Count the CBB team as fans of dank IPAs and dank, um, other stuff. So, we are all ready to board a plane and head out to San Diego to try this collaboration between Thorn Street Brewery and Jetty Extracts, a leader in the cannabis industry — the OG HighPA Session IPA.
The process of creating this beer is rooted in the science of terpenes, which are the compounds in both cannabis and beer hops that give them their unique smells. Although there is no THC in this beer, the extract gives it a distinct nose that is highly recognizable and plays off of the grass and pine flavors in the hop blend. The OG HighPA is an appropriate 4.2 percent ABV.
“We love experimenting with new flavors and aromas and being on the cutting edge of craft beer. Beer is all about how it tastes, though, and the flavors from the extract really blend well with the hops.” Brew Master and Co-Owner, Eric O’Connor, said. “It’s a subtle flavor, and the smell is unmistakable without being overpowering.”
OG HighPA will be available seasonally as a spring and summer beer. You can find it at the tasting room at Thorn Street Brewery as well as bars and restaurants throughout San Diego County, with a wider release expected later this summer.
OG HighPA Session IPA 4.20 percent ABV
This session IPA has pine and grapefruit notes and is brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Columbus hops. There is a special aroma and flavor from essential oils provided by Jetty Extracts that is best described as “sticky.”