If you've kept abreast of cannabis culture lately, you know well that smoking isn't the only way to catch a buzz — there's a whole array of edibles, extracts, and drinkables out that are just as effective (if not more so). And with Mirth Legal Beverages, you get all the benefits in the form of several tasty drinks. Choose from cold brew coffee, cold brew with milk and sugar, sparkling cherry, sparkling lemon ginger, and sparkling pomegranate — all infused with Washington-grown cannabis extract. They promise a powerful body buzz, uplifting euphoria, and head highs that will get you through the day. And while it might not be legal yet in your state, it may just be the best reason to take a trip Northeast.
It's not as easy as you think for a brewer to pack a ton of flavor into a lower alcohol beer. But Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago does just that. Daisy Cutter is a pale ale in IPA clothing — with a bitter but pleasing hop bite jammed into a 5.2% ABV package. This aggressively hopped Pale Ale manages to give off the grapefruit and floral hop notes of a double IPA, but somehow pulls off a light, easy to drink pale ale. A confoundingly complex beer that is a true craft classic.