Their inclusion of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA and the excellent, though mysterious, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA have led me to mostly forgive their use of a Michelob product. Their reaction to the monster from Delaware is great, and I completely agree that cigars and beer can be paired with great success. Mr. Bettridge wisely repeats his theory that the bodies of the cigar and beer should match, which I think is probably the case. However, I also think that at times, a strong, heavy-bodied cigar can be paired with a lighter, hoppier beer because of the latter's palate-cleansing effect.
As the warmer weather returns, I hope to be doing a great deal more experimentation with these pairings myself.