Green Times Brewing launches UK’s first cannabis beer, ‘High Flyer Session IPA’.
Beer and weed is generally a recipe for disaster, but Manchester based brewery, Green Times Brewing has nailed the UK’s first IPA to contain THC. High Flyer is a 4.2% ABV session IPA and it is genuinely delicious, hoppy and citrus-y with notes of mango and a perfect blend of organic malts. It contains 0.2% THC, so although this beer doesn’t get you ‘high’, you do get some of the beneficial relaxing qualities of cannabis. It contains high levels of water-soluble CBD and other cannabinoids, as well as active terpenes and terpenoids to give drinkers the healthy benefits of cannabis. The cannabis beer event was hosted in the Northern Quarter’s famous Whiskey Jar, where sticking with the theme, leaves adorned the bar making it nothing less than Instagram-worthy.
Earlier this year, cannabis oil was legalised in the UK for its medicinal purposes; reducing anxiety and acting as pain relief – of course there’s still some controversy around the cannabis-products which are regulated heavily by Government bodies and the Food Standards Agency. But the company also make CBD gummy bears and hemp teas… and after our introduction to cannabis beer, we’re quite open to the idea.
The idea behind the High Flyer session IPA came about as a joke, founders Thierry Florit and Carl Boon had been to a craft beer tasting and came up with the brilliant idea of brewing a beer with cannabis oil. They made their daydream a reality and brewed a tasty IPA brewed with cannabis ‘Sativa L’ oil extract.
Green Times are passionate about the medicinal qualities of cannabis and how they can have healing properties. They say that when the Endocannabinoid system is in balance, the following benefits can be enjoyed:
Clearly, they’re doing something right, as they’ve brought together the health benefits of cannabis and the deliciousness of a fruity IPA expertly. One Manchester’s experience of the High Flyer ended in a 3 hour nap – you can’t get much more relaxing than that.