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Cigar City

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 10:28 am
by JEdmund
Thought I'd read that Cigar City was coming to the area. Just saw this Tweet:

@CrawfordSales1
It’s coming Next Monday the 15th @BarleysMidland starting at 5pm. Featuring Jai Alai, Guayabera Citra Pale, and Maduro Ale.

Consider me excited!

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 11:34 am
by Jake1605
Thanks!

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 11:51 am
by EricH
I don't know if it's possible for me to get excited about new breweries in the area any more. Once I learned that brands that I really like launch, hit the area and then just blend into a giant morass of other brands and then scale down their offerings within a year, I just have reached the conclusion that there is already too much beer.

Once upon a time I thought that I would like too much beer, but not only does it affect availability, it also affects the quality of what's out there due to product just sitting and gathering dust on the shelf. I'm also having trouble finding classic beers that I really enjoy due to the same phenomenon. Critical mass has not only been reached, but exceeded.

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 12:03 pm
by JEdmund
EricH wrote:I don't know if it's possible for me to get excited about new breweries in the area any more. Once I learned that brands that I really like launch, hit the area and then just blend into a giant morass of other brands and then scale down their offerings within a year, I just have reached the conclusion that there is already too much beer.

Once upon a time I thought that I would like too much beer, but not only does it affect availability, it also affects the quality of what's out there due to product just sitting and gathering dust on the shelf. I'm also having trouble finding classic beers that I really enjoy due to the same phenomenon. Critical mass has not only been reached, but exceeded.
Totally agree with you on that. I have this continual guilt for not supporting my favorite breweries enough, or buying my old favorites enough. I'm definitely too swayed by what's new each week. Then I feel bad that I could be fully shopping local with all their offerings alone. Nonetheless, I'll be happy to try some new brews by Cigar City!

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 2:38 pm
by Jake1605
The product isn’t always the same. I have when bad ass breweries like Founders expand too big and are just putting out factory beers.

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 11:20 pm
by nightfly_dp
JEdmund wrote:
Totally agree with you on that. I have this continual guilt for not supporting my favorite breweries enough, or buying my old favorites enough. I'm definitely too swayed by what's new each week. Then I feel bad that I could be fully shopping local with all their offerings alone. Nonetheless, I'll be happy to try some new brews by Cigar City!
I realized something similar when I went by the cooler at Gomer's recently, looked at the 6 pack of Bully Porter and wondered why it had been so long since I had one of the beers that caused me to fall for craft beer, and grabbed it.

I'm sure I'll try Cigar City as well, but short of it transforming my taste, trying might be all I do.

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 11th, 2019, 9:48 am
by schumed
EricH wrote:I don't know if it's possible for me to get excited about new breweries in the area any more. Once I learned that brands that I really like launch, hit the area and then just blend into a giant morass of other brands and then scale down their offerings within a year, I just have reached the conclusion that there is already too much beer.

Once upon a time I thought that I would like too much beer, but not only does it affect availability, it also affects the quality of what's out there due to product just sitting and gathering dust on the shelf. I'm also having trouble finding classic beers that I really enjoy due to the same phenomenon. Critical mass has not only been reached, but exceeded.
To add to this - Our local scene continues to grow and is really good. I rarely even visit a liquor store when I have so many local options near me to try.

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 11th, 2019, 9:59 am
by keezer
My take: apart from specialty breweries and top tier limited releases from other breweries, there's nothing special about most out-of-market breweries compared to locals. There's also a better chance the local beer will be fresher in my experience. So, most of my retail purchases are also local.

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 24th, 2019, 3:35 pm
by Jake1605
Best current mix pack on the shelves. New ipa is better than jai alai & both were canned this month

Re: Cigar City

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 9:01 am
by JEdmund
I checked out three of their beers a couple weeks ago at Barley's and was impressed by all, but the standout was the Citra pale ale, Guayabera. Gonna have to buy some of that.