Kihei, Hawaii () - Maui Brewing Company is pleased to announce the first limited release brew of 2017, Lemongrass Saison. Originally produced as a collaboration in 2013 with The Lost Abbey of San Marcos, CA, the Belgian inspired Saison is brewed with locally raised lemongrass.
"A simple Saison brewed with local Lemongrass is something I had wanted to do but never attempted. Our original batch of this beer was the culmination of that vision; and Maui Brewing's skillful use of this amazing flavor makes me truly wish it was available more often. In revisiting this recipe, my wishes are coming true," said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder of The Lost Abbey.
Lemongrass Saison utilizes White Wheat, Oats, Pilsner malt, Cascade and El Dorado hops. A total of 200lbs of lemongrass was used for the whole project at a ratio of 40 lbs. per 100bbl batch.
The opportunity to taste the light esters and subtle spice of Lemongrass Saison begins this, at both Maui Brewing Company locations in Kihei and Lahaina. MBC will offer a special "Keep the Glass" commemorative can glass. Fans will be able to add to their Flagship Can Set collection which became available during the holidays. Lemongrass Saison, at 5.2% ABV and 15 IBUs, will be available in 6-pack cans and draft in all markets where Maui Brewing Company craft beer can be found.
Maui Brewing Company is a fiercely local company and has remained steadfast regarding local production. The MBC team are stewards of their communities and the 'aina, and curators of the craft beer way of life. Their beers have been recognized worldwide for quality and innovation.
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About Maui Brewing Company: Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Company is Hawaii's largest craft brewery, operating 100% in Hawaii. MBC is based on Maui, with its production brewery and tasting room in Kihei, as well as a brewpub in Kahana. Maui Brewing Co. is available in 20 states and 10 international countries with more markets to follow.
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