Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hemp Beer is Here and Washington Brewers Celebrate

The Seattle breweries were bound to get stoked about Washington's new legalized marijuana industry. This month, Redhook Brewery, in collaboration with Seattle's Hilliard's Beer, has announced the release of a new hemp beer—appropriately titled "Joint Effort". This beer is the brewers' way of celebrating the legalization of marijuana in Washington State.

“We’re really excited to release Joint Effort with Redhook because we have a lot of respect for how they helped shape craft beer in Washington. It’s the first collaboration beer either of us has done with another brewery and it’s fitting they started in Ballard a few blocks from where we are. Voting to legalize marijuana use in Washington is another example of the pioneering spirit that makes this state so great.”
                                              ---Ryan Hilliard, co-founder of Hilliard's Beer

Joint Effort is a session ale brewed with hemp seeds. It is dry-hopped with Zeus, Cascade, Summit hops, and has a resinous hop aroma that is balanced nicely by the nuttiness from the hemp seeds. To add to the fun, Joint Effort will be poured by a handle tap shaped like a bright yellow bong. This fun beer will only be available in Washington State and is sure to add some festivity to the newly legalized marijuana market.

If you live in the State of Washington and want to sample this fun and unique brew, call your local pub to see if they carry it. Joint Effort will be available on tap throughout the summer in Washington and then in 22-ounce bottles.

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