Release Maui Brewing releases Aloha B'ak'tun, a 7% Belgian-style Stout w/ chocolate, chipotle & cinnamon

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,497) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Aloha B'ak'tun, Celebrate the New B'ak'tun with Maui Brewing Co.'s Winter Release

    LAHAINA, MAUI, HI - 27 December 2012 - Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is very proud to announce the release of Aloha B'ak'tun, the last of four limited release beers for 2012. Aloha B'ak'tun, which loosely translates to "hello and goodbye to a calendar period of 400 years", was brewed last Friday, December 21st to coincide with the last day of the Mayan calendar, which many believed was to be the end of the world. Of course, nothing came to an end that day, but MBC did say goodbye to some of their 'ohana and welcomed new members to the team - Aloha B'ak'tun is a tribute to them all.

    Aloha B'ak'tun is a Belgian style Stout brewed with Big Island chocolate, locally-grown chipotle peppers and cinnamon. This delicious stout is currently available on draft at the Maui Brewing Co. brewpub and is being canned for distribution to retailers by mid-January. The ABV on this beer is 7%.

    In total, approximately 400 barrels will be produced out of which 4300 cases will be canned and the difference to be available in draft. "All market areas where MBC is distributed will receive product but specific allocations will be based on sales," explains Garrett Marrero. "Aloha is often thought of to mean hello and goodbye; we felt the name was fitting given the 'uncertainty'. The draft release on December 21st was a big hit and we're excited to launch cans shortly. I'm sure they'll go quite fast as our limited release series has really developed a following. Cheers to all!"

    Maui Brewing Co. is a truly Hawaiian brewery, and proud to make 100% of their beer, canned and draft, in Hawaii. Recognized as Hawaii's #1 craft beer since 2005, the company has a strong commitment to the local economy and the environment. MBC beers are packaged with the most eco-friendly materials. Cans are manufactured on Oahu and designed by local Maui artists. They have the added bonus of better protecting the beer from both light and oxygen damage which can compromise the taste. Plastic rings are dangerous to marine life and therefore, a unique, recyclable plastic carrying device is used to hold the cans. The spent grain from beer production is donated to local ranchers for cattle feed and composting. MBC is also very active in several local Hawaiian charities.

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

  2. mintjellie

    mintjellie Defender (630) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    That sounds delicious.
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  3. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Man I can't wait for this. I love all their beers
  4. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

  5. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Disciple (363) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Awesome, someone please send some of this and the coconut porter my way!
  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I have much higher hopes for this beer compared to Sobrehumano and Liquid Breadfruit. Their dark beers are usually quite good.
  7. Thecherryman

    Thecherryman Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2010 Arizona

    I just had it on tap at the brewpub, pretty solid, not mindblowing.
  8. baggio

    baggio Defender (663) Dec 20, 2005 Sweden
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    Yumm! Hope to see some of this in norcal!
  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,740) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Is it just not an AB product now?
  10. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Sounds great. i love Maui brewing...
  11. olibeer22

    olibeer22 Initiate (156) May 2, 2007 California

    They had me until chipotle.
  12. aknight

    aknight Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2008 California

    No, you're thinking of Kona and even that isn't 100% owned by AB.
  13. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,740) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    right you are thanks1
  14. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (476) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Bummer. I was just on Oahu for two weeks. Had a four pack of Coconut Porter, but didn't have the guts to buy the Liquid Breadfruit. If I had seen this one, I would have bought it...
  15. sliverX

    sliverX Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2007 S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

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