Since its inception, Cigar City Brewing has been singularly focused on producing the most consistent, highest-quality ales and lagers possible. Critical to this mission is our Quality Assurance and Quality Control programs, as well as our state-of-the-art Beer Lab. CCB has invested inordinate resources in personnel and equipment in our Lab which currently utilizes three full time employees to analyze our beer using PCR thermocyclers, alcolyzers, cellometers, discrete photometric analyzers and myriad other equipment. Every single batch of Cigar City Brewing beer is analyzed for color, flavor, bitterness, aroma, carbonation, stability and other quality-affecting attributes, and every single batch of Cigar City Brewing beer is tested for “true-to-brand” qualities by a sensory panel of tasters with combined decades of experience in professional beer assesment settings. If you feel that your Cigar City Brewing beer has not met the quality standards you expect, please let us know.
Steeped in the unique culture and history of Tampa, Florida, Cigar City Brewing began handcrafting award-winning beer in 2009. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers bring to mind the sun and citrus for which Florida is known, while taking cues from the cigar industry upon which Tampa was built. Behind all of Cigar City Brewing’s liquid is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.