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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by M-Fox24, Mar 29, 2018.
Blue Moon's brewer launching marijuana-infused 'beer'
My only question is, Why?
I definitely want to track some down when it hits market.
Big business cashing on on an existing trend. Based on what I have heard there is a large variety of marijuana drinks on the market already.
As someone who has 0 desire to ever get high.. I have no idea
Wondering this will get nuked as this product is not beer
I am guessing that you drink alcohol if you are here correct? So you must have some desire to get at least a little high on alcohol.
You may not want to get high on marijuana infused products, but I bet at least once in your life you have craved to get at least a little high on alcohol
From the same article you quoted "The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado this fall, will contain no alcohol"
I promise, there are a myriad of THC infused drinks on the market in many states in this country
Forgive me for being crass, but all I could think when I read this was, "Is it even possible for this dude to be a bigger douche?"
Yep. Other companies have "marijuana-infused drinks," but not necessarily with the given category. Here's a BA article specifying the use of CBD: "THC-free cannabis terpenes"
Ya, THC-infused non-alcoholic beer is pretty specific, haven't seen any of those around. If they do it right, they'll be the standard, especially with big beer money backing. A company out here called Sprig came out with a great line of THC-infused sodas, and they've really taken off.
Surprisingly enough? No. I actually hate the feeling of being tipsy or buzzed based off of the few times I've drank too much. When it comes to beer I just really freaking love how it tastes.
This was on the morning news here in AZ. They are claiming this new beer will have ZERO hangover and drinks like a normal beer with normal effects on you. We shall see but if they actually make a beer that results in NO hangover that would result in massive sales LOL. The downside is anyone who works will now show up with drugs in system and that is bad news if you get tested and fired over it. But who knows, is this the future of beer?
I find that you don't get hangovers from drinking THC-infused drinks; but man, a couple of hours after drinking, napping is pretty much imminent.
I would rather just drink some THC infused lemonade at a fraction of the cost and then enjoy a high quality beer.
Sounds like combining low THC with bad beer.
So essquently they are taking a NA beer and adding THC instead?
I am curious how this plays out, should be fun to watch. Curious how many others will be putting these out fast to catch the wave.
And somewhere the tobacco big boys are taking notice since it looks like Blue Moon is beating them to the THC party. Personally I agree with @GetMeAnIPA - I prefer to drink quality beer with my quality THC intake.
Villa no longer works for MillerCoors (despite the wording of the thread's subject line) having announced his retirement at the beginning of the year:
Although his Linkedin page still lists Blue Moon Brewing Co. as "current".
According to the BREWBOUND article on this announcement, it will be produced by a start-up called Ceria Beverages:
Man, cheech and chong movies are gonna need some serious touch ups to keep up with the times (edit vape pens in for doobies/weed beers for normal drinks)
Drugs are bad. I’ll stick with alcohol and coffee.
The buzz from alcohol and pot are very different, so not a direct replacement.
I'd drink it. Is this draft only or packaged? That would be a sketchy can to trade .
This seems like a pretty sketchy claim. I have a fairly high tolerance from years of excessive imbibing and I certainly notice a high resulting from a single 12 oz serving of most any craft beer. What are your drinking habits that allow you to really freaking love how it tastes without getting any buzz?
Also do you have any old playboys you can spare, now that you are done with the articles?
I'm kind of confused at what the last part of your post is referencing. And honestly, drinking one beer I do get a little buzz obviously, and I just wait for it to pass. Still not a fan of the feeling but beer tastes so good that I'm willing to live with it.
The last part was a play on an old US joke about only reading playboy (a magazine known for its nude photos) for the articles, which strikes me as similar to the idea of only liking beer for it's taste. But to be clear, you are saying that you drink one beer - presumably slowly - and then wait for the effect to pass, unhappily, and then possibly drink another beer?
The whole pot legalization that is driving such products is real tenuous, and it's only a matter of time before the feds take action to enforce the federal laws that have not changed. It was mostly the liberal administrations which allowed it, just like they allowed sanctuary cities/states.
Banks are still prohibited by federal law from handling known drug money, making pot a cash-only business. Don't know how that could play out with beer - might banks refuse liquor store business if it's known what they're selling? What about banking for the brewery?
Also, good point about employer drug tests. Wonder how many folks have vacationed in states where it's been "legalized" and then come back home, failed a drug test at work, and been fired?
That's not entirely true anymore
Not a fan of weed beer....
Since these are (so-called) "non-alcohol" beers, then they fall under the umbrella of beer as categorized by this website.
I'm having a hard time understanding the audience for this besides for the novelty value. Since "non-alcohol" beers don't taste like "ordinary" beers (for lack of a better word), why on earth would I want a beer that tastes like a non-alcohol beer but still provides the sensation of being under the influence of something? Just stick to the "real" thing.
I'm wondering who would find an "non-alcohol Imperial" barrel-aged stout appealing... assuming that it won't taste like an ordinary imperial stout. But then again, craft drinkers are buying a "bourbon barrel-aged then cinnamon bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout"... so we're already living the parody.
I suppose some people might be interested in these for the calorie difference... don't care too much about the taste... and still want to feel under the influence... and don't want pot soda... and don't want cheap vodka. I give up. I know NA beer is a big market. I bet not getting drunk accounts for some of that appeal though. But clearly... There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in my philosophy.
@jesskidden , correct me if I'm wrong, but I would think that this is a legal nightmare though... to have a product that's labeled "beer" (or NA beer!) or resembles beer, but intoxicates via a "marijuana formula."
In most cases you'd have to be injured on the job before they would ever drug test you. I'm sure there's exceptions, but I don't really see this being an issue.
Basically, but I wouldn't say unhappy. I'm not sitting there mad about the effect of the beer. It's more like I'm sitting there thinking "alright, how long do I have to wait for this to pass?" Also I suck at drinking things slowly because I'm that kind of person where if I like something I have to consume it quickly.
No hangovers. As I get older, I now feel sluggish the next morning even if I never get "drunk", but just from having 4 or 5 beers over the course of a Saturday night.
But I also agree that every NA beer I've tried has tasted like crap.
If people like the taste of this non alcoholic beer (s) it will be a huge hit. If not, people will gravitate to the THC containing drinks that do. Fwiw, friends have shared the thc containing root beer is good. Seems like a decent business gamble, imo.
I dont get stoned anymore but if I did and they could brew a tasty thc containing beer, I'd imbibe. Do I expect this to taste like a quality beer, no, but if...
Of course all that becomes moot when we finally come out of the dark (THC) prohibition.
Plenty of jobs and industries where they happen more frequently, such as pilots, bus drivers, etc. Granted, many industries don't do them much.
Won't happen until we have demoscats in power again, so not for a while. Even then, it might be prescription THC not medical pot, and not THC beer.
The other major point which hasn't been revealed or discussed is the price. THC soda is $9 per 12oz. can. Would this be priced similarly, or would it even be a little higher since I'm assuming it's a more involved manufacturing process? Just how much will it take off if you have to drop $36 for a 4-pack or $54 for a 6-pack?
Unless they can get a coalition with the libertarian types on the right. Which in theory shouldn't be hard considering the costs to the criminal justice system are ridiculous to regulate something less dangerous than alcohol. But social change is slow. I don't smoke, but as a taxpayer it's ridiculous.
Yes, here in the PA, the medical laws set to go into effect does not allow the plant. Something patients could grow in their garden is a no-go, have to buy it in processed form. All about the money again.
Money, taxes, and control, giving politicians something to mouth on about while avoiding their responsibility to take action on real pressing problems. I'm informed this a weed that can literally be grown in a pot (pun intended) on a windowsill.