Brewers Publications Presents: Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide

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Boulder, Colo. — The craft beer community continues to evolve and innovate, and a large driver of that change stems from experimentation with ingredients. From esteemed brewing professional Ross Koenigs, comes Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide, the latest release from Brewers Publications®.

Brewing with Hemp, the companion book to Brewing with Cannabis by Dr. Keith Villa, explores the Cannabis sativa plant from a brewer’s perspective, focusing on how hemp (which contains less than 0.3% THC), hemp flavors, and cannabinoids play in beer. Koenigs leads readers through the history, legal considerations, physiology and ecology of hemp, while helping professional brewers and homebrewers alike understand the science of cannabis and how to best utilize the popular plant in beer.

“There are many cannabis consumers who also enjoy craft beer, and I’m looking forward to sharing my vision for how hemp can be additive to an already innovative industry,” said Koenigs. “Through Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide, I’ll not only take readers through the process and experimentation, but I’ll also share recipes and tinctures and my experience of bringing these beers to market.”

Koenigs has been awarded numerous Great American Beer Festival® medals and developed the industry’s number one craft beer of the year not once, not twice, but three times throughout his career as brewing innovations manager at New Belgium Brewing Company. In addition, his leading research and development of using hemp in beer with The Hemperor broke ground as the first legally produced hemp beer in the U.S.

Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide is on sale June 29, 2022, at and available at book retailers on July 25. From June 29 through July 6, Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members receive an exclusive 25% off the retail price of $19.95 and all orders receive free standard U.S. shipping with the purchase of Brewing with Hemp.

Those interested in reviewing Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide may request a review copy here. To schedule an interview with the author, please contact Janelle Sohner, Backbone Media. For more information, please visit the Brewers Publications website.

Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide
Author: Ross Koenigs
ISBN: 978-1-938469-77-0
EISBN: 978-1-938469-78-7
Size: 6 x 8.875 inches, 320 pp
Format: Paperback
Cover Price: $19.95
Publication Date: July 25, 2022

Contact: Janelle Sohner on behalf of the Brewers Association, 970.963.4873 x1116

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With more than 65 titles to choose from, Brewers Publications is the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers, and beer enthusiasts.

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