Name: Cedar Aged Jai Alai – Humidor Series
Style: India Pale Ale
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing website
Region: Tampa, Florida
How served: 750ml bottle poured into an Augustijn Grand Cru Tulip.
I paired this beer with: A gyro platter and a Greek salad, yummy!!!
Tasted on: Thursday November 19, 2009
Note: I still enjoy the “regular” Jai Alai over the Humidor Series version; I also feel that it has improved somewhat with age as the “cedar cigar box” taste has mellowed a bit. This beer is well worth hunting out, if you see a bottle, buy it!!!
“The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on cedar. We change the offering for every release so that more of our beers get to luxuriate in cigar box cedar. Cedar has a more subtle effect on beer than more traditional woods like oak. But, we think that once you taste it you’ll agree that cedar deserves a place alongside oak in the brewer’s wood-aging toolbox. Humidor series beers will vary due to style, but are always a good option for pairing with a fine cigar. “