Company to test cannabinoid infusion in beverages as they scale-up towards full commercialization
VANCOUVER, BC, August 20, 2019. An emerging leader in infused cannabis beverages, BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE:BEV) (“BevCanna” or the “Company”), announced today that Health Canada has granted the Company a Research License for the purpose of researching Stability and Homogeneity of Water Soluble Cannabinoid Infusions in Water-Based Beverages.
The license will enable BevCanna to move ahead with research activities such as process development, equipment identification, stability testing, sensory evaluation, and quality assurance. Led by Emma Andrews, Chief Commercialization Officer at BevCanna in conjunction with BevCanna’s Quality Assurance and Production Team, the research will be performed at BevCanna’s world-class 40,000 square foot HACCP certified bottling facility, located on 315 acres of Agricultural Reserve Land near Bridesville, British Columbia.
The newly-granted license will allow BevCanna to test cannabinoid infusion on their bottling line, as well as in a lab environment, optimizing their precise dosing technology as they scale-up towards full commercialization. Stability trials will also now commence on BevCanna’s two recently announced brands intended for commercialization in Canada, Grüv Beverages™ and Anarchist Mountain Beverages™.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to test cannabinoid infusions on our own premium spring water base,” said Ms. Andrews. “Our recently conducted North-American consumer research study indicated that current and future consumers are most interested in cannabis-infused spring-water beverages, and our pristine alkaline spring water aquifer is the ideal source to create these beverages.”
The Research License is the second license granted to BevCanna, following the award of a highly-coveted Industrial Hemp Cultivation License in June 2019. BevCanna also anticipates the issuance of their Standard Processing License from Health Canada.
About BevCanna Enterprises Inc.
BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE:BEV) develops and manufactures cannabinoid-infused beverages and consumer products for in-house brands and white label clients. With decades of experience creating, branding and distributing iconic brands that have resonated with consumers on a global scale, the team demonstrates expertise unmatched in the emerging cannabis beverage category. Based in British Columbia, Canada, BevCanna has a 100-acre outdoor cultivation site in the fertile Okanagan Valley and the exclusive rights to a pristine spring water aquifer, as well as a world-class 40,000-square-foot, HACCP certified manufacturing facility, with a current bottling capacity of up to 72M bottles per shift/per annum.