A MAGAZINE WITH REFINED TASTE

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

+B&W: WELCOME

Welcome! Click on any of the covers below to access a free digital edition of Maine’s premier publication serving the craft beer and craft cannabis communities. Each month, you’ll find a mix of features, recipes, listings, essays, and short fiction, all paired with professional photography and illustrations. Want to make sure you get it every month in your mailbox? Subscribe here!

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+B&W: AUGUST 2022 ISSUE

WHOA! The August issue goes into the metaverse with musician and artist Janay Woodruff, who decided to take her act (and that of some other great rappers, poets, and dancers) into a virtual space in a completely new way. But we’re also talking terpenes in gin, how breweries affect their neighborhoods, and the trend toward low-ABV. Plus: This month’s recipe is fire!

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+B&W: JULY 2022 ISSUE

Let’s roll! The July issue features a team of women from Green Truck who decided to skate their way through the pandemic and talk to Cyndle Plaisted Rials about the sisterhood that ensued, plus Caleb Jagoda chats up the folks at Sacred & Profane about Czech-style pilsners, and Sam Pfeifle gives you a tour of Seaweed’s back offices. Plus: An art museum in a Game Boy?!?

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+B&W: JUNE 2022 ISSUE

TheWorst Summer Ever! Sam Pfeifle talks with frontgal Brooke Binion about her band, sobriety, dogs, and non-alcoholic beer, while Cyndle Plaisted Rials finds all the best bridges to jump off of and Caleb Jagoda says that seltzer you’re holding might actually be beer! Plus, Brant Dadaleares has some caramel sauce for your summer Sunday.

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+B&W: MAY 2022 ISSUE

Happy Mother’s Day! From our interview with Lisa Savage about how cannabis fits into her advocacy work to Cyndle Plaisted Rials’ investigation of the Burning Star to Michael Saunders’ excellent look at talking to parents about cannabis use, we’ve got plenty of great conversation starters for the brunch table. Oh, and Brant Dadaleares’ Madeleines are to die for. Make them for mom!

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+B&W: APRIL 2022 ISSUE

Happy 4/20! Our weed-focused issue celebrates the holiday by diving into how strains get their names, the best hip-hop songs about weed, and a look back to the beginning of the tobacco industry, from which current sharecroppers might learn a thing or two. Plus: A new hero for our times in “Forest Management,” an all-original B&W comic strip!

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+B&W: MARCH 2022 ISSUE

This issue is NUTS! Get the behind-the-scenes story on the most popular candy in craft brewing – a truly delicious mystery. Plus, learn everything you need to know about reading cannabis testing results, whether cannabis really helps recover from covid, and how to brew a 100% local beer (it’s hard!).

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+B&W: FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE

Love is in the air! Meet the Stoners, the real-life owners of Stoner & Co. and, yes, that really is their last name. It’s a love story for the ages. Plus: We’ve got THC lube from your home garden stash (seriously, try it), everything you ever wanted to know about THC beverages, a look at Canuvo’s freezer-based grow operation, and much more!

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+B&W: JANUARY 2022 ISSUE

Happy New Year! This month, we’re in a fighting mood, talking MMA with Banded Brewing’s Carol Linn Powell! Plus: We’ve got an exclusive interview with Fab 5 Freddy of Yo! MTV Raps fame, hash-making for the homegrower, and a profile of the hot new baby band Blanco!

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+B&W: DECEMBER ISSUE

Happy Holidays! This month, we’ve got a gift guide designed to please the craft brewing and growing aficionado in your life, plus a fun look a the job of being a Santa — and where to find them in the wild! Plus: Kenya Hall gets into cannabis, Brant Dadaleares brings his Gross! recipes to B&W, and much more!

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+B&W: NOVEMBER ISSUE

It’s the luck and gratitude issue! Is Scott Sorry the luckiest man in Maine? Read about his battle with cancer and his discovery of Rick Simpson Oil, then dive in to pieces on the first gluten-free brewery in Maine (Lucky Pigeon!), how High Rollers keeps coming up aces, and why the Card Carver can always pull something great out of the deck.

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+B&W: OCTOBER ISSUE

It’s Oktoberfest! Time to look sharp. Rising hip-hop artist J Spin can help you with that. For our Oktoberfest issue, we talk to him about how his work as a barber informs his work as a musician, and then chat with Shipyard, Lone Pine, and Canterbury Aleworks to get a small, medium, and large view of the local brewing landscape. Plus: Briana Volk has an amazing pretzel recipe. Goes great with beer.

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+B&W: SEPTEMBER ISSUE

UMaine knows a thing or two about weed(s). For our “Back to School” issue, we look at how a weed ecologist approaches problem plants, get a great recipe for open-faced sandwiches (lunch!) from Briana Volk, and explore the last days of summer with Congdon’s After Dark and Cyndle Plaisted Rials. Plus: Kirah Brouillette profiles Rep. Lynn Williams and you get a rundown of the best farmers’ markets in Maine with beer and weed.

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+B&W: AUGUST ISSUE

Indian beer isn’t known for its innovation, but Maine’s first family of Indian food is looking to change that. Hear about their collaboration with brewing legend Alan Pugsley, alongside stories on the first adult-use MOFGA certification, Route 1 finds, and new Maine music for your beach days, plus new fiction from Tanya Whiton and a slurpable recipe from Briana Volk.

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+B&W: JUNE ISSUE

Sometimes, disc golf seems like a sport designed specifically to be paired with beer and weed. To get the straight dope, we chatted this month with Jessica Beckett, the top-rated female disc golfer in Maine. Plus, find Briana Volk’s favorite pasta recipe ever, new fiction from Tanya Whiton, and features on Farley’s, Shimmerwood, and CBD massage.

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+B&W: MAY ISSUE

You know weed is going mainstream when it hits reality television. This month, we go behind the scenes of “Kings of Kush” with Portlander Sean Slaughter, who did sound engineering work on the show. And don’t miss our features on black market beer, Trinken Brewing, and great hikes for those who want to take it easy.

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+B&W: APRIL 420 ISSUE

When 4/20 rolls around in 2022, Portland, Maine, will likely be among the premiere cannabis cities in the world. Given the current number of pending licenses for both medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis shops, there’s some possibility those celebrating weed’s annual holiday will find as many as 40 storefronts open for business.

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+B&W: MARCH ISSUE

This month, our cover story features Mallett Brothers Band stalwart Luke Mallett, and wife Carissa Mallett, who run a horse farm in Gorham and live the true Maine life, including a home garden. Plus, features on Northwoods Brewery, our first fiction piece from Jennifer Lunden, a North African recipe that’s to die for, and much more.

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+B&W: FEBRUARY ISSUE

This month, our cover story features songstress and advocate Renée Coolbrith, alongside features on Throwback Brewery, Betoken CBD make-up, the joys of Route 26, and so much more. Tasty recipes and listings, too!

+B&W: MAINE LISTINGS

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MAINE’S BEER LOCATIONS

Use the interactive map to find your next favorite pale ale. Chart a course!

+B&W: MAINE LISTINGS

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MAINE’S CANNABIS LOCATIONS

Use the interactive map to find your next favorite strain. Chart a course!

Where can you find us in the wild?

IN EVERY ISSUE

NEWS & UPDATES

News and updates about new releases, new openings, and people on the move doing interesting things at your favorite places to get and consume beer and weed.

RECIPES

Recipes featuring beer and weed, and things that accompany beer and weed well — everything from edible-making to BBQ and grilling.

CELEBRITY COLUMNS

Columns from voices you know like Spose, Maine’s own self-proclaimed Beer Babe, and more.

FEATURES

Feature articles on producers of beer and weed, those who enjoy beer and weed, and things that go well with beer and weed.

SLICK DATA

Data visualization and illustration to help tell cool beer and weed stories with numbers and graphics.

PLUS+

Interviews with the kinds of interesting folks who make beer and weed part of their lives. Hear from musicians, artists, writers, movers, and shakers and get their recommendations.

FOR THE CRAFT BEER / CANNABIS ENTHUSIAST 

+B&W: PHOTO BOOTH

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BECAUSE TASTE MATTERS

With hundreds of breweries and retail cannabis exploding, there’s no need to put just anything in your body. Beer & Weed is about much more than a buzz. It’s about the best, smartest, most innovative brewers and growers and the people who enjoy their products. First Maine and New England, then the world. With your subscription, you’ll get access and insight into the hottest new releases, the best new ideas, and the latest developments in the production of beer and weed. Don’t miss out!

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