"Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer" is essential reading on the responsible and legal use of cannabis in brewing. Today we’re going to answer these burning questions and discuss the effects of CBD beer, what it actually does and what happens when you drink it. And yes – it is perfectly safe…
Brewers Publications Presents: Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer
With craft brewers continuing to push the envelope on ingredient innovation, Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer, the latest release from Brewers Publications®, is essential reading for those seeking information on the responsible and legal use of cannabis in brewing.
Author Keith Villa, Ph. D., is a trailblazer in the rapidly growing market of non-alcoholic cannabis-infused beers as the brewmaster and co-founder of CERIA Brewing, based in Arvada, Colorado. In 2018, CERIA made Colorado brewing history with the state’s first THC-infused, non-alcoholic craft beer. Dr. Villa began his decades-long brewing career as founder and head brewmaster of Blue Moon Brewing Company, an operating unit of MillerCoors, where he retired after 32 years. In addition to practical instruction and recipes, Villa explores the unique characteristics of cannabis plants and the similarities to hops, as well as the physiological effects of terpenes and cannabinoids.
“As the stigma around cannabis continues to dissipate, it is my aim to bring cannabis to the people in a form that’s socially acceptable,” said Villa. “Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer, is a science-based guide for brewers at any scale, providing the information they need to learn about cannabis and to legally and responsibly enjoy a different type of beer.”
Written for professional craft brewers and avid homebrewers alike, Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer is on sale now at BrewersPublications.com and available for preorder at book retailers. From July 12 through July 19, Brewers Association and American Homebrewer Association members receive an exclusive 25% off the retail price of $19.95, and all BrewersPublications.com orders receive free standard shipping with the purchase of Brewing with Cannabis.
Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With more than 60 titles to choose from, Brewers Publications is the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers, and beer enthusiasts. Those interested in reviewing Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer may request a review copy here. To schedule an interview with the author, please contact Erin Key, Backbone Media. For more information, please visit the Brewers Publications website.
Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer
Author: Keith Villa, Ph. D.
Size: 6″ x 8.875″, 216 pp
Cover Price: $19.95
Publication Date: August 2, 2021
Contact: Erin Key, on behalf of the Brewers Association, 970.963.4873 x1232
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CBD Beer Effects: What Does it Actually Do?
You may have heard of Cannabidiol (CBD) before – but what is it and what does it actually do? Cannabidiol (CBD) is an oil that is rapidly gaining popularity as an addition to alcoholic drinks – including beer.
While it is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant (marajuana, hemp, etc.) – which can carry negative associations for some – many agree that CBD can be incredibly beneficial, with research suggesting loads of health benefits associated with it.
However, due to the negative association it carries, many have wondered if CBD is safe to consume, if it will get you high or if it will get you more drunk if it is consumed with alcohol.
Today we’re going to answer these burning questions and discuss the effects of CBD beer, what it actually does and what happens when you drink it. And yes – it is perfectly safe!
Why we use CBD in our beer
In short, we use CBD in our beer because it carries bucket-loads of benefits with it, which we’ll take a look at in more detail below. We use the highest quality ingredients in our CBD beer, and the CBD oil we use is no exception: it is comprehensively tested by GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), Shelf Stability Evaluation and ISO (quality assurance management).
And the beer we infuse the CBD with? Well, it’s fully Safe And Local Supplier (SALSA) certified. We’re all about the quality at Cannabrew.
So, why do we use CBD in our beer?
1. CBD beer helps you unwind, naturally
Research strongly indicates that drinking CBD-infused beer helps people to relax. While some people turn to beer to help them unwind, the benefits of introducing CBD have been reported to reduce feelings of anxiety in drinkers whether at the pub with mates, at a gig, or cosied up at home.
2. CBD beer can help you drift off for a great nights’ sleep
As long as you don’t go overboard on your intake, sinking one or two CBD beers has the potential to help you get a better sleep. It calms your nerves and puts you in a state of greater relaxation – the perfect recipe for some shut-eye.
3. CBD beer can help with pain relief
Yep, it’s not only relaxing, but a natural way to help with some of those pesky day-to-day aches and pains. Beer on its own is never a great cure for a headache – but CBD beer? Well, in our opinion, it might just help you out.
4. Our CBD oil is tailor-made for us
At Cannabrew, we don’t just settle for CBD from any old place – our CBD oil is tailor-made especially for our range of beers and ciders. Why? It allows us to control dissolvability, absorption rate, taste and aroma. Basically, it helps us make a damn fine product that we’re all incredibly proud of.
Effects of CBD infused beer
Alcohol is well-known to reduce our inhibitions and – consumed in safe amounts in controlled environments – can be the recipe for a great time, aid relaxation, combat anxiety and generally be great fun.
Throw CBD into the mix – some of these traits are enhanced. Research indicates that CBD beer drinkers feel more at ease, relaxed and calm. It has the power to give more firepower to the fight against anxiety and may contribute towards getting a better nights’ sleep.
While these effects can indeed alter your mood and behaviour – there’s nothing to worry about at all! After all, it’s kinda the point…
Don’t just take our word for it
Since we launched, we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive responses by our customers who agree that we provide not just a relaxing and calming beer, but a great taste to go along with it:
So good to relax at the weekend! Great taste and leaves you wanting more! – Cameron C.
A new-found favourite! So refreshing with balanced vanilla notes and was very much welcomed after a walk up Helvellyn! Great views and even better beer. 5 stars all round! – Sophie L.
Great tasting craft lager highly recommended after a stressful day to help unwind. – Lewis H.
You can read more customer ratings on Untappd.
Common questions about what CBD beer does
We fully understand that some of you folks may still have some burning questions about CBD beer and what it does, so we put together this super handy FAQ just for you. Want to broaden your understanding and open your mind? Let’s get into it:
Does CBD beer get you high?
No – while CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, we put it through several intensive processes to remove all traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive agent found in abundance in marijuana and cannabis. So no, it will not get you high as it contains 0.0% THC.
Does CBD make you more drunk?
No – in fact, it has been suggested that consuming CBD beer can help alleviate the nasty effects of a hangover by reducing the stress on your liver and the neurodegenerative effects of alcohol. But… this definitely depends on how much you drink – so drink responsibly!
How does CBD beer make you feel?
CBD is added to our products in order to help you unwind, feel calmer and combat feelings of anxiety. In short, to help you feel more comfortable in yourself in any environment, whether you’re in the pub with your mates or putting your feet up at home after a long day.
Try the effects of CBD beer for yourself
Hopefully, your doubts have been addressed and you’re ready to take the plunge into the relaxing world of the best CBD beer.
We use only the very best, tailor-made CBD oil in all of our products, which have been comprehensively tested by GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), Shelf Stability Evaluation and ISO (quality assurance management). And don’t forget that Safe And Local Supplier (SALSA) certification!
Getting your hands on a case of our CBD beer or cider is easy as pie. You can select a case of either our Sesh IPA, Soul lager, or go for a mixed case if you want the best of both worlds. And remember – we’ve also got CBD cider too.