Hemp beer is just one of many Uses of Hemp and a new brew has been launched by a group of entrepreneurs in Gisborne, New Zealand.
It is quite possibly the first hemp beer to be produced in the country, and it’s no coincidence that the brew is being launched on the same day that the new law allowing the sale of hemp seed products comes into effect.
The ale is called Pre-Hemptive Strike, and it was created by Sunshine Brewery’s master brewer Chris Scott. The hemp seeds were grown by Tai Pukenga Ltd on a small plot of hemp in Manutake.
Hemp is marijuana’s cousin, but although they are both part of the cannabis sativa family, hemp contains very low levels of THC, the psychoactive chemical that gives the high.
According to Scott, the hemp seeds provide more protein than other beers, and it has a slightly spicy flavour.
Sunshine Brewery will begin serving Pre-Hemptive Strike on April 28th, while the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation announces the new law that allows hemp seeds for human consumption.
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