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CA Happy Hour: Totally Naked Pale Lager + Oliva Cigar Pairing

CA Happy Hour: Totally Naked Pale Lager + Oliva Connecticut Reserve Cigar Pairing

By Fred Lunt

There’s nothing like the comradery of a summer day at the ball park, on the golf course, or out on open water with a rod in hand and the catch of the day sitting on the other end. Cigars and beer make the best sharing pairings for summer events – so this time, we’ve brought you a stellar budget-friendly cigar and beer pairing for your weekend getaway. Check out this weekend’s pick!

The Cigar: Oliva Connecticut Reserve Robusto

The Oliva Connecticut Reserve is a fantastically mellow cigar, and it’s perfect to throw in the tackle box or golf bag for summer merriment. Whether you’re kicking back after a pickup softball game or shooting the breeze at the clubhouse, the smooth Nicaraguan fillers wrapped in a stunning Connecticut wrapper are going to be the cherry on top. There’s no shortage of wood, coffee and cream notes that pair perfectly with a sturdy lager.

totally naked lager beer cigar pairing oliva connecticut reserve

Blend

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut   Binder: Nicaraguan   Filler: Nicaraguan

Body: Mellow      Customer Rating: 94

Paired with…

Beer: Totally Naked Pale Lager

Pure, unadulterated beer is what you’re going to get with Totally Naked. This Wisconsin-style beer uses a two-row barley malt to give you a mellow and smooth body. Brewed with natural ingredients – no artificial additives here – and imported Noble Hop varieties from Germany and the Czech Republic, this beer has a crisp, clear flavor profile with a fine mature aroma and no coarse bitterness. Beer at its most basic, my friends!

ABV: 4.25%

Beer Rating: 3.7/5 (Beer Advocate)

That’s it for this week’s edition of Happy Hour – drop a comment below once you’ve tried this cigar pairing. Stay tuned for next week, and stay thirsty!

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I would love to submit some beers for consideration of pairings. Where can I send them to?

Fred Lunt

Fred Lunt

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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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