Are you a fan of craft beer? Although I’m more of a red wine drinker, the craft beer craze is increasingly popular. In the False Truth Serial, Jordan Fox finds herself at a craft beer brewery that turns out to be the crossroad of good friends and well-connected enemies.
One of my favorite real-life craft beer breweries is called Cigar City Brewing. Their beers are hugely popular across the Tampa Bay area — and all around Florida, really.
Cigar City leans on Tampa’s Cuban history for its flavors — from the Latino culture to the cigar-making legacy of Tampa’s Ybor City.
Some of their more interesting offerings include:
Cafe con Leche — A Milk Stout infused with Cuban Espresso
The Dark Woods — An Old Ale brewed with molasses & aged on white oak
You can read the legend behind this brew here.
The Florida Cracker — A Belgian-style white ale, “Perfect for a warm day on the Palmetto Prairie”
Maduro Brown Ale — which pairs well with mild to medium cigars
- … and many more!
You know Cigar City Brewing is good stuff because they even have an outpost at Tampa International Airport! It’s the nation’s only airport brewery. Though some airlines are catching onto the trend and offering craft beers mid-flight.
Here’s a link to some great pictures from Cigar City’s Instagram account, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Now if only a picture could do the equivalent for taste!
Do you have any craft breweries near you? What’s your favorite craft beer?