Tara Nurin is the beer and spirits contributor to Forbes, the drinks columnist for New Jersey Monthly, a co-host of the weekly What’s on Tap TV show, and a writer for publications like Food & Wine and Wine Enthusiast. The certified beer judge teaches a for-credit university beer class and leads beer seminars for institutions like the Smithsonian. The former broadcast news reporter has won two first place awards from the North American Guild of Beer Writers, founded NJ’s original beer education group for women and volunteers as the archivist for the Pink Boots Society for women in the beer industry. She’s currently writing a book about the history of women in beer for publication in spring 2021.
As cities and states increasingly decriminalize and legalize cannabis, public policy is trending toward expungement. It’s a start, and it’s one that’s happening at various speeds across the country. But justice doesn’t just mean pardoning those with low-level marijuana convictions. It means actively offering public and private programs to ensure minorities get more than an equal shot.
After learning that BrewDog-branded CBD beverages would be too disruptive to the brewery’s core mission, former craft beer executive Tanisha Robinson decided to strike out on her own and launch W*nder (pronounced “wonder”), a sparkling CBD-infused water brand based in Columbus, Ohio.
The restaurateurs behind Frankies Spuntino Group and the Oro di Sicilia olive oil line recently teamed up with Canadian cannabis entrepreneur and financier Paul Rosen to launch Pantry, a cannabis-infused food company that makes low-dose edibles.