The base style of this beer is a west coast IPA – light, crisp, bitter, and refreshing. Hemp juice adds a grassy bitterness that mirrors and augments the natural bitterness of hops. We selected hops renowned for their citrus qualities to reflect the citrus terpenes present in the CBD oil infused in this beer. The result is nothing short of delicious! A light grassy bitterness greets your tongue, giving way to notes of citrus, with clean, dry, and refreshing finish with 6 % ABV 60 IBUs – about 5mg of CBD per 10z
There is a natural synergy between hemp and hops, and between the craft beer and cannabis industries. Biologically speaking, hops and hemp are very closely related. Taxonomically, they are both in species Cannabecae, with separate genus Humulus (hops), and Cannabis (hemp). They share many genetic similarities, which in practical terms mean that both plants produce many of the same terpenes, or flavor and aromatic compounds. A common tasting note for IPAs is to describe them as smelling and tasting like cannabis, which is no surprise given their shared terpene profiles. In addition, alpha-acid, the bittering component of hops, is actually a cannabinoid…though it is not psychoactive, it is closely similar in structure to both CBD and THC, all of which are derived from a precursor molecule called isoprene.
We will be making this project a series, encompassing different styles and recipes from Sours, Saisons to Stouts. We are working with suppliers and people in the industry sourcing new strains, materials and practices to be showcased in the beers. We’d like to, at some point, do some very direct strain matching of particular hops and particular strains of CBD.
ABV Taproom January 25th 5 – 8 PM