CERIA Brewing Co., the Denver-area brewing company founded by the creator of Blue Moon beer, Keith Villa, Ph. D., and his wife Jodi Villa, has announced selection of its first group of distributors for CERIA’s line of non-alcohol (NA) craft beers.
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10600 W 73rd Pl
Arvada, CO 80005 USA
CERIA Brewing Company was organized in January 2018 by co-founders Keith Villa of Blue Moon fame, and his wife Jodi after a 29 year career as brew master at Miller Coors. The two originally formed CERIA, Inc. (rhymes with “area”) to introduce a line of non-alcoholic craft beverages to be infused with THC, a key psychoactive ingredient from cannabis plants that affects how one feels by creating the unique sensation – the “high” – associated with marijuana. Since the introduction of the non-alcohol cannabis beer in 2018, the company has expanded their product portfolio to include Non-Alcohol craft beer as well
For almost a year, the Villas have been on a mission to redefine the way society thinks about and engages with cannabis. Their answer is to combine it with beer, one of the most socially acceptable beverage categories worldwide.
To that end, CERIA Inc., doing business as CERIA Brewing Company, will launch a limited edition First Release of de-alcoholized Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale in Colorado in mid-December. Each 10-oz. (296 ml) serving will contain precise 5 mg doses of fast-acting THC with a similar onset time as alcohol.
It is anticipated that future CERIA releases will contain infusions ranging from 2.5 to 10 mg of THC as the brand launches new beer styles and expands from Colorado to California, Nevada, and other states where the use of recreational marijuana has been legalized.
The Villas, both University of Colorado graduates and native Coloradans, note that CERIA Grainwave, containing malted wheat, oats, Hallertauer Tradition hops from Germany, along with both blood orange peel and coriander, will come in at 64 calories, two-thirds less caloric than traditional craft beer
Over the summer, CERIA, which made Colorado history with the state’s first THC-infused beer in December 2018, announced it will be entering the non-alcohol beer market with Grainwave NA Belgian White Ale.
Grainwave NA will first be introduced before the end of 2019 and eventually will be available nationwide. CERIA also will begin to offer an IPA in two versions, one infused with 10 mg. of THC and 10 mg. of CBD for sale in cannabis legal states, as well as a non-alcohol version.
CERIA, Inc., a Delaware C corporation, dba CERIA Brewing Company, is headquartered in Arvada, Colorado. For more information: Ceriabrewing.com, @ceriabrewing #ceriabrewing. Intercontinental Beverage Capital (IBC), based in New York, is providing CERIA Brewing Company with services in the areas of business strategy and planning, brand development, operations, commercialization and investment guidance. For more information: Inbevcapital.com.
CERIA tapped brand strategy and design firm Trinity Brand Group, Berkeley, Calif., to develop its brand identity system, packaging, website and product naming. For more information: Trinitybrandgroup.com.
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Keith Villa, the legendary brewmaster who retired from MillerCoors earlier this year and launched Ceria, Inc., a cannabis company, is most known for creating the iconic Blue Moon Belgian-style wheat ale. So it’s only fitting that his first play in the cannabis-infused beverage space would be a de-alcoholized version of his popular brew. Called Grainwave, Villa’s first THC-infused non-alcoholic craft beer, a Belgian-style white ale, will hit Colorado dispensaries in mid-December.
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