We've brewed a Hemp Infused Lager

The Botanist – Brewed using Hemp Seed grown in Pembrokeshire

Locally grown Hemp Seed

Have you heard the news? We’re releasing a Hemp Infused Lager in collaboration with a Pembrokeshire Farmer.

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

We sourced the Hemp Seed from a Family Farm in Pembrokeshire that has 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 us to use in the new recipe. The seed is EU approved and certified.

What does our Head Brewer have to say about it?

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 18th July.

We will also have some of The Botanist available to enjoy on draught at our Taproom and our St Davids Venue, Grain.