BACKGROUND: Crush & Roll West, the Central Coast’s premiere cigar, wine and beer festival was in top form this past September 5th and 6th. The 6th annual event broke all attendance records as 780 attendees walked through the gates over the event weekend, representing a 23% growth over 2013 and an average of over 20% growth each and every year!
Crush & Roll 2014 drew a total of 60 cigar, wine, beer, spirits and lifestyle vendors and 23 other local sponsors that contributed in various ways. Along with the burgeoning number of vendors, the layout of the event expanded as well. The majority of vendors were placed under an enormous 80 by 100-foot tent and the rest of the venue expanded in all directions of the compass.
SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Doc Interviews Christina Fontecchio, one of the organizers of Crush & Roll West
SPECIAL EPISODE: The location of this week’s herf took place earlier at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company tasting room in Templeton, California. This was a meeting of the “Peripatetic Cigar Club” which seeks to pair a cigar and beer at local breweries. And, to put an exclamation point on the party, Matthew Jacobs, a brewmaster at Barrelhouse, rolled out a very special beer called, Bacchus.
The Big Payback was our featured cigar of the week. This cigar is for all those who have made the Room101 Brand a success in myriad dimensions. This week’s featured Big Payback is the Chavala, 5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto. This week’s cigarcast is: The Big Payback at Barrelhouse Brewing.
FEATURED LIBATION: Bacchus by Barrelhouse Brewing Co.
Steve from Purgatory Humidors who started the Peripatetic Cigar Club that meets at different breweries
Matthew Jacobs who made the special beer for this club event
Jason and Ken: Jason is one of the owners of Barrelhouse Brewing and Ken is one of the guys who helped start the Peripatetic Cigar Club.