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Cigar City Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
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:
328
Reviews:
8,936
Ratings:
45,110
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
684
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 214 | Ratings: 684
Reviews by bhalter8:
Photo of bhalter8
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

After many visits in the past leading up to the great new tasting room, I was very excited to make my recent trip to CCB. I have not made it to Tampa since all the additions to CCB, so I was blown away by their growth in such a short time! I'll begin with atmosphere, and blend my experiences over 2 visits. Seems like a mix of customers come through the doors, from the visiting beer enthusiast to curious locals making their first trip in. I am rating it a bit lower than some of my favorite beer spots, but I think CCB is doing a great job of expanding craft beer in Florida. I fully expect to be able to raise this score in the future. The quality is impeccable. They fill growlers with the utmost care to ensure healthy storage. The quality of their beers, as is well known, is not a question either. I also must commend CCB on their hiring. I visited CCB when it was Joey & Wayne only, and am impressed that they have hired so many people that represent similar passion for quality craft beer. Very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I always have a hard time rating selection when dealing with breweries, CCB has a nice mix of their beers, and a few other taps from other FL brewers. There seems to always be some interesting treatments of their beers, as well as rather regular limited releases. They also stock a fair number of their bottled beers. There is no food, other than the tasty oatmeal raisin cookie I was given with my Oatmeal Raisin Maduro, so make sure you come with that in mind. Overall, great work in putting together an exciting customer experience. This seems like a real gem of a place for the local Tampa folks.

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Photo of wilsonrj
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
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 -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.97/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +3.6%
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 +1.6%
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 +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of musicman1234
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jloomis
4.87/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of giediprime41
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mbgeibel
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of roachkid40
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +1.1%
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 +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Peepskp
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Excellent beers available every day. The atmosphere was a bit sterile given the caliber of beers they produce.

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Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Big place, great tours lots of variety As I was about to leave, the skies opened up with one of the biggest downpours I've seen (even in FL) - Lucky!

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Photo of mcantu
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kismet
4.12/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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