Cigar City Brewing’s Tasting Room Expansion

By Meghan Storey

Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City’s Blog

Cigar City Brewing (CCB) recently announced what fans in their home base of Tampa, Fla., have been waiting to hear—expansion!

In their latest blog entry, CCB reported that a plan to expand their tasting room and draught selection by at least 50 percent should be complete by November 2012.

“We will be installing an additional bar at the end of the new expanded tasting room with 20-24 new taps. In addition, we will be installing two permanent hand pull cask engines, meaning two cask beers on at all times. This brings us to a grand total of 46-50 beers on tap at all times.” – CCB Blog

Read the complete blog entry: Tasting Room Expansion.

CCB has taken Florida (and the rest of the country) by storm since its inception in March of 2009, breaking into the national craft beer scene a few months later with a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their Humidor Series IPA in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer category.

From the beginning, CBB has focused on representing Florida—the lifestyle, flavors and ingredients—in their beers. According to, “This might mean brewing with guava, aging beer on cigar box cedar, or merely incorporating hops into our Jai Alai IPA, redolent with the kinds of tropical fruit aromatics that one associates with Florida.”

Keep up with the CCB’s latest happenings, including details on the continued expansion project, on the Cigar City’s Blog.