Kim Brisson-Lutz, former Lead Brewer with Maui Brewing Company (MBC) from 2008-2012, is returning to the company to be its new Brewmaster. Brisson-Lutz, who initially became interested in brewing after receiving a homebrew kit from her roommates, returns to the company with 11 years of experience in the craft beverage industry. She began her career at J Lohr Winery in Paso Robles, California.
Brisson-Lutz’s craft beer brewing career launched when she took a job with MBC in the old Lahaina production facility, where she worked all facets of the brewing process. After three years, she was promoted to Lead Brewer of the seven-barrel brewpub in Kahana where she honed her skills at recipe development and experimentation.
During her tenure with MBC, Brisson-Lutz created the recipe for the award-winning Belgian ale La Perouse White Witbier, which won MBC a Silver at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010 and a Bronze at World Beer Cup in 2012.
Continuously striving for more knowledge in the industry, she relocated to one of the most competitive craft beer locations, San Diego, where she served as Lead Brewer at Saint Archer Brewing Company.
As the MBC Brewmaster, the company says Brisson-Lutz will focus on quality and innovation.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Kim’s skill and innovation back to Maui Brewing Company,” said MBC’s Director of Brewing Operations Jesse Houck. “I have been a huge fan of her work and accomplishments over the last few years and we look forward to bringing that talent back to the islands.”
Photo of Kim Brisson-Lutz (left) and MBC owner Garrett Marrero (right) courtesy MBC