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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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”?
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
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:
Hop Chronic THC Infused 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 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.
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:
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.
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:
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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