Cigar City Brewing

National Beer Day with CCB
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Cigar City Brewing is one of West Florida's main attractions for those who seek excellent beer. They say it best themselves when explaining the quality of their passion, "Behind all our beer is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people."

 

Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida has an array of beers for every palate. Whether you're a newbie to the grog game or an experienced taster, they've got something for everyone. CCB's lineup of unique lagers and ales includes: Beoir Le Caife, Galactic Cluster, and Good Gourd Have Mercy.

 

    Three Beers to Try

    CCB's Beoir Le Caife is a brown ale brewed with lactose and coffee. It's aged in barrels of Jameson Irish Whiskey to give it that rich, espresso taste. Beoir Le Caife has hints of toffee, vanilla, rum, and of course coffee. It has an SRM of 24 giving it a ruby brown hue and an ABV of 6%. Cigar City Brewing releases this porter in small batches so get it while you can.

    Up next is Galactic Cluster, an American IPA with an SRM of 16, resulting in a deep amber color. This dry-hop is brewed with guava and peach. Galactic Cluster has a dry mouth-feel with tastes of peach and malt. This beer has a unique smell of apples and orange peel. A fruity beer is perfect for new beer drinkers especially a lighter colored one like this tasty gem.

    CCB has a retired, seasonal favorite called Good Gourd, Have Mercy. This amber ale would be great to sit by the campfire with. It has notes of grandma's buttery pumpkin pie crust and the woody aftertaste bouncing off the forrest around you. This beer's staggering ABV of 12.2% puts it on the stronger side. It's brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and Jamaican allspice. GGHM is a fall-time treat alongside candy corn and mashed potatoes. Although no longer available, it was a definite must-have for pumpkin spice lovers.

     

    Flight of beers on a wooden slab
    Photo from @cigarcitybrewing on Instagram 

     

    Take a Tour of Cigar City Brewing to learn more about their craft beers. 

     

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