CAMBRIDGE BAY, NU, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - 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.
About Province Brands of Canada Province Brands of Canada is a highly disruptive premium adult beverage company. Province Brands' patent-pending process has created the world's first beers brewed from cannabis while utilizing parts of the cannabis plant which would otherwise have no commercial value. Alcohol-free yet intoxicating, Province Brands' cannabis-powered beers will challenge the alcohol industry by offering a safer and healthier alternative that is also gluten-free and low in calories and sugar. Recently, Province Brands of Canada announced they are expanding their planned product portfolio beyond alcohol-free beers with the pending launch of Cambridge Bay Imperial Pilsner, a first-of-its-kind, 7% ABV imperial pilsner brewed from hemp in place of barley which can be sold anywhere alcohol is legally sold.
About Murphy Hospitality Group Murphy Hospitality Group started 39 years ago as one restaurant and today encompasses 11 restaurants, 2 hotels, the Prince Edward Island Brewing Company and 5 Gahan Brewpubs throughout the Maritimes. It still is, and has always been, a family run business.
From the early beginnings, Murphy Hospitality Group was based on these basic principles – friendly & knowledgeable staff, great food & beer, clean & comfortable locations and providing a memorable experience. 39 years later, MHG still stands by this. Canna Island is a subsidiary of MHG that was established in early 2018 to look at cannabis opportunities in Atlantic Canada, namely beverages, edibles, events, and educational seminars.