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.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan
Body: Mellow Customer Rating: 94
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!
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!