Ingredients 360 – Need To Know
Flying Dog Brewery is going ‘green.’ Green Leaf that is. The Frederick Maryland brewery is partnering with Green Leaf Medical Cannabis to produce a THC-infused non-alcoholic beer called Hop Chronic IPA. This is the second brewery to pursue a non-alcohol cannabis beverage after Heineken’s Lagunitas Brewing in California announced their cannabis-infused non-alcoholic IPA called Hi-Five Hops back in June of last year.
The Brewers Association has announced that the association awarded 17 grants research grants to groups focused on barley and hops development totaling $509,058. This is an increase of $76,000 over previous years grant awards by the BA.
The recipients include federal agencies, colleges and private industry manufacturers and labs doing research in both hops and barely. Details grant recipients here.
The American Malting Barley Association has released is list of recommended barley varieties to growers and there are several changes from the 2018 list.
The two-row varieties Harrington and Propino are being dropped from the list and four two-row varieties are being added. These additions include ABI Growler, Bill Coors 100, Moravian 165, and Thunder. ABI Growler is a two-rowed, midseason, spring barley developed by Busch Agricultural Resources, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Bill Coors 100 and Moravian 165 are two-rowed, spring varieties bred by Molson Coors in Burley, ID. Bill Coors 100 was released in 2016 in celebration of Mr. Bill Coors 100th birthday.
Thunder is a two-rowed, winter variety released by Oregon State University and has performed very well in the Pacific Northwest.
The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The alliance announced Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana in October.
Hop production in Idaho, Washington and Oregon reached a record high in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In the USDA’s most recent National Hop Report released this month, total hop production was up 1% in 2018 over the previous year with 107 million pounds. Acres in production also increased to 55,035 acres compared to 53,989 acres in 2017