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Cbd infused beer

It is a different story overseas. International CBD beer brewers have no qualms combining the two substances. Their beverages contain close to the same amount of alcohol as ‘regular’ beer.

The trouble is, there is conflicting information. A study published in 1979 involved volunteers combining CBD and alcohol. It found that those who mixed alcohol with a CBD capsule had lower blood alcohol levels than individuals who consumed alcohol alone. More research is needed to understand the effect of CBD combined with alcohol fully.

How Do Companies Create CBD-Infused Beer?

At present, CBD-infused beer is practically nonexistent in the United States. The federal and state laws surrounding the cannabinoid continue to confuse. As a consequence, brewers based in the United States are unwilling to take the risk. Those who have tried to make CBD beer in the past quickly shut down.

One must have sympathy for would-be CBD beer brewers in the United States. They are missing out on what is becoming a huge market. The CBD beverages industry as a whole has the potential to hit $3 billion per annum within the next few years.

How Much Alcohol Does CBD-Infused Beer Have?

However, over a year later, there is still no news on when consumers can expect these products to become available. Outbound has Blood Orange Haze, Grapefruit Haze, and Pale Haze flavors lined up. Each bottle contains 20mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract. Yet, the brand is clearly still waiting to see if they can legally sell it before committing.

Cbd infused beer

The London brewery has not set out to replicate the high of alcohol. Rather, it spots its opportunity as being clearly among consumers who want to unwind – appealing to those who like to drink a beer after work or mid-week, rather than the Saturday night party-goers.

Hop & Hemp’s 0.5% ABV beers contain 8mg CBD per 330ml serving to ‘take the edge of an evening’, but is free from THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. It also boasts a relatively low calorie count thanks to the lack of alcohol, as well as being vegan-friendly.

An after work pint

“Therefore, we see our brews appealing to a range of demographics, including new parents, the health conscious and young professionals,”​ said da Silva.

“Low alcohol CBD beers give you the opportunity to continue to be the social person you’ve always been, still unwind at the end of a busy day but not have to worry about the negative repercussions of alcohol.”

Gen Z and millennials

“However, with increasingly busy lives and added responsibilities, losing whole days to hangovers is no longer an option.