Dank brew

Breaking Bud, Knee Deep Brewing Company

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

From a forum on cannabis.com: “Hops are one of only two plants in the genus cannabinaceae, with the other being, as the generic name suggests, the cannabis plant. Indeed, the hops plant can be grafted onto a root stock of cannabis, producing a plant that contains THC.” I once believed this too, and when I first heard about Knee Deep Brewing’s Breaking Bud IPA, I though “Finally!” No such luck (see Snopes). But this is a lovely IPA; there’s the right amount of fruit under the bitter tang, and a nice, almost skunky aroma. And despite the lack of cannabinoids, its 6.5 ABV gives a pretty good buzz.