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.
Join Cigar City Brewing, over 100 breweries, and thousands of beer lovers from around the world in celebrating the 11th annual Hunahpu’s Day craft beer festival in Tampa, Florida. Centered around the annual release of Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, this festival offers beer lovers the opportunity to taste some of the world’s rarest and most sought-after beers in unlimited 2 ounce pours while rubbing elbows with the brewers themselves. Entrance to Hunahpu’s Day also grants you bottles of Cigar City Brewing’s award winning Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, a massive Imperial Stout with Chili Peppers, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs that’s released only once a year at the festival.
One of the premier craft beer events in the United States, Hunahpu’s Day craft beer festival is an annual one-day celebration of Cigar City Brewing’s Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Thousands of rabid beer fans descend on Tampa, Florida from all over the world to collect bottles of this legendary stout and celebrate its release with over 100 world class breweries while sampling their finest and rarest offerings in unlimited 2 ounce pours. Bottles of Hunahpu’s, a commemorative tasting glass, food, entertainment and camaraderie are all included in the cost of your ticket.
Get the App!
The official Hunahpu’s Day 2020 app is available now! Download the app today and start planning your festival experience.
App features include:
Festival map (coming soon)
List of participating breweries and the beers they’ll be pouring (additional breweries and specific beers will be added soon)
Interactive photo challenge during the festival
Vote for your favorite brewery and favorite beer of the day during the festival
Register your event wristband right inside the app
About 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. As a result, Hun Hunahpu’s head was hung on a tree, which in typically awesome mythology fashion, spit upon the hand of a young maiden named Xquic 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 the heavens to become the moon and sun. We brew Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout once a year and release it only at the brewery on the second weekend in March, and we will continue to do so until the end of the cycle.
The 4-bottle ticket will include 4 bottles of 2020 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, an imperial stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla, Cacao and Ancho, Pasilla and Guajillo Chili Peppers.
Our 8-bottle ticket will include 4 bottles of 2020 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout & 4 bottles of Alom’s Imperial Stout, a Spanish Cedar-rested Hunahpu’s variant.
The VIP 12-bottle ticket will include 4 bottles of 2020 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, 4 bottles of Alom’s Imperial Stout, & 4 bottles of Xmucane’s Imperial Stout, a Coffee and Hazelnut Hunahpu’s variant.
Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Central to Mayan mythology is the story of twin brothers named Xbalanque and Hunahpu, the Hero Twins. After the Twins’ father was murdered by evil deities from Xibalba, his corpse became a cacao tree that spawned our two Heroes. Epic adventures followed, culminating in a journey to Xibalba to avenge their father’s death. Vanquishing their enemies handily, the Heroes then ascended unto the heavens where they became the sun and the moon. Hunahpu’s is a massive imperial stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla, Cacao and Ancho, Pasilla and Guajillo Chili Peppers. Bottles of Hunahpu’s are included with all Hunahpu’s Day tickets.
Alom’s Imperial Stout
This Imperial Stout has been brewed to honor Alom, the Mayan god of the sky and wood. Wood from the Spanish Cedar tree meets cinnamon, vanilla, cacao, and chili pepper additions to create a celestially inspired and wholly beatific Imperial Stout. Bottles of Alom’s are included with all 8- and 12-bottle Hunahpu’s Day tickets.
Xmucane’s Imperial Stout
Wise and cautious, the grandmother of Hunahpu lends her name to this monumental Imperial Stout brewed with hazelnuts and coffee which perfectly complement the cinnamon, vanilla, cacao, and chili peppers found in her grandson’s namesake beer. Bottles of Xmucane’s are only included with 12-bottle VIP Hunahpu’s Day tickets.