Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL

I stopped in at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida again, this time with my family.  My wife enjoyed the Whateley Family Cranberry Farmhouse Ale with Cranberry, and that’s saying a lot because my wife is not a beer drinker.  My son liked the Florida Cracker Belgian Wit – I’d liken this to Allagash White – but I suppose I shouldn’t make cross brewery comparisons – regardless, it was tasty.  My son and I both enjoyed Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, which would make a perfect dessert beer.  In all, we give thumbs up to Cigar City Brewing and their beers.  Even Uncle Ed approves.  See photo below.


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I stopped in at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida again today.  I think I’ve stopped in here more than any other other microbrewery.  Today I tried the Sun Spear Session Amber and really enjoyed the combination of hoppiness and amber ale.  I guess that’s why I stop in here so often.  It’s a great place with great beers.


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Whenever in Tampa I stop in at Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Florida.  It’s so close to the airport that it makes for a great stop either right after landing or right before take-off – or both!  The Jai Alai IPA is a great IPA and one I’d go for anywhere.  The Humidor Series IPA was available when I stopped.  The cedar flavor mixed with the IPA was quite a complex beer.  I had to bring some home with me.  The Maduro Brown Ale is also a solid go-to brown ale that I enjoy when in the mood for something a bit malty.