Opium Ale…the wave of the future?

Drugs and beer, can they really make for a good combination? I often see posts involving dry-hopping with cannibis. The general consensus is that its a waste of good pot.  Of course for those more familliar with the homebrewing world, we have Gonzo Hemp Poppy Spirit Wine Tres. Their beer is a glorious and bizarre tribute to Hunter S. Thompson that includes most of his favorite things….in legal forms of course. All this rambling brings me to my post today – Opium beer. A California grad student recently got a drug diversersion sentence for making poppy beer – link to the article on the dumb ass homebrewer. He claims he was unaware that making morphine was illegal……..really?!?!?!? Anyways….. Legalities aside, is morphine beer the next gimmicky beer? There are more than a couple of Hemp beers on the market. I have seen a few beers that utilize wormwood – the “hallucinogen”  in absinthe. So are poppy related beers next? Will people be shooting up – insert breweries ‘Extreme Ultra Imperial Double Morphine Chocolate stout’? In a future full of dumbasses like this college student, one can only wonder.


~ by thebrewgeek on Thursday, October 30, 2008.

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