How Are Beer And Weed Connected? It’s All About The Terpenes!

The cannabis and hops plants are part of the same plant family, the Cannabinaceae family, per The Growler. Maybe it’s no wonder then, that beer and weed have thousands of flavor variations, sharing many of them. Since microbreweries became immensely popular in the early 2000’s, you see beers in hundreds of citrus and fruity variations. There are ales, pale ales, IPA’s, hefeweizens, Stout’s, wheat ale, and many others.

Beer flavors are similar to cannabis flavors because of terpenes. The hoppy, citrus, skunky, musky, earthy, etc. are all decided by the present terpene profiles. Although hoppy pants share many terpenes with cannabis, like myrcene, pinene, humulene, they each produce terpenes that the other does not.

Now the science is revealing how terpenes are the focus for flavor in beer and cannabis, brewers are now experimenting brewing beer with cannabis-derived terpenes that you can’t find naturally in hops or beer. Lagunitas Brewing and Absolute Extracts collaborated over the Lagunitas Supercritical for the first ever beer brewed with cannabis-derived terpenes, and it’s exclusive to California for the time being, per

It’s important to note that terpenes contain no psychoactive effects, even when they’re derived from cannabis. THC provides the psychoactive effects of cannabis while the hops’ fermentation process is what causes beer’s intoxicating effects. Adding terpenes changes the flavor and olfactory experience of the beer. True cannabis-derived terpenes themselves have medicinal benefits, and some people are more sensitive to certain terpenes,  so I think it’s fair to speculate that adding cannabis-derived terpenes to beer could vary the effects on top of aroma and flavor.

KushKrew Beer and Weed Pairings

Lifted Cannabis Golden Lemons vs. Iron Horse High Five Heffe

Stable Cannabis Orange Apricot vs. Seattle Cider Co. Tangerine Tumeric

House Of Cultivar Chem Mint Cookies vs. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

Sweetwater Farms OG Skunk vs. Reuben’s Brews Robust Porter

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.


Recommendations For Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War is close, 20 days as of writing this to be exact. 18 movies and ten years of filmmaking within Marvel’s cinematic universe culminates in one of the most ambitious crossover events that have ever been attempted on film.  Thanos brings his search for the infinity stones to Earth and declares all-out war on The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and over 40 more heroes from the MCU.

This movie is a celebration of Marvel Studios hard work for what is nearing two-decades of blockbuster magic. Enhance your celebration with one of the KushKrew’s strain recommendations below.

Avengers Infinity War Trailer


Do-Si-Dos From Stable Cannabis

This strain provides a downer, yet productive high. It has has a sweet and earthy taste, a great mix of Cookies and Kush influences.

Golden Lemons From Lifted Cannabis

My new favorite from the Lifted’s garden, Golden Lemons is a cross between Kosher Kush and Lemon Skunk. This strain is powerful, it affected my body and brain, and I’ll probably seek this one come movie time.

KushKrew Strain Recommendations For Avengers Infinity War

Agent Orange From Sweet As Cannabis

Agent Orange is a cross between Orange Velvet and Jack The Ripper. Orange terpenes and an uplifting high will get your mind right before you settle in for the longest running Marvel movie.

Big Sky Blueberry From Lilac City Gardens

Lilac City Gardens is always pumping out a quality product. Big Sky Blueberry will cover your pallet in berry terpenes and give you a balanced high that won’t overwhelm you during the movie.

KushKrew Strain Recommendations For Avengers Infinity War

Acapulco Gold From Pioneer Nuggets

A classic strain that is a wake and bake destination for many stoners. Enjoy this strain before the movie and ensure you’re still alert to show time. The spicy coffee flavors will keep your focus on Thanos and the Infinity Wars.

KushMart is proud to host one of the biggest 4:20 sales IN THE COUNTRY!

This year we are bringing it back with up to 50% OFF major brands including Sweet Water, Oleum, House of Cultivar and Pioneer Nuggets! We will also have $4.20 grams$10 eighths, and $1 2pack  J’s. You won’t find these deals anywhere else but KushMart this 4:20 so don’t forget to mark your calendars!