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Mango Peach Seltzer with Strawberry Banana Flower and Sugar Wax

The sweetest treat for Cannabis lovers is experiencing strain-specific flower and concentrate in the same pairing.

Tannins

Mango Peach Hard Seltzer Brewed with Sitka Spruce Tips
Alaskan Brewing Co
www.alaskanbeer.com 

We love Alaska Brewing Co. so much we’ve put them on the cover twice, and this fresh new pairing features a unique, 49th state style approach to a delicious seltzer.

Seltzer beers are the fastest-growing segment in the alcohol industry, and we’re embracing the refreshing nature of bubbly water infused with a light, easy-drinking buzz. While there are many generic (and bad tasting) flavored big beer versions, this bright and piney Alaskan offering enticed our taste buds and was worthy of a cover pairing. First sips tickle the palate with a lightly fruity and sweet tingle that is finished with a slightly sour, piney freshness that lingers brightly on the palate. Both invigorating and delicious, we enjoyed the full lineup of Alaskan Brewing Co. seltzers!

Terpenes

Strawberry Banana Flower & Sugar Wax 
Grown & Processed by AKO Farms
Available at Green Jar
24.37% THC Flower
79.10% THC 3.98% Terpenes Sugar Wax
www.akofarms.com 

Sugary-sweet flavors reminiscent of Trix strawberry banana yogurt combined with bubble gum set our mouth to watering with a flavor profile that’s good enough to eat.

The Strawnana bred by Serious Genetics is a cross of  Strawberry Bubblegum x Crocket’s Banana Kush, bringing the best of both parent genetics out in this terpy, perfectly grown and processed combination by AKO Farms. The flower is dense and frosty and practically oozes a strawberry bubblegum wave of flavor, melting into an earthy-banana-Kush that pops when a bud is broken open – coating fingers in sticky trichomes that are definitely lick worthy. The golden, crystally sugar wax sharpens the Kush-y banana notes with a bright and complex flavor profile begging to be dabbed. The only hard decision is choosing which to consume first!

The Pairing

The sweetest treat for Cannabis lovers is experiencing strain-specific flower and concentrate in the same pairing. Comparing the flavors and effects can be hard work, which is why a tasty beverage is so important. We began our sesh by preparing a low-temperature dab, our freshly opened seltzer ready to soothe any coughing, and inhaled a syrupy, Strawnana-Kush vapor that kissed our lungs and blessed our mind and body with a smiley, relaxing buzz. Several big tokes later, we turned to the Sitka Spruce Tips brewed seltzer – quenching thirst with easy sips that accentuate the sweetness of the dab with a slightly hazy, sweet and sour tropical flavor that is finished with a perfect Spruce Tip kiss. Freshly baked and drink in hand, we turned to our loaded pipe – savoring a slow and clean smoking flower that delivers a heavier indica high, gluing our body to the porch in a heavy bliss. The flower burns with a scintillating earthy-fruity-bubblegum smoke that is washed down wondrously with sips of seltzer, completing a euphoric and satisfying pairing worthy of celebrating the end of summer.

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of all Leaf Magazines.

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