Hemp Ale is a delightful treat from the Humboldt Brewing Company. It's made with real cannabis seeds mixed in the mash, adding a spicy sweetness to the flavor. And flavorful it is! This reddish brown colored beer is bursting with flavor, tasting of chocolate and nuts, reminicent of fine Belgian Beers. It reminds me a lot of Westmalle, an excellent trappist beer.
A large foamy head tops each glass and lingers on just like fine Belgian brews. You'd think this beer was just a gimmick with marijuana seeds, but indeed it's a fine brew by a quality company.
Humboldt Brewing is no longer based in Arcata as they outgrew their facility there in 2002. So it's now produced in Paso Robles, California, south of Monterey.