Intro to Cigar City Brewing

Intro to Cigar City Brewing


Cigar City Brewing, we were founded as a company
back in 2007 by Joey Redner. Joey’s a fifth-generation Floridian. He’s lived his entire life in Tampa and he
wanted to help tell the story of the history, cuisine, and culture of Tampa, Florida to
the world through beer. Joey hired our brewmaster, Wayne Wambles,
in 2008, and on January 30th, 2009, those two guys brewed the very, very first batch of Cigar City Beer right here on Spruce Street in Tampa, Florida. Back in 2009 we brewed just over 1,000 barrels
of beer. Fast forward to 2019, we produced over 143,000
barrels of Cigar City beer. From two guys brewing beer in an unconditioned
warehouse in Tampa, we now have over 65 full-time employees packaging our beer, brewing our
beer, selling our beer, and marketing our beer. The brewing process here in Tampa is done
completely manually. There’s no automation, no computers anywhere
here in our brewhouse. Our brewers control the beer making process
from start to finish completely by hand. Hecho a mano. Thanks for checking out our brewery. Cheers!

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