Kihei, Hawaii -A special beer for a special cause. Maui Brewing Co. is releasing Lorenzini Double IPA as its winter seasonal release. The name comes from the sharks “Ampullae of Lorenzini”, the shark’s electro sensory organ used to detect changes in electric fields. This American Double IPA was brewed with blood orange, local citrus, and Maui cane sugar. The unique hop profile of Azacca, El Dorado, and Sorachi Ace lend big grapefruit, ripe mango and tropical aromas, followed by a clean, mildly sweet bitterness. At 7.6% ABV and approximately 80 IBUs, this a deceptively drinkable Double IPA.
“I’ve always loved the ocean and sharks. This project was a great way to help support local shark research and to show the importance of protecting these amazing animals…and I’m really enjoying this beer too.” stated Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Co. Founder.
“We’re really excited about the Lorenzini Double IPA and the generous contribution that MBC is making to our research program. This beer will help us expand our tagging and public outreach efforts as we begin to understand the movement behavior and habitat use of Hawaiian tiger sharks,” stated Melanie Hutchinson, Ph.D., HIMB shark researcher. “This is a great example of a local company supporting local research, and I’m excited to drink the beer,” adds Kim Holland, Ph.D., HIMB Director.