Slider Uncategorized Weekly Spotlight — 12 September 2017

These Fall releases from Cigar City just landed in the Garden State!

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MADURO

Maduro is a Northern English-style Brown Ale with some American affectations. Maduro is higher in alcohol than the common English Brown Ale and features flaked oats in the malt bill which imparts a silky body and works to mesh the roasted, toasted and chocolate components together in Maduro’s complex malt profile. The end result is a remarkably full-flavored yet approachable  Brown Ale that pairs well with mild to medium cigars

ABV: 5.5%

OG: 14

IBU: 25

SRM: 32

TASTING NOTES: Aromas reminiscent of toffee and chocolate macaroons belie the low alcohol content and moderate body of this well-rounded English-style Brown Ale. Semi-sweet chocolate, almond and brown sugar flavors fill the palate but quickly dissipate into a dry, clean finish with notes of coffee grounds.

GUAYABERA

Traditional throughout Latin America, the guayabera shirt combines style, functionality, form and tradition in it’s four-pocketed design.  We at Cigar City feel the same reverence and appreciation for the guayabera that we do for the Citra hop varietal, an ingredient that imparts notes of tangerine, lime and berries to this traditional American Pale Ale.  The exclusive use of Citra hops in this beer creates a flavor that’s at once unique and recognizable, while it’s dry, crisp character and moderate alcohol make it as refreshing and functional as a crisp linen guayabera.

ABV: 5.5%

OG: 13

IBU: 50

SRM: 8

TASTING NOTES: Bright berry, lime leaf and tangerine aromas and flavors imparted by our exclusive use of Citra hops are deftly balanced by an assertive bitterness and moderate breadiness from a simple malt bill. Infinitely quaffable but worthy of careful consideration.

OKTOBERFEST

In Florida the changing of seasons is decidedly more subtle than in most other places.  Palm fronds rarely turn brilliant red and orange the way leaves do in the rest of the country, and for Floridians sweaters exist only as rumor.  We at Cigar City rely heavily on our seasonal beers to mark the passing of each month and few beers are better at heralding the arrival of autumn than our Oktoberfest Lager.

Our Festbier nods firmly toward the style’s history with it’s amber color, bready malt complexity and restrained hop flavor and bitterness. At the heart of this beer is a malt bill of six different German malt varieties, including a generous helping of Munich malt.  After adding Hallertauer Mittlefruh hops we ferment the beer with an authentic Bavarian lager yeast, resulting in a clean, dry and complex lager that’s at once intriguing and drinkable.

As the temperature drops to the frosty mid-80’s and the snowbirds return to their cool-weather roosts, we can’t think of a better beer than Cigar City Oktoberfest to compliment the onset of autumn.  Pour yourself a liter stein and let out a hearty prost!

ABV: 5.8%

OG: 13.5

IBU: 25

SRM: 8

TASTING NOTES: Rich aromas of bread, barley and a hint of caramel with light herbaceous hop aroma complimenting. A palate of complex malt character is balanced with racy carbonation and subtle bitterness.

GOOD GOURD

A liquid monument to the glory of the pumpkin, the most noble of all the gourds, this Imperial Pumpkin Ale is brewed with cinnamon, Jamaican allspice, Zanzibar cloves, nutmeg and vanilla to emulate the flavors of a decadent, piquant pumpkin pie. The gourd is good, indeed.

ABV: 8.8%

OG: 21

IBU: 30

SRM: 14

TASTING NOTES: Pours deep orange in color with aromas of buttered pie crust, roasted pumpkin, and a melange of pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied with flavors of caramel and roasted pumpkin notes and an underpinning of floral hop bitterness that leads into a harmonious blend of pumpkin pie spice. Finishes with drying alcohol heat that creates a balance with caramel in the finish.


ALWAYS AVAILABLE FROM CIGAR CITY

Jai Alai

Invasion

Florida Cracker


UPCOMING EVENTS WITH CIGAR CITY

Holiday Inn Presents Hunterdon Brewing

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