“Largest Hempy Hour in the Pacific,” June 5-11

June 2, 2017, 12:58 PM HST · Updated June 2, 6:13 PM
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The Maui Hemp Institute will host “The Largest Hempy Hour in the Pacific” from June 5-11, 2017 to celebrate Hemp History Week and “Hope for Hemp” in Hawai‘i.

Hemp beer being made. Maui Brewing Co. will debut Hemp ESB. Photo Courtesy

The week-long series of educational community events will also feature hemp food and beverages as they continue to “break ground” on Maui.

This year, Maui Brewing Company will feature another round of Hemp ESB* beer which will be on tap at many Maui restaurants and taverns around the island. *ESB style stands for “extra special bitter.”

There will also be many “Made on Maui” Hemp foods available at certain locations.

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The Hempy Hour festivities kick-off on Monday, June 5, at 3 p.m. with the launch of “Hempy Hour” at the Maui Brewing Company tasting room in Kīhei and at select island restaurants and drinking establishments.

On Friday June 9, the celebration continues at the monthly Lahaina Town Party from 5-9 p.m. with educational booths, music and the “Largest Hempy Hour in the Pacific!” with Maui Brewing Hemp ESB beer featured at many Front Street locations.

The following locations on Maui will also have the HempESB on tap:

West Maui: Honu, Down the Hatch, Lahaina Fish Co., Kohola Brewery, The Dirty Monkey, Maui Brewing Co., and Fleetwood’s

South Maui: Maui Brewing Co., Longhi’s, Three’s Bar & Grill, What Ales You, Shearwater Tavern, and Monkeypod

Summary of Hemp History Week 2017 Events:

Monday, June 5 – HHW Proclamation and Launch of “Hempy Hours,” from 3 p.m. to close
Free and Open to the Public
Maui Brewing Co – Hemp ESB Beer Launch
Event to feature Hemp History Week & Maui Hemp Institute informational displays.

Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8
Retail and in-store demos and events at participating local Maui stores

Thursday, June 8 – Hawai‘i Farmers Union United Event at Kīhei Charter School
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. – Blessing begins at 6 p.m.
HFUU and MHIRD Members Only – “Loacavore Hemplicious Pot Luck Dinner” free with Pot Luck dish or $10
Program on Hemp and Small Farm Hemp Agriculture
Featured Speaker: John Ryan, ANANDA Hemp/Eco Fiber

Friday, June 9 – “Largest Hempy Hour in the Pacific Event” at Lahaina Town Party on Front Street – 5 – 9 p.m.
“Hemp is Hope” is the theme for Lahaina’s Town Party
Informational and Hemp Product Booths and Displays
Hemp PuPus and Hemp Beverage Specials at Participating Food and Beverage venues on Front Street
Live Music, Giant Bubbles and more

Sunday, June 11 – 8 a.m. – SimpliFresh Farm “Hemp Infused Food Forest FarmTour”
Farm tour of future Hemp Food Forest Project with Owners James & Janell Simplicico, Hemplicious Lunch
$25 MHIRD & HFUU Members – $35 for non-members

Hemp History Week will feature a national education and event program with over 2,000 participating stores, community events, restaurant, and hemp product sampling. The campaign will also feature a Take Action component, to encourage Congress to change federal policy by passing the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and allow American farmers to once again grow industrial hemp.


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