A MAGAZINE WITH REFINED TASTE
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!
+B&W: JUNE 2023 ISSUE
It’s June and we’re seeing rainbows everywhere, and it’s not just because of the weed at Rainbow Ranch, which specializes in serving the LGBTQIA+ community. We’ve also got the 420 Old Fat Lesbians, runners who smoke and drink, great snacks for the Pride Parade, and a look back at the well-lived life of Joe Sorbello.
+B&W: MAY 2023 ISSUE
May is for Mother’s Day (this is becoming a thing with us) and we feature this month a trio of mothers who own cannabis grows and breweries. What’s it like to be pregnant in that environment? It can get interesting! Plus, we’ve got cannabis knitting groups, mother-daughter cannabis shops, and so much more in a jam-packed issue.
+B&W: APRIL 2023 ISSUE
It’s April and that means 4/20! This year, we celebrate with Lauren Morey and her deeply personal project photographing older folks using cannabis in their everyday lives. It’s a reminder that cannabis is a life-long pursuit for many. Plus: Joe McLaughlin’s murals, Foundation’s import from Detroit, a novel that gets weed right, and so much more!
+B&W: MARCH 2023 ISSUE
Screw the snow, let’s go fishing! This month we head out on the Presumpscot with Tim Adams, owner of Oxbow Brewing, and Rocco Andreozzi, co-owner of Atlantic Farms Cannabis, to see if we can bag a brookie. Following a safety break, of course. Plus: Winter surfing, trying weed again for the first time, and the prospects for on-premise cannabis consumption.
+B&W: FEBRUARY 2023 ISSUE
Hey, that’s Big Papi! That’s right, the man who brought three World Series rings to the Red Sox is now in cannabis, and we have an exclusive interview with him and the partners who are helping him come to Maine. Plus, Maine’s best love songs, the best places to pop the question, a walk through Bangor, and much more!
+B&W: JANUARY 2023 ISSUE
On our cover, meet the newly minted Mrs. USA, Whitley Marshall — she’s using her platform to help new people see the benefits of cannabis. Plus: a sculptor who works in CBD crystals, a grow that specializes in 1:1 flower, and a crew of brewers and growers who are now elected officials!
+B&W: DECEMBER 2022 ISSUE
Gift-giving season is here, and Beer & Weed has you covered, with great present ideas for all of the beer and weed lovers in your life, with special recommendations from the Beer Mama, Ashlee McLaughlin! And don’t miss the new, all-original fiction, the gift ideas for those of you with homegrow lying around, and a great conversation between two generations of brewers.
+B&W: NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE
Outdoor concert season is over, but you can relive it through the amazing photos of Lauryn Hottinger, who joins us for the November issue to celebrate the season that was at Thompson Point, where concertgoers returned in force. And don’t miss our trip down Route 236, why Maine has great brown beer, a Gross recipe for whoopie pies, and so much more!
+B&W: OCTOBER 2022 ISSUE
Booooo! The October issue celebrates spooky season with a tour through Maine’s best cemeteries, penned by Cyndle Plaisted Rials, with plenty of help from the Barefoot Truth Dance Company, who grace our cover and make the feature sparkle. Oh, and Caleb Jagoda looks into just how that whole witch persona came to be — perhaps they were medieval brewers? Plus, don’t miss our focus on harvest season, with a look at how growers are mixing food-growing and weed-growing to great effect, written by Lisa Savage, along with all your favorite regular features!
+B&W: SEPTEMBER 2022 ISSUE
Sun-power! The September issue features a tour of Upward Organics’ newly zero-carbon growsite in Porter, Maine, plus features on Maine’s best cideries, how Bigfoot came to be such an obsession with so many Mainers, and how Fore River decided to incorporate cannabis terpenes into its new beer. Plus: Dirt Diva has tips on preparing for harvest!
+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!
+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?!?
+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.
+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!
+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!
+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!).
+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!
+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!
+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.
+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.
+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.
+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.
+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.
+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.
+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.
+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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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!