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Oklahoma Gazette: Hemp hops

Stonecloud Brewing Co. debuts its new CBD-rich beer, Hemptation.

Oklahoma City is about to gets its first taste of hemp-infused beer thanks to two downtown business neighbors joining minds.

India Pale Ale Hemptation is a collaborative venture between Stonecloud Brewing Co. and Redbud Soil Company, 1113 NW First St.

“Joel [Irby] was giving us a tour of his brewery, and literally in the middle of the tour, I’m standing there, staring at him, and I’m like, ‘Joel, we should make a hemp beer. What do you think?’” said Redbud Soil co-owner Chris Brady. “And he was like, ‘That sounds awesome.’ And I was like, ‘So if I bring you a pound of flower, we can do this? And he goes, ‘Yes, sir,’ and that was it. That was literally the whole thing.”

The beer will be brewed like a normal IPA and then infused with the flower. Hemp is a member of the cannabis sativa family and is used to produce cannabidiol (CBD) without concentrated amounts of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that would be found in medical marijuana.

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