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Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
48,290 Ratings
Cigar City BrewingCigar City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3924 W Spruce St
Ste A
Tampa, Florida, 33607-2441
United States

(813) 348-6363 | map
cigarcitybrewing.com

Notes:
Oskar Blues acquired Cigar City in 2016

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
270
Reviews:
9,411
Ratings:
48,290
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.53/5
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
728
pDev:
10.6%
 
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Even with Google Earth and a GPS, this place was not nearly easy enough to find. Suite A is hard to discern when there is no lettering on the bldgs. and the destination is just one "office" in a strip of light-industrial businesses behind Home Depot. I guess thats pretty accurate if you think about it. Its a brewery first and thankfully a very good one. The only giveaway is the small awning with a vine & hop-looking motif.
The Tasting Room is a very nice addition, especially since they serve such high-quality brew. The beer is their own with a few guest beers, all on taps. A total of 12 taps with 10 dispensing their own creations.
Clean and inviting, well-lit without being office-like harsh. I was reminded of a basement converted into an extremely well-done personal bar. The long bar with 16 stools were well populated at 2 p.m. on a Friday. There are also 7 tables. The 8 other patrons were discussing all things beer and home brewing. Friendly people, great beer, comfortable, non-sports bar. It gets better?
No food is served but you are welcome to bring in or, I suspect, have something delivered. Just a block off Dale Mabry near the Bucs stadium, there are several restaurants very close.
Some beers are only available on tap. Some are also available to go either in 6-packs or growlers (quart or gallon). On my first trip, hopefully the first of many, they had three different porters! Had two there and took the last one to go with a brown ale as well.
Beers available are listed on a big chalkboard by name, type, ABV and cost (for growlers, as well).
The only odd part is that the restrooms are out in the warehouse-looking brewery but who cares?

I'll be back, several times.

I have been back, several times.
I noticed that there is actually a sign on the door with the CCB logo, the same as on the corner of the building as seen from Spruce St. Also, the awning says "Entrance" and "Tasting Room" is over the door. Somehow I missed all of that the first time in. D'oh.

1/20/2011
The new tanks are coming! 5 new tanks. Doubling the capacity to 30 barrels and storage goes to 570 barrels. More great beer for the lucky people who can get it. Like me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CobraDC23
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of FlaS4
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of malf922
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of oldmankoch
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bigcountrylutz
4.26/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BillRoth
4.35/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Fun place. Great people. Two bars and 20 CC Beers to try. Good range Inc 4 intros and 2 on cask. Current tap lineup was pretty good but too many MOR beers. Some very good but little exemplary. A couple of experimental beers were interesting. Vintage bottles of great stuff / fairly priced but on premises drinking only really limits ability to taste and savor. Unless you come as a group and share the bombers. Cooler had a number of choices for 4/6 packs... and a couple of BA singles. All in all plenty to try and still take some home. Staff are awesome, friendly and super knowledgeable.
Would definitely recommend for a visit if in Tampa/St Pete area.

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Photo of wjbent
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alequine
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lukass
4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of FJHeeter
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Drove over from Orlando on a pilgrimage. Simple place, with some outstanding beers

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Photo of TCP2017
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place hearkens back to the small-town bar feel that I, like many others; know and love. But, as a brewery; has a great selection of drafts available for just about anyone.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love hanging out at this brewery. They always have a great draft selection, and even pour bottles of Hunahpu's from time to time. There's plenty of room and two bars.

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Photo of cmurda33
4.03/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool feeling inside with a lively crowd of people. Had a nice selection of their beers and for the most part has friendly staff.
The tour is a must and I personally had a great tour guide. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates beer. Cigar City definitely knows what they are doing. The gift shop on site has a nice selection of gear with fair prices. Have fun!

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Photo of MTKATL
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brian29
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of TH28
4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of beergorrilla
4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kreg02
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

We did the brewery tour on a Sunday. Staff was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Excellent beers...I mostly stuck with the Jai Alai (excellent). We were hoping to get the White Oak Barrell Aged Jai Alai but they were out at the brewery. We later found some locally at Whole Foods and it did not disappoint.
Great Vibe. There was always a good crowd but lines moved quickly. Great food trucks; Highly recommended.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Tons of beers on tap at the bar and in the Brewery itself inside. Great selection of merchandise as well like tons of t-shirts, hats, stickers, just about anything you would want. There were also 3 full coolers of beer for purchase in case you did bring or didn't want to purchase a growler for the tap selections. I purchased 3 bombers of beers I had not seen before, a t-shirt and a sticker for my laptop. Will hit this brewery up again, next time I'm in Tampa.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 48,290 ratings
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