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Cigar City Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.98/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
340
Reviews:
8,852
Ratings:
44,679
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
678
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

3924 W Spruce St
Ste A
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2441
United States

(813) 348-6363 | map
www.cigarcitybrewing.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

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Reviews: 211 | Ratings: 678
Reviews by ndolover:
Photo of ndolover
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

So this place is in an Industrial park near the airport and strip clubs. Which makes it a true diamond in the rough.

They have a tasting room next to the brewery, that looks more like a bar. They don't offer fodd, but they do allow you to order delivery.

The beer is outstanding. They have won awards for their beers. However, their spanish cedar smoked IPA is the flagship. They really push the limits, but the flavors are not overdone. The cocoloco is a cocoa nib and coconut beer that is actually a good session beer, as the flavors are well balanced and understated.

The service is good. They know their beers and seem like they like to work there.

In my opinion this is THE best brewery in Florida. The only drawback might be the location and the bathrooms. However, the beer is worth the visit. Make sure to stop by while in the Tampa Area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of krl2112
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of musicman1234
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jloomis
4.87/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of giediprime41
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mbgeibel
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of roachkid40
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Had a great time visiting this brewery. Not too far off the beaten path, my wife and I started with a flight of 4 "irregulars" that included 1.) a Strawberry Cream IPA, 2.) Cask Vanilla Maduro 3.) Jai Alai White oak and 4.)Revenge of Mr. Saison. All different and all great in their own way. My wife had 4 of her own, in which the Cubano Espresso was her fav. After the tasting, we took the tour and got to see where the magic is made. I recommend taking this tour as our guide was very informative of the beer making process as well as the history of the area, in which they have named a few of their beers after (Jai alai -the sport, and Maduro- Tampa use to be the cigar maker capital). Plus, you get to taste test their #1 seller fresh off the production line, as well as access to the White Oak 4 packs....hmmmm.

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Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Seems to just be constantly busy. Selection of beers all fresh and delicious. Had everything you look for in brew pub bar but maybe could use a few waitresses patrolling.

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Photo of NDogg44
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Peepskp
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Excellent beers available every day. The atmosphere was a bit sterile given the caliber of beers they produce.

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Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Big place, great tours lots of variety As I was about to leave, the skies opened up with one of the biggest downpours I've seen (even in FL) - Lucky!

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Photo of mcantu
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kismet
4.12/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fixedfan
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of jbhollis1180
3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of FEUO
3.99/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Landed in the area after Huna day. Fridge had a good selection of other stuff. Tap list was ho hum but ok.
Guy working the bottles/growlers to-go counter was a total d-bag. Could not stand this turd. Left me hanging with my thumb up my ass while he chit chatted with two dudes that arrived at the spot AFTER me and who weren't buying any beer. However, my bartender when I went for tasters at the inside bar area was fantastic. Super friendly and talkative. Overall, for a tasting room it was ok. Sort of stale even if a bit busy. Even the vibe at Founders killed this. I would go back if I was close by but I wouldn't go out of my way.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

You walk in, see a bar, a decent CCB draft selection, and are surrounded by coolers with CCB cans and bottles that, if you're from out of state, are pretty much impossible to get outside of a trade, and you think, well, this is pretty good.

Then you lean over a little bit, look down the bar through the walkway and realize, there's another bar. You walk to that bar and see an impressive wall o' taps with 3x as many brews on tap as the first room.

CCB has so many damn beer varieties, they wouldn't even have room for guest beers if they wanted to tap them. And almost all of those styles are well done, and a number of them are unique and/or rare. While we were there, they had a sour brewed with skittles, a de Molen collab, 110k nearing the end of it's run, Florida Man had just been kegged and tapped, and the omg delicious Cubano Espresso, among many many others. Those were just the big time killer standouts for us at the time. It seems the locals really lean towards sours, which is great, but there is so much else going on it's hard to decide.

There appears to normally be a food truck available outside, and with the huge space they have outside, and the picnic tables open for seating, there's plenty of room for anything anywhere, even on Huna weekend.

On top of all this, there are cigars available for purchase.

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.