Harpoon Brewery has launched its first THC-based beverage, Rec. Weed, in partnership with Novel Beverage Company. The company describes Rec. Weed as “hop-forward yet approachable.” It contains no alcohol, 5 milligrams of THC, real passionfruit puree, green tea, and hops.
Dan Kenary, CEO and co-founder of Harpoon, said it partnered with Novel on the product because of its “vast knowledge” of the cannabis industry and “strong New England roots.” Both companies are based in Massachusetts.
“The adult beverage space is constantly evolving. With THC now legalized in states across much of the country – especially here in the Northeast – we saw not only high demand for a THC-based beverage, but an opportunity to experiment in a way that would uniquely leverage our strengths in the beer world.” — Kenary in a press release
Rec. Weed is the second cannabis-inspired product from Harpoon’s parent company, Mass. Bay Brewing Company, after previously launching Long Trail’s CBD Seltzer. The CBD Seltzer is available in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Rec. Weed is currently only available at adult-use dispensaries in Massachusetts. Novel products are available at adult-use cannabis dispensaries in Maine and Massachusetts. Novel has also worked with Shipyard Brewing and Sea Dog Brewing on cannabis beverages.
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