Madison brew pub to offer CBD-infused beer

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison brew pub may be the first of its kind to offer CBD-infused beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, in partnership with Madison-based GreenRX, will launch Green Glory CBD APA, along with multiple house-infused CBD cocktails, on Dec. 13 at all locations, according to a news release.

The Great Dane and GreenRX  will host a launch party from 4:30 p.m.  to 6 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Dane’s downtown location, 123 E. Doty St., Madison. The event will feature drink specials for Green Glory and several CBD-infused cocktails.

“I hadn’t seen any Wisconsin beers brewed with CBD, and knew we could combine the best of both worlds for our customers,” said Rob LoBreglio, the Dane’s master brewer and co-founder in a news release. “We’ve experimented with beer recipes for nearly 25 years, so it’s only natural for us to brew a CBD-infused beer such as Green Glory.”

Green Glory is a traditional American Pale Ale with 5.5 percent alcohol by volume. This new spin on the Dane’s perennial favorite  – Old Glory APA – is brewed with mosaic and simcoe hops, differing from the original’s cascade hops. Each Imperial pint (20 ounces) contains 7 milligrams of CBD and will sell for $7.50 per pint.

Along with Green Glory, the Dane is offering its line-up of winter cocktails, in addition to Wisconsin’s favorite Old Fashioned, with naturally flavored CBD. Those drinks include:

Maple Chai Toddy with cinnamon CBDHot Cocoa with peppermint CBDRussian Roulette with Kahlua CBDBlackberry Honey with lemon CBDYou like a da spice with lemon CBDHarvest Mule with lime CBDClassic Wisconsin Old Fashioned with orange CBD

“We’ve always experimented with the latest hops and beer recipes, so it was natural for us to develop a beer and cocktails that include CBD,” said Eliot Butler, president and co-founder of Great Dane. “With GreenRX’s expertise, we believe we’ve created high-quality drinks that are going to taste as good as they look.”

CBD is believed to provide relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety and a number of other physical and mental issues.

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