Cigar City Brewing
Active Beers: 262
Beer Ratings: 28,094
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 147 | Show All Ratings:
3.93/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It was raining today when we went to Tampa. We had intended on a trip to the zoo but wound up at the Cigar City Brewery and had a great time. Tasting room was packed and it took a long time to get one of the bar keeps attention. Once we did it....was....on! Being from OH this was a treat for me! Im super glad we stopped and got treata for the journey home.
03-07-2014 03:55:50 | More by camartin27
4.76/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $
As of this review, my only other brewery tour has been Stone in southern California. As a brewery in terms of larger modern, restaurant, tasting room, store. . . This place doesn't compare. But as a brewery that has great service, passionate brewers, amazing beers and a quite small brewing area, this place is off the charts rocking it.
I truly wish I could swing by the local pub or liquor store in so-cal and pick up their beer.
Fun place taking advantage of the local cigar history. Enjoyed the fact you pay for the tour by ' buying a glass' that you get to select what it is filled with to enjoy on your tour. ( which is essentially a well covered bit of info about beer ingredients, and looking at some brewing equipment.)
I made this place a point of destination on a quick trip to Florida and would do it again.
02-23-2014 23:24:30 | More by rickrem
4.8/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We visited the Cigar City tasting room and took the tour this past Thursday (02/20/2014). With the tour $5 gets you a free pint of beer and you get to keep the pint glass with logo. The staff were great, the young lady at the bar was very friendly and our tour guide was new to the brewery but nonetheless did a great job with his presentation. The tour included an overview and hands on raw ingredients and samples of the Humidor series IPA straight from the fermentation tank. While the tour wasn't exactly what I was expecting, I would definitely recommend and plan on making a return visit.
02-20-2014 21:59:46 | More by jworkman
4.63/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
A great place to be if you're in the tampa area. Great beer selection and value.
I went on the tour of the place there for just $5 and got a free beer and a glass! what a deal!
i would go back anytime, great bar atmosphere, shirts were a little pricey but i bought one anyway.
02-18-2014 16:29:23 | More by jaialai-untilidie
4.9/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
Nice little gem in Florida. Great selection, awesome taproom, very spacious with a regular bar upfront to get your beer to go, and yes you will be stocking up. Not as many bombers as I would've liked, but plenty to go options as well. Their IPA's can hang with the best of them. Jai Alai, especially the white oak aged IPA Jai Alai was perfection in a can. Don't forget to grab some freshly rolled stogies while you're there. The place is called cigar city after all, and they got a guy rolling the cigars right there. If in Florida you have to stop in for a session
02-09-2014 20:03:46 | More by 3fdread
4.49/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
From what I understand, this is the production facility and tasting room; to be honest, though, I don't know if actual production is done here or just shipping and logistics. I had lunch at the brewpub about 10 minutes away ( which had brewing equipment that was actually being used while I was there) and this place capped my day. The vibe is interesting, but this place is hopping with culture and it seems like it's always busy. It's sort of an eclectic mix of old world, traditional and modern. There's a bar and seating area I realized was the overflow after passing it to get to the crowded main bar. Merchandise is on display before that point and it includes shirts, bottle openers, glassware, and about ten or so different soaps created in collaboration with a local soap maker, each including one of CCBC's beers. There's a desk against one wall, too, with someone from a local cigar company hand-rolling cigars and selling some from a display case there in the tasting room (it is Cigar City, after all). Being both a beer geek and a cigar geek, I was extremely satisfied. To the beers: there's a huge set of TVs set up for the sole purpose of displaying each and every beer on tap, how it's available (nitro, cask, etc.) and all the vitals (ABV, etc.) as well as prices per pint size (refreshing). It's also kept extremely updated; empty lines are displayed as it happens. I don't know how often it happens, but some of the brewers themselves were pulling pints, and they were extremely busy. There was no "waitstaff," per se, as no food is available, so it's just a couple guys rushing to draw. There are a whole lot of beers available, always 2 on cask and, as I understand it, always in the tasting room some experimentals or one-offs not available anywhere else at any time. Before I forget, 5 oz. samples of anything 9% ABV or above are $2. Sample of anything below 8%? $1.50. To point: this place is awesome. This place made my vacation. I would live in this building if I could.
02-07-2014 21:44:59 | More by Brenden
4.65/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I stopped here last year right after I landed at TPA. This place was awesome. They had probly 20 beers on tap, about 15 of them were their own and a few of them were from other breweries. They had a huge bar area where you could sit down and get pints or flights of whatever was on tap. There was also a separate area where you could buy beer and fill growlers (great idea). This was one of the first breweries I had ever gone to, but even since then I still think its one of the best and others should take notes. Hope to get back again sometime.
01-27-2014 17:13:53 | More by ChrisChagnon
4.75/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
It goes without saying that the beers are amazing! The variety is exceptional and they are always throwing on new kegs as soon as one kicks.
For the most part the bartenders are very good and cool, but there are a few that kind of cater to people they know. I understand taking care of locals/regulars is important but at a place like CCB I would imagine there are a ton of out of towners every day.
There are food trucks hanging out at the brewery quite often that have all been very good. They also added a sandwich shop in the tasting room but I have not had a chance to try it yet.
We take the tour every time we go! You can't beat a tour and a beer for $5, and you get to keep the pint glass! You also get to sample beers that are almost ready to be bottled/kegged which are sometimes their more rare brews.
I highly recommend a trip to CCB and the city of Tampa to everyone! You will not be disappointed.
01-22-2014 16:39:14 | More by TBCHopscotch032
5/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I went to this location on a trip to Tamp for the holidays with my wife. It was a very nice place just off a main street in a large wear house. the selection of beers at CCB is really surprising, they have things that I have never heard of before at the brewery and I love that when it happens. I tried a bunch of different beers as a sampler then went and did the tour of the brewery.
The tour was $5 a person but included a beer, thats a fair deal in my opinion for sure. The tour was great, it was buy an older guy who knew the brewery pretty well. It wasn't that informative as we didn't really go through the brewing process but he talked a lot about all of the ingredients. All of the things that I wanted to see he took me over to and explained. being a hombrewer I might have been obnoxious to him because I had to keep asking questions but he handled it really well.
we met a really cool couple there who played shuffleboard with us. It seemed like there were a lot of good people there. There was no food in the brewery but there was a good food truck outside. In general it was a great place with a lot of really awesome beers. I would recommend this place to anyone in the area.
01-05-2014 23:31:40 | More by BeerEngineer
4.2/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
stopped by the brewery on my way back to the airport. very glad I did.
They had a very large number of tabs with some awesome brews. Most beers you can get a sample.
Torcedores Series Lab Rat White IPA 4.25
southern slice 4.00
Humidor Series Smoked English-Style Stout 4
Guava Grove American Sour Ale 4.25
I wish they had more of their beers available in bombers. There were only two types available and i got both. There also was a large number of their can of the standard favoriates like the jai alai IPA etc.
12-29-2013 21:39:14 | More by jim_carignan
Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.