Terpenes are all around us, from natural plants to household cleaners, highlighting bright summer days and cozy winter nights. In this post we highlight the cultivar Green Crack (or Green Kush, Green Crush, GC), its terpenes as well the key elements behind pairing cannabis and beer utilizing terpene aromas to amplify the experience.
Hops as one of the natural plants is not only a cousin of cannabis but share many similar terpene profiles. Chief amongst them are Myrcene, Caryophyllene and Humulene. Like cannabis environment and geography influences their morphology in developping more complex terpene profiles, such as Linalool, Geraniol and Pinene.
This synergy brings forward lighter zesty notes. Flow scientific has a bright sweet citrus characteristic, where the beer carries an alcoholic acidity which helps simulate flavours like pineapple/grapefruit, allowing for the pull of the vapour to provide a softer palette cleanser, rounding out those tropical notes on the tongue and enhancing the experience through the potency rush of THC culminating with a sweet floral scent. This combo works great as IPA and hop forward beers tend to induce drowsiness (due to concentrations of Myrcene and Caryophyllene), therefore a Sativa forward cannabis cultivar works best in these pairings.
To pair your smoking experience with a food or drink helps unlock flavours and aromas within cannabis, leading to enjoyment in the look, smell, taste and potency of the experience.
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Beyond The Pale Starring Nelson Sauvin
From Ottawa, known for hop forward and bold beers. Nelson Sauvin, a New Zealand hop variety, high in Myrcene and Humulene, with compounds imparting acidic, sauvignon blanc characteristics. Along with bright, oat and wheat based malts, fruity tropical notes of the hop aromas are expanded upon, allowing the aroma oils to remain suspended in the beer and impacting the flavour on the palette.