Recently I had the opportunity to try OhHiBev‘s CBD Seltzers, and I am here to tell you, they are amazing!
If you’re reading this with a biased opinion on seltzers, this post isn’t for you. But, if you are like me and drink more Waterloo’s or La Croix’s than you’d like to admit, and suffer from anxiety and depression, stay with me.
Last year, Ska Brewing in Durango, CO expanded their beverage offerings to include spirits, cider and CBD / THC Seltzers!
Co-founded in 2019 by Ska Brewing co-owner Matt Vincent and the owners of Durango Organics, Oh Hi Beverages is a Durango-based cannabis drinks company that crafts THC and CBD seltzers. Ska Distributors distributes Oh Hi’s CBD seltzer line, which includes Pomegranate, Ginger Basil Limeade (my literal jam), Lemon Lime, and Grapefruit flavors, each with 15mg of fast-acting flavorless CBD isolate sold as 4 packs of 12oz cans.
“We are really excited to partner with Ska Distributors to bring our CBD line of beverages to Southwest Colorado,” says Vincent, who also founded Ska Fabricating in 2012. “It’s a great relationship that shares the synergy of all the families it represents. CBD Seltzers are a new category and we are very excited to introduce it to SW Colorado and have Ska Distributing as our partner in doing this.” (PR: RadCraft)
In the same year of the company’s launch, they brought home a big Cannabis Cup win for their Pomegranate THC Seltzer! And just last month, OhHiCBD and THC seltzers hit the shelves in Oklahoma, being the first state outside of it’s birthplace of Colorado to receive this awesome product.
Now, onto the tasting…
All flavors were equally delicious and crushable. Perfectly carbonated and no artificial after-taste. My favorite of the 4 was definitely the Ginger Basil Limeade, with all flavors being present. Sometimes, when Basil is present in liquid beverages, it’s usually overshadowed by the accompanying flavors. Not in this case! I got heavy ginger on the nose and the flavor was kind of layered: ginger, then lime, with a clean-basil finish. Worst part about this flavor is that I only had one!
Close second was the Grapefruit. It pours out in a beautiful shade of pink and just tastes like summer in a glass. Great balance of tart and natural sweetness (no sweeteners added!) which made this seltzer disappear quite quickly. Oh Hi seltzers contain naturally occurring terpenes, aromatic organic compounds that further enhance the experience. Natural flavors without added sugar.
I am not fully experienced in CBD products, so I don’t have much to compare to. However, it definitely mellowed me out, considering I was enjoying these beverages on the deck, in a calm and comfy atmosphere. It offered the relaxation of maybe two beers, and the confidence to know that I could drive or do some work.
If you’re reading this in CO, CA or MI, here’s a list of where you can find these CBD seltzers. CO and OK residents can find THC seltzers here. As for the rest of us, sit tight and hopefully OhHiBev Seltzers will drop at a dispensary / CBD shop near you! Follow @OhHiBev.co and @OhHiCBD on Instagram and Twitter.
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