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11th July 2022

Bluestone Brewing Company release Hemp Infused Lager in collaboration with Pembrokeshire Farmer

The Botanist, a 4.4% Hemp Infused Lager, is brewed using Finola Hemp Seed, grown in Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Microbrewery, Bluestone Brewing Company, are set to release a new hemp infused beer this July. The Brewery, based just outside of Newport, sourced the Hemp Seed from a Family Farm in Pembrokeshire that have decided to diversify. Previously a dairy farm, the farm has recently dipped its toe into the world of growing Hemp Seed.

Originally sourced from Finland, the Finola Hemp Seed was sown in Pembrokeshire in June 2021 and supplied to Bluestone Brewing Company to use in the new recipe. The seed is EU approved and certified.

Head Brewer, Tom Dunn, said “I have never brewed using Hemp Seed before, so we had to do some reading to make sure that we got as much flavour out of the seed as possible. We decided to toast the seeds before adding them to the brew. It gives the beer a slightly nutty flavour and more depth. It’s been fun brewing with a new ingredient and it’s a real bonus that it’s been grown locally.”

Whilst the Hemp Seed will add a lot of flavour to the beer, there is no need to worry about its influence on the drinker. THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, is not naturally contained in the seed.

The Botanist will be released in a 440ml can and will be available for general sale from Monday 18 th July. The Brewery will also have some of The Botanist available to enjoy on draught at their Taproom and their St Davids Venue, Grain.

About Bluestone Brewing Co

Bluestone Brewing Co is an eco-friendly micro-brewery & events venue in North Pembrokeshire, Wales. They are the first brewery in the world to be given the Green Key Accreditation, an international award that recognises environmentally sustainable businesses. They brew a wide range of award-winning beers using water that filters down through the Preseli Hills that surround the Brewery.


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Contact: Emily Hutchinson, Marketing Manager at Bluestone Brewing Co.