Monday, January 11, 2010

Maui Brew News

Welcoming Phil Cyr to our Ohana!

(Lahaina, Maui, HI) - Maui Brewing Co (MBC) is proud to announce that Phil Cyr has joined their brewpub staff as Chef. Phil fulfilled his culinary externship in 2008 as a member of the MBC team but left temporarily to finish his degree at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. CIA is a highly respected institution which, "for 60 years, ... has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education. "

"I am excited to be back in Maui," says Phil, ". . . and looking forward to rolling out a new menu in the coming months. Of course, we'll keep the favorites but you can look forward to some tantalizing new 'tweaks'." Phil loves to golf and when he is not hard at work you will likely find him on one of Maui's world-renowned courses! Phil fondly reminisces about a conversation he and Garrett had in 2003 and says, "it's amazing to see Garrett's dreams and plans come to fruition. I remember we joked that I would come back and be his chef but I'm not sure either one of us was certain it would ever really happen!"

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.

Contact Garrett W. Marrero at for interviews, additional information, media questions, or to order for your retail/restaurant/resort establishment.

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