Recently, Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing announced some major changes related to Hunahpu’s Day. The major question from inquiring minds is: “How will this year’s festival be different from past years?”
Cigar City Brewing posted what has to be the largest collaboration beer of craft brewers at the same time. While much of the craft beer world was preparing to enjoy Hunahpu Day, the brewers that came by to join in the festivities all got to the brewery early and worked in (somewhat) secret on a mega-collaboration beer.
On June 5 and 6, Cigar City Brewing will be one of 73 small and independent craft breweries represented at SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Presented by the Brewers Association and in its eighth year, SAVOR is the premier beer and food pairing event in the U.S.
The United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC) is just that: an organization whose mission is to find the best beers brewed in America, and this year they have found many of those beers brewed by Cigar City Brewing in Tampa.
Cigar City Brewing began releasing Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout in 2010 with a small release in the brewery on a Friday night. Since then, the annual release has morphed into an all-day festival celebrating local and national craft beer.
For a while, Cigar City Brewing had to put brewery tours on hiatus while construction was going on to build their new event space, The Fermentorium.
The Tampa craft brewery has announced that tours are now back.