Latest Buzz About Hemp Beer!

  Latest Buzz About Hemp Beer!

Posted by FoM on August 13, 1999 at 07:00:21 PT
New rules make it easier for microbreweries 
Source: The Toronto Sun 

A new brew that puts a fresh twist on the term "beer buzz" is about to hit store shelves.
Hogtown Hemp Beer, produced using a mash made from marijuana seeds, will debut in Toronto-area beer stores Sept. 15."The seeds we get are Agriculture Canada approved," notes Peter Lazaro of Hogtown Brewing Co. in Clarkson, but was coy when asked if beer nuts could catch a better buzz off hemp beer.Beer buffs are already all abuzz about their chance to quaff other exotic offerings, thanks to recent rules making it easier for microbreweries to score shelf space at Beer Stores.Until May 17, breweries had to splash out an upfront listing fee of $24,900 per beer per package size to gain access to the Brewers Retail Inc.'s chain of Beer Stores.A brewer wanting to sell two different beers in two different sizes (i.e. six-pack and 12-pack) would have to shell out nearly $100,000.However, the rules were changed this spring to allow brewers to get a beer on store shelves for a listing fee of $2,500 plus $200 per store to a maximum of $24,930."It really is good for the little guys," says Lazaro. "We think we'll easily double our sales."The five-year-old brewery -- which produces Hogtown Gold Lager, Hogtown Red and Hogtown Hemp Beer -- has relied on bar sales and on-premise sales to stay afloat."The move is fantastic," says Andrew Cousins, president of three-year-old Kawartha Lakes Brewing Co., whose Raspberry Wheat and Cream Ale should be hitting Beer Stores in late September."For new or small brewers, the old listing fee was a huge barrier," notes John Wiggins, president of Creemore Springs and chairman of the Small Brewers Association.Beer buffs will also get to try new brands and brewers can experiment with off-beat brands without breaking the bank."Consumers are going to get a variety of beer they would have never otherwise gotten," says Lazaro.Friday, August 13, 1999 By MARYANNA LEWYCKYJ, TORONTO SUN

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Comment #8 posted by Hugh on May 01, 2001 at 22:38:41 PT:
bud beer
Anyone got a recipe for homebew beer using buds? Please email me.... 
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Comment #7 posted by RAY on January 28, 2001 at 17:13:56 PT:
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Comment #6 posted by apharaoh on November 16, 2000 at 10:04:37 PT:

Hemp Beer

Wondering if there was any info. to be had about the problems micro brewaries face in marketing their Hemp beers other then what's found in the passage.Any info would be great as I'm working on my forth year thesis.Sincerley Apharaoh
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Comment #5 posted by jay on October 30, 2000 at 07:17:00 PT:

what the f ck

hey man ive never heard of thuff email me some more info about the weed and its uses cause weed is like a way of life and i am studing it and its all legal
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Comment #3 posted by toddthc on August 19, 2000 at 14:09:38 PT:

hempen ale

I make my own hempen ale from seeds purchased from my local hemp store. A very nice mouthfeel and earthy flavor are the result. Homebrewers are discovering the benefits of using hemp!
eating cannabis
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on August 13, 1999 at 18:08:10 PT:

I Bet It's Good!

Thanks for your comments. I don't drink so I have no way of comparing but if I did drink I sure would dry some made with hemp seeds!
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Comment #1 posted by steve1 on August 13, 1999 at 10:58:13 PT

A different taste.

I have tried hemp beer and I might add that it has a particular mellow earthy taste. I tried an American version, hempenale, ( they get their hemp seeds from China at the moment but if things go well we could see the company supporting American and or Canadian hemp farmers.
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