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In partnership with Maui-based Kohola Brewery, guests can enjoy a Kapalua-specific beer infused with island-inspired ingredients

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – January 11, 2017 – The ideal afternoon refreshment after a day on the water or perfectly paired beverage to accompany a spectacular Hawaiian sunset, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s new custom beer, Shorebreak Session Ale, is sure to delight the culinary senses and give guests a sense of place in this unique corner of the world. Custom brewed to represent the surrounding Kapalua area, Shorebreak Session Ale embodies a tropical personality using exotic ingredients, including infused fresh pineapple juice and Calamansi peel. Partnering with the locally owned start-up Kohola Brewery, known for their excellent craft beers, has both Maui residents and visiting resort guests buzzing with excitement about the new custom Kapalua brew.

A light bodied Session Ale, this custom brew is a concoction of flavors that exude tropical aromas and blends a variety of hops to achieve its optimal citric taste. The combination of hops – Cascade, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, and Magnun – offer elements of ruby red grapefruit, peach, passionfruit, guava, lychee, and most notably, pineapple.

The inclusion of pineapple as a key ingredient in Shorebreak Session Ale not only mimics the tropical ambiance The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua exudes, but also taps into the significance and history of the surrounding Kapalua Resort. A former pineapple plantation and home to the Maui Pineapple Company, the 22,000-acre Kapalua Resort is known for this fresh and sweet fruit that is symbolized through Kapalua's highly recognized logo of a butterfly with a pineapple it the middle.

“We’re excited to be partnering with local Kohola Brewery to create our own custom brew,” says Michael Gaal, Food and Beverage Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. “Our goal was to create a beer that fully embodied the surrounding Kapalua area and that unexplainable feeling of relaxation you get while at our resort, and Shorebreak Session Ale does exactly that.”

Now being poured throughout the resort’s five food and beverage outlets including, The Banyan Tree, Kai Sushi, Alaloa Lounge, The Pool Bar & Café, and The Burger Shack, Shorebreak Session Ale is brewed by local Maui-based Kohola Brewery – located in the nearby town of Lahaina – and can only be found at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua resort. Already a top selling beverage throughout the resort, the custom brew can be enjoyed poolside, beachside, or even back in the comfort of your Ocean View Room or newly renovated Residential Suite.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.