Episode 448: BG Meyer Gigantes Robusto

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BACKGROUND: The new BG Meyer Gigantes, which from Spanish translates as “Giants,” pays tribute to those trail blazers or towering spirits who lead by example and influence the lives of many. The concept for the cigar comes as a play on the legendary Gigante format, which is traditionally a 6” x 54 ring size cigar known for robust flavors.

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The Gigantes feature a Nicaraguan-grown Habano wrapper, A Brazilian Mata Fina binder and high-grade filler tobaccos from both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The binder and filler tobaccos in the Gigantes blend have been aged a minimum of six years, while the wrapper has been at rest since 2007.

All BG Meyer cigars are hand made in Danli, Honduras. The Gigantes come in 20ct boxes that have been draped with black Oak veneer. This new line began shipping on Wednesday, April 15th and retails from $10.00 – $13.00 per stick.

BG Meyer Gigantes comes in four sizes and the size I’m featuring today is the 5” by 54 ring gauge Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Night Ryder from BarrelHouse Brewing
ABV=8.0%; IBU=75
This Rye Style Black IPA breaks down and rebuilds the boundaries between roasted dark malts and brilliant, complex, hoppy IPA aromas that were pioneered here on the West Coast. This beer imparts pine and spicy rye complexity with subtle toasted malt sweetness. This beer is the most recent release of our Forager Series.

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about the first-ever Crush & Roll West After Party, which will take place at BarrelHouse Brewing Company

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Mathew Jacobs, Lead Brewer at BarrelHouse Brewing

SPECIAL SEGMENT: Talk with the Boss Lady
Christina interviews John from Phillips & King, a California-based cigar distributor

FEATURED WEB SITES:
BG Meyer Cigars
BarrelHouse Brewing Company
Crush & Roll West 2015: General Information