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07/22/2021

Yakima Chief Hops, Sōrse Technology partner on water-soluble CBD distillate

The broad-spectrum, water-soluble CBD distillate was made with hemp cultivated and extracted by Yakima Chief Hops, then turned into a water-soluble emulsion by Sōrse.
David Salazar
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Water-soluble emulsion maker Sōrse is partnering with hop supplier Yakima Chief Hops for its latest offering — a water-soluble CBD distillate aimed at breweries. 

Yakima Chief Hemp cultivated the hemp for the product and processed it using its extract facility using the same practices that it uses to process its hops. Sōrse then converted the broad-spectrum hemp distillate into a water-soluble 3% emulsion that can be integrated into functional beverages. 

“On behalf of Yakima Chief Hemp, we are thrilled to be working alongside Sōrse to supply brewers with even more solutions for creating new and exciting beer styles. We know the beer industry thrives on innovation, and it is our goal to continue providing brewers with quality ingredients that allow them to continue expressing their creativity and talent. We look forward to building on this partnership with Sōrse as they work to provide the brewing community with our water-soluble CBD distillate.”

Besides CBD, the distillate contains an array of minor cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils, the companies said. They noted that the water-soluble distillate can be added to brewing process in a single step and allows for accurate dosing available at scale. 

“Sōrse is excited to partner with Yakima Chief Hemp, a clear leader in providing quality ingredients for the craft beer industry, and introduce a superior water-soluble CBD distillate to brewers,” Sōrse vice president of brewery product lines Lee-Ann Loser. “As the Beyond Beer category grows and hemp continues to gain interest, Sōrse and Yakima Chief Hemp are now able to bring hemp from their fields to brewers in a format that makes building out a scalable beverage portfolio quick and easy. This product release marks the beginning of a greater journey for Sōrse working with brewers and a sneak peek of what we have to offer the beer industry.”

The water-soluble distillate is sold via Yakima Chief Hops.