Monday, April 4, 2011

New Cigar and Beer Releases for April 4, 2011

Beer News and Releases

Flying Dog Backyard Ale

Flying Dog Backyard Ale. It’s a beer made in collaboration with Chef Bryan Voltaggio though the brewery hasn’t released any more details on it. The First batch was brewed March 29th, so we should see it start hitting the shelves in a few weeks. It has been approved in both 750ml bombers and 12 oz. bottles with an ABV of  7.5%.
This should be a great "Summer Cook-Out" beer....can't wait to try one!

Outblack Ale

Collaboration between De Struise Brouwers (Oostvletere, Belguim) and Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Baltimore, Maryland).
Stillwater Artisanal Ales was ranked #2 for the Best New Brewers of 2011.

This Belgian Strong Ale was joined happily with another powerhouse, the Black IPA.
You take a chocolate sweet strong ale put it together with the high & strong hop style of the  IPA, and you get Outblack, a wonderful combination of Chocolate and Hops goodness!
The beer boasts a 10% ABV and will be available in the 22oz formats, hoping to see these hitting the store shelves early summer. For more info watch for the American Craft Beer Festival, it should be making it's US debut there....Stay tuned..

Weyerbacher - Sixteen (2011 version)

Weyerbacher Brewing will be releasing their 16th Anniversary ale this year.

The initial details reveal this year’s 16 will be a Braggot style ale. Braggots are considered some of the oldest styles of beer. They were mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in the 1300′s. Braggots are variants of mead, typically brewed with honey & hops. Later Braggots (also called Brackett) included honey, hops & malt. The arrival date for this brew will be sometime June 2011 and will sport a robust ABV of 10.5%.

Cigar News and Releases

La Aurora - Para Japon

La Aurora S.A. has created a new cigar meant to help the people of Japan who are reeling from a March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 dead.
La Aurora's Para Japón—which translates to "For Japan"—will be shipped to Aurora cigar distributors soon. A portion of proceeds from sales of the cigar will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund, via Japan Tobacco Imex Co. Ltd.
The cigar is going to be a Robusto measuring 5" long with a size 50 ring gauge. The cigar is said to be medium to full bodied, made with aged leaves of undisclosed origin and wrapped in Nicaraguan wrapper.
The cigars, called Sumo Robustos, will be bundled 25 to a box and decorated with artwork by Mario Takeyama and Dan Reeve, the design team of while Takeyama is a native of Japan.

Rocky Patel - Decade Edition Limited

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, the Naples, Florida, company that sells cigars made in Honduras and Nicaragua, has released a limited run of its Rocky Patel Decade Edición Limitada.
The cigars shipped to retailers the first week of March and come in three sizes, all of them made in ring gauge size of 52. The Robusto is 5 1/2" long, the Toro is 6" long, and the Torpedo is 6 1/4".
They will retail for roughly $10.60, $11.60 and $12.10, respectively.
Production of the Decade Edición Limitada will be restricted to 500 boxes of each size, which are packed 20 the the box, for a run of 30,000 cigars.

A. Turrent - Triple Play

A. Turrent has created a cigar a cigar featuring three different maduro tobaccos: San Andres Morron, Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan. Dubbed the A. Turrent Triple Play. The cigar features a San Andres Morron wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a blend including three tobaccos mentioned earlier. 
A dark torpedo with a strong espresso flavor on the first puff. The cigar draws well, and the espresso flavor continues in addition to some cedary impressions.

LENGTH: 6 1/8"
FILLER: Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras
BINDER: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf

Cheers and Enjoy!

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