Vermont Craft Brewery Announces CBD Honey Infused IPA Beer
A craft brewery in Vermont is introducing a CBD-honey-infused beer, which they are considering "Vermont's first CBD-infused IPA." Long Trail Brewing Company announced the new beer yesterday on their blog. (hat tip to Jane Street) Although not the first CBD beer, the combination is still pretty rare, and the commingling of cannabis and beer (both with or without THC) is a product category prime for innovation.
The yet-to-be-named Hemp Honey Ginger IPA is brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops; freshly grated ginger; and Luce Farm’s Hemp Honey, which is infused with CBD*. By no means your traditional hoppy offering, the brewers expect a hop forward profile with a low bitterness that ends up around 6.0% ABV.
"Hemp and hops are closely related so IPA seemed like the natural style to chose," said co-head brewer Ian Harbage.
How much CBD is in each beer is still undetermined. According to co-head brewers Harbage and Sam Clemens, the team is shooting for a dosing of about 20 - 30 milligrams of CBD per pour; about one dose per glass, they said.
Long Trail Brewing Company will be serving its brand-new IPA on Saturday and Sunday over the upcoming Labor Day Weekend at their riverside pub and restaurant in Bridgewater Corners Vermont. Check out their site for more information.
Photo via Long Trail Brewing Company