Maui’s one and only Maui Brewers Festival happens this Saturday May 14, benefitting the programs at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. As far as beer festivals go, it is world class, there will be 28 different craft brewers, and a whole lotta brew to taste. See the complete list below. All those tasty beverages are going to stimulate a bit of an appetite but the line up of food is amazing and its all you can eat.
808 DELI: Pulled Pork Slider with Cole Slaw on a roll
Alexander’s Fish: Crispy Seafood Won-tons with Mango-Chili Sauce
Aloha Events Catering: Italian Sausage Ragôut on French Bread Crostini
Cake Bakery: Savory bites of Prosciutto-Parmesan Croissants and Blue Cheese-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Famous Dave’s: St. Louis BBQ Ribs and BBQ Chicken Wings
Flatbread & Company: BBQ Kalua Pig Flatbread Slices and Fresh Organic Veggie Flatbread Slices
Food for the Soul: Niku Dango Meatballs
Fred’s Mexican Café: Chingadera Wrap with Char-broiled Chicken, Black Beans, Corn, Onions, Cilantro and Chiles in a Flour Tortilla with Acapulco Sauce, and Vegetarian Chingaderas
Maui Brewing Co. : Veggie Chili – Upcountry vegetables and Hamakua mushrooms simmered with spices in a Maui Brewing Co. beer broth
Maui Catering Company (dba Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe): Hungarian Goulash and Rice
Maui Culinary Academy/Sodexo: Mini Carnitas and Tostadas with Chipotle Sour Cream
Maui Tacos: Chicken Oaxaca-style Taquitos with Guacamole, Tomatillo Sauce, Sour Cream and Salsa, and Chicken-Cheese Chingalingas
Outrigger Pizza Company: Pepperoni Pizza and Fresh Basil-Tomato Pizza
Three’s Bar & Grill: Smoked Veggie Quesadillas
Who Cut the Cheese: Guava Chili served in an edible tortilla cup garnished with Cumin Gouda
Whole Foods Market: Port Cheddar Soup and French Onion Guinness Soup served in sipping cups
Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar & Grill: Polish Sausage brewed in Maui Brewing Co. Bikini Blonde beer with Mango-Horseradish Aioli
Zia Maria’s Gelato: Italian Gelato and Sorbetto cups
Yum! Tickets are a mere $45 for 8 beers and all the food you can eat. Then the amazing entertainment with Anuhea headlining leche tigre from the Big Island, and Kanekoa will be spectacular. It truly is a great afternoon of food, beverage and music.
Here is the deal:
Saturday, May 14, 2011
3 to 7 pm General Admission
2 pm Happy Hour VIP Admission
Where: Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
One Cameron Way, Kahului
What: Showcasing the best craft beers made in Hawai‘i and beyond. The outdoor venue offers a leisurely day of tasting craft and import beer from 26 breweries, appetizer sampling from 16 island restaurants and caterers, live entertainment with local bands and prize giveaways. Logo merchandise is available for sale from Maui Brewers Festival and a variety of breweries.
How: Purchase all-inclusive tickets:
$45* General Admission includes event parking, eight 4 oz. pours of beer, all you-can-eat appetizers and desserts, and a commemorative sampler glass
$75* Happy Hour Package includes general admission plus reserved parking, early entry at 2 pm for a private reception with the brewmasters and brewery representatives, and a special gift
*disclaimer: I love craft beer especially with local foods from our restaurants, and I believe in the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and what they do so I volunteer on the planning committee for this event. However, I would not plug it here if I did not believe it was going to be a great event.