Maui Brewing is coming to the East Coast, so reports BeerNews.org
To me, it's a double-edged sword. Here's a brewery that makes great beer, Great--Local--Beer.
On one hand, don't get me wrong, the ability to buy it so close to home is, according to the greedy consumer in me, great. Bikini Blonde, Big Swell, and, yes, CoCoNut Porter will all find their way into my cooler after my next trip to Maryland/DC/Virginia...but of course.
But, on many other hands, it just feels wrong. It's a Great--Local--Beer. Local to Hawaii -- to Maui. It's just one more thing that makes traveling to Maui more interesting. The lush landscape, the luaus, the aloha....and the beer from Maui Brewing Company.
Sure, it'll still taste fresher, and presumably better, when visiting the 50th state. Fortunately, of course, their brewpub will always have plenty more other beers that never make it off the island. Knowing, though, that I can get some of them on the East Coast will take just a bit of the thrill out of drinking them in Hawaii.