Canadians brew non-alcoholic cannabisbier

In October, marijuana officially legalized in Canada. The result? A few entrepreneurs try at an alarming rate a new beer on the market: marihuanabier.

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The idea for cannabisbier is not new. In other countries you find this kind of drinks. This is usually a normal pils with marihuanaolie, but the entrepreneurs of the Canadian startup Province Brands go still a step further. They want the beer to fully extract from the branches, the trunk and the roots of the cannabis plant.

The drink is brewed with the cannabisingrediënten that are not smoked. These are the parts that in a traditional industry to be disposed of is what the drink is a sustainable key.


‘The first experiments with our cannabisbier turned terribly bad,” says the creative force behind Booma Bendschuh in The Guardian. ‘It tasted like rotten broccoli.’ With the help of a chemist, they found the right balance between hops, water, yeast, and cannabis. The result is a very dry drink with a quirky fame. The alcohol that is released during the brewing process is then filtered out.


The end result is an alcohol – and gluten-free beer, but because the marijuana is still in a kind of daze. In this phase of the development of the beer to discern the brewers 6.5 milligrams of THC – the substance in cannabis make you high. The effects are already palpable from the first few sips. Caution is therefore advised. (Belga/LP)

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