Santa Rosa, CA – NewTropic, a full-service cannabis manufacturing and supply chain solutions provider, today announced the launch of their hash manufacturing services including a partnership with Biscotti Brands, the Oakland-based hash company that is the California market leader.
Biscotti joins other premier brands such as Old Pal, Stone Road, and Aster Farms that partner with NewTropic to produce high-quality cannabis flower, pre-rolls, and concentrates — including hash. Located just south of the famous Emerald Triangle cannabis growing region, NewTropic will expand its operational footprint in 2021 with the addition of a new 22,000-square-foot facility in Cotati focused largely on manufacturing hash products using a centuries-old method of ice-water solventless extraction. When complete next year, NewTropic will be the single largest producer of hash in California and will create products as various as pressed hash, loose hash, pre-rolls, and rosin for Biscotti as well as their affordably priced Tutti brand.
“We are really excited to help Biscotti produce at scale and create some of the highest quality hash found anywhere in the country,” says NewTropic co-founder and CEO Alex Rowland. “Biscotti’s vision of a centuries-old cannabis tradition is now being beautifully translated into the modern world of quality, compliant cannabis manufacturing. We’re delighted to play a role in bringing these products to a whole new generation of cannabis enthusiasts.”
~ NewTropic Co-founder and CEO Alex Rowland
Rooted in Italian craftsmanship, Biscotti handcrafts premium hash products that merge tradition and technology, while staying true to its heritage. First documented in the 11th century in Persia, hash didn’t make its way to Europe until the 17th century with the introduction of tobacco. There it was enthusiastically embraced as a companion herb when rolled into a cigarette. Today, just as in the 17th century, Biscotti’s premium hash concentrates and hash-infused pre-rolls as well as its accessibly priced Tutti brand are made without the use of chemicals or solvents and handcrafted with the same quality and attention to detail for which Italian craftsmanship has been renowned for decades.
“The process of making hash may be straightforward, but it’s not easy,” says Luca Andrea Collins, co-founder and CEO of Biscotti Brands. “High-quality hash requires a methodology that’s truly refined, sourcing from the best flower and the richest trichomes to achieve a smooth, delicious end product. Simply extracted with ice, water, and manual agitation, our hash requires extreme attention and care. Having NewTropic build out a special facility suited to our high standards assures me that we will always be able to offer Californians the best hash available here — or anywhere.”
“This is the achievement of a goal we shared when Nelson Becerra and I first launched NewTropic in 2016,” adds Rowland. “We set out to become California’s premier cannabis manufacturer across all products, and concentrates are a big part of that. We now have the capability to produce virtually any type of concentrate at unmatched quality and scale, and this partnership with Biscotti is in line with our strategy to partner with the top brands in each product category. We’re constantly scaling our operations to provide best-in-class manufacturing and supply chain opportunities to our increasing roster.”
Opening its doors in January 2020, NewTropic has grown quickly, adding several new facilities this year and hiring over 100 employees since the year began. In addition to its hash production, NewTropic also produces other forms of concentrates including Live Resin, Shatter, Crumble, Sauce, Sugar, Budder, and Diamonds for both wholesale and brand customers. NewTropic also processes and packages flower, pre-rolls, and will soon add edibles and beverages to its rapidly expanding product line.
Located in Santa Rosa, CA, NewTropic provides professional-grade, fully compliant manufacturing and supply chain solutions to California cannabis brands, cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors. Leveraging deep manufacturing expertise with cutting-edge technology and innovation, NewTropic elevates cannabis production to enable its partners to deliver superior products with consistency and scale. Learn more: NewTropic.com.