Coalition Brewing To Release Oregon’s First Commercially Produced Hemp Beer Infused With Cannabidiol

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Press Release: Coalition Brewing is excited to announce the release of Oregon’s first commercially produced Hemp Beer infused with CBDs (cannabidiol). Our mission with this beer series is to showcase a true collaboration and the union of these “kissing cousins”, hops and cannabis. These two plants, in addition to their related genetics, produce similar organic aromatic compounds known as terpenes. This beer will contain NO THC (the psychoactive element found in marijuana), but will contain an active dose of Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBDs. While not psychoactive, CBDs are renowned for their calming properties and various medicinal applications.

We have been working closely with leaders in this immensely fast growing local community, and we are excited to showcase the harmony and natural synergy of the Pacific NW craft brewing and cannabis industries. In addition to the agricultural similarities, craft brewing and cannabis share focus on community, innovation and a positive impact to the local economy. We are excited that beer once again is giving us the opportunity and platform of breaking down barriers.

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We are offering a sneak peek of this beer as part of Portland’s inaugural Weed Week December 2nd at EastBurn. As part of Portland Weed Week, we will participate in a panel discussion on the relationship of Hops and Cannabis. This educational piece will not only include some facts about the science behind hops, cannabis, and CBD’s, but also a chance to try the CBD Beer – A West Coast IPA. The panel discussion will begin at 4 PM and run for approximately an hour, and will be accessible only to people who have purchased passes to the Weed Week events. Following the discussion we will open availability of the beer to the public with proceeds of the beer going to support Oregon Brewshed Alliance.

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Expect more wide availability of this beer in the market very soon!

Where: East Burn – 1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
When: December 2nd 2016
Time: 4PM Panel Discussion / 5 PM open to public

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About Portland Weed Week:
PDX Weed Week is five incredible days of cannabis activities and events aimed at bringing together the local community to share information, insights, and ideas through education, experience, and entertainment. People can get all-access passes to PDX Weed Week at www.pdxweedweek.com

“The Cannabis, Hops & Beer talk is going to be one of the most well-attended events of Weed Week,” said Cory Wray, one of the organizers of Weed Week. “The northwest is known for amazing hops and cannabis, and there are a lot of lessons the cannabis industry can learn from local brewers like Coalition Brewing.”

About Oregon Brewshed Alliance:
Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a coalition of Oregon brewers, brewing community partners, and conservationists who understand the value of clean water and protected forest watersheds.. http://oregonbrewshedalliance.org/

About Coalition Brewing Co:
Coalition Brewing is a 10-barrel brewery and tasting room in Southeast Portland. Born out of a serendipitous chance encounter between owners Kiley Hoyt and Elan Walsky. Both began as homebrewers and received formal brewing education through the Siebel Institute in Chicago. Coalition Brewing’s handcrafted ales reflect traditional brewing techniques and Northwest innovation. We strive to provide patrons with balanced, unique, and highly drinkable beers. For more information,
visit www.coalitionbrewing.com.

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