Brewing with Hemp: A Budding New Ingredient and a Different Kind of Haze

From esteemed brewing professional Ross Koenigs comes Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide, the latest release from Brewers Publications, now available at your favorite book retailers.

Brewing with Hemp by Ross Koenigs, the companion book to Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer by Keith Villa Ph.D., explores the Cannabis sativa plant from a brewer’s perspective, focusing on how hemp (which contains less than 0.3 percent THC), hemp flavors, and cannabinoids play in beer.

Koenigs leads readers through the history, legal considerations, physiology, and ecology of hemp, while helping professional brewers and homebrewers alike understand the science of cannabis and how to best utilize the popular plant in beer.

“There are many cannabis consumers who also enjoy craft beer, and I’m looking forward to sharing my vision for how hemp can be additive to an already innovative industry,” said Koenigs. “Through Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide, I’ll not only take readers through the process and experimentation, but I’ll also share recipes and tinctures and my experience of bringing these beers to market.”

The second book in the cannabis series is perfect for homebrewers, professional brewers, enthusiasts, and appreciators of the hop plant’s dank cousin.

Brewing with Hemp is a book for a brewing and beverage industry audience; some hemp ingredients can be added to beer, but marijuana ingredients cannot be legally added. Learn more about the legal limitations, history of cannabis, and more with expertly researched chapters covering:

  • recipes for IPAs, Pilsner, Märzen, Saison, Gruit, and more
  • instructions and recipes for tinctures
  • brewing techniques
  • methods for recipe formulation
  • physiology and ecology of hemp
  • quality guidelines and legal considerations
  • review the Table of Contents

Order Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide directly from the publisher or your favorite independent bookseller.

About Ross Koenigs

Ross Koenigs is the owner of Second Dawn Brewing in Aurora, Colorado. Previously, he was the brewing innovations manager for New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he spearheaded the research and development of using hemp in beer when New Belgium introduced The Hemperor HPA.

About Brewers Publications

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With more than 65 titles to choose from, Brewers Publications is the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers, and beer enthusiasts.

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