[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] December 5, 2018, Burlington VT


Upstate Elevator Supply Co, a Burlington Vermont CBD company, has announced the release of their brand new “African Ginger & Mexican Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage.” Each twelve-ounce can is sweetened with organic cane sugar and crafted with 25mg of high-quality, all-natural CBD. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component in Cannabis and is known for its perceived health and wellness benefits. This product is among the first CBD beverages to be released in the nation.


Dylan Raap, Upstate Elevator Supply Co.’s CEO, said research and development of the CBD sparkling beverage formulation took over six months to perfect. “This product was motivated by a strong desire to create a fun, approachable and exceedingly delicious sparkling beverage centered around the CBD molecule. We took our time to really dial in the formulation and I think we absolutely nailed it.”


The recipe is a unique blend of spicy, rich ginger from the Ivory Coast and tart, refreshing lime from Mexico. This particular blend of carefully sourced ingredients is inspired by the traditional West African drink, “Gnamakoudji.” Gnamakoudji is a powerful drink made of ginger root mixed with lime and sugar that is often used as an expectorant, pain reliever and body warmer. The recipe is adapted to be perfectly balanced and delicious with a truly unique ginger zing that picks you up while the CBD chills you out.


Upstate Elevator Supply Co. partnered with Alice and the Magician, another Burlington company, to develop the all-natural, GMO-free, non-alcoholic CBD beverage. Alice and the Magician is best known for its handcrafted flavor elixirs and aromatic mists, all made from natural, organic and wild-crafted botanicals.


Upstate’s African Ginger & Mexican Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage is now available for wholesale purchase statewide in Vermont via Farrell Distributing.


“We are proud to partner with Upstate Elevator Supply Co. to distribute their high-quality Vermont-made CBD beverages,” says Jeff Baker, Curator of the Curriculum for Farrell Distributing. “We find the CBD beverage industry to be very exciting and look forward to growing the category here in the Green Mountain State.”


It is also available at Green State Gardener located at 388 Pine Street in Burlington. Green State Gardener will host a product launch event to celebrate the release of Upstate Elevator Supply Co. African Ginger & Mexican Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage on Friday, December 14 from 4:00-6:00 pm featuring product samples and light hors d’oeuvres.


About Upstate Elevator Supply Co.: Upstate Elevator Supply Co. is a Burlington-based CBD brand that offers premium-quality hemp products including infused-beverages, capsules, edibles, pet, skincare, tincture, and vape cartridges. Upstate uses a patented extraction and purification process that guarantees that its products contain nothing but the purest and most potent CBD product on the market. Upstate’s farmers work closely with lab technicians to extract, purify and concentrate sustainably grown and harvested hemp into a wide array of natural, botanical remedies. Upstate Elevator Supply Co. is also pioneering CBD breeding in Vermont. Its research is focused on the development of high CBD:THC hemp cultivars that are optimal for the short Vermont growing season.


About Farrell Distributing: A third-generation family-owned business for 85 years, Farrell Distributing has served the Green Mountain State supplying high-quality beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to area retailers. With facilities in both South Burlington and Rutland, and a large workforce, Farrell Distributing is equally equipped to cater to the needs of different types of retailers – from national corporations, to large and small independent stores, to fine dining establishments. Throughout its history, Farrell Distributing has maintained a strong commitment to social responsibility, participating in responsible drinking campaigns and partnering with local organizations to help those in need throughout Vermont.


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