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Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
100
world-class

372 Ratings
Ratings: 372
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.54%
Active Beers: 385
Beer Ratings: 39,895
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3924 W Spruce St
Ste A
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2441
United States
phone: (813) 348-6363

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cigarcitybeer

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008)
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

daneyed, Feb 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

IPAchris, Feb 24, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

rickrem, Feb 23, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

jworkman, Feb 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

joemochas, Feb 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Joecaddie, Feb 20, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +0.4%

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.

jaialai-untilidie, Feb 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

epicbeard85, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Jlu73183, Feb 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

wchris21, Feb 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

TheDoak, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

hoppymcgee, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

clay23, Feb 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Recless7, Feb 10, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +6.3%

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

3fdread, Feb 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

PostalDano, Feb 08, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

Brenden, Feb 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

bcsbeer, Feb 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Barhoppin13, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

GuttaMane138, Feb 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Crentakey, Jan 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Djm04f, Jan 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

ashleylake, Jan 28, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

ChrisChagnon, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

nickfl, Jan 24, 2014
Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.