Cigar City Brewing

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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

BEER STATS
Beers:
319
Reviews:
8,935
Ratings:
45,066
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
689
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
5.35%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 217 | Ratings: 689
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Photo of GreenCard
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Their beer is fantastic. I tried almost everyone they had on tap and they are all full-flavored, impeccably brewed, and inventive. On the day that I visited, I was lucky enough to run into the Mikkeller brewmasters who where there doing a collaborative brew with Cigar City. It was great to talk to them and to hear about how they approach brewing. The collaborative beer was a stout composed of two batches that would then be blended and some of it put in barrels. Some of it would be shipped back to Denmark and the rest to be served at Cigar City or bottled for distribution. Would love to try some of that! Not sure when it will be available.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Pit stop in Tampa from Orlando and boy was it worth it. There are two tasting rooms with different selections in each (cans to go and merch in the front). Insane number of beers on draft plus bottle pours of Huna 2014!!!! Highlight was Caffe Americano.

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Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of RCrown
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Michael Jordan of Breweries.

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Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe! Two nice bars with plenty of seating in the tasting room area. Excellent quality and service. Prices are very fair and their beers are very good to outstanding. Service was good all around - staff was friendly and the tour guide, Jensen, was excellent. If you get his tour, you won't be disappointed. Great selection of their beers in the coolers. All the main lineup is there along with plenty of rotating and one offs. The website is kept up to date with what is on tap and whats in the to go cooler. Just a great place all around.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I was here 2 Saturdays in a row, and the atmosphere was great each time. There is a bar toward the front where you can get growler and crowler fills, and a larger bar toward the back with a bigger draft list. The merchandise selection is great and there are cold bottles and cans to go just inside the door.

My biggest knock would be the cigar offerings. The only ones for sale are local made, which of the 2 I had, ranged from terrible to ok. I know it is a brewery, but, you know... the whole name thing. I nicer humidor, selection, and maybe lounge area (unless I missed it) would be nice. A must visit in FL. Love the speigeleu glasses for pours!

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Photo of wilsonrj
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very smooth and nice blend of hops and citrus with emphasis on hops.

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Photo of stan913
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Had a great time here doing flights of many beers. The quality here is unbeatable. Talked to the guy selling handmade cigars for a while that tossed in an extra cigar for me. We were very hurried as we had our three kids with us. Place was packed, but still got to our beers quickly. Neighborhood feeling still.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First question: Why do a review of a place like Cigar City, which all BAs have on their bucket list? Answer: because sometimes you can get your hopes up and be disappointed. So here's my review:

My brother and I visited on a weekday at the end of May, 2016. Arrived at the Tap Room not long after opening. As we walked in, the staff was loading the cooler with Oak Aged Jai Alai that had been canned the day before. I raised my hands and shouted, "Yes! Yes!" What great luck that was! We took 4 fourpacks back home with us. So delicious.

At the bar, there were 20 beers on tap, covering a range of options. It's a great vibe, very knowledgable staff. We got a pour from the 2014 bottle of Huna--very cool, although the beer is better fresh, in my opinion.

Yes, CC has to be on your bucket list. You might get lucky like we did, or you might not, but it's still a must-visit if you are in Tampa.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

This is stop #3 of 14 brewpubs for my wife and I on this one week vacation and pub crawl. This place has to be a must-visit by any beer geek who travels to the Tampa area. We arrived in time to join a brewery tour, which meant that we got to drink 4 samplers at different stages of the tour. (An $8 fee and you get to keep the 4 oz. Logo snifter.)

We lucked out after the tour when we went into the tap room to try a few other beers. They were pouring 5 oz. Portions of 2014 Hunaphu from bottles, and this has been one beer on my bucket list to try someday. WOW! Best beer that I've ever had the opportunity to drink! We also tried the White Oak Jai Alai which I didn't like as much as the regular Jai Alai, but it was still a very good beer.

The vibe in this tap room is special, and to get to take a tour caused this to be a special day. I'll say it again, this place has to be a must-visit by any beer geek who is anywhere nearby to Tampa. It is worth the visit.

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Photo of krl2112
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of musicman1234
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.22/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jloomis
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.49/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of giediprime41
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mbgeibel
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of roachkid40
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +0.9%
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 +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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