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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Releasing Waikikamukau and Kalashnikov

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company has decided to bring back a couple of old favorites!

First is Waikikamukau, an 8% ABV Imperial India Pale.  According to Icarus Owner and Head Brewer, Jason Goldstein, Waikikamukau "was one of our first IIPAs, and is heavily Wheated + Oated and dry hopped with…

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Added by Matt Ross on November 25, 2019 at 10:59am — No Comments


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Booze News: Bradley Brew Project Planning to Release "Pinky" in 12oz Cans

A year ago, the owners of Bradley Beach, NJ's Bradley Brew Project, Mike and Chelsey Ziolkowski, were visiting breweries in Atlanta when Chelsey encountered a beer style that immediately caught her attention.  Loving that the style appealed to the female beer drinker, Chelsey immediately asked one of the brewers, Matt, to create this beer for Bradley Brew Project.  By December 2018, "Pinky" was on tap in the BBP taproom.…

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Added by Matt Ross on November 22, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Introducing "Remote Release" and "Choose Wisely"

Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company has firmly established itself in the local discourse since it opened in 2017.  With widely successful beer releases, and a top notch distribution model, Icarus has become a favorite for many beer enthusiasts throughout the state.  Now, a new beer series looks to take that excitement one step further.…

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Added by Matt Ross on November 22, 2019 at 7:58am — No Comments


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Cigar News - Caravan Cigar Company announces Fair Warning by Espinosa Cigars

Caravan Cigar Company has joined the La Zona Family of cigars with the release of their store exclusive "Fair Warning",  announced opening night of La Zona Palooza 2019 by Erik Espinosa.



Fair Warning is a medium bodied robusto (5 x 52), blended with Nicaraguan fillers from Esteli and Condega then wrapped in Candela and Brazilian Wrapper barber pole.



Says Brian Lewis of Caravan Cigars, "I believe it is the most unique smoking experience made…

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Added by Jason Meyers on November 9, 2019 at 10:35pm — No Comments


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Review: RoMa Craft Baka

Size: 5 x 50

Vitola: Poki

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: N/A…

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Added by 007MI6 on November 9, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments


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Cigar News - Single Cask Nation To Launch Ltd Edition Premium Cigar

Guilford, CT, USA— October 24, 2019 —J&J Spirits, the company behind the popular Single Cask Nation Whisky, announced the release of a rye cask aged premium cigar in collaboration with Aganorsa Leaf. The cigars themselves, Robusto in size measuring 5 1/4” x 50, are comprised of Habano Ecuador wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and…

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Added by Jason Meyers on November 7, 2019 at 12:53pm — No Comments


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Review: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT

 

Size: 5 x 52

Vitola: Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua…

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Added by 007MI6 on October 27, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments


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Cigar News - Fabien Ziegler Departs ACID Cigars and Drew Estate

October 21, 2019--Drew Estate, a global manufacturer and distributor of premium cigars announced today that Fabien Ziegler, Director of Consumer Engagement, is leaving the company to pursue other interests.





A twenty-year veteran “on the street”,…

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Added by Trippopolis on October 21, 2019 at 2:05pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Debuting "Upside Downside" in Cans; Re-Releasing OG Yacht Juice

For the first time in ages, the beer that put Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company on the map will be re-released in cans!  In a conversation with Icarus Owner and Head Brewer, Jason Goldstein, we were told, "We are bringing back O.G. Yacht Juice for the first time in ages in both Cans and on Draft with a full run making it around the state."  Yacht Juice initially debuted in April 2017, and quickly became Icarus' flagship beer earning high-praise across the…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 21, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments


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Review: Archetype Dawn of Destiny

Size: 5 x 50

Vitola: Robusto 

Wrapper: Ecuador…

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Added by 007MI6 on October 7, 2019 at 10:01pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Bringing Back "First Leap"; Debuting "Making Whoopie"

Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company continues to be one of the most talked about breweries in New Jersey, and, now, they're looking to be one of the most talked about in the country.  Icarus announced today that they are entering five of their standout beers in this year's Great American Beer Fest: Power Juicer, Touching the Sun, Bang…

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Added by Matt Ross on September 30, 2019 at 12:49pm — No Comments


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Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Connecticut

Brand: Jas Sum Kral 

Line: Tyrannical Buc Connecticut

Size: Generosos (5.5 x 40)

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder:…

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Added by Jason Meyers on September 18, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Drew Estate Ships ACID 20

August 27, 2019--Drew Estate announces today the national release of ACID 20 to retailers nationwide. The chromed out, double decade masterpiece was first showcased at the 2019 IPCPR Trade show held in Las Vegas, NV.





Over the past twenty years, ACID has become a vital,…

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Added by Trippopolis on August 27, 2019 at 4:19pm — No Comments


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Review: Cohiba Connecticut

Size: 5.5 x 52

Vitola: Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder: Mexico (San Andrés)

Filler: Brazil (Mata Fina)/Dominica Republic (Olor & Piloto Cubano)/Nicaragua…

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Added by 007MI6 on August 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Premium Cigar Association Pushes CigarCon to 2021

August 21, 2019--The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced that plans for CigarCon, a consumer event held in conjunction with its annual convention and trade show, will not take place in 2020 and will be considered for 2021. In addition to the date change, the PCA has also created a sub-committee to focus exclusively on CigarCon and expects participation from all classes of retailer and associate membership.

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Added by Trippopolis on August 21, 2019 at 11:16am — No Comments


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Review: Powstanie Wojtek

Brand: Powstanie 

Line: Wojtek, the “War Bear” (pronounced Voy-Tek)

Size: 5 x 50 (Perfecto)

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Added by Jason Meyers on August 12, 2019 at 5:13pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Cape May Planning to Can Great Notion Collab - Strawberry Taffy

Back in November 2018, Great Notion Brewing in Portland, Oregon released a collaboration with Cape May NJ's Cape May Brewing Company called Strawberry Taffy.  Now, according to a recent filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), it appears that beer might be coming to cans distributed by Cape May.

Strawberry Taffy is a 7%…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 6, 2019 at 10:46am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Releasing We Want The Lotus Gold

Special events in and around the Jersey Shore area around July 4th are not uncommon, and the same holds true for one of the Jersey Shore's preeminent breweries.  Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company is planning a new can release, and several special tappings to celebrate the holiday.

On Wednesday, Icarus will be releasing We Want The Lotus…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 2, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Brothers Of The Leaf Cigar

Drew Estate announces today the Rebirth of the BOTL, Brothers Of The Leaf as a Drew Diplomat Retailer brick and mortar exclusive. BOTL will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.





Harkening back to the early days of the interweb, a number of cigar communities formed that all shared one common bond, their love of the leaf. One of those early communities, BOTL.org, truly…

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Added by Trippopolis on June 25, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Adding Hungry Like The Wolf; Re-Releasing Waikikamukau

Summer is in full swing at Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company.  Fresh on the heels of a release of Invincible Summer, Icarus returns this week with a brand new offering and an old favorite.

First, Icarus will be re-releasing Waikikamukau.  An 8% ABV Imperial India Pale Ale, Waikikamukau is profiled as a "Heavily Wheated and Oated North East…

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Added by Matt Ross on June 25, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments

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