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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introducing CAO Amazon Anaconda

For the final chapter in CAO's Amazon Trilogy, we set out to create something bold.

The result?

The first cigar of its kind in the United States. It's rustic Fuma Em Corda Arapiraca and primitive Braganca wrapped in a Bahiano Habano leaf.

And it's coming soon.…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 10, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

IPCPR 2017: Wall-To-Wall Coverage

John and Tripp are out in Vegas for this year's 85th IPCPR Industry Trade Show.  Stay Tuned to Cigar Federation for ALL your IPCPR updates.  We'll try to update this page regularly as more information comes along!

IPCPR Day Recaps

Booth Recaps…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 12, 2017 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Exclusive Florida Sun Grown "FSG" Brand with partner Jeff Borysiewicz



Sunday, July 9, 2017 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate announced today that the company will begin shipping Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Cigars nationally to DDRP accounts.  This brand features tobacco grown in Clermont, Florida, by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company and the Florida Sun Grown Farm. The brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, which will be held…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 11, 2017 at 8:27am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate debuts Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION” for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Drew Estate announces the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition will be exclusively available for sale through Drew Diplomat Retailers.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 8, 2017 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Press Release: Santa Muerte ships to select Retailers

    October 25, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce they are shipping SANTA MUERTE to select retailers this week.  

    

    “This is our first year to produce Santa Muerte.  It features six filler tobaccos which create a very unique and rich flavor profile. You experience layer…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 25, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate and Pappy & Company Announce Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Churchill and Pappy Drew Limitada for the Holidays

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the exclusive release of the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Churchill and the Pappy Drew Limitada to Pappy & Company, the online store of the Van Winkle Family located at www.pappyco.com.



From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew, “I just checked the shipment in the Miami Warehouse yesterday. We really went out of our way to make sure that people could… Continue

Added by Matt Ross on October 20, 2016 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Press Release: From Space to Smoke, Omar de Frias Resigns from NASA

Springfield, VA (October 17, 2016) – Omar de Frias, owner of Fratello Cigars, has resigned from NASA after more than a decade.

 

“I set an aggressive goal for myself at IPCPR. I exceeded that goal. Given the enormous support I received and increasing demand for Fratello, this was the time to give the…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 17, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate announces Herrera Estelí Edicíon Limitada H-Town Lancero for Stogies World Class Cigars

Friday, October 14, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that they would be releasing the Herrera Estelí Edicion Limitada H-Town Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.

The H-Town Lancero will be presented in a 7 x 38 Lancero and will be packaged in 10 count…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 14, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Press Release: Holiday Cigar Fundraiser To Benefit the Law Enforcement Officers Only Charity

Madison Hill Marketing



Presents



Holiday Cigar Fundraiser



To Benefit the



Law Enforcement Officers Only Charity



Thursday, December 08, 2016



The Metropolitan Society Cigar Club



1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Bldg. 8 Suite 62, Fairfield, NJ 07004



6 pm



$130 Per Person



$135 Tickets Day of Event



Featuring



Open Bar



The Brownstone’s Ultimate Buffet



Holiday…

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Added by Matt Ross on October 3, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Press Release: Olde Ezra's White Ale Now Available

Today begins the FDA regulation of cigars, but Ezra Zion wants to have one more drink with you before "Last Call".…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 8, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

August 1, 2016 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the annual release of SANTA MUERTE: Hand crafted in Esteli at Fabrica Oveja Negra.





Santa Muerte is being released in small batches leading up to its official birth date of November 1st .



“We have gone out of the box on…

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Added by Matt Ross on August 4, 2016 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

[Press Release] Drew Estate announces Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pigs, Liga Privada T52 Flying Pigs, and Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rats for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Sunday, July 24, 2016 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the release of Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rats, Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pigs and Tubos, and Liga Privada T52 Flying Pigs and Tubos to Drew Diplomat Retailers. The cigars will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2403) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 24 – 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 12:07pm — 5 Comments

[Press Release] Drew Estate welcomes Glenn Wolfson as Chief Executive Officer, and Rich Cutler returns to Senior Vice President of Sales

Saturday, July 23, 2016 — Miami, Florida - Glenn Wolfson has been hired by Drew Estate as Chief Executive Officer, a newly established position at Drew Estate. In this new role, Wolfson is responsible for overseeing all business at Drew Estate day to day. Rich Cutler returns to Drew Estate as Senior Vice President of Sales for transitional support. Drew Estate met with its team on Thursday to announce that Michael Cellucci had left the company…

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Added by Matt Ross on July 24, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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