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Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
100
world-class

413 Ratings
Ratings: 413
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 12.23%
Active Beers: 399
Beer Ratings: 41,169
Beer Avg: 3.88
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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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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!

Heatwave33, Oct 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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!

MarcatGSB, Dec 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

I can't stay away from this place. Any time I am in the Tampa area I stop into the tasting room and have to have at least one of their great brews. Since the remodel the tasting room is even more inviting. With a great environment and even better beer it is a must see when in the Tampa area. I have not yet had the chance but 2014's Hunahpus Day is calling my name.

Jgivens, Sep 30, 2013
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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.

CampusCrew, Jan 05, 2011
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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
100 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.