July 2018 Blog Posts (31)


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Booze News: Slack Tide Receives Approval for Tipsy Dipsy Label

Clermont, NJ's Slack Tide Brewing Company received approval on July 20th from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for a label for Tipsy Dipsy.

Tipsy Dipsy is an 8% ABV Double IPA.  Tipsy Dipsy debuted on draft at the brewery on New Year's Eve 2016.  The brewery's description of the beer is…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 30, 2018 at 2:08pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Black Label Trading Company Launches 2018 Morphine

July 30, 2018 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce its Fifth Anniversary release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra.

This release commemorates the Fifth Anniversary of both the company and its first limited release, Morphine. To celebrate the Anniversary the Lancero features a barber pole with Ecuador Maduro and San Andres Wrappers. The Short Robusto comes in Box Press and the original release Corona vitola…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 30, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Tuckahoe Brewing Company and Slack Tide Brewing Company Collab on Banner Plane (Updated)

On Thursday, two of southern NJ's premier breweries received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for a can label for the recently released Banner Plane.  Tuckahoe Brewing Company in Egg Harbor Township announced last Wednesday that they had collaborated with Clermont, NJ's Slack Tide Brewing Company, and the beer debuted on draft at Slack Tide on Wednesday and Tuckahoe on Thursday.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Mombacho Expands Distribution Globally and Reveals New Liga Maestro Packaging

July 25, 2018--Mombacho Cigars S.A. has broadened its international reach by adding distributers in four new countries. Germany, Japan, Mexico and Norway are now among the 16 countries where Mombacho Cigars are sold.



Awareness of our brand is not only growing in the US, but internationally as well,” said Robert Rasmussen, Brand Manager of Mombacho Cigars. “Our cigars can now be found in 16 countries worldwide and we are working diligently to…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 25, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Tuckahoe Brewing Company To Can Fu Man Blue (Updated)

Egg Harbor Township, NJ's Tuckahoe Brewing Company received approval on Tuesday from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for a can label for Fu Man Blue.

Fu Man Blue is a 5.0% ABV Blueberry Beer that debuted on draft at the brewery in early June. Text on the can art reads, "Our fruity…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 20, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Twin Elephant Brewing Company Planning Canning Run of Here There Be Monsters

In May 2017, Twin Elephant Brewing Company in Chatham, NJ debuted a new 6.8% ABV American IPA, Here There Be Monsters.  According to an approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) on Tuesday, the brewery is planning to make this their next can release.

Upon debut of the…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 20, 2018 at 11:57am — No Comments


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Booze News: Dark City Receives Approval for Buffer Zone Can Label

According to a label approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) on Wednesday, Dark City Brewing Company in Asbury Park, NJ is working on debuting Buffer Zone.

According to can art, Buffer Zone is a 6.2% ABV IPA with Citra and Calypso.  Buffer Zone will be brewed and canned out of…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 20, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: River Horse Brewing Company Receives TTB Approval for Hipp-O-Lantern Label

The pumpkins are coming!

We've hit the mid-point of the summer, and we've just seen our first mention of pumpkin beer for the year!  On Monday, Ewing, NJ's River Horse Brewing Company received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for a new label for Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin, their fall seasonal.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 18, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Canning Two New Beers

On Friday, Icarus Brewing Company in Lakewood, NJ had their "cAnniversary" party to celebrate the one year anniversary of their first can release.  All reports indicate that the crowd attending the event was the largest ever for Icarus. Icarus' Jason Goldstein told me that he was so excited about the response to the Barrel Fermented Bottles that Icarus would be "increasing the size of that program going forward".  As all of this was going on, Icarus was already moving on to the next release…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 16, 2018 at 10:56am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Drew Estate Reveals The Liga Privada H99

July 12, 2018--Drew Estate announces today that Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo will join the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 brand family. Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held, July 14-17, 2018 in Las Vegas Nevada.



Patience and a never-ending drive to craft the world’s most exceptional cigars are deeply rooted in the 10 year history of Liga Privada. Maintaining the…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 12, 2018 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment


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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Small Ring Gauge Liga Privadas and Nasty Fritas

July 11, 2018--Drew Estate announces the Corona Viva, Short Panatela, and Petit Corona vitola extensions for Liga Privada No. 9 and T52, as well as the Unico Serie Nasty Fritas will be available for Drew Diplomat Retailers. Each of the DDRP releases will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held, July 14-17, 2018 in Las Vegas Nevada.…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 11, 2018 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment


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Review: Espinosa Wasabi

Named for the spicy green condiment, and originally announced as part of the Espinosa Lounge exclusive Backroom Series, The Espinosa Wasabi was relaunched this year with a limited run of 500 10-count boxes.  

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


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Cigar News: Villiger Adds La Vencedora Gordo

July 11, 2018--Villiger Cigars, which is celebrating its 130 year Anniversary, unveiled its first ever full-bodied Villiger Cigar brand, the Villiger La Vencedora in early 2018. Villiger Cigars will now unveil the Villiger La Vencedora “Gordo” which is a new 6X60 size vitola at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas. Reviews by consumers and media alike have been strong as the Villiger La Vencedora received a 92 rating by CigarSnob Magazine, a 92 Four Star rating by Cigar Journal, and…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 11, 2018 at 10:52am — No Comments


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Review: Romeo San Andres

Romeo San Andres

Size: 6 x 54

Vitola: Toro…

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Added by 007MI6 on July 11, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Herrera Esteli Gets a Fresh Look, Reveals Brazilian Maduro and Full Miami Line

July 10, 2018--Today Drew Estate announces the rebranding of the Herrera Esteli flagship brand, as well as the national release of the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro and Herrera Esteli Miami. The entire, updated Herrera Esteli brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 14-17, 2018 in Las Vegas Nevada.…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 10, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Mombacho Responds to Trademark Dispute Ruling

July 10, 2018--On July 6, 2018 the United States Patent and Trademark Office released their ruling on Mombacho Cigars’ 2015 petition for cancelation of Tropical Tobacco’s registration on the Principal Register for the mark MOMBACHO for “cigars” on the grounds of abandonment.



The USPTO dismissed the petition on the basis that Mombacho Cigars did not prove that Tropical Tobacco did not sell bona fide quantities of MOMBACHO branded cigars for three consecutive years (Tropical…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Review: Micallef Migdalia

Brand: Micallef

Line: Migdalia

Size: Corona Gorda (4 x 46)

Wrapper: San Andres Habano

Binder:…

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Added by Jason Meyers on July 9, 2018 at 2:41pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Undercrown Dojo Dogma Returning at IPCPR 2018

July 9, 2018--Drew Estate announces the Undercrown Dojo Dogma will be returning to Drew Diplomat Humidors across the United States. “Dogma” was created originally to celebrate the one year anniversary of the online cigar community Cigar Dojo, a mobile application available on the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store. Undercrown Dojo Dogma will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 14-17, 2018 in Las Vegas…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 9, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Conclave Brewing Registers Label for Trees of Green

In early May, Conclave Brewing in Flemington, NJ debuted their newest Double IPA in their tap room - Trees of Green.  After receiving rave reviews, it appears we might be seeing Trees of Green as the next canned offering from Conclave.

On Thursday, Conclave Brewing received approval from the…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 9, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Unveils Cinco Decadas

July 6, 2018--Because fifty years as pioneers and leaders of the Nicaraguan cigar industry deserve a superb tribute, Joya de Nicaragua is proud to present Cinco Decadas. A cigar not only made with an exclusive collection of tobaccos but also with fifty years of accumulated knowledge, experience and resilience unique to the first tobacco factory to craft premium handmade cigars in Nicaragua.





Joya de Nicaragua…

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Added by Trippopolis on July 6, 2018 at 2:05pm — No Comments

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