September 20, 2009 Lodi Grape Festival, Lodi, California Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerAccording to Moonalice legend, the years before Lodi became the Zinfandel Capital of the World, it was the home to the Moonalice tribe’s original Grape Ape strain of hemp. Lodi’s climate was perfect for hemp, and the Moonalice tribe prospered here until the 1850’s. That’s when a blight wiped out the hemp crop. For the tribe, the consequences were tragic. We didn’t realize that hemp had predators other than angry white people, but yes. The blight came in the form of grapes. Flaming Tokay grapes. No wonder. According to Moonalice legend, root bear is the nectar of the gods. Nothing goes better with hemp than root bear. Here in the home of A&W, we celebrate the beverage second only to Howling Monkey in the hearts and minds of the tribe! M216 Watch this show now at Moonalice.com.