Microbrew and Cigar Pairing Episode II


Episode 2-The Dark Side
There is unrest in the Beer Is My Passion
 homebrew club. After many sleepless nights,
BIMPers have declared their intentions to hold
 another galactic cigar microbrew council. This 
movement, striving to maintain peace and order in
 the galaxy, vows to pair the finest cigars with the best
microbrewed beer in the universe. Senator Jennifer Kraner,
former Queen of Ft. Wayne-midala along with Jedi Ryan Kraner
 will return to the BIMP Senate to present beers in succession to the microbrew council. Each beer carefully chosen for their unique
powers will showcase a balance between light and dark forces.


The Cigar: Carlos Torano Signature-Maduro
Torano Signature cigars are flawlessly handmade with a robust, complex-tasting blend of Dominican & Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Ligero long-fillers, broadleaf binder, and an oily, sun-grown Brazilian Maduro wrapper. CigarAficionado reported: An earthy core with hints of leather and sweet spice, plus an earthy herbal aroma rounded by sweet wood on the finish. Well-balanced, too.


Episode II of the Microbrew and Cigar pairing events will be on July 27th at 7pm in Fishers. The event costs $15, and can be paid by clicking the link below, or in cash at the event. First 15 people to sign up are garaunteed a spot in the tasting. 4 carefully selected beers will be paired with the cigar. Follow who’s going on the Facebook event page.

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Cigar and Beer Tasting Revisited

Our first Cigar and Beer Pairing was one of our smoothest tastings to date. Many thanks to Ryan and Jenny Kraner for taking this idea and running with it. I’m sure there were countless hours of research going into this :). I’d also like to thank Eric Cole for hosting the event. Such a great time! CAO Gold Corona Gordo cigars were paired with Saison Dupont, Franziskaner Weissbier Dunkel, Triton Magnificent Amber, and John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale (one of my favorites). Some homebrew also made an appearance including BIMP’s Wheat Wine, Super Duper Cuker (Wheat Wine w/ Cucumber), and FIC Bier (Dunkel Weisse). Each beer was sampled before lighting the cigar, and then again while smoking it. You’d be amazed at how the flavor characteristics of each beer morphed throughout the process. Lighter beers were sampled first, and moved towards darker/heavier/stronger beers towards the end. All around great event!

Microbrew and Cigar Pairing

anticipationHello Hello! I’d like to invite you to a microbrew and cigar tasting! On June 29th, we will be pairing a CAO Gold cigar with four carefully picked beers to match this wonderful cigar’s flavor profile. Made by hand in Nicaragua, the soothing CAO Gold cigar is blended from aged long leaves, including an exquisite wrapper made with leaves from Connecticut-seed grown in Ecuadorian soil, and Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler and binder. Silky, medium-bodied flavor that’s deep and complex which delivers flavors of vanilla, cream, nutmeg, and toasted nuts. Please join us on June 29th for this awesome event. Admission is $15, cigars and beer provided. 1st 15 to sign up reserve a spot in the tasting. Visit the Facebook Event page here to see who’s coming. Cheers!
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The TapIt Cap

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Robert Scott of Denver, Colorado has created something great for craft beer lovers. Have you ever wondered what the shelf life of beer in a growler is? Once your growler has been opened, you can pretty much expect your beer to start losing carbonation similar to that of a 2-liter bottle of pop. Using the TapIt Cap you are literally converting your growler into a mini keg system that preserves your beer from oxidation, but also maintains pressure for perfect pours every time. Great idea! These would be great for 1 gallon growlers as well as 1/2 gallon growlers. If you are interested in supporting this idea, stop by Robert’s Kickstarter page and show the TapIt Cap some love. You can also follow the TapIt Cap on Twitter. This will be an interesting product to watch in the months to come. Best of luck to these guys!