Friday March 17, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, making it one of the greenest times of the year. So in the spirit of keeping things green and festive, what better way than to include some high-quality cannabis during your celebrations? That’s right, this year we’re encouraging everyone of age to not only wear green but consume some as well!
For those of you who also enjoy an occasional brew or two, today is your lucky day. In the spirit of St. Paddy’s, we’re bringing you the best beer and cannabis pairings out there. Since we’re sure you’re ready to celebrate, we’ll get right into it.
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Careful not to overindulge, though. We know pilsners don’t pack much of a punch, but if you plan on trying any more pairings during your St. Patrick’s celebration, you’ll want to pace yourself.
India Pale Ales (IPAs)
Just like Lady Gaga is a celebrity of the pop world, IPAs are celebs of the hop world. Created out of necessity during the British colonization of India, IPAs contain high amounts of hops and a stiff alcohol content when compared to pilsners. With their deep piney flavor and bitter, earthy finish, IPAs make the perfect companion for spicy-sweet strains that have a smooth finish.
What better way to wash down your IPA than with a clean
A blend between pilsners and IPAs, pale ales provide a great variety of citrus, pine and lemon accents with a clean, smooth finish. Don’t let the name fool you, pale ales are not exactly pale, however, one too many and you may find yourself slightly pale in the face. Be sure to pace yourself when drinking pale ales. They may go down easily, but they get you inebriated just the same. To even out the alcohol, try some Blue Cheese or Cheesel. The sweet, cheesy flavor accentuates the bitterness of the pale ale and brings out the lighter notes much more prominently. Add some actual cheese into the mix and you’ve got yourself a flavor party!
The first style of beer to be nationally distributed,
Stouts were designed to bring out the flavors in food, so of course, they are excellent at bringing out the best flavors in cannabis. Because it’s all about the
A strain like Blue Cream is a solid option before or after enjoying a stout. Additionally, Northern Lights is an excellent choice if you are looking to accentuate those earthy undertones. You really can’t go wrong when pairing cannabis with stout, as it truly is one of the best options to bring out flavors and exquisite terpene profiles.
No matter what your favorite beer or strain is, we're confident that these pairings will help make your St. Patrick's Day filled with fun and excitement. Remember everyone, the key to a good time is being responsible and knowing your limits. Stay safe and enjoy all the green festivities!