So good, it should be illegal.
When Alan Rubin commits to a project, quality standards of the highest decree are implemented, sparing no resource in the process. As a result, Alan Rubin, the founder of Alec Bradley cigars, has been churning out delectable blends since 1997. His prestigious line is continually receiving countless praise from the nation’s top cigar advocates – Cigar Aficionado, Cigar journal, Cigar insider (you get the point). Bragging about his innumerable 90+ ratings almost feels arbitrary….almost. So in short, Alan Rubin’s masterful blends are good. Scratch that, great.
The latest release from Alec Bradley cigars, Black Market, was launched at the 2011 IPCPR tradeshow (a festival for industry geeks). This 4-country blend is jam-packed with Jamastran, Honduras and Panamanian long-fillers, capped off by a lively Sumatra binder and powerful Nicaraguan wrapper leaf. Upon first lighting, the blend burns with purpose. Unique and satisfying arrays of flavors greet your palate, as spice, pepper, and peaty undertones finish the ensemble. With a long dry finish, and slow burn, the Black Market cigar is a finger burner.
Alec Bradley Black Market received a well-deserved 90-rating, noting: “A thick log of a cigar with a full, even draw. Herbal notes of juniper become sweet and cedary, taking on touches of nut and candied orange peel.”
Beer of the Week-on draft
Born Again Yesterday
16oz. $4.99 32oz. $8.99 64oz. $16.99
We’ve discovered that the Lagunitas brewers are part time alchemists… they’ve figured out how to keep wet hops wet all freakin’ year long! The next beer in our 2017 #OneHitter Series is this Born Again Yesterday Pale Ale, which features a delicious concoction of wet hops, reborn and unfiltered into our Born Yesterday Pale Ale. Congrats… It’s a beer again!
MORE ABOUT THE FREAKIN’ WET HOPS:
To figure out this brand new wet hop preservation process, we had to forget everything that we already knew about how hops are processed and preserved. We tried 5 or 6 different things to try and achieve this process (some of which failed miserably), then we discovered a relatively simple process that deliberately did all the things that the textbooks told us not to do.
This new proprietary process involves a lot of time and money, and even more thinking about hops and freshness in new ways. From all of this, we found a brand-spankin’-new way to preserve the hops, fresh from the Yakima Valley trellises, first born during harvest season into the Born Yesterday last fall, and reborn into this scary new next step, the Born Again Yesterday Pale Ale, six months later, to the beer in your hands today.
Nantahala was a blast, don’t miss another great Friday with us at The Lincoln join us this Friday for Boulevard and Creature Comfort!
That’s it for this installment, thank you so much for following the Lincoln Happenings we so love our Lincoln Family!
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