Being a hype channel, my birthday is indeed a de facto celebration of the heat and we have all the strains you will need to celebrate together at Transbay Challenge 2 this weekend.
Even though my birthday party appears to be one of the biggest hash parties since the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a copious amount of elite flowers in the mix as well. While I love to smoke for every tax bracket throughout the year, we’re going to go a little more exotic for this lineup. I look at it as self-care.
Also, fun fact, I share a birthday with award-winning Lina Lecaro! She said she likes sativas. I can’t get more Los Angeles than this!
As for strains, this list features the latest offerings from some killers, the results of great phenotype hunts, and a fantastic new take on a great name cut by elite growers.
Alien Labs – Atomic Chronic
We were among the first outside the Alien Labs team to see the results of their recent phenotype hunt as they seek cuts on par with their larger body of work over the years. Their latest offering, Atomic Chronic, will absolutely enter the catalog without a problem. While they narrowed the pack, they didn’t pick a winner for the Atomic Apple x Kryptochronic pairing. What we saw was absolute heat, but Alien Labs founder Ted Lidie assured me that phenotype hunting was following Highlander rules and in the end there could only be one. We asked him to reserve the second best for a rapper because it will surely still be hot.
CAM – Kush Mints
Kush Mints has had a lot of our favorite strains over the years and is one of the biggest hits to come out of Seed Junky Genetics in recent years. While we’ve seen many versions, few come close to the Sacramento-grown Kush Mints. We have the version of CAM linked to Green Dragon for our favorite version of the strain ever. The CAM version is so imbued with trichomes that the surface of the buds has an almost sticky appearance.
Green Dragon – Secret Ice Cream
Hybrid Flower Winner High Times SoCal has brought the heat again with their new Secret Gelato. They also included it in the NorCal version of the Cannabis Cup. The judges have an extra couple of weeks to get their scores, but we sure made it in pencil for a spot on the podium. Despite being a Gelato, and the fact that there are crazy Gelato pairings in the world right now, this was probably the second most unique flavor on the list after Atomic Chronic. It had just those San Francisco dessert terpenes that made Cookies and Gelato famous, but there’s a lot more going on as well.
LoKey Farms – Heavy Fog # 4
One of the big winners at Greenwolf’s Zalympix last month, Heavy Fog # 4 took the already renowned LoKey Farms into the stratosphere as they looked around the podium and saw some of the biggest names in the grass next to them. And it was absolutely deserved. We had Heavy Fog # 4 as the most fragrant and cutest looking buds of the 16 Zalympix voices. Expect to see it soon on shelves around the world.
CaliX – Biscoff
Biscoff is a fantastic pairing. The parents are a pair of Biscotti x Bloodline crossed with Gelato 41. Pheno # 85 was the winner of a 250 seed hunt. The CaliX team told us they made the selection due to its heavy resin content, THC and complexity of flavor. They claimed the flavor was similar to Cantucci Gelato, followed by pure gasoline. We found it to be a fair assessment.