Cannabis flower and vape brand Old Pal has launched Old Pal Ale, a traditional beer without THC or CBD.

Brewed in small batches by King Harbor Brewing Company, Old Pal Ale is available in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans. It expands on the lifestyle central to the Old Pal brand that encourages community and connection. 

Beer brands such as Pabst and Lagunitas look to cannabis companies to expand their reach, and with Aphria's acquisition of Sweetwater Brewing, the cannabis and brewing cross-pollination is accelerating. Old Pal is joining this effort by collaborating on its first signature beer.

"If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that we all need to find ways to create shareable experiences with our friends and community, so we worked to create OPA to give our community another way to come together," said Charlie Cangialosi, Old Pal's COO and former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive.

Old Pal offers relatable, consistent strains and smokable products, so in a similar spirit, Old Pal Ale is a light and refreshing ale with a soft malt sweetness and a touch of hops. It's light and drinkable but boasts a complex taste with notes of sweet citrus, honey, floral and ripe berry. The can is designed by Old Pal's creative partner, LAND, which has defined a look for other recognizable brands in the beverage space such as Stumptown Coffee and Madre Mezcal.

The launch comes shortly after the Old Pal brand expanded into Oklahoma, marking the fourth state where Old Pal cannabis products can be found.