MCS-2013dHeld this Saturday, July 12, on the Sheraton Maui’s Ocean Lawn, The Maui Craft Session 2014 is a celebration of food, spirits, beer and cigars.  Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has partnered with Maui Brewing Co., Southern Wine and Spirits, Ocean Vodka and Cigar Bar Hawaii for the second annual “Maui Craft Session.”

Sheraton50The evening highlights industries rooted in small batch production, in which mass-production gives way to hand-crafting and premium quality local ingredients are sourced and utilized whenever possible.

“The Maui Craft Session 2014 will give aficionados and enthusiasts an opportunity to taste spirit and beer styles that have been created through time-honored traditions for ages, and taste them head-to-head with those that are produced with techniques and methods of the present day,” said Brandon Maeda, director of food & beverage at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

MCS-2013e“The event will allow our guests to re-discover and explore ‘Old World vs. New World,’ coupled with the enjoyment of fine cigars and a fantastic spread of appetizers put together by our culinary team. This evening is about bringing together our industry’s best in their respective crafts encompassing ‘crate, cask and barrel’,” Maeda continued. (Credit article in

Tickets are only $89.00 and are now on sale: or by calling 808-921-4600.

Check out the Facebook event invite here:

Read more in this article in Maui Time by Jen Russo.


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• Roasted mac nut-truffle crusted lamb with Hamakua mushroom-red wine sauce

• Assorted artisan cheese with house made lavosh, crostinis, crackers, dried fruits, artichoke pesto and macadamia nut hummus

• Upcountry farm vegetables with basil-lemon aioli, kim chee aioli and avocado-wasabi tobiko dip.

• Assorted petit fours


Hibiki 12 Year (Japan), Michter’s Single Barrel Rye (America), Tyrconnell “Sherry Finish” Single Malt (Ireland), Ardbeg Uigeadail (Scotland)


Mana Wheat (5.5 percent ABV, IBU 18), Pahoehoe Peppered Porter (6 percent ABV, IBU 30),Lost at Sea India Pale Ale (10.7 percent ABV, IBU 62), Father Damien Abbey Ale (8 percent ABV, IBU 25)


Macanudo, Punch Champion, La Gloria Cubana Series R. No. 4, Hoyo de Monterey, CAO Moontrance, CAO Bella Vanilla