Thursday, June 6, 2013

Avery set to release Momi Hiwa

"Why is the rum always gone?" - Captain Jack Sparrow. Why? Probably because Avery Brewing Company used those old rum barrels for their upcoming rum barrel-aged coconut porter that is set to debut this Sunday, June 9th. Check out the press release below for Momi Hiwa, the #15 release in their Barrel Aged Series.

[PRESS RELEASE] (Boulder, CO) – This Sunday, Avery Brewing Company will release the latest in its Barrel-Aged Series, Momi Hiwa, a 17.09% coconut porter that was aged in dark rum barrels. The Avery Tap Room in Boulder, CO, will host the release of Momi Hiwa, starting sales at 5pm on Sunday, June 9th, 2013. Bottles are 12oz. and will be sold as singles at $10 each. Fans will be able to buy up to 12 bottles, and availability can only be guaranteed at the Avery Tap Room during the release party until the beer runs out. The line party will start at 11am and will feature rare beers and Tap Room exclusives. For more information, beer connoisseurs can check

Adam Avery’s goal for No. 15 in Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series was simple, “I wanted to make a beer that tastes like a liquid Mounds bar.” Momi Hiwa spent six months in rum barrels and was then moved into a steel tank where 360 pounds of dried, hand-toasted coconut were added. In time the toasted coconut flavor infused with the beer and a significant amount of sugar helped to achieve the liquid candy bar inspiration. Momi Hiwa has rich, dark chocolate notes accented by aromatic toasted coconut, and Avery’s brewers wanted residual sugar to play a big part in the taste and feel of the beer. “Often high gravity beers are described as ‘dessert beers’ to be treated like a port or dessert wine, but Momi Hiwa goes past that. It IS dessert. It’s all you need,” said Avery’s Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker.

Pronounced “Mo-mee Hee-vah,” the name was inspired by Adam’s good friend Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Co. and his “Black Pearl,” a version of Maui’s CoCoNut Porter aged in rum barrels. As homage to Garrett and this unique beer Adam enjoyed on a visit to Maui’s tasting room, Avery wanted to translate “Black Pearl” into Hawaiian as well as into his own inspired creation. Thankfully, Garrett was happy with both the idea and to help with the language translation.

Established in 1993, Avery Brewing Company has developed a reputation as being one of the most daring and visionary breweries in the nation. They are the brewers of Avery IPA, The Maharaja Imperial IPA, White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale, Mephistopheles’ Stout and more than 20 other year-round and seasonal beers. Please go to for more information on Avery beers.

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