Outside the entrance to the Cigar City Brewing Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom in Tampa, Florida

Outside the entrance to the Cigar City Brewing Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom in Tampa, Florida

Cigar City Brewing

Steeped in the unique culture and history of Tampa, Florida, Cigar City Brewing began handcrafting award-winning beer in 2009. The brewery was founded by Joey Redner and is known for beer such as as the Jai Alai IPA and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout.

The brewery’s ales and lagers bring to mind the sun and citrus for which Florida is known, while taking cues from the cigar industry upon which Tampa was built. Behind all of Cigar City Brewing’s liquid is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.

This unique approach has resonated with local and national markets and the brewery has quickly grown to produce over 140,000 barrels of beer annually. Accolades have poured in since the brewery’s inception, including appearances on RateBeer’s Top 10 Breweries Worldwide seven times.

Cigar City presently distributes to 41 states in the U.S. and select markets internationally.

History

Founded by Tampa native and fifth-generation Floridian Joey Redner in 2007, Cigar City Brewing was born out of Redner’s desire to bring the unique culture, history and cuisine of Tampa to an international audience.

After selecting a location for his new brewery on Spruce Street, Redner began development of the space in early 2008 while searching for a brewmaster to bring his vision to life. He found that person in Brewmaster Wayne Wambles, an Alabama native with brewing experience around the Southeast US going back to the 1990’s.

Always looking to expand the palate of flavors at their disposal, Redner and Wambles quickly began introducing beers with unique tropical-inspired inspiration and culinary lineage, including Jai Alai IPA, Cubano Espresso Brown Ale, and the mole inspired Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, a massive beer brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, cacao nibs and ancho, pasilla and guajillo chile peppers. Not only did these ambitious and innovative brews gain traction in Tampa, they garnered attention from the national and international craft beer communities and helped shine a light on the efforts of the other ambitious brewers in the Tampa Bay craft beer community.

Awards and accolades have followed, including gold, silver and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival, numerous awards at the Best Florida Beer Competition and the US Beer Tasting Championships. Joey and Wayne’s ambitious vision for Florida-inspired ales and lagers has found resonance with beer judges and beer lovers alike.

On January 30th, 2009, the very first commercial batch of Cigar City Brewing’s beer was produced: a 465 gallon batch of Maduro Brown Ale.

Cigar City Brewing became a key partner of CANarchy in 2015. The craft brewing collective represents the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.

The Beers

At Cigar City Brewing we make beer we like to drink and toast those who choose to drink with us. Behind all our beer is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion. We acknowledge that what we do at Cigar City Brewing isn’t for everyone, but we welcome all.

Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom

Our home since 2009, the Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom offers 24 Cigar City Brewing beers poured inside the same facility where the very first batches of Jai Alai IPA and other CCB favorites were brewed. A full-service kitchen offers Tampa-inspired cuisine seven days a week, with each menu item designed to complement an offering of CCB ales and lagers which includes many beers only available in our Spruce Street Taproom. Family-friendly and inviting, the Spruce Street Taproom offers an immersive beer experience with flights, pints, growler fills, and packaged beer to go poured by Cicerone Certified Beer Servers alongside CCB apparel, barwear, and merchandise.

Taproom Downtown at AMALIE Arena

Cigar City Brewing’s newest beer experience is located in Thunder Alley across from the AMALIE Arena and directly under the Pam Iorio and boasts Florida-inspired cuisine and a full bar featuring a full CCB lineup of beers on draft and in cans. The perfect venue for pre- and post-event gathering, the Taproom Downtown at AMALIE Arena offers an immersive Cigar City Brewing experience and the ability to purchase CCB beers to enjoy at the bar, in Thunder Alley, or to carry into the arena for all Tampa Bay Lightning games and AMALIE Arena events.

Cigar City at Tampa International Airport

Boasting one of only two active breweries located inside an airport in the entire world, Cigar City Brewing offers an experience unlike any other at Tampa International Airport. Travelers and visitors to Airside C at TPA can enjoy beers brewed right inside the airport at the Cigar City Brewpub where our brewers hand craft ales and lagers on a 3 barrel brewhouse located steps away from Gate C 43. Latin-inspired cuisine is offered at the bar and in the full-service dining room where guests can watch the next batch of CCB beer being brewed before their eyes. Airside F offers the Cigar City Taproom at TPA, a cozy bar located near Gate F88 offering a full spread of CCB beers, wine, and liquor and a tasty tapas menu.

Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website at cigarcitybrewing.com for more information.

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Just outside the Cigar City Brewing Brewpub & Taproom at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida

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A row of taps inside the Cigar City Brewing Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom in Tampa, Florida

A row of taps inside the Cigar City Brewing Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom in Tampa, Florida

Spruce Street Brewery & Taproom

  • 3924 W Spruce St
  • Tampa, FL 33607-2441
  • United States
  • (813) 348-6363

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Monday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 1 AM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 1 AM

Brewery Tours Available The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Wednesday: 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM

This brewery has multiple locations.

Outside the entrance to the Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida

Outside the entrance to the Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida

Taproom Downtown at AMALIE Arena

  • 375 Channelside Dr
  • Tampa, FL 33602
  • United States

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Just outside the Cigar City Brewing Brewpub & Taproom at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida

Just outside the Cigar City Brewing Brewpub & Taproom at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida

Brewpub & Taproom at Tampa International Airport

  • 4100 George J Bean Pkwy
  • Tampa, FL 33607
  • United States
  • (813) 956-0675

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Monday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM - 11 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 1 AM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 1 AM

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Beers

A selection of beers from Cigar City Brewing

Beer NameStyleABVIBUsCal.Rating
1821 Golden Ale Review American Wheat Ale5.51653.78
Acai Mango Pale Ale Review American Pale Ale5.01503.2
After Sesh Review American Blonde Ale4.51353.57
Ahaltocob Review American Imperial Stout13.33990
Aleph Null Review American Barleywine10.03004
Ales For A.L.S. Review American IPA4.51353.77
American Wit Review American Wheat Ale6.31894
Apple Cinnamon Pale Ale Review American Pale Ale5.41623.75
Arpía Review Witbier5.01503.67
Azacca IPA Review American IPA6.51953.85

News

Cigar City Brewing in the News

Cigar City Brewing Adds “Florida Man Double IPA” to Mixed Pack

Cigar City Brewing announced that their Florida Man Double IPA, a hop-forward ale brewed with nearly criminal volumes of hops, to its popular Mixed Pack. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing Cancels Hunahpu’s Day Festival

Tampa, Florida-based Cigar City Brewing canceled its popular Hunahpu’s Day festival, planned for Friday, due to concerns over the coronavirus disease. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing to Release Unsung Heroes and Barrel-aged Beers for Tampa Bay Beer Week

Cigar City Brewing has announced the upcoming releases of five limited edition barrel-aged beers to celebrate five unsung heroes of brewing. Read More

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CANarchy to Distribute Cigar City Brewing and Hard Seltzers Nationwide

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective shipped 14% more beer in 2019 with growing contributions from Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing to Release Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout for One Day Only

Cigar City Brewing is bringing back Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, to be released only at the 11th Annual Hunahpu’s Day on March 13th at Amelie Arena in Tampa. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing Adds “Fancy Papers” Hazy IPA to Seasonal Lineup

Cigar City Brewing has announced Fancy Papers, a Hazy IPA brewed with Strata, Sabro and Idaho 7 hops, as a new addition to its line-up of seasonal releases. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing Adds “Florida Man Double IPA” to Year-Round Lineup

Cigar City Brewing announced that its Florida Man Double IPA, a hop-forward ale brewed with nearly criminal volumes of hops, to its 2020 year-round line-up. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing to Open Taproom at AMALIE Arena

The new Cigar City Brewing Taproom will open to the public on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 before the Tampa Bay Lightning’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Read More

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CANarchy Mixed Pack Features IPAs From Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Deep Ellum and Three Weavers

The CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective released the new CANarchy IPA Mixed Pack featuring IPAs from Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Three Weavers, and Deep Ellum. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing to Release Margarita Gose as Year-Round Offering

Cigar City Brewing announced the year-round launch of Margarita Gose, a refreshingly tart ale brewed with lime, orange and salt. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing to Release “Wedge Cut” American Wheat Ale

Cigar City Brewing has announced the introduction of Wedge Cut, an American Wheat Ale brewed with lemon peel and Lemon Drop hops, as a seasonal offering. Read More

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Cigar City Brewing Set to Arrive in Chicago

With the help of Windy City Distributing, Cigar City Brewing continues to extend its reach beyond Florida. This time their beers landing in Chicago. Read More

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