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Cigar City Hapax Legomenon, one of the brewery’s most unique

Cigar City Hapax Legomenon

Cigar City Hapax Legomenon is a future release by the Tampa, Florida brewery. The brewery already has a repertoire of unique beers, but this upcoming release is pushes the boundaries a bit.

Cigar City Hapax Legomenon begans as a Belgian-style tripel ale aged in gin barrels. After some barrel time, the brewery blended in some grapefruit sour ale. The result? A one of a kind addition to the brewery’s lineup.

Hapax Legomenon refers to a word or from that occurs only once in a document. And often, it is a word that you will only find one time in an author’s entire oeuvre. For example, Shakespeare used the word “satyr” exactly once in all of his writings. This beer began as a Belgian-style tripel aged in gin barrels. After some time in barrels, we blended in some American Grapefruit Sour Ale. When it’s all said  and done, we think we can safely say that this will be the only occurrence of a gin barrel-aged Belgian-style triple blend with an American grapefruit sour ale to be found in our oeuvre.

Cigar City Hapax Legomenon will be a 750 milliliter bottle release. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal they aren’t sure how much will be released at this time.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Grapefruit. Barrel Aged. Gin.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: TBA


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Cigar City Sardo Numspa, Inspired By Devil’s Food Cake [Released]

Cigar City Sardo Numspa

Cigar City Sardo Numspa, inspired by devil’s food cake.

The Tampa, Florida based brewery attempts to create a decadent dessert beer offering by brewing an imperial stout with hazelnuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla.

Inspired by Devil’s Food Cake, we brewed this high gravity stout with real roasted hazelnuts, two different varietals of cacao nibs, Indonesian vanilla, and rested it on cypress wood. Named in honor of the best devil from the 80’s, the deal, sweet, Sardo Numpsie.

Sardo Numpspa was Charles Dance’s character in the Eddie Murphy movie, The Golden Child. Game of Thrones fans will know Charles Dance as Tywin Lanister.

Cigar City Sardo Numspa is 22 ounce offering. On sale in the brewery’s tap room as on December 23rd.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans. Aged on Cypress)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 12/23/15

?? ABV

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Cigar City settles Stanley Cup bet with 3 Floyds Brewing

Cigar City 3 Floyds Florida Man Loses Bet

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) has made good on a bet they made with 3 Floyd’s Brewing, over the outcome of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. The result is Cigar City/3 Floyds Florida Man Loses Bet.

It started with a few Twitter comments when the final two teams emerged to fight for Lord Stanley’s Cup. Ultimately, a collaboration was going happen, and all the fans would win. It just depended on which team pulled it off.

Cigar City/3 Floyds Florida Man Loses Bet is described by CC as a “rye American black ale”. So, puck colored.

12 ounce cans of Florida Man Loses Bet Rye American Black Ale are available now in Cigar City Brewing’s tap room for $14 dollars a 4-pack.

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to win the 2015 Cup.

Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 12oz Cans. Tap Room
Release: 11/10/15

8.5% ABV

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Cigar City Ales for ALS Session IPA

Cigar City Ales for ALS

Cigar City Ales for ALS Session IPA, blends tropical flavors for a noble cause.

Loftus Ranches and Hopunion created Ales for ALS to support a very worthy cause: ALS research. They provided a proprietary hop blend to brewers who wished to participate in the cause. The blend offers huge tropical aromas and flavors with some notes of pine, orange, blueberry, and watermelon. Portions of the proceeds from sales of this Session IPA will go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Visit for more info on the cause and the hop blend.

Cigar City Ales for ALS Session IPA contains a hop blend of Equinox, HBC 291, Mosaic, HBC 620, HBC 344, HBC 348, and HBC 522.


Style: IPA, (Session)
Release: TBA

??? % ABV

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Boulevard Collaboration No 5, with Cigar City Nears Release

Boulevard Collaboration No. 5- Tropical Pale Ale, features the brewing stylings of Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida. Above is the label for the upcoming collaboration.

The beer will be called Boulevard Collaboration No. 5- Tropical Pale Ale, highlighted by Azacca, Lemondrop, Citra, Pacific and Mosaic hops.

Combing Boulevard’s love of pale ales with Cigar City’s expertise with fruit flavors, this joint venture is hopped with a blend of Mosaic, Citra, Lemondrop, and Azacca and brewed with passionfruit and grapefruit.

Boulevard Collaboration #5 is slated for a September, 2015 release date. Previous Boulevard Collaborations include releases with Deschutes Brewing, Orval, Pretty Things, and Ommegang.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Passionfruit, Grapefruit)
Hops: Azacca, Lemondrop, Citra, Pacific, Mosaic
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Caramel

Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: September, 2015 (Tentative)

7.3% ABV, 55 IBUs

Updated 8/6 with label & fruit mentions. Changed 750ml bottles to 12oz bottles.