There aren’t many people who would turn down the chance to knock back a few beers. Whether it’s relaxing after a long day at the office or partying it up with your friends over the weekend, beer remains a constant fixture in everyday American life. However, there is one drawback to a night of alcohol-filled fun — the inevitable hangover. What if we told you that it’s possible to enjoy the taste of a cold beer and the pleasant feel of solid buzz without the hangover? It sounds like an impossible dream, right? Well, that dream will soon be a reality for the people of Colorado.
The creator of the popular Blue Moon Beer, Keith Villa, is introducing a line of THC-infused, alcohol-free beers to the marijuana food and drink family, and we couldn’t be more excited. After 30 years of brewing ales at Blue Moon, Keith stepped down and opened up his own beer company — CERIA Beverages — earlier this year. Since then, CERIA has been working nonstop to successfully craft the unique brew.
In the official company press release, Keith explains, “CERIA will be brewed just like an alcoholic craft beer to maintain its beer taste and aroma, but will then be de-alcoholized prior to the infusion of cannabis.” These steps are taken to ensure all laws that prohibit alcohol and marijuana from being in the same product are followed.
Marijuana beer isn’t a new concept in the beverage world. There have been soft drinks, wine and other beers made with marijuana. However, CERIA is the first to use THC, the chemical found in marijuana plants, to make beer. Other marijuana beers use CBD which lacks the properties to give the drinker a buzz-like high using THC guarantees.There’s an added bonus. Unlike other marijuana beverages, the THC will hit you at the same rate that it takes regular alcoholic beers to kick in, so there’s no waiting around before you feel a little somethin’ somethin’.
Keith is planning on releasing three different beers with varying potency levels — light, regular, and full-bodied. Although these will only initially be sold in Colorado, CERIA is currently looking into expanding product availability in other states that allow the recreational use of marijuana. So keep your eyes peeled for this beer to show up in a dispensary near you by the end of 2018.
Looks like your next “green-out” is just around the corner.
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