Sunday, October 11, 2009

Young Business-Person of the Year

Truly Local, Truly No Ka Oi

(Lahaina, Maui, HI) - Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is proud to announce that their founder, Garrett W. Marrero, was named Young Businessperson of the Year by the Maui Mayor's office. This award "honors the excellence of our young business- people". Winners will be acknowledged at an Awards Dinner on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. "I am honored to receive this recognition but I am indebted to my wife, my family and the entire Maui Brewing Co. team." says Garrett. "Without their hard work and dedication, none of this would be possible. It is an honor to have the opportunity to build a business that the people of Maui can be proud of."

Maui Brewing Co. is the only brewer and canner of craft beer in Hawaii as 100% of the beers are brewed and canned on Maui. Additionally, Maui Brewing Co. microbrews are officially Hawaii's #1 craft beer. With a strong commitment to the local economy, and deep concern for the environment, MBC microbrews are packaged with the most eco-friendly materials. Although cans and bottles are both recyclable, bottles still break and may pose a risk at beaches. The cans are manufactured on Oahu and designed by local Maui artists and have the added bonus of protecting the beer in the best possible manner, protecting our beers from both light and oxygen damage which can seriously compromise the taste. Plastic rings are dangerous to marine life and therefore, a unique, recyclable plastic carrying device is used to hold their products. The spent grain from beer production is donated to local ranchers for cattle feed and composting; and any cans damaged in production are donated to the Maui Humane Society. MBC purchased equipment from Maui Land & Pineapple, preserving a piece of Hawaii's canning history.

Founder Garrett Marrero and his wife, Melanie, run a 7-barrel brewpub at the Kahana location as well as the 25-barrel full production brewery and canning facility in Lahaina. Maui Brewing Co. is a truly local beer as 100% of their products are made in Hawaii as opposed to other "Hawaiian" beers.

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