UK Breweries Collaborate To Make 7.2 Per Cent Cannabis IPA
Speciality cannabis craft beer brewery, Green Times Brewing, has partnered with Leeds-based Northern Monk to bring us a 7.2 per cent IPA containing cannabis oil - and just the thought of it makes me want to fall asleep.
The aptly-named Green Heathen contains 10mg of the legal and highly popular supplement CBD (cannabidiol) per pint. It launches today (Friday 5 July) across the UK and is described as having 'soft, resinous, tropical flavours'.
It's made with a 'broad spectrum CBD oil' too, meaning it's 'jam-packed with a range of naturally occurring terpenoids, cannabinoids and flavonoids', which sound absolutely delicious I'm sure you will agree my fellow humanoid.
Beyond being delicious, the brewers also claim the beer could be good for you, sort of. They say the CBD boosts liver function, which enables you to process alcohol more effectively and subsequently come away from your session with less of a hangover.
CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory effects, which could aid your recovery too.
Green Times Brewing and CBD Ultra MD, Carl Boon, described cannabis infused beer as the 'perfect partnership'.
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He said: "We are honoured to be collaborating with Northern Monk on the second cannabis beer in our series. For more than 10,000 years, both beer and cannabis have been used to enhance both health and mood and so a cannabis infused beer really is a perfect partnership.
"Northern Monk is also a well-respected brewery with global reach and we really like their ethos of collaborating with other businesses to help strengthen the North for positive change. We are very proud of Green Heathen and based on the success of High Flyer, we expect this beer to fly off the shelves."
See what he did there?
Founder of Northern Monk, Russell Bisset, also seemed pretty delighted with the 'groundbreaking' brew.
He said: "We always aim to be progressive in our approach to brewing, and we believe that CBD has real, tangible health benefits. The collaboration with Green Times Brewing gave us the opportunity to brew a groundbreaking beer.
"Above all, we really enjoy creating twists on our core range beers, and pushing the boundaries of our existing recipes. Green Heathen does just that."
Hey, if Russell says it's healthy then I guess the only sensible thing to do is get the rounds in.
Featured Image Credit: Green Times Brewing