Cigars, Beer and Caramels

Posted by estanion - March 10th, 2013

Friday night at the Art of Cigars Lounge, we conducted a tasting that combined cigars, beer and caramels!  We invited our customers to select the cigar of their choice, and then pair it with several varieties of Samuel Adams beers and locally made caramels from Black Tie Caramels.

Our results!!  Samuel Adams Boston Lager was deemed the best of the beers to match with our own hand-rolled, Nicaraguan cigars, as well as several name brands.  The beer features a rich, creamy head and a big aroma with notes of fruit, caramel and a slightly hoppy finish.  This classic hand-crafted lager enhanced the flavor of our house brand, a blend of rich Nicaraguan tobaccos that offer a mix of mix of light spice and fruit.  On the brand side, the Villiger Talanga Double Robusto was deemed to be a perfect partner with the Boston Lager. Another Nicaraguan beauty, the Talanga boasts a Connecticut seed wrapper from Jalapa enveloping a Habano seed binder and a blend of three fillers provide a perfectly balanced blend in a powerful smoke.  Seems that Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Nicaraguan tobacco were made for each other. Really liked sweet Tabak with the lager

In second place was the surprising selection of Angry Orchard, a hard cider from Sam Adams that carries a zesty apple flavor with a punch that sneaks up on you.  The mild sweetness of the apples paired amazingly well with each cigar that was tried.

We also wanted to point out an Honerable Mention for the Drew Estates Tabak Especial.  This coffee-infused smoke proved to be a wonderful pairing partner with the Boston Lager.  Another Nicaraguan classic, the tobacco for the Tabak Especial is infused with estate-grown coffee before being aged to perfection.  The blend of the sweetness of this mix of tobacco and coffee offers a head-turning contradiction with the light hoppyness of the Boston Lager that came together surprisingly well –  like chocolate covered bacon!

Sam Adams Black Tie Caramel Tabak

 

 

 

 


Samuel Adams Beer & Caramel Tasting Event Friday March 8th

Posted by lstanion - March 8th, 2013
Come on out this Friday and sample some of the best that Samuel Adams has to offer.  You can also sample free samples of Black Tie Caramels.  Beer, Caramels and Cigars – what a perfect combo!!  The company that started the American craft beer revolution will be here at Art of Cigars from 5-9.  Sample some of their great beer and pair it with one of our fine cigars!!   
Date:        March 8
Time:       5pm – 9pm
Location:  Art of Cigars Lounge
               2222 Francisco Dr. #470
               El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
You can also check out our new 160-inch projection screen TV – the biggest screen in town!!!
    


Art of Rolling 101 Confirmed for April 14th

Posted by estanion - February 21st, 2013

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Have you ever dreamed of rolling your own cigar? Art of Cigars is giving you the opportunity to learn from our Torcedor (Master Roller) with our Art of Rolling 101 class.

Date: April 14

Time: 11am – 3pm

Location: Art of Cigars Lounge

2222 Francisco Dr. #470

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

The class includes:

  • Four hours of instruction and rolling time with our Torcedor
  • Learn to roll several different cigars
  • Take home at least 10 cigars rolled by you and our Torcedor
  • 2 beers or a glass of wine
  • Light appetizers
  • Opportunity to attend future classes at a discounted rate
  • Opportunity to practice rolling at our Lounge (tools and tobacco available to class participants)

 

Cost: $149 if reserved by March 31st

Space is limited. Call 916-939-1855 to reserve your space, or e-mail us at eric@artofcigars.com.