When La Flor Dominicana announced its new 1994 series, much of the attention turned to a cigar they were really not ready to talk about, the Beer Stein. Four of the cigars are regular production items that shipped in August, the other, a 6 x 54 version of the blend is limited and is just now beginning to take ship.

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Originally expected to debut in September, the Beer Stein is now slated for the first week of December. The company will make 3,000 Beer Steins with 20 cigars available as part of the initial release. It will then produce anywhere between 2,000-7,000 more depending on demand. That could add up to 10,000 Beer Steins, more than triple the amount originally anticipated.

The cigar actually features a different blend, using a maduro version of the Mexican San Andrés wrapper found on the original, over Dominican fillers blend that the regular line has, the packaging is radically different. Instead of a box, the cigars are placed in a traditional Munich-style beer stein with a few touches of La Flor Dominicana, most noticeably, the lid which opens to reveal the cigars is painted to model La Flor Dominicana owner Litto Gomez’s signature hat.

Pricing is set at $250 per Beer Stein or $12.50 per cigar.

La Flor Dominicana is actually not celebrating its 20th anniversary, rather Gomez and his wife Ines Lorenzo-Gomez are celebrating 20 years in the cigar business. They released Los Libertadores in 1994 before starting LFD in 1996.

Update — La Flor Dominicana has clarified that the Beer Stein will feature a different wrapper.

Update (Dec. 10, 2014) — Now delayed until 2015.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.