Hey everyone! Today I’m going to talk to you all about pairing cigars and beer. I’m really excited to have a chance to delve into this topic, so I want to give a quick shout-out to the Cigar Inspector team for letting me do this. Let’s see, a little bit about me … My name’s Robert. I’ve loved beers ever since my first ale and I’ve long been a connoisseur of craft beers—which have been more and more available in America in recent years, which is great. More recently I’ve gotten into premium cigars, and it didn’t take me long to realize that two things I love separately can go even better together.
I think that beer gets something of a bad rap. You say “beer,” and a lot of people drift right back to their college days when they were imbibing lots of cheap booze and playing embarrassing drinking games. Or you might think about the hundred cheap empty beer cans in your neighbor’s backyard. The beer landscape is transforming in America, though. Microbreweries are on the rise and it’s a lot easier to get your hands on a top-shelf craft beer than it was in the past. Imported beers and high-quality local beers are both more widely available, and we’re talking about a whole different world now.