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Beer and Cigars

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ant7780, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. @Cubatobaco Im surprised you haven't posted on here yet.
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  2. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (390) Kansas Jan 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    I agree with this. Cigars, a crisp beer, and a patio are damn near the perfect afternoon. My beer drinking/cigar smoking habit takes a hit and/or goes on pause when it's colder than 45 degrees outside.
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  3. chibeerguy1381

    chibeerguy1381 Aficionado (215) Colorado Dec 3, 2013 Beer Trader

  4. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (720) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    Doesn't get much better than that. Sig II or III?
  5. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (720) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    I tried to stay away, but you had to drag me in...lol.
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  6. chibeerguy1381

    chibeerguy1381 Aficionado (215) Colorado Dec 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Not sure what Sig II or Sig III means. A friend of mine aged the cigars for about 10 years in his humidor and gave me a box when he decided he was done smoking. Thought the Utopias was the proper beer for it.
  7. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (720) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    Well, the beer was definitely a perfect fit for the nuances that a Cohiba has. Cohiba has a Linea Series that contains sizes called Siglo (I - VI). From the picture, I couldn't tell the exact one. Siglo II's are 5 1/4 x 42 and the III is 6 3/8 x 44. Hope you enjoyed both!
  8. IMO, a nice cup of espresso or a real dark coffee pairs perfectly with cigars. my latest kick is epicure no. 2's with a double espresso with sugar, Cuban style. the creaminess of the epicures are ALMOST too light to stand up to coffee, but I like it. I haven't had any luck with beers and cigars. however I smoke more in the summer on the deck with a cold IPA and have never paired a cigar with a darker, more boozy brew.
  9. chibeerguy1381

    chibeerguy1381 Aficionado (215) Colorado Dec 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Ah ok, it's a Sig III. Definitely the best and smoothest cigar I've ever had. Waiting for some weather to do this pairing again. Somehow I think it'll be even better in my backyard rather then my garage next to space heater.
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  10. Used to love a fine cigar and beer combo
    Still love the smell of cigars
    Just cant smoke em any longer :(
  11. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Savant (420) Florida May 15, 2011

    Ive helped set up many a cigar-beer pairing for friends, but I could never do such a thing. I enjoy the occasional puff from a cigar....but finishing a whole one? doubtful.....even though I might give it a shot when one of my friends gets married in a couple of months.

    Personalty I think that a good cigar can pair better with a beer than it can with a glass of whisky, but that's just me.
  12. Give me these 2 things and my backyard fire pit... and wake me in the morning
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  13. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Champion (760) North Carolina Nov 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Drink a Cigar City Black Ash...its a cigar in a bottle
  14. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Savant (390) Illinois Sep 1, 2009 Verified

    While I'm not a big fan of the Makers Mark cigars (not worth the price) I'm a big fan of Makers on the rocks with a cigar. I roll many of my cigars in Myers Rum and let them sit for a few days to perk up the cheaper smokes.

    That said the only beer I'll drink while smoking a cigar is an IPA or DIPA
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  15. BeerJeeper

    BeerJeeper Disciple (60) Colorado Jan 8, 2014

    Not sure if it has been mentioned but the Rocky Mountain Cigar Fest in Boulder is always a good time. People travel from all over to attend. Cigars, craft beer, cars and guns. Real good time.

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  16. WOW!! Four out of five of a guy's favorite things! :);):p:D
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  17. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Damn give me one of those sticks and anything!
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  18. just needs bacon!
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  19. Pegli

    Pegli Savant (315) Rhode Island Aug 30, 2006

    After a hard day of shoveling, I'm puffing on an Illusione Rothschilde and drinking a homebrewed Grodziskie
  20. That's not the fifth favorite thing in my way of thinking, but it's a damn good optional choice so let's call bacon a 5.5. ;)
  21. Yes, it would be. Beer does not pair well with cigars. One of those times where good thing + good thing equals bad. I've tried to pair several great beers with a cigar, including a KBS. It was a total waste of beer. I can tell you as a former smoker that few things fuck with your ability to taste like smoke, particularly during smoking. You need liquor, otherwise what you are drinking does not have the intensity of flavor to stand up to cigar smoke. And even then, you are missing a lot of what the spirit has to offer, so it's advisable to stick to something one-dimensional.

    That being said, I could see a pils or similar light, crisp beer pairing well with a cigar as a way to avoid palate fatigue and to keep your whistle wet. But pairing for flavor just doesn't work.
  22. BigMike

    BigMike Champion (755) Pennsylvania May 8, 2008 Verified

    I used to be a big cigar fan. I agree that it's difficult (at least for me) to find something to pair with it that doesn't just end up tasting like whatever cigar I'm smoking at the time.