Redhook Announces Hemp Beer to Celebrate Cannabis Legalization in Washington
Redhook Brewery, in collaboration with Hilliard’s Beer, has announced today the release of a new beer called “Joint Effort”, brewed using hemp seeds, which is being released in celebration of cannabis being legalized in Washington State.
This new brew will be available by draught only starting on July 15th, and will launch in 22 ounce bottles under the Blueline label in late October; it will be sold exclusively in Washington State.
According to Redhook’s press release, the beer will be brewed with – in addition to hemp seed – Zeus, Cascade, Summit hops (ABV 5.6%, IBU 25), and will have a “dank, resinous hop aroma balanced by nutty, earthiness from hemp seeds”. Redhook claims that it’s “the perfect brew for hanging with your buds, grabbing some munchies and enjoying a beer.”
The release of this new beer – in cerebration of legalization – is in stark contrast to how some in the beer industry handled 2010’s Proposition 19 which would have legalization cannabis in California, as tens of thousands of dollars was given by the beer industry to the primary group opposing the proposal.