April 2018 Blog Posts (23)


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Cigar News: Cubariqueño Cigar Company Announces Protocol Official Misconduct

April 30, 2018--Cubariqueño Cigar Company has announced the fourth regular release cigar for Protocol, the Official Misconduct.  The Official Misconduct is a 6x50 Toro which is being produced at Erik Espinosa's La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and will be packaged in 10 count boxes.…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 30, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Southern Draw Cigars Announces Rose Of Sharon Perfecto as Second IGNITE Release

April 30, 2018--IGNITE project release #2 will be an exciting new size for the award winning Rose of Sharon.  The medium bodied blend that was blessed as the 2017 #1 Cigar of the Year by Stogie Geeks (Joe D.) and Tuesday Night Cigar Club, #2 Cigar of the Year by Phillip Kohn a.k.a. the Katman with a perfect 100 rating, the #8 Cigar of the Year by HalfWheel – the Consensus, and 10 other Top 25 Cigars of the Year will now be offered in a special round format.

Each…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 30, 2018 at 12:36pm — No Comments


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Review: AVO Improvisation 30th

Brand: AVO

Line: Improvisation 30th

Size: Double Corona (7.5 x 50)

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Marron

Binder:…

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Added by Jason Meyers on April 30, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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News: Man Skirt Brewing to Bottle Fully Regimental

One of the newest offerings from Man Skirt Brewing in Hackettstown, NJ is about to make its way to corked and caged bottles according to the brewery on Saturday.  

On Tuesday, Joe Fisher's Man Skirt Brewing received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for a label for…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 28, 2018 at 11:55am — No Comments


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Cigar News: General Cigar Company names Chris Tarr Vice President of Marketing

April 28, 2017--Regis Broersma, president of General Cigar announced today that Chris Tarr, regional sales manager, has been named the company’s vice president of marketing.

Chris is the right person to lead the marketing organization and I am very pleased he accepted the position. He brings a strong background in on-premise marketing, having worked for seven years at Coors Brewing Company before joining General Cigar in 2008. Together with his expertise…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 26, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon (Lancero)

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Size: 6.5 x 40

Vitola: Lancero

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua…

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Added by 007MI6 on April 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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News: Kane to Release Bourbon Barrel Aged Sunday Brunch

Kane Brewing Company in Ocean, NJ is, arguably, New Jersey's most well-known craft brewery.  Today, the brewery announced that one of their most popular beers was getting the barrel-aged treatment!

In a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, the brewery…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 25, 2018 at 5:26pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Casa Fernandez Officially Rebrands as Aganorsa Leaf

April 24, 2018--CASA FERNANDEZ has a new name and look.  The Miami based cigar company, owned and operated by Eduardo Fernandez and his son Max, serves as the distribution center for their eponymous cigar lines as well as the JFR, LUNATIC, and GUARDIAN OF THE FARM brands among others, and will now be operating under the name AGANORSA LEAF. The name change and new logo are designed to align the company with the Fernandez family’s massive leaf growing operation in Nicaragua,…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 24, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments


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News: Cape May Brewing Company Registers Labels for Anniversary Ale and Catch The Drift

Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, New Jersey is celebrating their 7th Anniversary this summer, and we might be getting insight into their plans for this year's celebration.

On Tuesday, Cape May received approval for a label for Anniversary Ale 7.0 - the latest in their Double IPA series. …

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Added by Matt Ross on April 20, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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News: Czig Meister Expanding The Farm Hand Nitro Series; Adding Orange Cream Ale Cans (Updated)

Last week, Czig Meister Brewing Company in Hackettstown, NJ debuted The Farm Hand series in cans with Strawberry Cream Ale on Nitro. Now, it appears that they are going to introduce Orange Cream Ale in cans as well.

The Farm Hand series includes all of Czig's Cream Ales on Nitro - each including a different fruit. Czig Meister utilizes a base cream ale across the entire series.  Once the fermenting process completes, Czig Meister re-ferments the beer on the fruit, and then adds…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 19, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Joya De Nicaragua Announces TAA Exclusive Antaño Presidente

April 18, 2018--Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of TAA, and 10 years of distribution partnership by introducing the Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente, exclusively for TAA. 



Five decades ago, two great institutions in the cigar world began operations. The Tobacconist Association of America (TAA), and also, Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua. TAA is a group of selected tobacco retailers and specialists…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Emilio Cigars Grimalkin Returns For 2018

April 18, 2018--Originally released in 2011, Grimalkin was widely acclaimed and became a breakout cigar for Emilio Cigars.

 

Grimalkin was always a cigar that stood out in the Emilio portfolio.  It was intriguing, so when Scott Zucca, owner of Emilio cigars, asked me to recreate a…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 18, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments


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News: Bolero Snort Registers Label for 20th & Bull

On April 15th, Bolero Snort Brewery based out of Ridgefield Park, NJ registered a label for the latest stout to be produced by the company - 20th & Bull Stout.

20th & Bull Stout is an Imperial Stout that leverages the base beer for Bergen County Bull Stout , and adds adjuncts of a 5th Avenue…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 18, 2018 at 10:21am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Promotes Michael Giannini to General Manager

April 17, 2018--Just months since becoming Creative Director, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased

to announce Michael Giannini’s promotion to General Manager. A charismatic innovator, Giannini has been leading the brand vision and development for VCC and its proprietary products. He will retain his role as Creative Director, continuing to drive the direction and evolution of Ventura Cigar Company and its exemplary products.



I am so proud and…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 17, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Black Label Trading Co. Shipping Bishop's Blend 2018 This Month

April 17, 2018 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping Bishops Blend vintage 2018 to select retailers later this month. Bishops Blend is hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

I’m very excited about the third release of Bishops Blend. This is one of our most anticipated releases of the year and the 2018 vintage will not disappoint. The 2018 boasts big bold flavors of anise, pepper, raisins and a sweet…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 17, 2018 at 10:24am — 2 Comments


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News: Tuckahoe Brewing Co. to can The New Old School IPA and The Long Hug (Updated)

Last week, Tuckahoe Brewing Company in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, registered a label with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for The New Old School India Pale Ale (IPA).  

The New Old School IPA is a 6.5% ABV, 55 IBU India Pale Ale that initially debuted in late January 2018.  The…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 16, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments


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News: Icarus Brewing Debuting 'Power Juicer' in Cans

On April 11, Icarus Brewing Company based in Lakewood, New Jersey received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for a can label for its next IPA, Power Juicer.

Power Juicer is a heavily wheated and oated North East Imperial India Pale Ale with…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 14, 2018 at 9:19pm — No Comments


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News: Cape May Brewing Company and DC Brau Collaborate on L'Attitude Experimental IPA

On April 11, Cape May Brewing Company based in Cape May, New Jersey received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for a can label for L'Attitude Experimental IPA, a collaboration with DC Brau Brewing Company based out of Washington, D.C.

The label art indicates that the beer,…

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Added by Matt Ross on April 14, 2018 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment


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News: Southern Draw Announces First IGNITE Release, The Jacob's Ladder Lancero

April 11, 2018--After announcing their new charitable endeavor named IGNITE some good earlier this week, Southern Draw Cigars has announced that the Jacob's Ladder Lancero will be the first of 5 cigars in the series for…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 11, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


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Press Release: Southern Draw Cigars Announce New Charitable Endeavor, IGNITE Some Good

April 6, 2018--Teaming up with premium cigar retailers and sponsors to help select charities, Southern Draw Cigars is proud to announce its new charitable strategy as we endeavor to IGNITE some good.

Our Vision.

IGNITE, is a creative way for Southern Draw Cigars to dedicate NEW release cigars to provide hope, morale and charity to those in need.  Southern Draw Cigars with its partners will join together by voluntarily assisting in all…

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Added by Trippopolis on April 9, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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