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9 Cannabis-Infused Beers to Drink on 4/20

Calling all stoners, occasional weed smokers, or any beer-lover looking for a smoke-free high: Cannabis THC-infused beer is now a thing and these weed beers are the perfect drink to sip on to celebrate a pot-head’s favourite day; 4/20.

By Justin Beerber on Mar. 05, 2020

Since the legalization of marijuana in Canada (2018), Uruguay and in some US states, the trend of using cannabis as an ingredient in the brewing process has gained popularity.

There are also stats and reports that show beer consumption has decreased in Canada and in the states where recreational pot is currently legal, it is no surprise why brewers want to “keep up with the times” and start brewing cannabis beers. Many big, macro brewers, like Molson Coors and Steam Whistle have made no secret of the fact that they are also wanting to tap into the marijuana market. Most of these brewer’s goal when brewing “weed beers” is to get rid of the stigma that comes with the use of cannabis.

Most THC infused beers are non-alcoholic and the THC is what causes your “buzz”. Because these beers are alcohol-free, they are most likely healthier for you.

What is cannabis-infused beer and how is it made?

Cannabis-infused beers are beers that are brewed, then infused with either THC or CBD. Not to be confused with Cannabis Beer, which is brewed using stocks and roots from the marijuana plant in place of barley.

To learn more about Cannabis beer, check out “What is Cannabis Beer?” on JustBeer.
What’s the difference between THC-Infused and CBD-Infused Beers?
What does CBD beer do?

CBD beer is made with CBD oils. CBD does not provide a “high” like THC-beer does. Instead, it promotes relaxation and gives off calming effects.

What does THC beer do?

THC-infused beers will provide a high similar to an edible. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that provides you with a high– feeling of stimulated senses, lethargy, and sometimes, cravings.

List of Cannabis-Infused Beers:
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Cannabis-Infused Beers:
THC-Infused Beers

Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale De-alcoholized Cannabis Beer

This refreshing, medium-bodied, cannabis ale was brewed with blood orange peel and coriander to achieve a Belgian-style white ale-like brew. The beer was then infused with THC for a new spin on the Belgian classic.

ABV: 0% | THC: 5mg

Where can you purchase Ceria Brewing’s “weed beer”?

Grainwave cannabis beer is being sold at a number of dispensaries in Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas.

Pale Haze THC-Infused Beer

Pale Haze is a less than 0.5% alcohol, THC-infused Cannabis beer made by the San Diego brewing company, High Style Brewing. High Style is the first San Diego brewery to brew only Cannabis-infused beers. Pale Haze is inspired by the Pale Ale and is brewed in 10mg of THC.

ABV: Less than 0.5% | THC: 10mg

Where to buy Pale Haze Cannabis-Infused Beer

Pale Haze is available in multiple locations and stores where cannabis is sold across California. View a map of where to buy Pale Haze THC-Infused beer on the High Style Brewing website.

Enough Said THC-Infused Beer

Enough Said is a THC-infused beer made by Two Roots. Two Roots brews non-alcoholic and cannabis-infused beers.

ABV: 0.5% | THC: 5mg

Hi-Fi Hops IPA-Inspired Cannabis Beer

This IPA-inspired sparkling beverage is made using everything Lagunitas knows about hops — but with zero alcohol, zero calories, and zero carbs. Infused with THC from the finest, sun-grown cannabis at AbsoluteXtracts.

“We’ve often dreamed of hops and their cannabis cousin partying together at the family reunion. We wanted to bring this party to life in a beverage. It’s high-time that good beer inspired a provocative, yet refreshing non-alcoholic alternative. With a smidge of California sun-grown cannabis in every sip.” — Jeremy Marshall, Brewmonster

ABV: 0% | THC: 5mg

Where to buy Lagunitas’ Hi-Fi- Hops Cannabis-Infused IPA Beers:

You can find Hi-Fi Hops in California dispensaries. Lagunitas also offers a 10mg Hi-Fi Hops IPA-Inspired cannabis beer. Two doses, same hoppy fidelity!

Hop Chronic THC Infused India Pale Ale

The brewers at Flying Dog Brewery are currently working with Green Leaf Medical Cannabis to receive approval for a new THC infused cannabis India Pale Ale.

“For people who don’t want to smoke, don’t want to vape, there’s no path of experiencing the therapeutic benefits. It feels good to be a part of creating a delicious IPA where people who want to experience cannabis that way can do that.” — Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery

Flying Dog Brewery claims their Hop Chronic beer will be more hop-forward than their regular beers as they have practice in creating strong hop characteristics in low-alcohol beers.

ABV: 0% | THC: unknown

Where to buy hop chronic THC-infused ipa

Hop Chronic is currently not on sale as Flying Dog and Green Leaf are still awaiting approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission as production and distribution of recreational edible cannabis products are still illegal in Maryland. They predict distribution will start in the summer of 2019. So, stay tuned!

Once approved, the non-alcoholic beer will be sold in 6-packs and 12 oz. single-serve cans containing varying THC and CBD dosages at licensed dispensaries throughout Maryland.

Blood Orange Haze Cannabis-Infused Beer

Blood Orange Haze is a low-alcohol, THC-infused Cannabis beer by High Style Brewing. The beer is brewed following a blonde ale recipe and infused with 10mg of THC.

ABV: Less than 0.5% | THC: 10mg

Where to buy Blood Orange Haze THC-Infused Beer

Blood Orange Haze is available in multiple locations and stores where cannabis is sold across California. View a map of where to buy Blood Orange Haze THC-Infused beer on the High Style Brewing website.

Bubba Kush Root Beer

Not exactly a beer… but this THC infused root beer is just as great! Sip it on its own or pour it over ice cream to create the ultimate root beer float. Bubba Kush Root Beer was voted the winner of the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Edible!

ABV: 0% | THC: 10mg

Where to purchase Keef Brands’ THC infused beverages:

Keef Brands sells its products in dispensaries in Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, and Nevada. Keef Brands cannabis products are also sold in Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

Grapefruit Haze Pot-Infused Beer

Grapefruit Haze is a low-alcohol, cannabis beer by High Style Brewing. The weed-infused beer is brewed using a Hefeweizen-inspired recipe and infused with 10mg of THC.

ABV: Less than 0.5% | THC: 10mg

Where to buy Grapefruit Haze THC-Infused Beer

Grapefruit Haze is available in multiple locations and stores where cannabis is sold across California. View a map of where to buy Grapefruit Haze THC-Infused beer on the High Style Brewing website.

Cannabis-Infused Beers:
CBD-Infused Beers

Two Flowers IPA CBD Infused Beer

While we know that CBD doesn’t really count as “cannabis”, we thought we’d include this CBD infused beer in the list anyways.

Brewed by Coalition Brewing Company, Two Flowers IPA has the base style of a west coast IPA that has been infused with CBD (Cannabidiol, a natural substance found in hemp plants). After the brewing process, the result is a light, crisp, bitter and refreshing brew. The bitter grassiness increases the hop bitterness, while the citrusy terpenes (aromatic metabolites found in the oils of all plants) in the CBD balance the aromas and flavours of the hops. As for the effects this beer has on you? Reviewers have described the effect as having a few beers in a hot tub. Others describe sensations such as “elevating” and “naturally calming”. It is important to note that Coalition Brewing is NOT making any specific health claims about the effects of the CBD hemp beer.

ABV: 6% | IBU: 60 | THC: 0mg | CBD: 10mg

Where to find Two Flowers IPA CBD Beer:

Two Flowers IPA can be found at varying restaurants, bars, and taprooms around Oregon. Coalition Brewing also offers seven other CBD hemp-infused brews.

It is important to note that cannabis THC-infused beers will give you a different type of intoxication than regular alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

What is “420” a.k.a. “Weed Day”?

420, 4/20, 4:20 is slang in the marijuana culture used to refer to the consumption of cannabis. April 20th is considered a day to celebrate the smoking of marijuana. Many smokers believe that 420 is what binds the cannabis community together.

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By Clara Jaide on Mar. 02, 2020

So, you want to know about drinking your weed, huh? Since the legalization of Marijuana in Canada, Uruguay and select US states, cannabis companies are looking into different ways to get a smoke-free high.

Edibles are a popular way to get high without actually smoking. Edibles usually come in the form of chocolates, gummies or baked goods that are made using THC to produce a “body high” upon consumption.

Body High vs. Head High – What’s the Difference?

Body highs produce feelings of relaxation and lethargy. Head highs produce more mood-altering/energetic effects. Body highs are usually attained by ingesting cannabis as the THC enters the bloodstream through digestion… these highs typically take a while to begin whereas head highs (smoking) can have effects almost immediately.

A cannabis beer or cannabis-infused beer would produce a body high.

Many cannabis companies have already started the initiative with “cannabis beverages”. These include tea and other “carbonated beverages” that are infused with THC to offer a smoke-free high. However, brewing companies, like High Style Brewing Co., have another idea in mind: Cannabis-infused beers. If we can make chocolates, gummy candy and cookies with weed, why can’t we brew with it?

But what is a Cannabis beer? Is pot beer actually beer? Well, that depends on your definition of a beer. Keep reading to learn more about Cannabis beer.

There are two types of weed beers: Cannabis Beer and Cannabis-Infused Beer.

What is Cannabis Beer?

Cannabis beer is a non-alcoholic, typically low-calorie beer brewed with the marijuana plant.

How is Cannabis Beer Made?

Cannabis beer is brewed with crushed stocks, stem and roots of the marijuana plant rather than being infused with Cannabis oils. Instead of using barley (wheat) in the brewing process, brewers will use marijuana. Since the legalization of edibles in Canada in 2019, Companies such as Province Brands are preparing to hit the market with the first weed beer available in Canada.

What is Cannabis-Infused Beer?

Cannabis-Infused Beer is beer infused with Cannabidiol (CBD) or Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis-Infused beer is also non-alcoholic and often contains little to no calories.

How does a Brewer Make Cannabis-Infused Beer?

Cannabis-Infused beer is brewed with barley, much like traditional beer, and infused with Cannabis oil or THC & CBD oils.

Where to buy Cannabis-Infused Beer

Cannabis beer has hit the shelves in select states where cannabis has been legalized. Check out the article “Cannabis-Infused Beers to Drink for 4/20” for a list of Cannabis-infused beers and where to purchase them.

Does Cannabis Beer actually get you high?

Yes and no. Whether or not cannabis beer gets you high is dependant on whether the beer is made/infused with THC or CBD. Cannabis beers made or infused with THC have the potential to get you high. Cannabis beers brewed/infused with CBD will not get you high, but will give you the “relaxing” sensation of cannabis.

Cannabis Beers brewed with the marijuana plant will contain THC and will provide the effects of a “very quick” high.

Is there alcohol in Cannabis-Infused Beer?

No, cannabis beer is non-alcoholic. Currently, Cannabis-infused beers are made with around 10mg of THC/CBD and little to no alcohol. This is to regulate the safety between mixing cannabis and alcohol.

Is Cannabis beer gluten-free?

Cannabis-infused beers are typically gluten-free as the barley (wheat) is replaced with the marijuana plant.

What does Cannabis Beer taste like?

According to Dooma Wendschuh, the CEO and co-founder of Province Brands, perfecting the taste of Cannabis Beer was not easy. “The things that we would come up with just tasted horrible,” said Wendschuh. “They tasted like rotten broccoli.”

However, with time and chemistry, Wendschuh was able to describe the taste of Cannabis Beer as “dry, savoury, less sweet than a typical beer flavour.”

Where is weed legal?

As of October 17, 2018, weed is legal in Canada. Edibles became legal in Canada on October 17, 2019.

Marijuana is also legal in Uruguay, Georgia and some US states.

Where is weed legal in the United States?

Marijuana is medically legal in all other states except Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota where marijuana is prohibited.

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