If you love weed and beer, there’s a great new product on the market for you: hemp infused beer. It combines the best of both worlds.
In fact, if you’ve ever been around the hops used to make beer, you might have noticed that they smell a lot like hemp. This is because both plants create similar aroma chemicals. The plants themselves, Humulus lupulus and Cannabis sativa, are two different genera from the same Cannabinaceae family.
As you can see, even the science suggests that hemp and beer make an excellent pairing. This is why the hemp and alcohol industries are working hard to churn out hemp beer despite all the legal and regulatory hurdles.
If you interested in trying hemp beer, read more about it below.
Hemp Vs. Marijuana
Cannabis enthusiasts looking for a tipsy and psychoactive experience will be disappointed — that’s the main difference between hemp and marijuana.
Although they both come from the same genus, they are different varieties. Hemp contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while marijuana does. Hemp beer, therefore, will not give you more than an alcohol buzz.
One great thing about hemp beer is that you can justify getting tipsy by considering the nutrients in hemp. It may not get you high, but it is one of the most nutritious plants in the world.
Just 30 grams of hemp contains more than 9 grams of protein, 21 milligrams of calcium, 210 milligrams of magnesium, 495 milligrams of phosphorus, and 360 milligrams of potassium. You can also get some of your daily vitamins C, A, E, and some B’s.
A hemp-infused beer tastes like no other beer in the market. That is because hemp is like no other plant in the world.
If you’ve ever tried hemp before, you know it has a nutty flavor. If the brewery uses the whole seed in their hemp beer production, it will also have that nutty flavor.
If the brewery roasts the hemp seeds, the beer with have a rich, coffee flavor. If they use hulled seeds, the flavor will be more subtle. If they use hemp flour, you’ll get the nutrients that are usually lost when hemp seeds are pressed.
Although hemp won’t get you high, some states still take issue with its existence. Despite its harmlessness, the United States government still labels hemp a Schedule I drug.
Beer companies are welcome to use the hearts of hemp, which lie inside the seed. Unfortunately, this method does not create the beautiful cannabis aroma.
Weed and Beer
Hemp — whether it’s hemp seeds, hemp oil, or weed and beer — is excellent for your health. Why not make drinking a little healthier and pick up some hemp beer?
The combination of hemp and hops creates a unique flavor that you can’t get from any other kind of drink. It’s an experience that any beer or cannabis connoisseur will value.
If you’re looking for more incredible hemp products, don’t forget to check out the Hemp Canada shop. We stock everything from hemp foods to hemp beauty products.
John ET Devine