We’re calling it now: cannabis beer is going to be the next new hot thing in the weed and craft brew industries.
We’re expecting this trend because CERIA Brewing Company, the bringer of life, er, at least the bringer of the THC-infused cannabis beers to Colorado and California, is launching a follow-up to their weed-beer Grainwave Belgian-style White Ale: a dealcoholized THC/CBD infused India Pale Ale called Indiewave. This new killer edible (or is it drinkible?) is set for release at dispensaries across Colorado in mid-November and in California in December, according to a news release from CERIA.
This IPA, coming out just in time for the holidays, will contain an equalizing amount of THC and CBD – 10 milligrams of both, to be exact. You’ll be able to pick these up in 12-ounce aluminum cans either as singles, which will retail at $7-$9 a can, or in four-pack cartons, which will sell in the $30-$36 range.
Like a good IPA, Indiewave will have plenty of hoppy flavor to it provided by a blend of Cascade, Citra, and Amarillo hops. These hopsters offer a lovely spicy aroma filled with notes of citrus and hints of grapefruit. The IPA will be infused, packaged, and distributed by Keef Brands in Colorado and Growpacker in California.
For those watching their waistlines, Indiewave’s calorie count will be less than 100 per 12-ounce serving.
In case you have any doubt in CERIA’s beer-making abilities, you should know that the company was founded in early 2018 by former Blue Moon brewmaster Keith Villa and his wife, CEO Jodi Villa. The company, headquartered in Arvada, Colo., is responsible for introducing Colorado to the infused marriage of beer and cannabis.
“Indiewave will be for those who love IPAs and want a stronger cannabis experience than through our five milligrams Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale, yet with CBD added to create a smoother and more mellow experience,” Villa stated in the news release.
It sounds like Villa made the right choice in going with this hoppy beverage because IPAs are one of the most popular styles of craft beer, according to the Brewers Association.
“Indiewave has a higher dose of THC than Grainwave, both of which allow consumers to have a pleasant THC experience without any alcohol. These THC-infused beers are designed to mirror the onset and metabolism impacts of alcohol beers without the alcohol effect. In its place, the consumer enjoys a cannabis experience which will come in different flavors and different levels of THC,” Villa said.
For more information, visit ceriabrewing.com.