Cigar City Brewing

3924 W Spruce St, Suite A, Tampa, FL, 33612, United States
(813) 348-6363
Latitude: 27.95867, Longitude: -82.50930

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.83 | Atmosphere: 4.42 | Service: 4.33 | Food: 5.00
90.6
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 6 reviews.
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4.5
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Curmudgeon (255)
Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:50:08 PM
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As a long time beer geek (and proud of that label!) and father, I've past along my love of good, craft beer to my two adult sons. As a result, and as usually happens, they have both surpassed me in not only knowledge but acquisition and tasting of some fine brews.

They have also turned me on to several brands and breweries; Dogfish Head, Avery, the Bruery among others.

As wife (and Mammy) Persimmon & I travelled around the good ol' US of A (in 2016) we were determined to visit as many of those "special" places; among them, Cigar City.

At one Great American Beer Festival (I forget the year) I sampled a Moduro Brown Ale and gave it an impressive 4 (+) ratings on Untappd. It was as good as, if not better than, Big Sky Brewing's Moose Drool was, for me, is the all-time Gold Medal winner for brown ales.

Then both sons, when they learned of our adventure, said we had to get to Tampa to try Cigar City's Hunapeh.

When we arrived (2 weeks before Xmas) the beer was only available in bottles (at outrageous prices of $50 and $75) so we opted instead for a small taste of the Good Gourd, their pumpkin stout (Delicious!) and a just released Storming the Floridablanca imperial stout (very boozy).

A tour of the facility (free of charge thanks to our local hotel) also provided a sampling of their Jai Alai IPA (very drinkable), and a yet-to-be-released Raspberry Shortcake Cream ale (no creaminess there but loads of raspberries -- so call it a Lambic instead)

A bartender's opinion caused me to buy not the Hunapeh but a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout called Decoherence, the last bottle full of subtle coconut and coffee and packing a punch at almost 13%. Too much for a couple of old folks, so we shared what we could we a few "close friends" at the bar. Had to buy since the bartender said if I didn't buy it, he would. (He got a taste as well)

However, the sons still insisted we try Hunapeh. As parents, it's hard to say to your children...so we didn't. One more un-expected day in Tampa for beer.

After all we tried, we are anticipating another delicious afternoon!

Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
88.3
Overall
Friday 22nd of January 2016 10:20:59 PM
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I've always thought of Florida as a craft beer wasteland, but breweries like Cigar City are changing that impression. Huge selection of beers, many, surprisingly were malt forward. I'd been expecting fruit forward IPAs and Saisons , which they had, but mostly big Old Ales, Barley wine, Stout and my favorite Horchata with Vanilla, cinnamon and rice. Guest beers from 3 Floyds and Amager. Cask and Nitro options. Excellent service and heady latin food truck outside. Top Drawer
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5
98.3
Overall
Friday 25th of January 2013 09:47:02 AM
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Loved Cigar City! Tasting room was comfortable and there were tons of seats and two big bars. No food, but pretzels and chips which is really all you need.

There were a huge variety of beers, and we tried a sampler of all of their beers. The sampler was moderately priced, however, beers over 8% were $2/ 4 oz pour, which we found to be high compared to other FL breweries. Nearly all of the beers were really good if not great. There were also a lot of unique beers that you could only find there.

Beers to definitely try -
- the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (smelled and tasted like an oatmeal cookie without being too sweet or too viscous),
- White Oak Jai Alai IPA (better than the plain Jai Alai, the oak adds a great and interesting flavor. Not smokey but woody), and
- Maduro Brown (just a great brown ale).

Some to avoid are the Fruity Juicey (tastes like medicine and way too sweet!) and the Cracker White (very average and not much flavor).

One cool thing is that the bar has a tv where you can watch the brewers making beer.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall
Saturday 28th of August 2010 01:59:25 PM
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Cigar City is one of Florida's few breweries, and one of the best. Their tasting room always has several occasional beers that they brew. Its always exciting to go there and try beers that you will never see on a retail shelf. They also fill 32oz and 128oz growlers. Many times you will be able to talk to the brew master or owner, and they are more than willing to give you a tour of the facility if they arent busy.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

toejamn (7)
Monday 19th of April 2010 03:31:34 PM
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I stopped in with my bro-in-law who is normally a major brewery drinker, but always goes along with an open mind. We were both intrigued by their humidor series, which was a pale ale at the time. I talked with the brewer for a few minutes while enjoying a sampler. Unlike the other oak aged beers you've probably had that ages for months or even years in the oak barrels, he told me that the cedar aging is complete in only a couple weeks. It results in one of the most pungent aromas in a beer that I have ever had. The Jai Alai however is their best. Anytime my bro-in-law comes north to visit I make him bring a 6 pack along.
They only have a tasting room which is the front corner of the industrial warehouse in which they brew. It’s divided simply by a wood rail, so the room is entirely open to view their equipment and process. The 30 foot high ceilings and unfinished walls leave room for a few I-beams to hold hundreds of bomber bottles from breweries across this fine nation. They even had a few from my favorite Chicago pubs!
The strange part of the experience is the growler laws in FL. It was explained to me that breweries there can’t fill anything between 32 oz. and 64oz. It dates back to some law enacted by the state to insure that 40oz.s couldn’t be sold as some of the major breweries didn’t want to carry the glass. Weird…whatever? So, they technically don’t have growlers. However you can get a tap fresh 32 oz or if you want to go big, just get their one gallon jug!
No food, so eat before you come, the ABV is not for the weak.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

SiB57 (45)
Wednesday 14th of April 2010 02:56:06 PM
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If you're near Tampa, you MUST stop by this brewery and try the beer. At the time I visited, they've only been open a year or so, but the beer was amazing. The "Humidor" series, beer aged on Spanish Cedar, were really great. No beer I tried was bad, most were great and one or two were amazing.

I sat at the bar and talked beer with a couple of people and had a great time.

They might have tours, but you might need to schedule it. It's worth going just to try the beer.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A
96.7
Overall
Tasting Room
Tasting Room
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Fermenters
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Old Tasting Room Entrance
Old Tasting Room Entrance
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