Beer Man

What do beer and pot have common? Everything on 4/20

What do beer and pot have in common? Not much. In fact, there are plenty of smokers who hate beer drinkers and plenty of imbibers who scorn pot heads.

But on 4/20, maybe we can all just get a long.

Craft breweries seem to think it can work, and a number of them are holding special events or offering beers on tap designed to celebrate along with marijuana advocates.

We outlined two earlier today: Vine Street Pub's 4/20 birthday celebration and the Satchel's Market event with California's Stone Brewing Company.

But you'll also find beer made with hemp seeds on tap.

Twisted Pine Brewing in Boulder releases Hemp IPA today, a 9 percent abv beer made with roasted hemp seeds; even better, free beer shots at the tap house at 4:20 p.m.

And in Colorado Springs, Trinity Brewing Company will tap The Emperor Wears No Clothes, also made with hemp seeds, a 5.5 percent abv Belgian saison.

Meanwhile, back in Boulder, you can "get Hazed" with Boulder Beer Company at the Sink restaurant from 4:20 to 6:20 p.m. Beer from the first keg of the brewery's Hazed & Infused is free.

The brewpub itself will feature pot stickers, twice-baked potato skins and Boulder Beer brownies.

If I hear about other beer- and pot-related events today, I'll update this blog.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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