(Lahaina, HI) – Somehow missed this Maui Brewing newsletter update that went out about three weeks ago. Dogfish Head and Jolly Pumpkin each finally have a beer coming to cans.
Maui Lillikoi and Michigan Cherries? Saccharo-fermented in Maui while Brett-fermented and barrel-aged in Michigan – and all to get released during Savor in our nation’s capital in June? What’s that crazy name they’re calling this by? The Sobrehumano Palena’ole? Superhuman and without limits? Sounds about right…
If you think that’s not super enough, we plan to really blow some socks off with the third installment our 2012 canned seasonal series. This time, Dogfish Head superstar – Sam Calagione, will be our fearless collaborator! The result – a beer-epiphany never before innovated called Liquid Breadfruit!
To celebrate the cornucopia of a Maui-grown harvest, we will ingeniously combine local breadfruit (or ulu) & toasted papaya seeds into the recipe of an imperial golden ale fermented using Dogfish Head’s DNA ( Delaware-Native-Ale) yeast. You won’t want to wait until October to try it, but oh it will be worth the wait!
The forth and final seasonal of 2012 will be inspired by an indigenous people not so different from those of the ancestral kingdoms in Hawaii. The Mayans of Central America were civilized hunters and gathers who used a long count calender that measures the increments of time according to celestial movements they observed in the sky – the longest period indicated by the passage of a B’ak’tun (or approximately 394 Gregorian years). On December 20th, 2012 – the 12th such B’ak’tun will end and on the 21st, the 13th will begin.
To honor such an enduring occasion, MBC will release a Brussels-style Stout brewed with Mayan chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne – to be called the Aloha B’ak’tun, with aloha carrying both the meaning of farewell and greeting. It’ll be a beer that you’ll want at your side no matter what happens…