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…Continue
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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…Continue
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February 6th, 2019--David Lafferty has been named the future Vice President of Sales at
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT).
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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! …Continue
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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
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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Drew Estate Factory Smokes Sweet
Size: 6 x 52
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January 11, 2019-- United Cigars began release of the 2013 vintage of the Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas on Friday. Allocations of the Grand Poemas were made as only 200 boxes were produced with this unique tobacco. All 200 boxes are offered in humidors designed by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco.…Continue
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January 10, 2019--Drew Estate announces today it is shipping the Herrera Esteli Norteño Edicion Limitada to Drew Diplomat retailers nationwide.
Originally released in 2015, the Herrera Esteli Norteño showcases extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing…Continue
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January 9, 2019--Espinosa Cigars officially announced the Crema Rabito will become the fourth vitola, and first line extension within the Crema.
The cigar was teased on Facebook Live, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and is now available to retailers as of today.
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Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company has announced their Second Anniversary Party for this Saturday, January 12 beginning at noon. Icarus announced that they will have three different Anniversary cans available as well as BA Bottle offerings. They will be announcing releases throughout the week leading up to Saturday's party, but we caught up with Icarus Owner and Head Brewer Jason Goldstein this…Continue
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January 02, 2019--Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce that Jack Toraño has joined the company as its new Director of Sales, effective January 2nd, 2019.
“I’ve known Jack for years, he will bring a different dynamic to the company and having him on board is a perfect fit for us. Jack will be a huge asset, traveling the country, promoting the brand, reaching new customers and growing…Continue
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Jan 02, 2019--Davidoff Cigars proudly releases another complex multi-origin blend within its Winston Churchill cigar range. The beautiful Robusto cigar with tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will be available for a limited time only and will be released along with limited edition accessories leveraging one of Sir Winston’s multiple facets of character – The Traveller.…
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This year, we are moving to a 2 year cycle for our top 25 list. This means any cigar released in 2017 or 2018 is eligible. Jason, Denis and I each created a list, and then worked together to re-rank all of the candidates in an order we could agree on. And now we present... The list for 2018! --Tripp…Continue