Sign up for Newsletters and Alerts

Sign up for Newsletters and Alerts Ceric Ammonium Nitrate

Ceria Brewing

Arvada-based Ceria Brewing Co. became a pioneer of marijuana-infused beverages when it debuted its first THC beer in 2018. But right now, the company’s offerings are not available in its home state and it’s unclear when they will return to Colorado dispensaries.

Jodi Villa, co-founder and CEO of Ceria Brewing Co., tells The Denver Post that the beverage company discontinued production in July because it no longer has a local partner licensed to package the THC beer. Because laws prohibit marijuana from crossing state lines, products sold in Colorado must also be manufactured here.

Ceria previously worked with Keef Brands and Denver Packaging Company to infuse and can its lineup of beers, which includes Grainwave Beligan-style white ale (5 milligrams THC) and Indiewave IPA (10 milligrams THC/10 milligrams CBD). Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a high.

“Finding a licensed copacker who packages carbonated THC beverages and has a pasteurizer isn’t an easy thing to do in Colorado,” Villa said by email, adding Ceria hopes to be back in the market “soon.”

Jodi co-founded Ceria Brewing in 2018 with her husband Keith Villa, a MillerCoors alum who famously created Blue Moon Belgian white ale.

Ceria’s THC beers remain available for purchase in California.

And for those practicing Dry January, its nonalcoholic versions of Grainwave and Indiewave (sans any THC) are still distributed throughout the United States.

Subscribe to our new food newsletter, Stuffed, to get Denver food and drink news sent straight to your inbox.

Ceria Brewing

Cerium Acetate Sign up for Newsletters and Alerts