It was the second year of seeing RoMa Craft Tobac at IPCPR, and the booth was as busy as ever. It had an authentic feel, some tasty beverages, and a pair of cigars that had most people stopping to stare.


First, one of the stop and stare cigars, the CroMagnon Femur, 10 x 133 1/3, proportional to the Mandible and fully smokeable.


The debut of the Craft line was on the top shelf of the display case. Read more about La Campaña de Panamá Soberana here and here.


The trio of the CroMagnon Venus, Mode 5 and Blockhead shared the next shelf  The CroMagnon Blockhead is a box-pressed version of the 6 x 54 Cranium that started out as event-only before being added to regular production, as it’s headed to Tower Cigars and Tobacco Grove.



The Venus is a store exclusive for R. Field Wine Co. in Hawaii that will be released on Sept. 14.



The Mode 5 started as a 5 x 50 event-only cigar but was put into regular production back in late March.



Beyond that, look for bands coming to RoMaCraft’s Aquitaine, CroMagnon and Intemperance offerings. On the CroMagnon, it’s a two part band that you can peel apart to find some lightly embossed cave drawings.

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Patrick Lagreid

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 the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.