from Maui Brewing Co.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including happy hour discounts, stopping into Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki is a must for your "perfect day" in Honolulu.
Selected for its flagship and limited release brews, as well as their Island Root Beer, voters across the island chose MBC as the "2017 Best Locally Made Drinks" in the annual MauiTime poll.
VinePair drank through as many summer beer release beers as they could, including Maui Brewing Co.'s Mango Hefeweizen, to set up an official guide to the "25 best summer beers of 2017".
With over 34 rotating specialty brews to choose from, sampling via a flight is a great way to try Maui Brewing Co. beers beyond the flagship brews. Available in both Maui locations.
Reader's Digest prepared a list of the "Best Craft Beers" from each of the 50 states. Maui Brewing Company's Bikini Blonde Lager made the cut to represent the aloha state.
How entrepreneurs deal with adversity clearly defines one's level of success. For MBC owners, Garrett and Melanie, their resilience was a fight to be successful for all of those who supported their endeavor and a mission to never give up.
The Brewers Association hosted its 10th Annual SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience event June 3rd-4th. A total of 86 breweries participated by pouring two different beers, each paired with a different food item. The event has come to be known as "one of the most elegant beer festivals in the world".
At a recent awards banquet, Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige congratulated Maui Brewing Company owners, Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley, on their U.S. SBA "National Business Person(s) of the Year" award.
It wasn't quick, pain-free, or easy, but Maui Brewing Company's founders, Garrett and Melanie stuck with it, and are reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication.
When on Maui, Daryl of "The Sodafry" recommends a visit to Maui Brewing Company, taking a tour, and tasting "the most Hawaiian root beer I’ve had."
MentalFloss.com picks their top 50 US beers for this year's American Craft Beer Week, and includes Maui Brewing Co.'s Coconut Hiwa Porter.
From the location, size, and view of the facility to the craft beers and locally-sourced ingredients, Maui Brewing Company's Waikiki is a great place to have pau hana (happy hour) according to Hawaiian Airlines.
To own and run a small business, you have to be "willing to give it 110% every day," states MBC's owner, Garrett Marrero. That sweat and hard work paid off last week when the owners were recognized by the US SBA as the "2017 National Small Business Person(s) of the Year".
Maui Brewing Company was one of the first craft breweries to package their product in cans. Now, there's a plethora of breweries who see the environmental and economical value in this choice.
Headquartered in Kihei, Maui Brewing Co. started as a small seven-barrel brewpub with the help of SBA financing. It is currently Hawaii's largest craft beer producer.
The consistent growth in size, scale, and scope of business earned the Maui Brewing Co. national recognition. The Small Business Administration this week awarded the owners "2017 National Small Business Persons of the Year."
Owners of the largest craft brewery in Hawaii were awarded the SBA's highest honor on Monday as the "2017 National Person(s) of the Year".
The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized husband-and-wife business partners Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley during an awards ceremony Monday in Washington, D.C., among entrepreneurs from across the country.
Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon honored Maui Brewing Company's CEO and President, Garrett Marrero, Monday with the "2017 National Small Business Person of the Year Award".
A week after being selected as Hawaii’s small-business person(s) of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Hawaii district office, Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxleyo received the national award for "Small Business Person(s) of the Year".
On May 1st, MBC's owners were awarded the USSBA's "2017 National Person(s) of the Year" title. The Brewers Association highlighted the honor received by one of its own. Garrett Marrero has served on the BA's Board of Directors for two years.
Maui Brewing Co. among the list for Thrillist Magazine's Food & Drink section's "Best Craft Beer Breweries in Every US State".
"As the top small business in Hawaii, Maui Brewing will represent Hawaii in the national competition in Washington, D.C. as SBA kicks off National Small Business Week on Sunday and Monday."
Wondering about trying MBC's first pub on Oahu? Wonder no more. This blog review covers the beer, the food, the location, the music and more offered at Maui Brewing Company Waikiki.
Although a collection of small islands, Hawaii's is gaining craft beer breweries regularly. Here are the 4 "Must Visit" breweries across the islands according to American Craft Beer.
Greg Knue of the Bank of Hawaii sponsored Melanie Oxley and Garrett Marrero for the Best of Small Business/SBA Awards, and it paid off. The pair won "Person(s) of the Year" Award for their growth in business, using local ingredients whenever possible and maintaining 100% of their craft beer production locally, all while striving to become totally energy independent.
Over 60 entrepreneurs and 2 county representatives attended the event in which four small business owners from across Maui County, including Maui Brewing Co.'s Founder and CEO Garrett Marrero, presented to attendees the need to follow your personal dream and stay true to your own passion as a business owner.
From inception to packaging to tastings, Maui Brewing Company brewery tours packs information as well as souvenirs into their tours.
The addition of in-house hand-toasted coconut lends a delightful and distinct tropical aroma that carries through into the flavor.
For remaining steadfast in maintaining 100% of their craft beer production locally, using local ingredients whenever possible, while striving to become totally energy independent by the end of 2017, and for generously supporting local farmers and non-profits, the Small Business Persons of the Year Award for Hawaii is well-deserved by Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley.
From Maui to Oahu to Big Island and beyond, Hawaii is turning into a craft brew lovers paradise.
Maui is home to several companies that produce island-made craft beer, wine, and spirits. Paste Magazine shares 5 local places to enjoy Maui’s liquid ag offerings.
In case you've heard otherwise, Maui Brewing Company has not sold out. We are still a small, traditional, and INDEPENDENT craft brewery, operating 100% in Hawaii, and owned by community leaders Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley.
Looking to try Maui's locally-produced brews? Look no further than Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei and Kahana.
The Grand Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani and Old Lahaina Luau are just a few places on Maui to taste special brews from Maui Brewing Co.
Maui Brewing Company's Pineapple Mana Wheat is basically the beer-drinker’s mimosa.
Predicted to become Oahu's new hot spot for residents and visitors, visit Maui Brewing Co. on the Waikiki strip for a strong menu of culinary cocktails, island brewed craft beer, pub grub and full entrees.
SF Bay Area reporter, Jim Gladstone, finds himself on Maui over a rainy weekend. Making the most of the trip, read about his visits to a few of Maui's craft distilleries.
Take the escalators from the Kalakaua Avenue and Duke’s Lane entrance in the Holiday Inn Beachcomber to experience Maui Brewing Co.'s new Waikiki Pub on Oahu.
Maui Brewing Co.'s first Oahu Brewpub opened on January 31st. This Pacific Business News article provides a quick snap shot of our new digs.
Maui Brewing Company’s Waikiki Brewpub will allow Waikiki visitors and locals to enjoy not only the full lineup of flagship beers (Big Swell IPA, Bikini Blonde, etc.), but craft beers previously poured only at its Kihei brewery. The menu shows emphasis on locally sourced products, and some dishes incorporate Maui Brewing Co. beer.
The use of solar and other renewable energy sources will result in significant cost savings for the brewery and help the environment in the process. We are proud to be recognized worldwide for quality and innovation.
"I feel lucky enough to be doing something similar now at Maui Brewing Company Restaurants, with some very good friends,” Chris Thibaut says.
DRAFT’s editors taste dozens of beers each week. These were their five favorites for the first week of the new year.
"In the end it again goes back to quality and transparency, connecting with your fans and craft beer drinkers as a whole," states MBC's Founder.
Brewmaster Kim Brisson-Lutz weighs in on what she may be drinking this New Year's Eve.
MBC's Belgian inspired ale brewed with coriander and local citrus received a "90" Rating from Judge Randy Scorby at The Beer Connoisseur. Cheers!
Racers participate in 16th annual Paddle for Hunger to benefit Maui Food Bank. Funds and food raised will provide 33,400 meals for needy Maui County residents.
Discover which beer is most famously brewed in your state. MBC is Hawaii's largest craft brewery, operating 100% in Hawaii.
Maui Brewing Co. entered the Ohio-Indiana markets this past July. Taste aloha in every sip, and experience Hawaii any time, any place.
Maui Brewing Company's Limited Release hybrid IPL combines the hop aroma of an IPL and a clean lager flavor.
With November being the perfect time to explore the world of dark beers, try a good coconut-flavored beer this International Stout Day - the first Thursday of November.
We've heard it described many ways, but "as mouthwatering as Halloween candy" is a new one. Try our Coconut Hiwa Porter this Halloween.
From Gose to Fruit Beers, from Lagers to Brown Ales, industry professionals provide opinions on the most overrated and underrated beer styles.
Maui Brewing Co.'s Imperial Coconut Porter Wins Coveted Brewing Honor in Field Beer
We agree that beer is "so much more than just a breakfast drink"! Alexandra Mitchell includes her favorite menu items from our brewpub.
Competitive outrigger canoe paddler, Arianna Gerry, knows a good, craft brew tastes great post-race.
A variety of craft beers and ono food puts Maui Brewing Co. on any traveler's list for best happy hours on Maui.
"With a shared culture of surf, sand, beaches and sun, the Southern California area was the perfect place to start to gain a foothold on mainland sales."
"Behind the beer is a lot of local love, including more than 20 ingredients sourced from the islands."
Hawaii manufacturers are taking pride in claiming their "Made in Hawaii" status.
A dark porter may not be your go-to beer for summer, but don't rule out those "campfire classics".
Maui Brewing Co. announced Thursday it has partnered with Cavalier Distributing, making their beer available in Indiana and Ohio.
During hot weather La Perouse is about as refreshing and thirst-quenching as you can get.
While it’s true that there’s a beer for every season, beer and summer go together best.
There is nothing permanent in this world except for change. Even branding and packaging needs to change to survive — to pique and keep our interest as consumers.
The new website, revamped by Webmaster Services Hawaii, has the latest information about the beers, the brewpub and events.
Maui Brewing Co. infuses its Pineapple Mana Wheat beer with Maui Gold Pineapple juice.
Vacationing to Hawaiʻi? Love craft beer? If you answered yes, then you’re in luck because Hawaiʻi’s craft brewing scene is full of amazing breweries producing world-class beers.
Maui Brewing Co puts an island spin on rich, roasted porter.
What goes well with sandy beaches, ocean breezes, and life? BEER.
Tasting an oaky wine straight from the barrel or a hoppy beer perfectly poured from the keg will always be an experience unlike anything from a can or a bottle.
In 2005, the Maui Brewing Co.began its quest to brew handcrafted ales and lagers using the finest ingredients and is Hawaii's largest craft brewery.
Just ten years after opening Maui Brewing Company in the corner of a Kahana strip mall, Garrett Marrero and wife Melanie Oxley have transformed their modest craft beer operation into the largest craft brewery in Hawai‘i.
Here in the USA we might have our differences, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on: beer is wonderful. Well, actually, there are the people who don’t drink beer for religious reasons
Even though we enjoy warm weather year-round in Hawaii, summer in particular invokes thoughts of ice-cold refreshing drinks.
Breweries from China to the Czech Republic sent in almost 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 different styles for the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship.