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Message in a Bottle: CBD sparkling water comes ashore

Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard of LaFayette, NY, has created a CBD sparkling water that’s washing ashore in the Ocean State. 

If you haven’t heard of Beak and Skiff, you may know them for their colorful hard cider brand, 1911 Established. The nearly 110-year-old apple orchard produces their handcrafted cider with a “Tree to Can” process, making 1911 a fresh addition to many local draft lists. You may have seen their gorgeous cans in restaurants and liquor stores around the state. Since mastering the art of hard cider, the family-owned farm has ventured into a new product — cannabis — and so far Rhode Island is the only state aside from New York to carry the resulting drink.

The bubbly beverage is described as “full spectrum hydration,” and is offered in an array of flavors — mango lime, blood orange and black cherry. It has zero calories and zero sugar, and contains 20 milligrams of hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD extract. 


Not all CBD is created equal, and that’s why Beak & Skiff has all their products tested by a third party for quality after it is grown on the orchard and processed in their state-of-the-art hemp house. “As a 100% family-owned-and-operated business now in its 5th generation, integrity and transparency are of the utmost importance to us,” says owner Marianne Brennan.

You can find Beak & Skiff’s CBD Sparkling Water at liquor stores around RI, including Nikki’s Liquors, Jamestown Wine & Spirits and Heritage Liquors. For more, go to