Hop & Hemp Brewing Co debuts CBD-infused, low-ABV craft beers

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UK brewery Hop & Hemp Brewing Co has launched two CBD-infused, low-ABV craft beers.

Both Easy Times IPA and Lowdown Lager have an ABV of 0.5% and contain 8mg of CBD per 330ml serve.

Derived from the hemp plant, the CBD used in Hop & Hemp’s beer contains 0% of psychoactive constituent THC.

Hop & Hemp said the drinks have the potential to change drinking habits and extend the hours during which beer is conventionally consumed.

Easy Times IPA is said to deliver aromas of grapefruit and lemonade from the triple addition of American hops.

Meanwhile, Lowdown Lager is marketed as crisp, golden pilsner-style lager that “hits the palate with a gentle, spicy hoppiness and follows with notes of citrus and a lingering sweetness”.

James da Silva, from Hop & Hemp, said: “We love beer. Sometimes maybe a little too much. That’s why we made it our mission to create brews that have all the big flavours of the best craft beer that is suitable to drink throughout the day. With no sore head and no Sunday write-off, this product is perfectly placed to provide a viable alternative to regular ABV beers.”

Hop & Hemp partnered with CBD retailer The Drug Store to create the brews.

Clemens Böninger, from The Drug Store, said: “Interest in CBD has skyrocketed this year, with many people using it within the health and wellness industry. It’s exciting to be incorporating it with a product as well-loved as beer, and one we really believe is a natural fit.”

Hop & Hemp Brewing Co beers are available in the UK, priced at £13 for four bottles.

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