The Northern California brewery responsible for the #1 selling IPA in the world, is making a brand new drink that will give you a buzz, it just won’t contain alcohol.
Lagunitas Brewing Company has announced they will introduce a new IPA-inspired beverage to their line of drinks. This drink might taste like one of their signature ales, but instead of alcohol, it will contain THC.
With recreational marijuana use now legal in California, breweries have been looking to get involved in the budding industry. “Hi-Fi Hops” from Lagunitas will soon be available in California dispensaries beginning in July, where a hops tasting drink will give consumers a tasty THC drink with bubbly, aromatic, bitter, fruity and herbaceous taste of an IPA.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabidinol, the ingredient in cannabis that makes you high. The concoction marks the “first time a major brewery has successfully and legally been represented in the THC-infused beverage space.”
“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,” said Lagunitas Brewmonster Jeremy Marshall. “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.”
The drink will come in two varieties: One with 10 mg of THC and another one with 5 mg of THC and 5 mg of CBD. The brewer partnered with California-based CannaCraft, which was founded in 2014 with a mission of producing cannabis medicine.
This move from one of the country’s most prominent craft breweries signals the beginning of pot-infused drinks in America. Corona parent Constellation Brands late last year bought a stake in a Canadian marijuana company with hopes to develop cannabis-infused beverages. But Constellation said it would not sell pot products in the U.S. unless marijuana is legalized nationally. Molson Coors has held talks with several Canadian-based marijuana companies about collaborating on cannabis-infused beverages.
For more information on this innovative beverage, go to www.lagunitas.com/hifihops.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine