Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cigar City Brew News

Great American Beer Fest, Final Push, and Fruit in the Room!

The brewery crew takes off tomorrow to Denver for Great American Beer Festival, we will be pouring our beers on the floor and hope to see everyone who makes it out there at the booth! We will be in the Southeast section along with an impressive assembling of Florida breweries, most likely the most that has ever been at the festival. Be sure you check them all out in your rounds. We've also entered our beers for judging, and love those medals so hopefully we will bring home one (or two)! We will let you know!

While everyone else in the brewery is gone having fun at GABF the tasting room staff decided to have a little fun on our own and will be putting "Final Push" on tap for the weekend to share with all of the beer lovers in the area who could not make the trek to Denver for the GABF. For those who haven't had this most interestingly conceived beer it's an infusion of Kopi Luwack coffee from Indonesia, Cacao Nibs, and Vanilla Beans with Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout.. For those not familiar with this very complex coffee, here is a little more info. It won't last long on tap so if you are close, come and get some but you'll have to enjoy it here, not enough around for growlers. Sorry..

Are we near our fruit beer tasting tickets are selling briskly and we are putting together all of the last minute details, below we've posted a little teaser of what we will have Just a little taste of what we will be pouring:

Guest Beers:
  • New Glarus Belgian Red
  • New Glarus Razzberry Tart
  • New Belgium Eric's Ale
  • RJ Rockers Son of a Peach
  • Ommegang Zuur
  • Bell's Poolside
  • Peg's Rainbow Jelly Donut

From our own minds:
  • Strawberry Kiwi IPA
  • Peach IPA
  • White Oak Tropic-Ale IPA
  • Papaya IPA
  • Blueberry Maduro
  • Pommegranate Double Cream Ale
  • Peach Double Cream Ale
  • Fig Double Cream Ale
  • Lemon Party Saison
  • Chocolate Cherry Porter
  • Peach-Apricot IPA

Don't forget, if you live in Pinellas county you can pick your tickets up at Oldsmar Taphouse, Dunedin House of Beers, and Willard's Taphouse.

This week new on tap we have the "Soggy Loaf Rye Porter" a beer that is only available two places in the Tampa Bay area, at Datz' deli and right here in the tasting room at the brewery. This beer, truly liquid bread captures everything we love about Pumpernickel, with a hit of rye and just begs for a piled high deli sandwich that Datz' is quickly becoming famous for in South Tampa! We love those guys and this beer is a labor of that love. Be sure to go by there and try it with some of their amazing food, then come by here for a growler or two!

Also on tap this week at the tasting room:
  • Jai Alai IPA
  • Maduro Brown Ale
  • Cubano Espresso
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
  • Tocobaga Red
  • Jose' Marti' American Porter
  • Puppy's Breath Robust Porter
  • Guava Grove Saison
  • Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout
  • Good Gourd Pumpkin Ale
  • White Oak IPA

Guest Tap:
  • Southern Tier Iniquity Black IPA

This Saturday (September 18th) at 2pm Scott Deitche will be here signing his books such as Cigar City Mafia,The Silent Don, and his recent release, Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers for the 21st Century. He will also have some of his books for sale. What could be better than great works from a local author, with great local beer? Not much in our opinion..


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