If you're a die-hard cigar fanatic, you're likely familiar with Tampa, Florida (or Ybor City, to be more precise) proudly taking on the title of Cigar City, as it was once the cigar-rolling capitol of the world. Proud of such heritage, Cigar City Brewing set up shop in the region in 2007, naming their beers after cigar styles and culture, such as the Maduro Brown Ale and Spanish Cedar Jai Alai.
It's a match made in cigar-pairing heaven; the only thing missing? CIGARS! Noticing the discrepancy, the brewery partnered with one of the most iconic names in all of cigars: Punch, collaborating to produce the Cigar City Brewing Maduro by Punch cigar. This blend was designed to be paired with the malt-forward beers you may find on tap at Cigar City Brewing, showcasing a Honduran puro recipe that begins with a Honduran Habano maduro wrapper and is joined by a Honduran Habano binder and Honduran Habano fillers from various regions of the country.
What does the Cigar City Brewing Maduro by Punch cigar taste like?
Equal parts rich, sweet, and heady, the Cigar City Brewing Maduro by Punch cigar is easy to pair with a craft brew (we personally recommend the Cigar City Maduro). Flavors are dark and balanced, with approachable notes of earth, cocoa, malt, and dark stone fruit.