Hemp documentary inspires beer collaboration


Black Mountain’s Lookout Brewing has collaborated with Hi-Wire Brewing and Urban Orchard Cider to create a small-batch, short-release hemp-seed oil brew in support of a documentary made by local filmmakers about industrialized hemp. The beer will be available at a special screening of the movie, Bringing It Home, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Asheville Community Theatre.

According to a press release from Asheville-based filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, the 52-minute movie “tells the story of hemp’s past, present and future through interviews with international hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs, archive images, animation and footage filmed in Europe and the United States.” It features Asheville resident Anthony Brenner, who designed and built a house out of hempcrete, a nontoxic, recyclable building material reinforced with hemp fiber.

Bringing It Home received the Jury Award at the 2014 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival and the Best Environmental Film award from the Sedona International Film Festival.

Roots will make a special batch of hemp hummus for the screening, and other hemp-related food samples will be available at the event, including dark chocolate-covered hemp seeds from Himalania, hemp power bars from Everbar, hemp Sunny Bars from Nature’s Path and hemp-seed samples from Nutiva.

The filmmakers will host a discussion session after the screening. Tickets are $10. Asheville Community Theatre is at 35 E. Walnut St.





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