Weed beer: It was bound to happen sooner or later.
At 4:20 p.m. today, SoMa’s Black Hammer Brewing today released a new brew, Toke Back Mountain, the first cannabis beer commercially released in California. The IPA is brewed with some familiar ingredients — Amarillo, Centennial, Mosaic and Simcoe hops — and some less-familiar ones: hemp-derived cannabidiol and distillate of Red Hindu Kush, and indica-dominant cannabis strain.
The beer contains no THC, so won’t get you high — legally, Black Hammer can’t do that. But the finished brew does contain 5 mg of cannabidiol (CBD) per 10 oz. serving, the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that can relieve pain and stress, and provide relaxation.