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Last year, the craft beer market continued its thirteen year upward trend, topping out at $23.5 billion dollars according to the national Brewers’ Association.  In the U.S. as a whole, craft brew production doubled in the last 5 years to reach nearly 18 million barrels last year.  As part of HPR’s ongoing series on craft brewing, Noe Tanigawa reports O‘ahu is tracking that pattern of growth.

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Craft brewing is changing the social scene here in Honolulu.  The national Brewers Association lists fourteen breweries in the Islands, with four breweries in Kaka‘ako alone.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers  this first installment in a swing through that scene. 

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Exports are an important part of any economy—and that’s especially true for many countries in the Asia Pacific.  From semiconductors to cars, South Korea depends on exports for nearly a third of its overall economic activity.  And while trends are declining for many products, there’s one notable exception.  HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Episode 13: How Beer Helped Give Back

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In 1971 Edward and Norma Doty’s company, Eagle, became Hawaii’s exclusive distributor for Anheuser-Busch. After Mr. and Mrs. Doty passed, their family wanted to give back to the community. So they established the Edward J. and Norma Doty Charitable Fund, which gives financial help to many charitable organizations including the Child and Family Service, Queens Cancer Center, and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorder Association.


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The Asia Pacific is the world’s largest region for beer consumption.  That’s according to Japan’s Kirin Brewery.  And while Japanese beers are famous in much of the world, another Asian country is pushing ahead with exports. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

A couple of months ago, South Korea’s exports saw their sharpest fall in six years - tumbling by nearly 15% from a year earlier.

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  This Saturday, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center is holding its hugely popular fundraiser, the Maui Brewers Festival .  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found Hawai‘i’s beer brewers are taking the opportunity to get organized, and perhaps make more beer.

The 7th Annual Maui Brewers Festival returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center (the MACC) on Saturday, May 16, from 4-7 pm.