Hunahpu’s Day®

The 6th Annual Hunahpu’s Day® Release Party is set for Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at Cigar City Brewing. This will also be the 4th time Hunahpu’s Day® has been featured for Tampa Bay Beer Week.

The Beer

In Mayan mythology, Hun Hunahpu was the father of the Mayan hero twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. Hun Hunahpu, along with his brother Vucub Hunahpu, was tricked by the Dark Lords of the underworld and slain. Hun Hunahpu’s corpse morphed into a cacao tree, his head becoming a cacao pod, which in typically awesome mythology fashion, spit upon the hand of a young maiden named Xiquic who promptly became pregnant with the hero twins. The twins would ultimately grow up to avenge their father and uncle and defeat the Dark Lords and ascend to the heavens to become the moon and sun.

We brew Hunahpu’s® Imperial Stout once a year and release it only at the brewery. We will continue to do so until the end of the cycle.

“Pours extremely dark in color with a brown head with notes of big chocolate and espresso, moderate notes of vanilla and cinnamon and a mild tinge of tobacco and chilis. The flavor opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso with elements of dark toffee and interjecting threads of vanilla with lingering hints of cinnamon and tobacco and chillies notes with a mild scoville heat in the finish.”
-Head Brewer Wayne Wambles

Geek Speak
Ratebeer: 100 overall
BeerAdvocate: 100 overall
Untappd: 4.56/5 overall

2009 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting – 1st Place
2010 United States Beer Open Championship – Gold Medal
2010 Best Florida Beer Championship – Gold Medal
2010 Best Florida Beer Championship – 1st Place, Best in Show
2011 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal
2012 Beverage Testing Institute World Beer Championships – Platinum Medal

The Event


The Details:

· The fest is from March 14, 2015 from 11:00am-4:00pm at Cigar City Brewing, 3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607
· $200 per ticket
· Includes 4 bottles of Hunahpu’s® Imperial Stout (750mL), a meal ticket for food from Cigar City Catering, a bottle tote bag, and access to over 200 beers from 60+ breweries from all over the world.
· Includes branded Hunahpu’s Day® 2015 glass
· Tickets are limited to one per transaction
· The name on the ticket MUST match the name of the fest attendee. If you have a valid ticket but your name doesn’t match, you will be denied entry
· The 4 bottles of Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout will be available for pickup upon leaving the fest. There will be no reentry of any kind.
· Chairs, bulky coolers, and tents are not allowed. Small, soft-sided coolers are allowed. If it has wheels, don’t bring it.
· You’re allowed to bring bottles of beer to share, but only if they fit in backpacks or small, soft-sided coolers.
· All attendees must be 21 and up. No children or animals are allowed.
· The tasting room will be closed during the fest, but will open up again after the fest at 6:00pm

Tips for a Successful Event


There will be no parking in the main CCB parking lot beginning Friday morning (3/13). Throughout the entirety of the weekend your best bet will be to head to the overflow parking lot on Spruce street across the street from CCB.


Want to grab some food before drinking the fest? Check out this awesome event that the Whole Foods right around the corner from the brewery is doing right before Hunahpu’s Day starts!



The Double Tree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore is offering a special rate March 13th-15th. For more details go to:

The Food

Each attendee will receive a meal ticket with food provided by Cigar City Catering. Attendees can choose any of these entrees. Each entree also comes with a Hunahpu’s Brownie. A vegan and vegetarian meal is available upon request.

​Ropa Vieja
Slow stewed all natural flank steak with peppers, onions, and tomato.
Includes rice & beans.

CCB Brat
Bratwurst sous-vide in house brown ale, grilled and topped with onions, peppers​, & garlic on a pretzel bun.
Includes Mac Salad & Potato Salad.

​Mac Salad
Mayo and Dijon mustard-based macaroni salad with red onions, tomatoes and celery​. Mixed in our marinated piquillo peppers and our pickled hard boiled eggs.

Potato Salad
Skin-on creamed on potato salad with a mayo and vinegar base mixed with celery, red onions, piquillo peppers and chorizo.
Vegetarian & vegan options available.
Included with each entree:

Hunahpu’s Brownies
Chocolate brownies made with ancho and pasilla chiles, vanilla, and cinnamon.


The Beers

This Hunahpu’s Day’s beer fest looks to be the most ridiculous yet. Nearly 70 breweries pouring over 200  different beers, most of which are not easily found in Florida (or anywhere else for that matter). Getting a list like this together wasn’t easy, but come Hunahpu’s Day, it’ll be worth it.

3 Sons Brewing Co.
-Kopi Luwak Summation
-Olson’s Ale
-Double Scoop
-Lumberjack Morning Break

5 Rabbit Cerveceria
-Gringolandia SuperPils
-5 Lizard
-El Bizarrón
-5 Vulture

7venth Sun Brewery
-Mangrove Double IPA
-Port BA Brett Saison Extreme
-Saison Beams Yuzu Brett Saison (collab with Trinity Brewing)
-Do You Even Sudachi Bro (collab with Funky Buddha)

The Alchemist
-Heady Topper American Double IPA

Anderson Valley Brewing Company
-Horse Tongue Wheat
-Blood Orange Gose
-Brother David’s Triple

Angry Chair Brewing
-3 Little Birds Florida Weisse
-German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
-Barrel Aged The Something Imperial Stout
-Let My Peaches Be Sour Ale

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
-Rum and Pappy Double Barreled Pecan Pie Brown
-New Brood Braggot aged in a Superstition Mead Barrel
-American Presidential Imperial Stout
-Woolsey With (Sour orange wit)
-Superstition Coffee Stout

B. Nektar Meadery
-Zombie Killer
-Hibiscus Cider
-There Will Be Blood Orange
-Scurvy Shyster Bastard

Barley Mow Brewing Co.
-BA Unkindness American Black Ale
-BA Selkie Belgian style Pale Ale
-S’mores Imperial Stout
-Foolery American Barley Wine

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company
-Lug Tread Lagered Ale
-Strong Patrick Strong Irish Red Ale
-Thirty-Three and a Third blend of beers
-Grand Master OG Strong Gruit

Bell’s Brewery
-Black Note
-Beer Michigan Barleywine
-Raspberry Wild One
-Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old Ale

Boneyard Beer
-Bone Light ISA
-Notorious Triple IPA
-Suge Knite Imperial Stout

Boulevard Brewing Co.
-2014 Saison Brett
-Hibiscus Gose
-Two Jokers Double Wit

Brew Bus Brewing
-Last Stop IPA
-Vanilla Wood-aged Rollin’ Dirty Red Ale
-Hazelnut Spread Porter

Brewers’ Tasting Room
-Bad Badger Double IPA
-Cross Czech PilsAle

The Burnt Hickory Brewery
-Cannon Dragger IPA
-The Didjits Blood Orange IPA
-Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout
-Ezekiel’s Wheel “Zeke”
-Charred Walls of the Damned Belgian Quad

Carton Brewing
-Wayne’s Way Porter aged on Spanish cedar
-Gilded Lily White Truffle Belgian Tripel
-Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale with Coffee
-Boat Hoppy Session Ale

Cascade Brewing
-Manhattan NW Blended Sour Cherry Ale in Bourbon Barrels
-Vlad the Impaler Blended Sour Ale
-Cherry Bourbonic with Dates and Cherries aged in Bourbon Barrels
-Shrieking Violet Blended Sour Blueberry Ale aged in Wine and Bourbon Barrels

Cigar City Brewing
-Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
-Bourbon Barrel-aged Yonder Bock (collab with Sierra Nevada aged in Heaven Hill barrels; the first keg of this beer to be tapped)
-2014 Double Barrel Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
-2013 Brandy Barrel-aged Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
-2012 Leon Brandy Barrel-aged Barley Wine
-2014 Leon Brandy Barrel-aged Barley Wine
-Da Un Beso A La Botella Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Porter
-Rum Barrel-aged Caffe Americano Double Stout
-Sherry Barrel-aged Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout
-Grandmule Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Porter
-Bourbon Barrel-aged Big Sound Scotch Ale
-Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell Bourbon Barrel-aged Baltic Porter
-Dubbel Dare Belgian Dubbel (collab with AleSmith Brewing)
-2013 Bourbon Barrel-aged Jose Marti India-style Porter
-Spooky Cereal Brown Ale
-Rum Barrel-aged Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout
-The Dark Woods Imperial Porter
-El Murcielago Tequila Barrel-aged Ale
-Blueberry Pancake Brown Ale
-Strawberry Jalapeño White Ale
-Rum White Oak Pineapple IPA
-Peanut Butter & Jelly Double Cream Ale
-Penultimate Push Imperial Stout
-Lemongrass Ginger Pale Ale
-Cuvee de Fromm #4 (blend of Marshal Zhukov’s, Cherry Cordial, and Warmer Winter, aged on bourbon-soaked oak)
-Passion Fruit Apricot Grove
-Right Side Up Pineapple Cake Lager
-Taste the Rainbow Berliner Weisse

Cigar City Brewpub
-Iron O’Rourke’s God of Fear Stout
-Captain of the World IPA
-Aleph Null American Rye Barleywine

Cigar City Cider & Mead
-San Juan Hail Capicumel aged on serrano and habanero peppers, pineapples and agave nectar
-Smoke Ring Dreams oak aged with vanilla and molasses
-Rough Rider Cider aged on prickly pears and jalapeños
-Cowboy Dan Caramel Cider

Coppertail Brewing Co.
-Free Dive IPA
-Unholy Trippel
-Purple Drank Boysenberry Berlinerweisse
-Sabotage Russian Imperial Stout with Coffee aged in Bourbon Barrels

Coronado Brewing Company
-Skull Wrapper IPA
-Islander IPA
-Orange Avenue Wit
-Mermaid’s Red Ale

Country Boy Brewing
-Nacho Bait Habanero Blonde Ale
-Papaw’s Red Imperial Red Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels
-Shotgun Wedding Brown Ale aged on Vanilla Beans
-Sinkhole Imperial Stout

Creature Comforts Brewery
-Athena Paradiso Reserva (w/ tart cherries)
-Emergence Brettanomyces ale refermented in wine barrels
-Tropicalia American IPA
-Southerly Love Hoppy beer with brettanomyces and lactobacillus

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
-Vieille Barrel-aged Tart Saison
-Surette Barrel-aged Provisions Saison

Darwin Brewing Co.
-Ayawasca Belgian Dubbel
-Charapa Spiced Porter
-Leche de Tigre Florida Weisse brewed with Amazonian fruit and spice
-Originz Andean influenced Gose

Due South Brewing Co.
-Category 5 IPA
-Mariana Trench Imperial Stout
-Mexican Standoff Imperial Porter
-Calling All Cars Coffee & Donuts Porter

Evil Twin Brewing
-Even More Jesus Imperial Stout
-Justin Blåbær
-Molotov Lite
-Sour Bikini
-Mission Gose

Founders Brewing
-Backwoods Bastard Bourbon Barrel-aged Scotch Ale
-Big Lushious Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout
-CBS Imperial Stout
-Mosaic Promise

Funky Buddha Brewery
-Wide Awake It’s Morning Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
-No Crusts
-Last Snow Milk Porter with coffee, coconut and white chocolate
-More Moro Blood Orange IPA

Goose Island Beer Company
-Bourbon County Brand Stout
-Bourbon County Coffee Stout
-Bourbon County Barleywine
-Gillian Wild ale aged in wine barrels with strawberries

Great Divide Brewing
-Orabelle Belgian-style Tripel
-Espresso Oak-aged Yeti Imperial Stout
-Ambrosia American Sour
-Barrel-aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Green Bench Brewing
-Your Silent Captain Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Tart Cherry Imperial Stout
-Push It Salt and Pepper Gose
-The Famous Flying Zacchinis Foeder Fermented Dark Farmhouse Ale
-Oak Fermented Sour Farmhouse Blend #2

Intuition Ale Works
-Matanzas Tequila Barrel-aged Golden Strong Ale
-Under Dark Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
-Tart Star Bourbon Barrel-aged Sour Stout
-Tres Brujas Red Wine Barrel-aged Brett Belgian Triple

J Wakefield Brewing
-Hop for Teacher IPA
-The Harbinger Imperial Hazelnut Sweet Stout
-UJP Coffee Porter
-STUSH Berliner Weisse
-El Jefe Hefeweizen

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery
-Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition
-Woodburner Bourbon Barrel-aged Smoked Imperial Stout

JDub’s Brewing Company
-Up Top! IPA
-Poolside Kolsch
-Mud Whata Imperial Stout
-Dulce Brown Ale aged on apple brandy raisins and cinnamon

Kane Brewing Company
-Galaxy Head High India Pale Ale
-A Night to End All Dawns Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
-Sunday Brunch Imperial Milk Coffee Porter with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon
-Mysterioso: Cortijo Tequila Barrel-aged Agave Saison

The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing
-Agave Maria aged in Tequila Barrels
-Cuvee de Tomme 2014
-The Angel’s Share Grand Cru
-Older Viscosity Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout

MAZURT Brewing Company
-Vanilla MAZURT RIS aged in Coconuts
-Double Barrel Aged Got No Dime Barleywine
-TN Whiskey Barrel Aged MAZURT RIS

Melvin Brewing
-Uncle Rukus Imperial Stout
-Morris IPA

-Beer Geek Brunch Weasel Imperial Stout
-Winbic Sour Ale
-Spontanrosehip Sour Ale
-Raspberrytrippelbock Fruit Beer

Modern Times Beer
-Blazing World Hoppy Dank Amber
-Fortunate Islands Hoppy Tropical Wheat
-Black House Coffee Oatmeal Stout
-City of the Dead Export Stout with Barrel-aged Coffee

New Belgium Brewing
-NBB Y’s Leopold
-2014 Transatlantique Kriek
-NBB Love Felix/Cherry
-NBB Love Oscar/Cherry

Night Shift Brewing
-Whirlpool American Pale Ale
-Funk’d Barrel-aged Brett Ale
-Mainer Weisse fermented with blueberries and aged on cinnamon sticks
-Bean Porter Bourbon Barrel-aged Porter with coffee and vanilla beans

NOLA Brewing Co
-Lowerline 100% Lacto fermented American Sour Ale
-Piety 100% Brett & Lacto fermented American Sour Ale on tart cherries
-Barrel-Bella 100% Brett & Lacto fermented American Sour Ale aged in white wine barrels with peaches
-Sauvage 100% Brett fermented Pale Ale aged in oak barrels, dry hopped with Galaxy twice

Oakshire Brewing
-Hellshire V Strong Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels
-Hermanne 1882 Belgian Golden Blended with Muller Thurgau grapes, aged in pinot noir barrels with brett
-Overcast Espresso Stout
-Perfect Storm Double IPA

Brewery Ommegang
-Upside Brown Biere de Garde

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co.
-The Stickman Double IPA
-Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde
-Mexicali Pale Ale
-Lowball IPA

Proof Brewing Co.
-Grapefruit Guru IPA
-Kissing Giants Gose
-Rum Barrel Aged Glass Emperor Imperial Stout
-Thai Chili Mango Wit

Rapp Brewing

Revolution Brewing
-Jukebox Hero Black IPA
-Bean Gene Bourbon Barrel-aged Porter with coffee added
-A Little Crazy Belgian-style dry-hopped Pale Ale

Rock Brothers Brewing
-High Road Pale Ale
-Nare Sugar Brown
-Nare Sugar Bourbon Brown

-Barrel Aged Rött men inte Sött Raspberry Florida Weisse

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.
-Punaise de Amour Farmhouse ale brewed w/ hibiscus and coriander
-Cheval Saison brewed w/ horse feed
-Jasmine Saison brewed w/ Jasmine tea
-Dry hopped Ete San Fin Dry hopped saison

Siren Craft Brew
-Lemon Cello IPA
-Bourbon Barrel-aged Shattered Dreams Imperial Breakfast Stout
-Two Weeks Off Berliner Weisse aged in Bourbon barrels, then papaya, mango, coconut, pineapple, and lime
-Mrs. Brown Imperial Brown Ale aged in Bourbon barrels with pecans, vanilla, and maple syrup

Stillwater Artisanal Ales
-Mono Galaxy dry-hopped Pilsner
-Stereo Modern IPA
-Surround Imperial Oak Smoked Wheat Stout
-Classique Postmodern Beer

Stone Brewing Company
-Stone Passion Project Reason Be Damned Belgian-Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine & Rose Barrels w/Stone Farms passion fruit added
-Stone Arbalest Belgian style pale aged in bourbon barrels
-Hot Lil Miami Tart
-Enjoy By 3/14

Sun King Brewing Co.
-Sunlight Cream Ale
-Osiris Pale Ale
-Afternoon Delight Bourbon Barrel-aged Doppelbock
-Port Barrel Wee Mac Scottish Ale

Swamp Head Brewery
-10-10-10 Imperial IPA
-Sciaenhops Red Ale
-Chocolate Orange Udderly Calm – Milk Stout w/ Chocolate and Oranges
-Batch 800 – Peanut Butter and Jelly Amber Ale

Terrapin Beer Company
-Barrel Aged BarleyRyne
-Hop Selection Single Hopped IPA
-Hi-5 California Style IPA
-French Toasted Wake-n-Bake

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
-pseudoSue Pale Ale
-Dorothy’s California Common Lager
-SR-71 Imperial Stout
-Golden Nugget IPA
-Regifter Double IPA
-Easy Rider Pale Ale

Three Floyds Brewing
-Zombie Dust Pale Ale
-Permanent Funeral Pale Ale
-Behemoth Barley Wine
-Big Tiddy Assassin Flemish-style Red Ale

Westbrook Brewing
-2014 Double Barrel Mexican Cake (blend of bourbon and rye barrel aged Mexican Cake)
-Double Barrel Smokin’ Guns (blend of bourbon and apple brandy barrel aged smoked imperial stouts)
-Lichtenhainer Weisse
-Fisticuffs Rye Strong Ale aged in Bittermilk Bourbon Barrels

Wicked Weed Brewing
-Freak of Nature DIPA
-Oblivion Sour Red
-Amorous Sour IPA
-Dark Age Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Widmer Brothers
-Gentlemen’s Club aged in Bourbon barrels (collab with CCB)
-Gentlemen’s Club aged in Brandy barrels (collab with CCB)
-Rye Barrel-aged Imperial Altbier
-Don Carlos Gose aged in Tequila Barrels

Wrecking Bar Brewpub
-Mexican Siberius Maximus RIS
-Imperial Rauchbier