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Author: Joe

Casa Cuba By Arturo Fuente

In 2013, there were rumors of a new cigar blended by Carlos Fuente Sr. that never materialize into much of anything.  We got in a couple boxes of one size and that was it.  I was bummed because these cigars were great!  Medium bodied, full flavored, and a finish that lasted for hours.  Little was known about the blend but if you know Carlito or his father, Carlos Sr., this is not out of the ordinary.  Unlike Opus X or any of the their other lines, the Fuente name is nowhere to be found on the packaging.  You will know it’s a Fuente just by the flawless construction.  These smoke like a dream.

Good news.  They are finally in stock.  All four sizes.  A corona, robosto, robusto extra, and toro make up  this highly coveted line.  Both the Acton and Marlboro store have these in stock.  So far, the reviews have been excellent.  It looks like the Fuentes have hit it out the the park.  Again.

To Can Or Not To Can

Cans are where it’s at, period.  That is if you enjoying drinking beer in the most fresh way possible?  Buying a big, high ABV beer to cellar to cellar is one thing but when it comes to beers that fade fast the can business is where craft beer is heading.

Talk to any brewer and they will tell you that they prefer you drink their beer from a can.  To truly enjoy a hop forward beer, an IPA lets say, you need to be drinking from a can.  Not believing that is similar to believing the world is flat.  It’s just not true.  This isn’t your granddad’s Pabst Blue Ribbon.  Long gone are the days of tin plated cans.  Today cans are 30% lighter than in previous decades and made from different alloys, mostly aluminum.  No more “metal taste” to a can of beer.  Cans today have a non-permeable polymer membrane lining the inside of the can.  Instead of beer on metal, today beer never touches the aluminum due to the membrane on the inside of the can.  Cans are also hermetically sealed, meaning no air infiltration.  Bottle caps slowly allow air into the bottle prematurely aging the contents of the bottle.  When it comes to IPA’s this is a very, very bad thing.

Cans are also more outdoor friendly.  Most beaches and pools do not allow glass bottle.  Cans are easier to arrange and stack, making it easier to stick in your refrigerator.  Cans are lighter, which is extremely important to backpackers where ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain.

So come on, jump on the common sense bandwagon and crack open a can.  Whether you pour it into a glass or your mouth, cans are where it’s at.  After all the number one rated beer in the world on Beeradvocate.com is a can (Alchemist Heady Topper) that plainly states on the side of the can to drink the beer directly from the can.  Enjoy.

-Jeff

Arturo Fuente Opus X Cigars

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If you are having a difficult time sourcing Opus X cigars by Arturo Fuente, stop in Acton or Marlboro Wine and Spirit Co.  We recently received a shipment of the 3 pack tins.  All three sizes are available in both stores.

Opus X Robusto 5 1/4″ x 50 Ring Gauge$52.95+tax

Opus X Perfexcion X 6 1/4″ x 48 Ring Gauge $ 55.95+tax

Opus X Reserva D’Chateau 7″ x 48 Ring Gauge $59.95+tax

Toast Across America Packs Are Here

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The J.C. Newman & Fuente families believe in giving back.  Every year since 2003, a special set of cigars have been released and 100% of the proceeds go back to families  in the Dominican Republic.  Both of these cigars have not been released until now.  The Diamond Crown Black Diamond & Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo Anniversario Torpedo, both measure 6.5″ x 52 ring gauge, exemplify the elegance and finesse of the finest tobaccos of the Dominican Republic.  Only 7500 coffins were made and they are in both stores now!!!  $50+tax.