American Craft Beer Week 2011 – Cigar City Brewing Events
Today/Monday- To kick off this week’s events we will start with the first ever Cigar City Scavenger Hunt. This will be mostly a photo scavenger hunt along with a few other objectives that will ask you to bring things to us. Anything we will be asking for you to bring to us will not be expensive and most things will be free. When you gather these items for dropping off at the brewery please put them in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address on them. For the photos we ask that you either upload them in Facebook and share the album with us, or upload them to another photo sharing website and email us ([email protected] OR [email protected]) a link to the page. When uploading your photos please name the album “CCB PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT” so we know they are for us and be sure to put captions on the pictures. There is no cost to participate and the winner will be the first person to complete all the objectives OR who ever has completed the most objective by the end of the week.
The winner will be announced by the beginning of next week and they will receive a seriously rare collection of Cigar City Brews from our secret stash.. Here are the clues and objectives:
Get your picture taken with this famous Cuban National Hero who spent time in Tampa around the turn of the 19th Century.
Convince the bartender at your favorite bar to let you pour your own CCB Brew. –Not applicable to the CCB tasting room.
Take a picture of yourself eating a Cuban sandwich.
Get a picture of yourself enjoying a pint at another local brewery in Tampa Bay.
Get your picture taken with your favorite CCB bartender or employee. Tell us why they are your favorite.
Bring us a beer coaster from another American craft brewery. Extra Points for more than one and for coasters from local breweries.. NO DUPLICATES!
The Maduro Brown Ale pairs well with two of our favorite Cuban foods. Get a picture of you eating one of them. HINT: It’s not a Cuban Sandwich that was the other objective!
Get a picture of someone wearing a T-Shirt from Cigar City Brewing in public. It can’t be taken at the brewery! Extra Points for another picture with someone wearing the shirt for another local brewery.
Bring us an ingredient used in the making of beer.
Bring us a photo of you drinking an IPA. (other styles?)
Get a photo of you drinking a CCB brew at Tropicana Field or Bright House Field
Get a picture of you with the Sulfur Springs tower.
Get a picture of a Jai-Alai player. Can be a current or former player, they are around you just have to find them!
Get a picture of someone rolling a cigar.
Get a picture of the building that once housed Florida’s oldest brewery. Hint: It’s near Ybor City
Find Cigar City Beer on the shelves of a grocery store and take a picture.
Use your empty Cigar City bottles, cases, coasters, etc. to make art! You can make something and bring it to us, or just take a picture.
Visit an authentic Tocobaga Indian Mound and get a picture.
Find Cigar City beers in a gas station.
Get a picture of yourself enjoying a CCB beer on or near the water. It can be on the beach, on a boat, on a dock, etc.
BONUS: Go on a brewery tour at another small brewery in Florida and send us proof.
Also happening today will be our Blind IPA tasting- Think you know your IPAs? We’ll see.. Try six different beers and select from our list of many which ones you think are which. The cost will be $6, and person who is closest to choosing all correctly will also win a collection of beers from our own private collection. It all goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Tuesday will be the Swamp Head Tap Takeover, at 5pm we will host Luke from Swamp Head and change almost all the taps in the tasting room to pour a seriously sick collection of beers from this very special brewery from up the road in Gainesville. Growler fills will be available of selected Swamp Head brands, and we will keep Jai-Alai IPA and Maduro Brown available as well for pints and growlers just in case you just have to get your fix!
Wednesday is Movie Night! Join us for 2 beer geek selections “Beer Wars” and “The American Brew” along with popcorn, candy, and BEER! We will begin with the first movie at 6:30pm and do a short intermission between the two movies.
Thursday we will host a Cheese and Chocolate Tasting, come and try your favorite Cigar City brews paired with a selection of artisan cheeses and chocolates. This tasting is free of charge and will run from 5-8pm.
Friday is Grain to Glass with Ben Romano, our pilot brewer. Ben will be brewing 2 batches on our pilot system and guiding participants through the process of making beer from start to finish. The are two sessions, morning and afternoon. The morning session is full, but there are still spots for the afternoon session which will begin about 2:30pm. To reserve your space email [email protected]
Saturday We will release Nielsbohrium a very special collaboration we did a few months ago with Mikkeller. This Imperial Sweet Stout brewed with raisins has been mellowing in rum barrels for a few month and is ready to go! The release will begin with the opening of the tasting room and will continue until it runs out. Bottles will $20 and there will be a limit of a case (12 bottles). Also on Saturday we will have lots of very special beers from both Milkkeller and us on draft so come out and have a few!
The CCB Crew
May 16, 2011 @ 11:03 am
Okay, this sounds really good. Is Cigar City in Florida? Fortunately that’s close to California, right? Do they have one out here?
May 16, 2011 @ 9:07 am
I’m hitting up at least two of those events this week. I’m lucky to be living so close to their brewery.