About Cigar City Brewing
“In a state known for theme parks, Cigar City Brewing has become a major attraction for those who appreciate and seek out excellent beer. It opened with a flourish and spread its reach quickly, appealing to both hardened beer geeks and brew novices with eyebrow-raising flavors and commitment to quality. Capitalizing on the Latin culture and tobacco-manufacturing history of Tampa Bay, Cigar City highlights those strengths on its labels and in its beer names and recipes. Many of the beers it produces – Jai Alai IPA, Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale, Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale – reflect the sensibilities and ingredients of Florida. One of Cigar City Brewing’s most sought after beers is a special release called Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. The 11 percent ale is aged on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, ancho chiles, pasilla chiles, and cinnamon.”
– John Holl, The American Craft Beer Cookbook
At Cigar City Brewing we make beer we like to drink and toast those who choose to drink with us. Behind all our beer 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. We acknowledge that what we do at Cigar City Brewing isn’t for everyone, but we welcome all.
Joey Redner – Founder & CEO
Joey Redner is the Founder and CEO of Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing. From its inception in 2009, Cigar City Brewing has been prolific not just in the styles of beer they produce, but also the plethora of ingredients they are willing to work with, embracing the notion of flavorful “adjuncts” including fruit, vegetables, spices, herbs and just about any wood that will yield a positive flavor result.
Justin Clark – Vice President
Justin Clark is the Vice President of Cigar City Brewing. He has been with CCB for five years and has over fifteen years of experience in the brewing industry. Mr. Clark is responsible for sales growth in Florida and select national accounts. He co-founded Cigar City Cider & Mead in 2013.