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CA Happy Hour: Blue Point Toasted Lager + Perdomo Craft Series Cigar Pairing

This Happy Hour goes out to the barbecue chef in all of us. Cigar and 'cue go together like peanut butter and jelly; and when you throw a crisp, cool beer into the mix - boy, you’re bordering nirvana. This week’s pairing is versatile; with a beer hailing from the beaches of Long Island and a cigar designed for beer, this dynamic duo will be the hit of your next pig roast. My advice: be a good guest, and bring this beer and cigar pairing to wherever you're going.

 

THE CIGAR: PERDOMO SPECIAL CRAFT SERIES AMBER GORDO

Coming from Perdomo’s Craft Series, the Amber is a sun-kissed Nicaraguan puro blended with beer in mind. Amber boasts notes of honey, chocolate, nuts and a lightly hoppy and malty profile, thanks in part to a robust, sun grown wrapper. You can throw your favorite IPA, pale ale, or lager at this cigar with ease.

perdomo craft series amber gordo

Blend

Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Sun Grown     Binder:  Nicaragua      Filler:  Nicaragua

Body: Medium     Customer Rating: 100

 

PAIRED WITH…

Beer: Blue Point Toasted Lager

Toasted Lager, the flagship beer for Blue Point and two-time Gold Medalist at the World Beer Cup (yes, it’s a thing), takes the cake for this pairing. Made with six different grains, this Long Island brew was named for its “toasted characteristic of our original direct-fire brick kettle”.   Perfectly balanced flavor of malt and hops, and a special proprietary lager yeast to give an exceptional, long lasting smooth finish.

Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor shows a handful of malts, caramel and toasted grain, giving this pairing an uncanny marriage of flavors. Throw down with this cigar and beer pairing after a few lobsters on the grill if you want to class it up or dress it down at your next clam bake.

ABV: 5.5%

Beer Rating: 3.5/5 (Beer Advocate)

 

That’s it for this week’s edition of Happy Hour - try this cigar pairing combo, and post your results below. Stay tuned for next week and stay thirsty!

Fred Lunt

Copywriter

Fred Lunt was discovered to be the youngest cigar smoker in his family shortly after setting his crib ablaze; today, he's added an avid whiskey and craft beer appetite to his lineup. Fred has worked in marketing, blogging and communications at boutique PR agencies across New York and has personally had the pleasure of witnessing over four breakdancing shows in a single commute on the NYC subway. Prior to his work in marketing Fred was a student of communications at Temple University and still holds illusions that Temple has a better football program than Penn State.

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