Article by Brad Avery, Bevnet
Tinley Beverage Company, maker of a line of cannabis-infused spirit and cocktail-inspired drinks, has completed work on its West Coast production facility, where it will provide turnkey co-packing services for other cannabis beverage brands.
The 20,000 square foot facility, located in Long Beach, California, includes formulation, batching and co-packing services, as well as advisory services for branding and compliance issues. Founded in Toronto in 2015, the new facility will serve as Tinley’s U.S. headquarters.
Speaking with BevNET, Tinley founder and CEO Jeffrey Maser said the facility can produce up to 12 million bottles per year and can formulate products in numerous beverage categories including coffee, tea, CSDs, flavored water, nonalcoholic wine and beer, and cocktail-style drinks. The facility can also produce in glass and plastic bottling.
“When we launched the Tinley brand, we did a pretty exhaustive search for co-packers and found that the existing cannabis beverage companies weren’t offering their lines up,” Maser told BevNET. “We found there was a very limited number of large scale beverage manufacturing facilities in the state [of California] that had cannabis licenses on them…. There was an enormous opportunity to fill that void.”