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Booze News: Conclave Brewing Receives TTB Approval for Moonwater Label

Right before Thanksgiving, Conclave Brewing debuted another in a long line of stellar IPA offerings - Moonwater.  Now, according to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), it appears the Flemington, NJ brewery might be gearing up to can Moonwater.

On February 15th, Conclave received TTB approval for a can label for…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 19, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Flying Fish Brewing Company Gearing Up For Busy March

Known widely for their Exit Series which produced beers for each exit on the New Jersey Turnpike to reflect the diversity of the Garden State, Somerdale, NJ's Flying Fish Brewing Company has been on the scene in various forms since 1995.  In recent years, a rebranding and an uptick in limited release modern styles has seen renewed popularity in the brewery.  Now, it appears Flying Fish's…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 19, 2019 at 8:58am — No Comments


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Review: Plasencia 146 Cosecha

Plasencia 146 Cosecha La Vega

Size: 5.25 x 52

Vitola: Robusto Gordo

Wrapper: Honduras…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 15, 2019 at 10:47pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Jessi Flores Leaves Drew Estate/Subculture Studios

February 14, 2019--Drew Estate, a global manufacturer and distributor of premium cigars announced today that Jessi Flores, Director of Subculture Studios, is leaving the company to pursue new business ventures.



Jessi is a twenty-year veteran, having joined Drew Estate in 1999 after founder Jonathan Drew discovered his unique style of street art on the walls of Estelí, Nicaragua.  During his tenure, Mr. Flores has been a driving force behind the…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 14, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Shipping Tyrannical Buc This April

February 13, 2019--Jas Sum Kral Cigars has announced that the upcoming Tyrannical Buc, which was announced in January, will be shipping to retailers this April.

"Fresh from the gifted intellect of creator Riste Ristevski, this first-rate cigar yields a true power house blend of entrancing flavors and palate-pleasing complexity…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 13, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Two Ton Brewing To Can Do What's In Your Heart

Two Ton Brewing has been contract brewing since 2015, but it wasn't until October of 2018 that the brewery firmly established permanent residence in Kenilworth, New Jersey.  Since opening, Two Ton has been working on furthering their distribution model, and, according to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), we have insight into the next can offering we might see from Two Ton.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 13, 2019 at 8:05am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Mombacho Cigars Restructures Marketing Team

February 11, 2019--The Granada based premium boutique cigar manufacturer announced

today a management restructuring after Mombacho Cigars, S.A. and Rob Rasmussen, Brand Manager, made the joint decision to end their work relationship effective February 11, 2019. Jaxsears Inc. will now lead Mombacho’s marketing activities while Rob Rasmussen will continue pursuing other professional interests.…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 11, 2019 at 5:01pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Co., Dark City Brewing Company and Last Wave Brewing Co. Collaborate on Jersey Triad

We've recently announced the news of a collaboration between Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Co and Seaside Heights' Heavy Reel Brewing Company, but that is not the only big Icarus collaboration debuting this week. According to Jason Goldstein, owner and head brewer at Icarus, the brewery is working with Asbury Park's Dark City Brewing Company and Point Pleasant…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 11, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Releasing Heavy Reel Collab, Just Wing It

Back in late December 2017, Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company released a collaboration with Seaside Heights' Heavy Reel Brewing Company called Bay Dreamer that was later canned and released by Icarus.  Now, it appears that the two breweries are working on releasing another collaboration - Just Wing It.

In September 2018, Heavy Reel debuted Just Wing It on draft in their tap room.  Listed as a 7.5% ABV Milk Stout, Heavy Reel profiled this collaboration with Icarus as "jam…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 11, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Kane Brewing Company Set to Release Horus Collab, A Bird To Explore All Shores

What do you get when you take, arguably, New Jersey's best brewery and add in one of the top barrel-aging programs in the world?  According to a filing on February 7th with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), you get A Bird To Explore All Shores.

On October 27, 2017, Ocean Township, New Jersey's Kane Brewing Company…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 11, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Hires Dave Lafferty as Vice President of Sales

February 6th, 2019--David Lafferty has been named the future Vice President of Sales at

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT).



Lafferty spent eleven years employed with Drew Estate in a sales position. He began his career as the New

England Sales Representative to be promoted to the East Coast Regional Sales Manager and…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 6, 2019 at 12:27pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Wet Ticket Brewing Registers Label for Rahway or the Highway

As the federal government shutdown has ended, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is open and approving label registrations for small breweries throughout the country.  Wet Ticket Brewing in Rahway, NJ has jumped quickly back on the bandwagon with approval from the TTB coming on January 31st for a label for a new beer - Rahway or the Highway.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 6, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Atabey Updates Packaging In Response To Counterfeiting

United Cigar, distributor of premium cigars in the United States announced today that measures have been put into place to prevent counterfeiting of their premium line from Selected Tobacco; Atabey. “Over the last year we have heard whispers of counterfeit or unbanded Atabeys” said Oliver Nivaud of United Cigars. “Regretfully, these whispers have turned into a reality and a few mislead consumers have felt the effects. Atabey is hand-rolled in Costa Rica and every cigar adorns the highly…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 5, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Debuting There's Always Money In The Bullnana Stand and Licking Toads

With the Federal Government's shutdown over, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) back at work, Icarus Brewing Company in Lakewood, NJ is back to releasing some fun, new beers.  

On Monday, Icarus announced their collaboration with Bolero Snort - There's Always Money in the Bullnana Stand.  On their Facebook post announcing the…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 5, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Benjamin Holt Purchases Dissident Cigars

January 29, 2019-- Benjamin Holt has purchased Dissident Cigars.

Benjamin Holt states, “Over the past few years I have seen many cigar brands come and go. Some stopped operations due to fear of FDA regulations. Others because of failure to adapt to the changes in the market. My intent with Dissident is to learn from those lessons and utilize my experience from both the retail side and as a cigar representative to create a cigar brand for a new generation of cigar…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 29, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Smoke Inn Announces MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper As Next in Microblend Series

January 25, 2019--Smoke Inn has collaborated with MoyaRuiz Cigars to introduce the 13th installment of their popular Microblend ™ Series.  For this unique collaboration Smoke Inn asked MoyaRuiz Cigars for something extremely creative and unique.  Some of their popular limited releases have been off the wall and even controversial , who better to ask!  Their answer was simple The Hand Gripper!  …

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Added by Trippopolis on January 25, 2019 at 8:28pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Cigar Dojo Unveils Cigar Wars 2.0

January 23, 2019– The world's most fun and

addicting cigar ranking system has been re-built from the ground up,

offering a more personalized and comprehensive experience for the

cigar enthusiast.



Like the original Cigar Wars system, which first debuted in 2015, the

modernized web application presents users with a simple choice: cigar

(a) or cigar (b)... This…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 24, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Black Label Trading Company Merges With Emilio Cigars

January 23, 2019 — Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) will take over the branding and marketing of Emilio Cigars. As part of the merger, all cigar production will move to BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Cavatina, LJZ, Papa Joe and Grimalkin cigar lines are already produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Scott Zucca, owner of Emilio Cigars, will remain involved and continue distribution for both BLTC and Emilio Cigars through his distribution company L.J. Zucca…

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Added by Trippopolis on January 23, 2019 at 11:36am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Debuting DDH Milking It

In June, Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company debuted Milking It, a Lactose Northeast IIPA with Experimental Hop 09326.  As Icarus kicks off their third year, the company is set to announce a DDH version of Milking It.

DDH Milking It is an 8.1% ABV IIPA with Lactose.  According to Icarus owner and head brewer, Jason Goldstein, DDH Milking It is…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 14, 2019 at 1:27pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Returning This Spring

January 14, 2019--Miami Cigar & Company announced on Monday that Nestor Miranda will be reintroducing the ever popular Special Selection line to their Nicaraguan line of premium cigars, in conjunction with the celebration of their 30th anniversary of business in 2019. Originally introduced in the mid-2000's, Special Selection will once again be coming from My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua in the Habano Rosado blend. Nestor Miranda Special Selection will be offered…

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