Province Brands of Canada and Murphy Hospitality Group Announce a Co-Packing Agreement to Produce Cannabis-Powered Beer
Province Brands of Canada — the Canadian company developing the world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant — today announced a co-packing agreement with leading Prince Edward Island-based Murphy Hospitality Group (MHG) to produce a private label cannabis-powered beer through its subsidiary Canna Island Inc.
“We established Canna Island to work with LPs and MPs downstream to develop products for the cannabis industry. We see Province Brands as a world leader in the development of cannabis beer with their patent-pending technology. Because of this, and their commitment and dedication to producing a world-class product, we chose to work with Province Brands,” said Kevin Murphy, President of Murphy Hospitality Group. “Canna Island strives to be a leader in Atlantic Canada in the cannabis beverage and edibles business and we look forward to launching products in 2019.”
The agreement will see Province Brands of Canada brew beer using its patent-pending technologies (that mash and ferment cannabis and enable the creation of the world’s first beers brewed from cannabis instead of barley) to produce non-alcoholic cannabis-brewed beer and beer infused with cannabis oil for MHG.
The beer will use a unique recipe from MHG, who owns a suite of restaurants, boutique hotels and award-winning breweries in the maritimes. The production will take place in Province Brands’ 123,000 square foot facility in Grimsby, Ontario, which is currently under construction.
“Growing up in the Maritimes, I’ve been a longtime fan of Murphy Hospitality Group and the Gahan House,” said Greg Foster, Director of Product Development and Operations of Province Brands. “MHG has an excellent reputation for creating unique beers, so it’s really exciting to be partnering with them. I’m confident they will put a Maritime spin on our unique product.”
Beers brewed from the cannabis plant will intoxicate using THC and other phytocannabinoids instead of alcohol. Since there is no barley in beers brewed from the cannabis plant, the beer will be gluten-free and low in calories and sugar.
Featured photo: Province Brands of Canada and Murphy Hospitality Group Announce a Co-Packing Agreement to Produce Cannabis-Powered Beer in the Maritimes. (CNW Group/Province Brands of Canada)