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Breweries’ Form of Support for D.C. Voting Rights: A Pot-Flavored Beer

First, a disclaimer: There is no marijuana in the beer. That’s what they said. Cannabis and hops are just a lot alike. It only smells like pot. And it might taste a little like it, too.

So if that’s what you like — a dank, resinous pint — or if you’re willing at least to try it, this could be your season at the District’s DC Brau Brewing Co.

Starting Tuesday — St. Patrick’s Day — the brewery began tapping green-decorated kegs of its new seasonal India pale ale. The beer is dubbed “Smells Like Freedom,” in what must be one of the most unusual protests in the history of the District’s protracted fight for full voting rights.

The aromatic brew is the latest in a series of imaginative objections since House Republicans attempted to block a voter-approved ballot measure,Initiative 71, to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the capital. [Read more at The Washington Post]

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