Do you want to know a little about Hemp Beer? You’ll learn which variations are for sale, why it’s so controversial and how to make it yourself.
Is Hemp Beer controversial?
Hemp Beer is controversial, because hemp has a very low narcotic content. In some countries brewing Hemp Beer is even prohibited. Hemp is similar to marijuana. In the European Union it’s only legal when the percentage of hemp is below 0.2%. This percentage is too low to make you really high, but you’ll definitely get drunk.
Wasn’t Hemp Beer just legal a while ago?
In the United States the law on using hemp or hemp components in alcohol averages changed over the past fifteen years. At first, Hemp Beer was just legal and widely available, but due to a new policy this changed. Hemp Beer didn’t became really illegal, but it was very difficult to produce it according to the new rules.
Which Hemp Beers are available at the moment?
At the moment, different varieties of Hemp Beer are available around the world. Unfortunately, you can’t just go to the supermarket to ask for Hemp Beer. We hope that this will be possible in the near future. But for now, have a look at this list:
- O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
- Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale
- Cannabia Hemp Beer
- Weed Golden Ale
- Lagunitas Waldos’ Special Ale
- SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale
- Dubhe Imperial Black IPA
How to make Hemp Beer yourself?
It’s pretty easy to make Hemp Beer if you have the appropriate ingredients. Get yourself some wort, a brew pot, hemp seed flowers, beer yeast, a primary fermenter, an airlock and a stopper. Put your wort in the pot and let it boil for about twenty minutes. Add a gram of weed for every five gallons of wort and let it boil another 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how strong you want the flavor to be. Now it has to cool off to a bit before you can add beer yeast. Take a look at the yeast package to get to know the optimal temperature. Now pour the wort into the primary fermenter. Attach the airlock as well as the stopper. Wait a few weeks to let the beer get its taste. Cheers!
What is the advantage of Hemp Beer?
It’s not really clear what the advantage of Hemp Beer is. Some people say it’s much tastier compared with different kinds of beers. Others say that there is no real difference. It tastes just like any other beer. You would better just try it. See for yourself if you like it or not.