Five Colorado pot-themed beers to pair with Amendment 64

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Will one of Colorado's craft breweries dare to make a pot-infused beer now that Amendment 64 has passed? Probably. After all, cannabis and hops are cousins in the plant world and there are plenty of Colorado types who enjoy both vices. But there are already a couple of beers that have hitched themselves to the THC train.

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Colorado Kind Ale
The Mountain Sun and Southern Sun breweries, both in Boulder, and the Vine Street Pub in Denver have long celebrated the connection between pot and hops with Colorado Kind Ale, nicknamed the Dank, one of the company's top-selling beers. Oh, and all three pubs typically tap new beers at 4:20 p.m.

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Dank IPA
Dad & Dude's Breweria in Parker, which recently began canning Dank IPA, a hugely hopped beer, tweeted this today: #Colorado, you are truly a group of pioneers. #Dank translates to "good." I can think of #64 reasons to drink good beer today."

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Hoppy Boy
Twisted Pine Brewing in Boulder began packaging this beer -- with its grassy notes -- in sixteen-ounce cans earlier this year and marketing them as Tall Hoppy Cans -- or THC.

Metacool Maltuwanna
The Wynkoop has a small brewing system that allows it to jump on pop culture trends quickly with one-off brews like Obamanator, Tebow, Weiner's Wood Oak-Aged IPA and Metacool Maltuwanna, an 8 percent ABV hoppy amber ale made with hemp seed. The beer is gone, but if Wynkoop brings it back, the brewery that was co-founded by Governor Hickenlooper should probably pair it with Cheetos and goldfish.

Hazed & Infused
Boulder Beer Company loves to remind its fans to "get Hazed" on a regular basis with this hoppy beer, which is sold year-round in sixpacks. C'mon, you know you love to get Hazed in a place as high as Colorado.

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If and when the combo of beer and pot in a single beverage become commercially legal (probably still 10+ years off), I predict they will not only have ABV% listed on the labels but also THC%. This may just breathe life back into some of those old 3.2% ABV beers. Add a bit of THC and you won't need as much ABV.  In the meantime, homebrewers are going to have a field day with this one.  So Jonathan, who's gonna start up a craft weed segment for Westword?  It's bound to happen if it already hasn't.


It is highly unlikely, in my opinion, that we'll see a pot-infused beer sold commercially, prior to FEDERAL legalization. Breweries are regulated by the federal government, have to submit formulations, and depend on their federal licensing to do business. I can't think a brewer would be stupid enough to submit a formulation to the federal gov't showing an illegal substance. (and if they don't submit it and do it anyway, word will get out in about 2 seconds and they will be shut down).  


@JA80301 Not usually. I do get called other names, though.


Don't forget Oskar Blues G-Night Imperial Red Ale read the top of the can, Big Red & Sticky, Canobliss Satisfy ya. have you ever noticed the built in round screen @ the bottom of all of their cans? Smoke One if you Got One.

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