Beer With The Aroma Of Cannabis – Old Boy Mary Jane Originally Posted on Oct 30, 2018
‘Beer with substance’ – Creso Pharma launches two cannabis-flavoured beers. The first two beers Old Boy Mary Jane and Ghost Bog Hazy IPA, fermented at an Estonian brewery under the watchful eye of Creso’s partner Baltic Beer Company is ready! Creso (ASX:CPH) and Baltic Beer are working with Canadian cannabis investor LGC Capital on the venture, which operates under the brand CLV Frontier Brands. The beers contain blends of a chemical compound called “terpenes” which give off the distinctive aroma of cannabis. Terpenes are organic, fragrant oils found in plants that carry flavour and aroma. The terpenes used in the beer will carry the characteristic odour and aroma of cannabis but, they aren’t derived from cannabis — and won’t contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound that gets you high. Baltic Beer Company’s managing director Paul Baxendale said: “This is an exciting new direction for the drinks industry. Terpenes can provide whole new layers of natural flavour that you cannot get from traditional ingredients alone. The growth of craft beers shows that consumers are not afraid to try something different and we aim to offer an intriguing dimension to both beers and non-alcoholic drinks.” The launch has gone really well, with wholesalers now appointed for the UK including Beers of Europe. Ghost Bog Hazy IPA & Mary Jane Improper Pils Ghost Bog Hazy IPA 4,6% alc / vol, 330 ml “Infused with Super Lemon Haze Cannabis inspired terpene blend, this hazy IPA is cloudy like a ghost bog on a late summer morning”. The New England style IPA has a pronounced malt presence matched with an intense hops component, amplified by the Super Lemon Haze inspired terpene. With pleasant bitterness, it rounds out with a slightly sweet, clean malt endnote. Improper Pils 5,1% alc / vol, 330 ml “Infused with Strawberry Diesel Cannabis inspired terpene blend, this Kolsch-style pilsner beer is properly improper in polite company. Be a rebel. Let your tastebuds loose”. A slightly pale bitter pilsner with a very delicate, fruity nose. The hop character is complemented with the Strawberry Diesel Cannabis inspired terpene blend. With balanced carbonisation, this pilsner is easy to drink with a smooth, crisp mouthfeel across the palate.