Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cigar City Brew News

Humidor IPA wins GABF Silver Medal, Willards Tap House on Wednesday, Fruit in the Room on Saturday!

We did it! Again! Last week much of the brew crew went out to Devner for the Great American Beer Festival and we didn't come home empty handed either! We won again for our Humidor IPA, this time a silver medal but it is still very cool to win a medal for the same category 2 years in a row. With over 3000 entries from over 1500 breweries, taking home a medal in one of the 79 categories is quite a feat.

Last week we were also named best brewery in the Tampa Bay area by the readers of local paper Creative Loafing in their Best of the Bay edition, the publication itself also declared Jai-Alai the best beer brewed in the Tampa Bay area. Awesome! We are so glad that everyone loves our beers as much as we love making them! Like I said previously, maybe Joey will let us throw a party.. Stay tuned we're working on that one.

Join us tonight (September 22nd) at Willards Tap House for a keep them pint night, they will have 7 of our beers available as well as a very special cask of Madagascar Vanilla Bean Good Gourd. It all starts at 7pm and goes on until they close the doors and kick us out! It should be a good time with lots of great friends!

Saturday is Fruit in the Room and we are stoked! All of the beers we have been preparing are coming out very nicely and will be all ready for your tasting pleasure on Saturday throughout the brewery. If you have not already, get your tickets today they are going fast! There are still a some tickets available too at Oldsmar Taphouse, Willard's Tap House, both Dunedin and Palm Harbor House of Beer, and Peg's Cantina so if that is closer for you, stop by and have a pint at one of those locations and pick your ticket up.

We have another surprise too! Seems like Capricho Obscuro batch # 4 has shown it's face and will be ready this Saturday to be released to the public and since we're having a special event, why not make it even more special?! This release, a blend of barrel aged Rye Porter, Warmer Winter, and Big Sound is bottle conditioning as we speak and will be perfect to hold on to, or drink immediately! With only around 800 bottles total available they will go fast and will only be available for sale at the brewery. Sales will begin on Saturday night, so everyone with a ticket for Fruit in the Room will have the first shot at it. So there's another reason to come out Saturday night if you were on the fence! The limit will be 6 per person.

As always, more to come..


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