Welcome to back to Strange Brew our monthly column dedicated to – as you probably have already guessed – beer. Each month, we’ll take a close look at a new or notable brew, or just one we think you should be drinking, all without too much beer geekiness.
For this month’s Strange Brew, we head off of the continental United State to our 50th state to feature a trio of beers from the Maui Brewing Company. The eco-friendly brewery was founded only a few short years ago in 2005 by Garrett Marrero, and unlike the majority of commercially available beers they have been exclusively canning their award-winning offerings since ’07.
Maui Brewing Co.’s commitment to greening extends beyond just canning – which make their products easily recyclable – they also make their own bio-diesel fuel from recycled vegetable oil from their brewpub which the company’s delivery trucks run on, donate their spent grain to local farmers for feed and compost and will soon will be running their facilities on solar power.
Why You Should Drink Them: Don’t let the fact that these beers come in cans fool you. Over the last few years the trend of craft breweries canning their products has been on the rise – it’s cheaper than bottling, and contrary to popular rumors aluminum cans don’t give your beer a metallic aftertaste. While I can fully endorse all three of their beers the star of the show is their CoCoNut Porter, which I can assure you tastes like no other beer you’ve had before. READ ON for more of this month’s Strange Brew…