Following an infamous Super Bowl ad, farmers across the country are boycotting Bud Light. Meanwhile, beer infused with cannabis is gaining momentum in the marketplace.
“It’s kind of the birth and the start of this whole area,” Keith Villa, former brewmaster for Miller Coors and founder of Ceria Brewing Co., told Wine Enthusiast magazine. “It’s a situation that comes around once in a lifetime.”
Hops, a common beer ingredient, and cannabis are cousins in the Cannabaceae plant family. While they have similar fragrances, cannabis contains THC and therefore has been illegal to use in brewing beer until now.
As recreational cannabis is allowed in more states, however, brewers have started to merge the plants, Wine Enthusiast reports.
Here’s a list of cannabis-infused beers currently on the market:
420 Series G13 IPA, SweetWater Brewing Co., GA
George Washington’s Secret Stash, Dad & Dude’s Breweria, CO
Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale, Ceria Brewing Co., CO
The Hemperor HPA, New Belgium Brewing, CO
The Waldos’ Special Ale, Lagunitas Brewing Co., CA