Ganja Brew? ‘Eer Beer?
Marijuana has been legal in Colorado and Washington for less than a month and already some home brewers are experimenting with using pot in their home-made beer.
Home brewers are notorious for trying out unique recipes using creative ingredients, so the idea of putting hippie lettuce in there makes a lot of sense.
Marijuana would most likely be used as a replacement for hops, one of the primary flavoring ingredients in beer. Hops are the closest related plants to marijuana, so they would be used in similar ways.
But, don’t expect to see bottles of pot beer sold at bars or stores any time soon. The recipes would be regulated by the federal government, so that’s really not an option. Yet.
Dude, pass the stoner suds!