A company in Canada is attempting to do what no other has done before: brew a beer made entirely from cannabis.
Province Brands, a startup company in Toronto, is working on making the world's first beer made entirely from cannabis. The company experimented with different types of fermentation and recipes, but they believe they've finally concocted a beverage that has the perfect combination of hops, water, yeast and cannabis. And perhaps most interestingly, they remove any alcohol produced after the brewing process, so it's a non-alcoholic beer that will still give you a buzz.
Now, you're probably wondering why this beer is supposedly the first ever cannabis beer. Other companies, such as Lagunitas, have produced cannabis beers in the past. But those beers were still basically the same as regular beer, simply with cannabis oil added in during the brewing process. But Province Brand's cannabis beer is made entirely from the marijuana plant.
Province Brands learned early on why other companies simply added cannabis oil during the brewing process. They said their initial experiments tasted horrible, with one person comparing it to "rotten broccoli." But now that they've refined the process, it tastes much better.
“The flavour is dry, savoury, less sweet than a typical beer flavour,” said Dooma Wendschuh of Province Brands. “The beer hits you very quickly, which is not common for a marijuana edible.”
Removing the alcohol from the process was an important aspect of the product. The company believes their product is safer and healthier than regular beer, although they still don't think people should overconsume.
“You should not drink them five times a day, you should not drink them first thing when you wake up in the morning. We’re not saying that," said Wendschuh.
So finally we'll have a real cannabis beer, and not the posers we've seen before.