Wash. hemp beer comes from ‘joint effort’

Redhook Ale Brewery in Washington is embracing the state's new marijuana laws with its 2013 "Joint Effort Hemp Ale." (As seen on RedHook's website, http://redhook.com/beers/)
Redhook Ale Brewery in Washington is embracing the state's new marijuana laws with its 2013 "Joint Effort Hemp Ale." (As seen on RedHook's website, http://redhook.com/beers/)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Craft beer maker Redhook Ale Brewery in Washington is embracing the state’s new marijuana laws.

They’re releasing “Joint Effort Hemp Ale” in a partnership with Hilliard’s Beer. It’s described as a session ale, brewed with hemp seeds and dry-hopped with Zeus, Cascade and Summit hops. It has 5.6% alcohol by volume.

“It’s the perfect brew for sitting around with your bud, grabbing some munchies and enjoying a beer,” Redhook’s website touts.

The Woodinville, Wash., beer maker is distributing the beer only within Washington state. Washington voters legalized all forms of marijuana in November 2012.

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