Episode 452: Doc’s 9th Annual Central Coast Herf

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BACKGROUND: For the past 9 years I have hosted a party at my home during late May to early June. This informal gathering, which saw just 6 attendees during the first year, is now limited to 50 attendees and has a wait list for future events.

This event has evolved into what is now called: Doc’s Central Coast Herf. The Herf is invitation-only and has regulars from around the state and the nation. From morning to night, over the course of three days, guests are treated to great cigars, great food and great libations.

There were 25 sponsors this year, ranging from cigar companies and retail shops, to wineries, breweries, accessory makers and more. A total of 890 cigars were donated to the event, along with 318 raffle prizes.

This week’s show will take you vicariously back to Herf weekend to enjoy the sights and sounds that made this year’s event such a success. Over the course of the next hour, you will gain the general flavor of the herf by hearing a number of interviews and listening in on the fun.

Click here to see all photos at the 2015 Herf Photo Slideshow

SPONSORS: CIGAR PRODUCERS
AJ Fernandez
Alec Bradley Cigar Co
Punch Signature
Dignity Cigars
Drew Estate
Ventura Cigar Company
Nomad Cigar Company
Cubanacan Cigars
Altadis
Fox Cigar Bar: Gilbert, AZ Caldwell Cigar Co.
SPONSORS: WINERIES/BREWERIES
Michael Rose Cellars
Barrelhouse Brewing
Roxo Port Cellars
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards Daou Winery
SPONSORS: CIGAR RETAILERS – DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL/OTHER
Media Fiasco Podcat Kick Ass Cigar Tools Cigars of Habanos
The Boss Cigars
Stogie Fresh

Episode 442: Hr by Hirochi Robaina and Chimay Grande Reserve 2012

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BACKGROUND: The cigar named “HR by Hirochi Robaina,” was brought forth by a collaborative effort between Robaina and Omar Gonzalez Alemán the master blender at Cubanacan Cigars in Nicaragua. González was a friend to the Robaina family, including both Hirochi and his grandfather, the late Don Alejandro. According to Robaina, “This [new cigar] is very close to a Cuban cigar. I’m very happy.”

Today, I will be featuring the 6-inch by 52 ring gauge Hr Habano Maduro Toro.
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FEATURED LIBATION: Chimay Grande Reserve 2012
This is a Belgian Strong Dark Trappist Ale. Basically, its blend is the same recipe as the Chimay Blue except for the fact that it has been aged and the ABV is 10% vs. the 9% of the Chimay Blue. This is a limited production ale.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc provides an update on Crush & Roll West 2015
  • Doc talks about what he’s doing over the weekend

FEATURED WEB SITES:
Cubanacan
Chimay Beer