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.
When it comes to rum, there isn't a brand as well known as Bacardi, so when they decided to release a special line of aged sipping rums, it rose to the top of our want list. Exquisito is one of the best in the collection and is a blend of rums aged between 7 and 23 years and finished for at least a month in sherry casks. The blend of ages provides an ideal balance and the finish gives Exquisito a mellow profile, perfect for a sweet sip served neat or with a little ice.
The warmer it gets outside, the more active many of us are. And the more active many of us are, the bigger thirst we work up. Fat Head's Trail Head Pale Ale — already a silver medal winner at Great American Beer Festival — is ready and waiting for you after your trail ride, or if you are just sitting on the porch waiting for the riders to return home. Brewed with whole flower Simcoe and Citra hops, Trail Head is a hoppy pale ale, but won't dominate your palette with bitterness. Available for the first time in cans, a portion of the proceeds from every pint go directly to supporting the rehab of trails in Cleveland, Ohio parks.