The 7th Annual Maui Brewers Festival returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) on Saturday, May 16, 4-7 pm in A&B Amphitheater. Presented by The MACC in association with Maui Brewing Co. and Paradise Beverages, this is a perennial “Maui favorite” festival to kick off the summer, featuring the specialty and craft brews of dozens of breweries from Hawai‘i and the Mainland, as well as scrumptious pupu samplers from many of Maui’s fine chefs.
There will be 37 breweries participating in the festival this year, and approximately 24 restaurants and caterers, including some perennial favorites as well as exciting new tastes in both food and beverages! The food tastings will include both savory and sweet temptations. The breweries selected to participate in the Festival are invited because of their commitment to making craft beer with an emphasis on quality, flavor and locally sourced ingredients. There will also be bottled water, coffee drinks and locally crafted alcohol free root beer!
Entrance to the Festival includes a commemorative glass to use in sampling eight 4-ounce pours of beer. There will be live music for entertainment, as well as bountiful prize giveaways from the participating breweries and The MACC. The highly-prized official Maui Brewers Festival t-shirts, created by Crazy Shirts, will be available for purchase, featuring the distinctive MBF full colorful logo on super-quality pima cotton shirts.
Tickets for the 7th Annual Maui Brewers Festival go on sale on Tuesday, March 17 at 10 am. At this time, the always-popular ”VIP Happy Hour” tickets will be available for $110, which allow exclusive early entrance to the grounds from 2:30 -4:00 pm and access to the Rare Beer Tasting area in Yokouchi Pavilion, featuring many special brews that can’t be purchased in retail stores! The VIP Happy Hour package also includes an amenity package of the official 2015 Maui Brewers Festival T-shirt, a souvenir cup-holder lanyard to keep your hands free for munching!
General admission tickets, covering the main event 4 pm – 7 pm, are $60 in advance and $70 on the event day. (‘Designated Driver tickets are available for $50 advance /$60 day-of, which includes all food and entertainment options but no brewskis.) For tickets, call The MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or visit MauiArts.org and click on the May 16 calendar date.