In this blog, we are going to talk about one of my favorite breweries and favorite porter. Maui Brewery Coconut Porter is going to be feature in this blog. Here is a little history from this brewery. Maui Brewery was founded in 2005 by Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley. All of their beers are packaged in cans to make it easy to take to the beaches of Hawaii. They are one of the fastest growing companies and the only mirco-brewery on Hawaii Islands. Yes Kona Brewery is on the island but that is own by Craft Beer Alliance and Budweiser has part ownership of it. Let us get into this awesome beer.
This beer is black in the glass with no head. It has a very strong coconut smell to this beer from Hawaii. This beer has a roasted chocolate to toffee taste with a nice refreshing coconut aftertaste to it. Shocking for the beer style, this beer is very drinkable. This beer has a won Gold Award in 2006 Herb and Spice Beer at the World beer Cup and has won several other awards around the world.
Here is a description from the can:
Welcome to the microcanning revolution…. Cans eliminate light damage and reduce the risk of oxidation, keeping this craft brew fresher than in bottles!
Cans are lighter, chill quicker, and can be enjoyed on beaches and in sensitive environments, aluminum is the most recycled and most eco-friendly material.
Coconut porter is a fresh handcrafted robust porter brewed with six varieties of malted barley, hops and hand-toasted coconut
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I loved this beer when I visit this awesome brewery on the islands. I brought back a case of their porter and IPA in my bag back to Chicago. I am very happy to see I can order this awesome beer and rest of their beers online. The shipping cost is as much as my beer order but it is worth it. This is a very good beer and drinkable for the style. This brewery is doing newer things everyday. If you follow my blog, you know I wrote about their sour that they did with Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Company. I am hoping to see this brewery in my local liquor store when they come to Chicago. I hope that is really soon. Thank you Maui Brewery Company for making some good beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser