A few of the primary aroma terpenes in hops are myrcene, beta-pinene and alpha-humulene–these and similar aromatic compounds are also what give cannabis plants their characteristic smell. Further, the major bitter compound in hops, the so-called alpha acids, aka humulone, is a terpenoid (derived from terpenes).
The hops commonly used to make beer are from the species Humulus lupulus and Marijuana is from Cannabis sativa. Early botanists classified plants based on their structural appearance, and because the hops plant and cannabis plant look similar, they were grouped into the same genus of plants called “Cannabinaceae”.
As others have answered, you can use cannabis as a flavoring ingredient in beer. (Although from everything I’ve read, probably not very successfully. I’ve never tried it, myself.) What you basically can’t do, though, is make beer with cannabis instead of hops, as a bittering agent, for a few reasons
Cannabis and hops are similar in appearance, have a lot of similar chemical properties, and have both been illegal in the U.S. Are they related?
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Once upon a time, cannabis and humulus (hops) were the same plant. About 27 million years ago, cannabis and hops diverged from their common ancestor and evolved as separate botanical species. Today, cannabis and humulus are identified as distinct species within the same plant family Cannabaceae. One can see a family resemblance …
”We’ve often dreamed of hops and their cannabis cousin partying together at the family reunion. We wanted to bring this party to life in a beverage.
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Hops and marijuana share many of these terpenes in common, such as myrcene, beta-pinene, and alpha-humulene to name a few. Certain hop varieties like Summit, Eureka, 007, and Nelson Sauvin—though it varies on Nelson Sauvin harvests—are especially pungent with green onion, chive-like, and dank aroma and flavor characteristics.