ST. JOHN’S, NL – Newfoundland’s Storm Brewing has announced the return of a long-gone beer that is back thanks in part to the recent legalization of cannabis.
Hemp Ale (4.5% abv) – known locally as “Weed Beer” – was a flagship brand for the brewery in the late 1990s, until it was discontinued in the early 2000s due to the difficulty in sourcing good quality hemp seeds to use in the brew. But with availability of that key ingredient now much improved, the brewery decided to bring it back for a limited time.
Brewed using hemp seeds from an Ontario supplier, Hemp Ale is described as “light and refreshing, with a balanced, earthy and mellow flavour with a nutty and herbal aftertaste.”
Storm Hemp Ale is available now in 6-packs of bottles at select NLC and corner store locations in Newfoundland, and on tap at the Ship Pub and the Quidi Vidi Brewery taproom while supplies last.