Cannabrew discovered the benefits of CBD during a semi-professional rugby career back in 2019. Sick and tired of aches and pains, Elliot (their great Founder) was introduced to CBD. Matched with his unrivalled passion for craft beer, he set about creating one of the UK’s first CBD infused craft breweries.
Fusing traditional British brewing and modern tastes, Cannabrew offers full-flavoured craft beers infused with CBD oil for a chilled-out, refreshing flavour-packed experience. Suitable for vegans, Cannabrew uses the best brewing methods from the past to create an authentic beer that works for today.
Contemporary living is about doing things differently and breaking new ground. With Cannabrew we’ve created unique, CBD-infused craft beers whilst using eco-friendly processes that leave a positive impact on the environment.
Unwind without a hangover with the new beer from Cannabrew Hops & Sunshine Non-Alcoholic Beer. A dry hopped IPA with Simcoe and Citra from a fresh citrus, giving the beer a fruity aroma and flavour. It’s a Hops & Sunshine state of mind!
We pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients and using only the most premium Hops from both the USA and the UK. Each can has 15MG of broad-spectrum CBD oil. All products contain 0.0% THC and are Vegan friendly.
- < 0.5% alcohol
- 15MG of broad-spectrum CBD oil
- 0.0% THC
- 330ml cans
NOTE FROM ANDY: Aside from the unique CBD element of this beer, it is a really great tasting IPA and I have to say Elliot is one of the best people I have met in the industry and the ethics behind his business are awesome! Cannabrew doesn’t just talk sustainability and go after fancy sounding accreditation, Elliot and the team really do care about what they do and the impact it has on the planet, such as for every case that goes into the trade he plants two trees, all his products are plastic free, but the thing that really impressed me was he minimises waste by contributing to a circular economy in the local area of Lancaster where he brews Cannabrew by donating leftover hops and malts to farmers where it is often used for fertiliser and feed. How cool is that!
About the Founder: Elliot
A Few words with Elliot
Hi Elliot, so tell us, apart from a can or two of Cannabrew, how do you typically unwind from the stress and strains of daily life?
As a Northern boy, I love to explore the hills and lakes of the Lake District as well as the odd spot of camping. I think it’s important to reconnect with your natural environment and to switch off from day to day life so that means no mobiles/socials during that time. That’s pretty much the perfect way to unwind, the natural way.
Growing a new business in the midst of a pandemic would have definitely posed a number of challenges, how did you overcome these challenges?
We started Cannabrew just before the pandemic hit so the timing wasn’t the best but we had to adapt as we could no longer easily get out and get Cannabrew in front of people. A very beneficial thing we did to combat that was to set up a VR brewery tour alongside the classic sending out of the product. This allowed potential stockists and customers to see everything we do and provide them a real insight to everything Cannabrew is about, on top of the important taste test.
We know you’re no stranger to taking risks, like sticking your mum on top of a plane to launch Cloud Cider, but what would you say is the biggest risk you’ve taken that’s paid off for you and the business?
I think starting the business at a young age on a whim in such a niche space of CBD-infused alcohol was definitely the biggest risk. I always believed in myself but I went into this knowing that I still had a lot to learn. I had to allow myself to make mistakes. It really was the best way to grow and learn. In the early days there was a lot of money and time going into unnecessary things and I needed to find that middle ground and focus.
A lot of people get asked what the best piece of advice they’ve received but we want to know what is the one piece of advice that makes you angry every time you see it suggested?
I mean I’m not a very angry person but one thing that does grind my gears a bit is hearing that you need a massive business plan that you MUST stick to in order to succeed. Just jump on and ride the rollercoaster. Things change all the time and so must the way you approach your business. Start up businesses need to be nimble and making mistakes is important to grow and develop.
Who is it that inspires you?
There’s two names that come to mind. First up is Francis Ngannou. It is so inspiring to hear his story of coming from poverty in Africa, being jailed for illegally crossing a border in Spain and being homeless on the streets of Paris to becoming one of the greatest MMA fighters in the world. His sheer willpower and determination to succeed is incredible.
On the other hand, we have the Gymshark CEO Ben Francis. His journey from starting the business in his bedroom to where it is today as a billion pound company is super inspiring. Especially having seen him achieve this success at such a young age. It has really forged a path ahead for what I think we can achieve here at Cannabrew.
I think we know the answer to this but where is your favourite place to naturally unwind with a can of Cannabrew?
This one’s easy, the Lake District. But to be specific, I’ll have to say a particular bothy overlooking Buttermere – it has the most stunning and serene views with such a calming natural landscape.