Brewvival 2017 @ COAST Brewing Co.
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brewvival is a joint venture and vision brought to you by COAST Brewing Company and Edmund’s Oast. Now celebrating its seventh year, this is the beer festival we want to go to.

Each beer is hand-selected from our favorite breweries – local, regional, American, or otherwise – and presented in a fun outdoor environment, quite often by the folks that make it. Live music, friendly neighborhood food vendors, and the occasional speaker round out the afternoon, but beer takes the center stage. Expect a wide variety of styles and serving methods, ranging from semi-common to impossibly rare, all of which are available to ticketholders while the day’s supplies last.

We’re able to offer this incredible variety because we pay outright for all the beer appearing at the festival. Why would we do such a thing? First of all, it’s the right thing to do. As organizers, we’re half-comprised of a craft brewery, and we know what a dent beer donations can make. Secondly, it allows us to pick exactly what will be presented, resulting in the coolest possible beer list. Thirdly, breweries are a lot more keen to send reps to showcase their beer and engage with festival-goers when they’re not chasing donated kegs. In summary: we all win.

This is a celebration of craft beer’s finest and the community that surrounds it. Brewvival welcomes beer geeks, casual craft drinkers, and novices alike. It’s a festival full of exclusive beers that excludes no one. It’s a festival full of VIPs, because there are no VIPs.

We are all part of the craft beer revival. Let’s hang out.

La Lectura @ Cigar City Brewing
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Date: 3/1/2017
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Price: Tickets are $10 and include four 5 oz pours
Where: The Fermentorium at the Cigar City Tasting Room

Join Cigar City’s El Lector Neil Callaghan for the fourth installment of the Cigar City Educational Series La Lectura. Taking place the first Wednesday of every month,  La Lectura focuses on highlighting, tasting and celebrating CCB’s latest creations and specialty cellared offerings. Guided by Neil, a Certified Cicerone and Certified BCJP Beer Judge, guests will receive in-depth insight into what makes these beers truly unique.  

Due to the limited nature of these beers, attendance will be limited to 40 guests.

The fifth La Lectura event will be held on 3/1/2017. Guests will be guided through a technical tasting of:

  • Al’s Little Margin Pils – German-style Pilsner: Cigar City’s first new beer of 2017, 4.4% ABV
  • Jazzy Gotama – Brown Ale: brewed with maple-flavored coffee, 5.0% ABV
  • Warmer Winter Winter Warmer 2015 – English-style Old Ale: aged for 15 months, 11% ABV
  • 110k + OT Batch #6 – Port Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Raspberries: brewed in 2013, 11% ABV

About Neil:
With a history of beer education and consulting, Neil has helped tell Cigar City Brewing’s unique story throughout the world since joining the Cigar City team.  After gaining certification as a Cicerone and Certified BJCP Beer Judge, as well as stints as manager and beer educator at several of the Southeast’s most renowned beer bars, Neil became Tasting Room General Manager in 2014 and emphasized an approach of “storytelling through beer”.  At the behest of Founder and CEO Joey Redner, Neil assumed the role of El Lector to increase awareness of Cigar City’s story and educate the public on the brewery’s dynamic family of beer. Neil has represented Cigar City Brewing at festivals and events throughout North America and Europe, emphasizing Cigar City’s use of exotic ingredients, their scrupulous eye for quality and their unique relationship with the culture and history of Tampa, Florida.  An accomplished writer and speaker, Neil’s work has been featured on the pages of BeerAdvocate, Vice and Decibel magazines as well as Cigar City beer labels, printed material and social media outlets.

Oeste Dinner #1 @ Cigar City Brewing
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cigar City Brewing welcomes LOKO Cuisine during Tampa Bay Beer Weekfor an exclusive 5-course rare beer dinner. This will be the first installment of Oeste, a pop-up dinner series inspired by the flavors and history of West Tampa. Our brewmaster Wayne Wambles will be on hand to discuss and share insights about the rare and barrel-aged cellar selections. Check out the pinned menu below. Seating is limited. Don’t miss this sure-to-sell-out event.

8th Annual Hunahpu’s Day®
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Many of our fans have been supporters of the brewery from our earliest days and have seen Hunahpu’s Day evolve from a small group of friends and beer-lovers enjoying a unique Imperial Stout in a warehouse to one of the country’s premier craft beer events, with brewers and revelers traveling from across the globe to our Tampa home.  Along the way we’ve put every ounce of our collective energy into making the festival exciting, dynamic, safe and enjoyable for those attending and to accommodate as many Cigar City fans as possible at the festival.  We’ve had highs (the 2016 festival, for instance) and lows (the 2014 festival, for example), but with each festival we look for ways to better serve our fans and supporters.
We would also like to remind enthusiasts of these Hunahpu’s Day 2017 details:

-Tickets will only be available in quantities of one or two.  Tickets will have the name of the credit card holder submitting payment printed on them, and those attending the festival must provide photo ID that matches the name printed on their ticket; for example, John Doe may purchase up to (2) tickets, both will have John Doe’s name on them and John Doe MUST provide a photo ID with his name when he and his guest enter the festival.  There will be no transferring or reselling of Hunahpu’s Day tickets.

-There will be no tickets sold that do not include Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout bottles; the three tiers outlined above are the only options available to attend Hunahpu’s Day.
-Tickets will only be available online.  There will be no tickets sold in-person at the brewery or elsewhere.
-All festival attendees must be 21 years or older and must arrive with a US driver’s license, military ID or passport to gain entrance to the festival.  The only non-US issued identification that will be accepted will be a passport

-A final list of breweries who will be pouring beer at Hunahpu’s Day 2017 will be announced in early 2017.  As in past years, the list will include over 120 of the most exciting, talented and sought-after breweries from all over the country and the world pouring their favorite beers.

If you need any assistance or have ticket questions, please contact Vendini’s dedicated Cigar City service line:

Phone: 800-477-3881

Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds and to sign up for our semi-weekly Cigar City Newsletter, the best source for up-to-date information on the festival.  Details on attending breweries, food vendors, events that afternoon in the Cigar City Tasting Room, and other exciting news will be announced as the event draws closer.

We are beyond excited about Hunahpu’s Day 2017 and look forward to seeing you all at Cotanchobee Fort Brook Park in Tampa, Florida on March 11th, 2017!

Update 2/20: Tickets will be mailing out this week. The revised Hunahpu’s Day app is set to launch 3/1. Thank you for joining us for this annual event!
Eggs & Kegs #46: Holy Mole @ Cigar City Brewing
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holy Mole! Hunahpu’s Eggs & Kegs! Join Cigar City Brewing and LOKO Cuisine to celebrate the Mayan myth Hunahpu who gave cacao to the Mayans and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout that we brew once a year in March. Just like the bold flavors of the beer this 4-course brunch is infused with chilies, cinnamon, cacao and vanilla. Ginger Beard Coffee crew will be on hand with a special Hunahpu nitro infused cold brew treatment. Space is limited due to the exclusivity and limited amount of this beer. **Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout is NOT included with the brunch but a small volume will be available on draft for purchase. **

Sierra Nevada Burly Beer Festival @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG) has partnered with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to invite more than 50 breweries to join us at Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Mills River, NC, for the 2nd Burly Beer Festival.  All participating breweries will bring their heartiest brews for you to enjoy.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCCBG, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the interests of craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer.

Come raise your goblet to pay homage to the end of winter and warm your soul with the best burly ales.  We’re toasting the spiced and the barrel aged, the stouts and the barleywines, and the big-hearted men and women who love them. Cheers!

  • WHEN: April 1, 2017, 1:00- 5:00 pm
  • WHAT: Rare beer, interactive exhibits, live music, food trucks, good cause, great times for all
  • WHERE: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732
    • This event is outside, so be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
Decibel Metal & Beer Fest @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Apr 22 @ 5:26 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:26 pm

Decibel's Metal & Beer Fest

On Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017, America’s only monthly extreme music magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world to The Fillmore Philadelphia. The first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, presented by Unibroue, is two days of brutal bands and the most metal craft beer in North America.
For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with its monthly “Brewtal Truth” column written by award-winning beer writer Adem Tepedelen. Now, the two worlds will be united in one glorious weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia.
Headliners include Grindcore brutalizers Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Saturday) and reunited stoner doom legends Sleep (Sunday) with Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Panopticon, Withered, Khemmis, Krieg, Crypt Sermon, Falls of Rauros and Cemetery Piss rounding out a devastating weekend of intoxicated metal mayhem. That lineup alone is worth shelling out for, right? But wait, there’s more.
Though there are 3,000-plus craft breweries in the U.S., Decibel has selected only the most metal breweries from across the country to be part of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, including: TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Holy Mountain (WA), Burial (NC), Atlas (DC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Neshaminy Creek (PA), Burnt Hickory (GA), Hydra (SD), Tired Hands (PA), Champion (VA), Three Weavers (CA), 18th Street (IN) and Cigar City (FL). Not only will their beer be poured at the fest, many of the metal-loving brewers that own and work at these breweries will be there to enjoy the music, pour samples, and talk to festival goers about their exciting brews. One of the most exciting and unique aspects of this event is the support Decibel has received from the craft beer pioneers at Unibroue.
The Quebec-based brewery partnered with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to brew the recently released Belgian-style dry hopped saison A Tout Le Monde, based on the thrash legends’ iconic song of the same name. Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz will be making a special appearance at the event to pour A Tout Le Monde and discuss the featured beer with attendees and press.
Since this is a metal and beer fest, there will be two ticketing options for each day. The “Metal and Beer” ticket — limited to 500 per day — gives you access to pours from all of the breweries, as well as admittance to that day’s show. The “Just Metal” option just gives you access to the show. Those that buy the “Just Metal” tickets can still purchase beers from selected participating breweries on-tap at the venue. You’ve been to craft beer festivals with shitty music and metal festivals with shitty beer, but finally you can get all the good stuff in one glorious, liver- and eardrum-punishing weekend. Don’t blow it. For more information, go to
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Sunday, April 23:

About Decibel Magazine
Founded in 2004, Decibel Magazine is heavy metal’s most trusted voice. For 12 years, Decibel has never deviated from its original mission of examining the past, present and future of metal. Since our debut issue (the Dillinger Escape Plan, October 2004), Decibel has evolved into the authoritative publication on heavy music. Members of the Decibel community know that behind the scenes of the magazine, their level of passion is matched by the magazine’s staff and writers, and they trust that Decibel will always guide them toward the best music from both undiscovered acts and their favorite major artists. Decibel isn’t just America’s only monthly metal magazine — with an array of dynamic, exclusive content, five national tours and multiple books in our arsenal, we’re the true voice of heavy metal.
Woodscrak 2017 @ Padova – Parco Fenice
May 26 all-day
Firestone Walker Invitational
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What is the Invitational?

The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest is an epic yet intimate gathering of 50+ leading brewers from around the nation and world, celebrating craft beer in our hometown Paso Robles. Join us for our 6th Invitational, held once again at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Main Event: Saturday, June 3 2017

12pm – 5pm

Paso Robles, CA


Tickets on sale: Monday, Feb. 6 at 6am PST


Burning Can North Carolina @ Oskar Blues REEB Ranch
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm