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Cigar City Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.98/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
338
Reviews:
8,856
Ratings:
44,725
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
679
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: 212 | Ratings: 679
Photo of Gtreid
4.66/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

CCb's taproom has been open almost 2 months now, so I guess it's time for a formal reveiw. The place is small, but it has a really authentic, cool, Tampa vibe, with an awesome bar.

Let me start off by saying that I frequent this place, so I will try and give an unbiased opinion here. First, the beer is outstanding! Jai Alai and Maduro are great staples and I almost always grab a pint of one of these before any special offering. Second, yes, the service does need some work. There have been times that the bartenders look like they would rather be doing something else, but, I am giving them the benefit of the doubt because of the newness of the tasting room. And plus they are very busy, they not only do pint sales, but they also sell and fill all the growlers, and sell merchandise. But I will give em this, they always pour your beer properly and in the correct glassware. There are about 7 taps (maybe 8, can't remember exactly) 4-5 are dedicated to CCB brews and the rest are guest taps. There is no food or snacks, but you can bring food in if you want.

Overall, there are some kinks to work out, but I love coming here and drinking CCB beer.

Edit: Kinks have been worked out. This place is awesome!

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Photo of thebends1
2.75/5  rDev -38.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

(March 20, 2010)
Coming from Michigan I have high expectations on micro-brews having been to about 12 different breweries. When a group of friends and myself walked into CCB we were looked down on. There was no clear area for ordering beer. The bar was packed with patrons and there were 3 guys working behind the bar. They were doing various things, like cleaning glasses, polishing growlers and talking amongst themselves. All while we were standing there, waiting to order. It took them about 10 minutes to acknowledge us and finally serve us. The beer was good but not stellar or better then anything I have had up to this point. The tasting room was too small and they had only beer, no snacks, nothing. The overall attitude of this place was that "hey, we have a beer that was rated 100 on ratebeer so we can act like we are the best and you can bow down before us if you want service". Well, I have news for you, no thanks and I will take my business elsewhere.

As for the beer, I had about 6 different samplings. The IPA (Jai Alai) was good, but not a traditional tasting IPA. The top beer there was their imperial stout (Zhukov's imperial stout). Very well balanced and flavorful.

Overall, if you decide to go to the tasting room then be sure that you either wear your "members only" jacket our figure out what the password is to get served beer.

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
99 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.