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Beer Available At Cigar City Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout 98, Cigar City Lactobacillas Guava Grove 97, Cigar City Key Lime IPA , Cigar City / Max Lagers Black Ash 85, Cigar City Brewpub Leonís Grandson Itís My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale 89, Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Apple Brandy Barrel-aged 99, Brew Bus Are Wheat There Yet? 75, Cigar City Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale 93, Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout 100, Mikkeller Black Moon 96, Cycle Brewing Fixie 90, Cigar City Tony Jannus Pale Ale 92, Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas (Kohatu) 94, The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout 100, Cigar City Hunahpoopoo , 7venth Sun Booty Wax - Rye Barrel , Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100, Founders Backstage Series #9: Smoked Porter 97, Cigar City / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path 90, Cigar City Don Gavinoís Big Guava 96
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Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | September 1, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Attended a cask event here, which was an absolute blast. Great crowd, great staff, and they even had food. Joey and Wayne spent lots of time with us and opened quite a few interesting beers. I plan to go back every time Iím in Tampa.
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | June 26, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
June 2010 -- Visited on a Thursday mid-afternoon. This place has managed to add a groovy little tasting room space alongside a nice little industrial brewery. Expecting good stuff based on reputation, we were not disappointed, with several unique and quality beers on tap, and a couple available to take home in bottles (or any of the tap offerings in small bottles, too). Wish I couldíve spent more time here, to be sure. (Brewery #516)
Beershine (696) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 15, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This IS the complete and total package. When the taproom opens the angels will drink here. The business run with the highest level of professionalism and genuine love of brewing. And it shows: the beers are sublime, along the same level of sophistication as Lost Abbey. Cigar City is putting FL on the beer map but at the same time could be in California and stand up for itself. I canít wait to try all the beers in the lineup.
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | December 5, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
(Visited 06/2011): The brewery/Tap Room is in Tampa on Spruce Street not too far from the airport. The building has a private lot right out front.
The exterior is honestly not much to look at, as it is a fairly non-descript box building. The interior is warmer looking, with a bar on the left side that offers a view of a large board listing the available beers. There is a cooler on the right side holding their to-go selection.
Speaking of selection, Cigar Cityís is very good. On my visit there were around 15-16 of their beers on draught, including Patio Tools, 110K+OT Batch #4, Guava Grove, White Oak Jai Alai and Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale. All of the beers are well-executed, even the ones that donít quite work. Samplers are available too which is helpful. The bottled selection includes both 6-packs and 750mL options.
Service on a slow weekday post-lunch afternoon. The bartender was well-versed in their beers and was friendly and attentive during our stay. The brewery offers tours several days a week.
Cigar City does not offer food.
Overall this is a great beer destination in Tampa, and in Florida in general for that matter.
Oakes (623) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 27, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Really good service, to take time out of a busy day to hang out with some out-of-town beer geeks. The beers are fantastic. Not much else to say, but they will have a tap room so Iím excited about that. A must visit, and when the tap room is ready (itíll be a while) it will be THE complete and total shit.
NachlamSie (547) Denver, Colorado | December 13, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Though in a warehouse, this place is very well laid out. Itís got a growler bar at the front near all the merchandise and a bigger bar with tables at the back for tasting. There were at least a dozen taps with three quality guest taps spanning a good selection of styles. The bartender was knowledgeable and very helpful. I was hear on a Tuesday afternoon and there were plenty of people milling about discussing good beer. This is a really cool place.
GT2 (517) Carlsbad, California | July 10, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Always a fun time at CCB. They hold release parties, festivals, so itís hard to rate this place not taking special occasions into account. Clearly the best brewery in Florida right now with, thank the lord, a wet zone so you can have beers on premise. Tap list rotates quite quickly with something new on every week it seems. Loads of special Pilot batch stuff, special releases, guest taps from other Florida microbreweries. Joey and Wayne are both cool guys though very busy. Bar staff can be in crappy moods occasionally but on quieter days you can have some great conversations. Prices are pretty high during festivals but reasonable on normal days. There are take away bottles as well. It used to be everyone hung out inside the brewery, now there is a sectioned off true bar with tables etc. Very fun place to visit and right in the smack middle of cool stuff to do in Tampa. Definitely jaunt over to Alessi Bakery not far away for the best Cuban sandwiches in the US (not a joke). I would rate Alessi 100/100 if it were eligible for RateBeer places. Also stop by Rollin Oats market a block from Alessi to check out some CCB bottles. You can also go over to Whole Foods or Total Wine and More right behind Cigar City to pick up CCB bottles that might not be for sale on premise. Sometimes the beers at Whole Foods and Total Wine are actually $1 less than on premise.
Sammy (513) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent spot to try, of course, the latest and fresh CC beers. Growler fills. A short walk to the Whole Foods where more bottles are available. Very good service. Although the tour was cut short, the tower of barrels to come was most impressive. Easy to get to in Tampa.
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | June 23, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Although this is a run of the mill microbrewery tap room, with spartan decor, the beers are top notch with interesting guest taps, 1$ a sample...cant beat that...a must when in Tampa area.
BrewDad (417) Olympia, | February 7, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
This has been on my list since the moment I knew I was going to Florida. Terrific place great tour, the tap list is off the hook. Nothing much better for any beer geek. A terrific place that is going to grow in beer folk lore. Not a must stop a must be on your bucket list stop.
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