Maui Brewing Company (Kihei, Hawaii) has officially announced that it will release Star Maps Kolsch, a Limited Release collaboration with Smog City Brewing Co. (Torrance, California), during the month of December 2018.
Named in reference to the fact that “the independent breweries [Maui Brewing and Smog City Brewing] are connected by the stars and the Pacific Ocean, as well as . . . the tourist maps of the stars in the City of Angels”, Star Maps is a Kolsch-style Ale that adds a tropical burst of starfruit from Ono Organic Farms to a base recipe that already has Huell Melon, Motueka, and Calypso hops [offering] notes of citrus, apple, and melon, while the Pilsner, Wheat, and Vienna malts provide light malt character with citrus and fruit esters.” Star Maps comes in at a light and refreshing 6.1% ABV and 35 IBUs.
“Los Angeles will always have a special place in my heart. It is where I became a brewer, learning from some of the most passionate and talented people in our industry. The craft beer landscape in LA has grown dramatically since I moved away, so I was super stoked to be able to collaborate with my dear friends from one of the city’s first breweries, Smog City Brewing. It has been heartbreaking to see the fires in Malibu and surrounding areas devastate some of my old stomping grounds. Team MBC sends all of our Aloha to everyone affected from this massive disaster, and our gratitude to the heroes on the ground. Cheers to them – they deserve some beers!”
– Matt Ponichtera, Brewer at Maui Brewing Company
Star Maps Kolsch is rolling out now at all Maui Brewing locations – Kihei, Lahaina, and Waikiki – and is scheduled to hit distribution any day now. You can expect to find this Specialty Release available as long as supplies last in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Hawaii, California and a “few” other markets found within Maui Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Star Maps Kolsch from Maui Brewing Company & Smog City Brewing Co.
Release – Specialty/Limited, December 2018
Style – Kolsch
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 35
Hops – Huell Melon, Motueka & Calypso
Malts – Pilsner, Wheat & Vienna
Added Ingredients – Starfruit from Ono Organic Farms
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://mauibrewingco.com/find-our-beer/