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I am not a big beer drinker but I received a case of craft brew at Christmas. I tried to pair it with a cigar (Connecticut wrapper, Nica binder and filler) but the combo makes the cigar taste like ammonia. Question: What is a good pairing for an extra hoppy beer? I know I could Google this question but I trust you guys waaaaay more. Pic below.20220114_092158.jpg
 

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Carlos, gimme some feedback! You live in Texas! :LOL:
Hah! I've actually been pondering this for a bit and came to the conclusion that it may just be that particular beer with that particular stick as opposed to a type of beer playing well with a type of stick. I never pay attention to matching beers with cigars and rarely have any bad interactions. More often than not what happens is the stronger flavored beers completely overpower the cigar and kinda dull my palate, especially hoppy ones. Not ideal, but not unpleasant tasting.

I remembered my "Shiner Bock and Fishsticks" experience which helped me arrive at this conclusion. Back when, I was never much of a beer with food guy. But once at a friend's house, we were drinking Shiner and decided to make some fish sticks. I said what the hell and tried having a beer with my food. Tasted exactly like blood/pennies/rust. Horrible! So I swore never to try food with beer again. For a couple weeks that is, until another friend swore that Shiner Bock with pizza was the best thing ever. So I tried that and it was awesome! It's also good with burgers, BBQ, and ive even had Shiner ice cream. Grilled fish? Sure. Even sushi. But every time I try Shiner with fish sticks? Tastes like blood.
 

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I am currently smoking an Ashton VSG with same beer, and the ammonia is gone, but I now taste, um...beer! Maybe because it's 9%? I like beer, but I can't maintain my girly figure if I drink too much of it.
Same struggle. Beer has fattened me up over the holidays so I'm now trying not to stock any. Bourbon is the way for the near future...
 
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