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Cigar City Teams Up With Homebrewers

Cigar City Brewing will be tapping beers from homebrew clubs that took part in Hunahpu day 2011.  

This past March we chose a beer from each local homebrew club that participated in the events of this year’s Hunuphu’s Day party and we’ve been working together with the brewers of those beers to brew them. Each will be on tap in the coming months in the tasting room for you to try. Once they have all been on tap individually we will put them all on tap together and offer samplers of all 4 so we can get your opinion for a People’s Choice vote. From there we will factor your opinions as we perform our own judging and choose one of the beers to be brewed in a full sized 15BBL batch to be served and to be submitted in the 2012 Great American Beer Festival’s Pro Am Competition. We had hoped to have this ready to go for this year’s competition, but with all that has been going on here at the brewery it has taken longer than we expected so we will be ready to go by next year’s GABF.

The beers and their brewer’s are:

Smoked Jalapeno Ale- Tommy Orr from Special Hoperations

Kumquat Amarillo Wheat Ale- Mark Stober from Tampa Bay BEERS

Belgian Strong Dark Ale- Dave Kmietek from Dunedin Brewer’s Guild

Where’s my Lips Double IPA- Bob Bridges from Pinellas Urban Brewer’s Guild