Have you ever made the mistake of posting a photo of a cigar and light beer pairing on social media? Your friends probably read you the riot act for drinking anything other than a high octane, micro-brew, or pinky-finger-up boutique. I’m here to tell you it is alright. I feel your pain and have been there myself (I’m looking at you Jerry Cruz).
I don’t drink a whole lot of beer these days (In fact, I still have a few 2014 Summer Edition cans of Coors Light in my refrigerator) but some of my favorites are stouts. Founders Breakfast Stout, Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, even Guinness (although I’ve always found it a little thin / watery). When the weather turns warm, I put away the dark beers and stick to lighter options. The more sun I have beating down on me, the lighter I like my beer.
There are fewer things better than lighting up a cigar, popping open a nice cold light beer, and relaxing in the shade after a bout of hot and sweaty yardwork. Not only is the lighter beverage refreshing, it is nearly impossible for the beer to overpower the cigar and result in a poor pairing.