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Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 321
Beer Ratings: 31,744
Beer Avg: 3.89

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

253 Ratings
Ratings: 253
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.83%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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

Notes:
(Master Beer Listing) None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008)
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basscram

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Me and a friend of mine went here after much procrastinating and wished we would have sooner. Mostly when I found out Joey Redner and Wayne started this brewery up and knowing they appreciate beer greatly I KNEW this was going to be the place to go for aweome locally brewed beer.

We came here on a Saturday afternoon about 1:30pm, good time, lots of people coming in and doing their sample trays and really putting the barkeep busy!! He was running out of those little glasses and trays haha! He served though. very well. We opted for snifter glasses of something the brewery had on tap. We got their pumpkin beer, not sure what it was called and their russian imperial stout and took home 2 quarts of the oatmeal raisin. Lots of folks running in getting quarts and gallons in nice glass containers the brewery stocks.

I highly recommend going here and checking it out. The tasting room is a very nice quaint well lit bar with very good beer! I'm proud to say that I'm from Tampa moreso now that we have some great guys making excellent beer!! Thanks Joey and Wayne!

10-05-2010 04:00:20 | More by basscram
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CampusCrew

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

One of my favorite breweries in the world and its near my hometown. I had a great visit coming back home for xmas. No food, but there is plenty of great places to eat before you come on dale mabry. Bartenders are very knowledgable and eveyone that works there is into craft beer and knows the CC products well. Tours can be arranged or a non formal one can be requested if the bartender feels comfortable. Its a small place, but well done, and really clean. They have guesst taps of other florida brews like st somewhere, swamphead etc... Lots of sesonals to try as well as regulars and you can buy bottles/packs or fill growlers. I have a feeling I'll make a visit anytime Im anywhere near Tampa.

01-05-2011 05:05:13 | More by CampusCrew
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calcio360jrd

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Drove up from palm beach gardens for the nielbohrium release. I couldn't belive how small cigar city was, the place puts out so many amazing beers i figured it would be at least double the size that it is. Lots of great beers on tap, they have most available for growler fills, and of course they will let you try everything before order a glass, something not all places do anymore. Even have local guest taps, which i like to help promote the even smaller breweries. Nice guided tour and pretty good bottle selection, hey it was the only place to get their brewery only release beers in bottle as well. Next time will be bringing a few friends up with me to enjoy some tasty brews!

Jason D

06-27-2011 16:20:40 | More by calcio360jrd
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sendsilk

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Great bers at great prices. You can try any of their beers before you commit to it and everyone there has always been extremely friendly and good natured.

The best part is that you can bring in a cooler full of beer and share it, drink it, have tastings, do whatever you want and everyone there is totally cool about it! Feel free to take a walk through the actual brewing area and the guys working there are cool and accomodating!

Beware, no food is served here though, so eat beforehand or plan on taking a break for food.

07-24-2011 01:24:14 | More by sendsilk
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Heatwave33

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I went during the Barrel Aged Hunaphu release with a buddy of mine. Even though it was like a mosh pit at a concert when the lines formed I had a blast. The people who work there were very cool and knowledgeable. They had about twenty plus beers on tap so the selection was great. I had a tiramisu which was phenomenal! I also sampled a Black Whole, Nielsbohrium and a Lychee sour. All were great brews. Of course there were plenty of glasses, shirts, hats, etc. to purchase. I would have bought some but I spent all my money on Barrel Aged Hunaphu and Barrel Aged Big Sound. All the brews I had were A+ and only $5 or $6. Plus I met some cool people there. Very highly recommended to ANY person who like beer. Cheers!

10-01-2011 21:54:41 | More by Heatwave33
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krazybartender

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Went for a brewery tour in April 2012. The place is very clean and all the employees are nice and have a fun, laid back attitude. The brewpub is small but there's cool stuff to look at like lights made out of beer bottles and quotes about beer on the walls. All of their awards are lined up at the end of the bar. Service was quick and bartenders were very knowledgeable about the beers. I tried a few beers while I was there and they were all very tasty. There's also a small gift shop and beer is available to-go including growler fillups at a great price. I am going back for sure.

09-12-2012 18:52:05 | More by krazybartender
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Nicolay3535

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is magical I can't say enough about the CCB team, everyone is so friendly and people are always having a blast there. CCB would have gotten perfect score if they had food on location but the awesome food truck get the job done. The tap room has a ton of beers available on tap and plenty of bottles to purchase as well. The tour is awesome, super clean facility with hard working folks making some of the best beer i have ever tried. I admire their brand it's very true to Tampa and very true to Florida, as a floridian this makes me very proud, Thanks Cigar City for giving us floridians one more reason to brag about our state.

11-13-2012 05:24:25 | More by Nicolay3535
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srhoadsy

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My second time visiting and will make a point to come more often. They have expanded the tasting room since my last visit which makes things much less crowded and cramped. Front bar selection was impressive, back bar selection was amazing. Orange Tangerine Ale, Dark Saison and now even Cider.

Tour was a lot of fun and informative. Guide was very nice, patient and knowledgeable. Even got to sample Tony Janus straight from fermenter "just awesome".

Atmosphere was fun, friendly and relaxed.

What can you say about the selection. Barrel Aged Big Sound, Rollin' Dirty, Cider, Itsa Pale Ale. Just to many too list. Highlight, a white oak barrel aged with vanilla beans irish amber on nitro tap called "Hornswoggled". Cannot say enough about this beer. Taste of bourbon without the alcohol burn, toffee, vanilla and just an amazingly creamy sweet body.

On top of all this, the brewery is conveniently located and extremely easy to get to. Just off of 275. Cannot wait to go back.

12-04-2012 01:46:33 | More by srhoadsy
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

A true beer destination all on it's own. They are growing, and in a good way. Expanding their production facility, canning, adding more barrel aged beers to their line up, adding new treatments to already great beers. Wow.
We spent 5 out of our 9 nights in the Tampa area at CCB. Each of which held great surprises. The first night we pulled up, we were amazed by the size of the facility. I guess they just bought a good portion of the buildings around them, and expanded the tap room...literally weeks before we arrived. I never would have known had I not asked. The initial room that you walk into (which used to be THE brew pub) is now the "growler bar". They have ten or so taps in the growler bar that you can fill 32 oz. or 128 oz. growlers, and enjoy a pint. Great idea...stops congestion at the other bar, and they sometimes slip different beers onto the growler bar without posting them on the screen in the main pub.

After walking thru the growler room/store front area, the back bar opens up into a long room with a shuffle board table on one side (awesome, love this classic game), and a long 15-20 seat bar with 8 to 10 tables varying in sizes through the area.
It's an impressive bar, really. 40 taps, with a huge 50 inch TV above with an easy to read, update the second tap list. Boom, as soon as something new is put it, it's added to the tap list on the computer, a quick refresh, and it's listed. Name, style, abv, size pour, price. How awesome is that?
Jake was behind the bar the first night, and I could tell he wasn't really a bartender, but we started talking with him, and he was a really nice guy. As it turns out, he does all the treatments for the beer...I find this out as I'm drinking White Oak Jai Alai and it was wonderful, so I made sure I gave him his due praise by going out to my hoopde and grabbing a Dark Horse BA Plead the 5th.
Over the course of the next five nights, we were able to join at least one or two, sometimes more new brews each night, each of which were great beers. I think my least favorite was a raspberry lager, but still enjoyed it more than many beers I had on my journey.
I know CCB hasn't been around long, but the overall quality of the beer they are producing, their brewing facility, their brew pub, and the general feel and atmosphere of this place puts it in the upper echelon of breweries I have visited including Founders, Three Floyds, and Bells. I can only see great things coming to them. If anyone from CCB is reading this review, thank you so much for the great times we shared there, Kelly and I will be back, hopefully soon! And thanks for letting us crash in your parking lot, weee!

12-26-2012 21:53:54 | More by MarcatGSB
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MPSTARR

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

First visit to the brewery, was very impressed with the way I was treated by the staff.

Great atmosphere, I was impressed by the current what's on tap display.

Took the tour, was very impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide.

Sampled several unique beers that could not be found outside of the tasting room.

It was well worth the trip, looking forward to my next visit.

Have enjoyed every beer from Cigar City since my visit, highly recommend trying them.

10-20-2013 20:18:47 | More by MPSTARR
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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.