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.
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
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.
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.
-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.
-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:
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!
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. **
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!
- TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY 14, 2017, AT 10:00 AM EST
- TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PLAN AHEAD AND PURCHASE EARLY!
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