LAHAINA,MAUI,HI-6 March 2012- Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is proud to announce La Perouse White.  This Great American Beer Festival 2011 silver medal winner, which is hitting shelves this week, is the second canned seasonal release for MBC and first in the limited release series that fans will see each quarter.

La Perouse White is a fresh handcrafted Belgian inspired witbier brewed with wheat and European Pilsner malts, spiced with coriander and fresh local Mandarin oranges.  This beer was named by Kim Lutz, Lead Brewer at the Maui Brewing Co. Kahana brewpub, after La Perouse Bay which is one of the best and most popular snorkeling, diving and surfing spots on Maui.  The bay is located south of the town of Waileaand is the site of one ofMaui’s most recently active volcanos.

“Distribution for La Perouse White will primarily be throughout the state of Hawaii and the ten mainland states where our products are currently found,” tells us Garrett Marrero, “but it won’t be around long, it’s sure to fly off the shelves; there are only 200 barrels for release!”

La Perouse, which began as one of Kim’s 10-gallon homebrew batches, has now become a regular favorite at the brewpub.  “Living in South Mauifor many years, I wanted to highlight this beautiful sanctuary and create a refreshing and flavorful witbier using local fruit. It’s been unreal to see one of my recipes grow in popularity, win awards, and now become one of our new production cans.”