Episode 482: La Colmena, Amado No. 36

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BACKGROUND: During the summer of 2014, Warped Cigars announced its next release called, La Colmena. Colmena, which translated from Spanish means “beehive,” is made in just two sizes and is rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami, Florida.

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Each vitola is rolled by a single person, who is a category 9 roller hailing from Cuba. These cigars are unique in that they’re done in the style of custom-rolled cigars from Cuba, featuring entubado bunching, triple cap are finished with fantail caps and covered foot.

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Because of this limited production, the cigars are typically in short supply, with production limited to a mere 100 cigars per day.

The La Colmena features an Ecuadorian Desflorado wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

This week’s featured stogie is the 6-inch by 36 ring gauge La Colmena Amado No 36, Petit Lancero!

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FEATURED LIBATION: Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is the flagship beer of the “world’s oldest brewery.” Since 1040, beer has been brewed on the Weihenstephan Hill in Freising, Germany. Today, the Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery—after nearly a thousand years—still stands upon that same hill.

This Bavarian style ale is only 14 IBUs and weighs in at an easy 5.4%ABV. Because of this, the beer is crisp and light and you can drink it at most any time of day or night.

SPECIAL GUEST REVIEWER: Angel, aka “Ernesto Trump”

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”

Topic: Airing Your Cigars (from Episode 19, May 28, 2006)

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Warped Cigars
La Colmena
Weihenstephaner Brewery