The ACID family of cigars is getting a new member this weekend, as Drew Estate will be releasing the ACID Continental at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival on Aug. 28 as an exclusive to Smoker Friendly.

The cigar is a 5 1/2 x 52 robusto that uses an Indonesian wrapper and binder surrounding Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, while offering a sweetened tip. The company describes the profiles as medium-bodied, with he flavors “a cool and smooth, yet exotic and complex smoking experience.”

“Smoker Friendly is an outstanding family-run business and their name describes everything about them,” said Jonathan Drew via a press release. “For many many years, I’ve personally watched and experienced their commitment to serving the premium cigar smoking community in Colorado and way beyond. We are genuinely excited to add ACID Continental to Smoker Friendly’s amazing list of exclusive products.”

Smoker Friendly is a full-service premium tobacco retailer with more than 800 independently owned and operated tobacco shops nationwide. It has hosted the annual Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival since 2009, a single day event that brings together approximately 2,500 cigar smokers in Boulder, Colo.

“Smoker Friendly’s relationship with Drew Estate began when Jonathan Drew founded the company 25 years ago,” said Jeremy Weiner, Smoker Friendly’s cigars & premium products category director, via a press release. “We are very appreciative of the support that Drew Estate has shown our retail locations and the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival over the years. Drew Estate has been the largest sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival since its inception. This year, at the 12th Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, we are fired up to launch the ACID Continental, an exclusive cigar for Smoker Friendly corporate locations. ACID Continental should appeal to all cigar consumers and especially the Drew Estate ACID fans!”

The ACID Continental has an MSRP of $7.51 per cigar, $37.49 for a pack of five, and $180.34 a box of 24 cigars. They are produced at La Grab Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, and will be an ongoing production for Smoker Friendly.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.