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

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.

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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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