First off, there is a decent amount lot of law and science to understand behind “Marijuana Beer.” If you’re curious about the details, we have an article outlining the basics or Marijuana beer.
Now, if you’re ready to just get your hands on some tasty Marijuana-, CBD-, THC-, Hemp-, Cannabis- and other weed-related beers made by the pros, check out our list!
Note that we call out “related” here because not all of these have THC, the ingredient typically associated with “marijuana” itself.
Approximately 100 brands have gotten approval to add hemp to alcohol since the year 2000. Here are the most notable:
Made by the former brewmaster of Blue Moon, Ceria Grainwave is a THC-infused de-alcoholized craft beer with a citrus taste and fruity smell, thanks to the addition of blood orange and Valencia orange peels. It’s considered a Belgian-style white ale, and the founder, Keith Villa, has positioned this as both an all-occasion and a celebratory beer. Best of all, the beer is only 75 calories a can and has 5mg of THC.
“The new way to consume cannabis.” These drinks don’t even have alcohol, but are worth mentioning here for those into beer and weed tech! Two Roots is a San Diego-based company that has embraced the city’s rich biotech heritage by creating a product with nanoemulsion technology. This process means that the CBD and THC particles are smaller than average, allowing them to be absorbed into the body quickly and consistently. The “high” is mellow and lasts about 90 minutes. Also, at just 80 calories a can, Two Roots is a “healthier” alternative to typical party beverages. It’s also infused with B vitamins and electrolytes.
This THC-free blend is infused with cannabis terpenes, aromatic compounds of essential oils that are extracted from certain plants, such as cannabis. Although its 6.6% ABV by volume is seemingly low for a Lagunitas beer, the taste of the beer will surely leave you satisfied. Tasters compare the flavor to “a musician having access to new notes” or “a painter with an expanded color palette.” It’s unlike anything else on the market with a distinct herbal flavor.
New Belgium (of Fat Tire fame) released a hemp beer called “The Hemperor,” and they get bonus points for the clever wordplay. It’s a pale ale with hemp seeds as one of the ingredients, and it has a subtle cannabis flavor. At 7% ABV, you’ll feel the effects of the alcohol, but because there’s no THC, you won’t get high.
The laid-back area of Humboldt, California is synonymous with cannabis, so it’s no surprise that they’ve got a hemp ale available in a colorful can. It’s a two-time award-winning beer, and it gets top marks for its unique flavor and subtle herb terpene profile. It is brewed with toasted hemp seeds, adding a herb-accented flavor, perfectly balanced with American hops.
Want to add CBD/Hemp to your own beer?
CBD oil includes properties such as anxiety and pain relief, and may be a wonderful addition to your beer. Although CBD oil is derived from cannabis, the oil does not contain any THC or psychoaffective properties. However, the benefits of the oil outweigh the lack of THC (if that’s what you were seeking).
Although CBD oil doesn’t carry major risks, certain side effects include:
Hemp oil is derived from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant and has a wonderful profile of nutrients and bioactive compounds including :
- Skin, brain, and heart health
- Pain relief
- Decrease in muscle tension
If you’re interested in trying it out, check out our list of some of our favorite Hemp oils, which can easily be purchased on Amazon: