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Booze News: Cape May Brewing Company Collaborating with Night Shift Brewing on Brewberry

Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ and Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA made news for a Super Bowl bet the two breweries made on the 2018 Super Bowl.  When the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33, Night Shift Brewing owner Mike O’Mara traveled to the CMBC tasting room to serve as bartender for a day!…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 14, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Core3 Brewery Planning First Canning, The Road to Fislers Mill

Core3Brewery owners Alexi Skriapas and Larry Price, two longtime friends, set out in 2016 to take a risk and explore their dream of brewing craft beer.  After hiring Head Brewer Nick McMillen, previously of Three 3's Brewing in Hammonton, NJ, Core3 opened its doors officially in early August on Delsea Drive in Clayton, NJ, with the intent of being "your local go-to brewery for fun and entertainment". Now, five months later, the trio is already planning their first can…

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Added by Matt Ross on January 14, 2020 at 10:28am — No Comments


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Review: Cavalier Geneve Black Series II

Cavalier Black II

Size: 5 x 54

Vitola: Robusto Gordo

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres…

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Added by 007MI6 on January 11, 2020 at 2:27pm — No Comments


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Cigar News - Casa Cuevas Cigars Names Alec Cuevas Director Of Operations

 Casa Cuevas Cigars, announces that Alec Cuevas has been named Director of Operations. Alec Cuevas is the son of President Luis Cuevas Jr. and grandson of Master Blender Luis Cuevas Sr.  Alec…

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Added by Jason Meyers on January 9, 2020 at 5:42pm — No Comments


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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)

Wrapper:…

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

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