Ottawa, Ontario – As of Friday February 9, 2018 Kichesippi Beer have officially sold their sister company, Harvey and Vern’s Olde Fashioned Soda.
They first launched this brand back in May 2013 and have learned a lot about soda, pop, grocery stores, artisan cocktails and many other great experiences. They realized late in 2017 that they had taken these products as far as they could, and that new ownership was the proper decision.
Their goal from the beginning was to create a product that honoured two great men, Harvey Ross and Vernon MacDonald. Yes, Harvey and Vern were actually names of real people.
Harvey is Paul Meek’s grandfather and was a farmer in Bristol, Quebec before passing away on Christmas day 1985.
Vern is Paul Meek’s father in law and is an Optometrist originally from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Vern still enjoys the occasional soda while enjoying retirement in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
These two great men reminded us of tradition and authenticity, and these were the main attributes they hope were experienced with their products.
The new owners, are B2 Brands (Newport Gourmet Foods and Cousins Market) and they are based in Mississauga. They have been their Toronto distributor for the last 4 years and are very familiar with the brand. They wish them the best of luck with their sodas and know that they will do a great job.