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Darren Moser of Maui Brewing Company

Darren Moser of Maui Brewing Company

KIHEI, HI

While Hawaii may not be well known for their beers here in the Midwest, a recent visit to Maui Brewing Company suggests they should be. 'Maui' not only makes great beer, they also go to great lengths to be mindful of the environment. They currently have a solid solar energy program and are working hard to soon be 100% off the grid. And several ingredients are sourced from local farmers in a conscious effort to support the Hawaiian economy. We caught up with Director of Brewing Operations, Darren Moser, on a recent trip to the island's new brewing facility. We talk pioneering Hawaiian craft beer, expansion, and how the mainland has influenced their growth.

Brewer Chat: Zack Stoll of Historic Brewing Co.

Brewer Chat: Zack Stoll of Historic Brewing Co.

FLAGSTAFF, AZ

A recent vacation took me west to the Grand Canyon State, Arizona. And as with all my vacations, there had to be some component revolving around beer. I found that in The Flagstaff Ale Trail, a network of eight breweries, two beer bars, and a bottle shop. Fortunately I was able to visit nine of the eleven locations and get a real feel for the Flagstaff beer scene, as well as the greater South West.