Cigar City Brewing Enters 2019 with Special Release of White Oak Jai Alai

CCBWhiteOakCanCigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has announced that White Oak Jai Alai has officially returned for a limited time as a Special Release.

Released occasionally as a unique riff on Cigar City Brewing’s iconic Jai Alai IPA, White Oak Jai Alai takes that flagship India Pale Ale and hits it with an “addition of white oak spirals to impart sleek notes of vanilla, coconut and a touch of dill to Jai Alai’s bold citrus and caramel character.”  The oak adds further complexity by tempering “the bitterness in the 70 IBU base beer while oak tannins elegantly dry the beer’s body to create a unique drinking experience that still remains true to Jai Alai’s unique qualities.”

White Oak Jai Alai officially hit the Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room on December 27 and is scheduled to roll out “throughout most of [the brewery’s] distribution network in the coming weeks.”  You can expect to find this Special Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments in Florida and other select territories located within Cigar City Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for White Oak Jai Alai from Cigar City Brewing

Release – Limited/Special, late December 2018 through Q1 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 70
Treatment – Rested on white oak spirals
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://cigarcitybrewing.com/beers/cigar-city-distribution/

 

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LOKO Cuisine Teams up with Homes for our Troops for Caribeque Eggs & Kegs

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, January 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will return to Cigar City Brewing (3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) to host a special Caribeque Eggs & Kegs that will benefit Homes for our Troops.

For this edition of Eggs & Kegs, the folks at LOKO Cuisine are using their platform to help raise awareness for Homes for our Troops – a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.  While at this event, attendees will have the chance to participate in “a raffle with some sweet prizes from local businesses that will directly 100% benefit Homes for our Troops Florida recipients.”

As far as the grub goes, this Eggs & Kegs menu will be comprised of the following five-course, BBQ-themed brunch featuring seasonings and sauces from Caribeque Seasoning and Rub Co.:

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Cigar City Brewing will be showcasing White Oak Jai Alai IPA as the featured pairing for the meal above.  Attendees will receive one drink ticket that is good for one pour of that offering or any other “one pint or snifter of equal value.”

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs: Caribeque are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the five-course brunch and one pour of beer (pint or snifter of equal value). Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

If you are free on January 21, just go ahead and secure your Eggs & Kegs: Caribeque tickets now so that you can enjoy a fantastic meal and help provide support for the amazing cause of Homes for our Troops.  Prost!

Cigar City Brewing Provides a Peek at Its 2018 Distribution Calendar

CCBKoozieFreshly adorned with some sweet new branding, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has come forward to give fans a look at the year ahead with the publication of the brewery’s 2018 Distribution Calendar.

As is the case with all brewery calendars around here, we have posted Cigar City Brewing’s full 2018 Distribution Calendar below so that you can look it over at your own pace.  We do have a few points to mention first, so let’s quickly get those out of the way:

That’s all we have for you on this one, but there are still plenty of beers that we did not go over remaining on the calendar below.  Be sure to give it a good once over so that you can start getting excited for another fantastic year of beers ahead from Cigar City Brewing.  Prost!

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Cigar City Brewing and LOKO Cuisine to Host Jai Life Eggs and Kegs Event

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, May 21 at 11 a.m., Cigar City Brewing (3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) and LOKO Cuisine will join forces once again to bring their fans Jai Life Eggs and Kegs, a Jamaican-inspired brunch that showcases the culinary versatility of Jai Alai India Pale Ale.

Eggs and Kegs is an ongoing series of food and beer pairings where Chef Loscalzo of LOKO Cuisine designs an imaginative themed menu centered around the flavor and aromatic profiles of a chosen beer or beers.  Taking place in the Fermentorium at Cigar City Brewing, Jai Life Eggs and Kegs will feature “a Jamaican inspired 4-course spread made to complement the hoppy goodness of Jai Alai IPA.”  For this event, Cigar City Brewing will be offering two variants of Jai AlaiWhite Oak Jai Alai and Jai Alai treated with Fresh Grapefruit Zest, as options to enjoy with the following menu:

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In addition to all of the amazing food and beer, Jai Life Eggs and Kegs will also feature Citra Hopped nitro infused cold brew coffee from Ginger Beard Coffee and an ambiance properly set by the music of Bob Marley and other artists of the reggae genre.

Tickets for this event are $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours now through the LOKO Cuisine website (click here).  The cost of the ticket allows you to enjoy the menu items above and also includes “one (1) pint or snifter of beer of equal value.”  Seating is limited for this event, so be sure to secure your tickets before they sell out.  Prost!

Cigar City Brewing Releases 2017 Distribution Calendar

ccbbrickCigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) recently announced the release timeline for their 2017 portfolio of distributed beers.

In true Cigar City Brewing fashion, the always interesting and innovative brewery has more than a few intriguing beers in their 2017 distribution portfolio to grab your attention.  The full 2017 Distribution Calendar from the brewery is available below, but we really should go over a handful of highlights first:

Confident that our job is completed, we will now turn it over to Cigar City Brewing’s 2017 Distribution Calendar.  Check it out below.  Prost!

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