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Cigar City Leon (Brandy Barrel Aged 13.5% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A brandy barrel aged barley wine clocking in at 13.5% ABV! From the brewer: Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter Video Beer Review

When naming this Baltic porter, a collaboration with Tampa’s famed Cigar City Brewing, we opted for Jurata as a nod to a mythological mermaid known to roam the depths of the Baltic Sea, just as energetic yeast used to brew this deep dark beer navigated our fermentation tanks. Dive in and enjoy Jurata’s true-to-style rich and complex flavors! Read More »

Cigar City Double Barrel Aged Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Cigar City’s Hunahpu’s imperial stout aged 50% aged in Rum barrels, 50% aged in Apple Brandy barrels. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (2013) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In Mayan myth, Hunahpu gave cocoa to the Mayans. The base recipe is Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout. It is aged on pasilla and ancho peppers as well as vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa nibs. Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale Bourbon Barrel Aged | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Big Sound Scotch Ale is dedicated to our good buddy Gino, the most punk rock bagpiper you’ll ever meet, and the rest of the men and women of Tampa Bay Pipes and Drums. Brown in color, Big Sound has huge notes of dark sweet toffee with underlying mild notes of coffee in the aroma. The flavor starts with a slight note of cherry and then opens into a Goliath of a malt character with notes of dark sweet toffee, slight hints of coffee and mild notes of toasted bread in the finish. Big Sound Scotch Ale pairs well with Haggis, Highland Games, Huge Heads and Enormous Pillows and of course Bagpipe music. Aged in bourbon barrels. Beer Geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale Video Beer Review

Legend has it that when a pumpkin comes in to the world it is possessed by either a good or evil spirit. Ours got all the good baby! Bursting with real pumpkin flavor and yummy pumpkin spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg, Good Gourd is a celebration of Fall and that spookiest of holidays, Halloween. Pair Good Gourd with pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and costume parties. Read More »

Cigar City Cucumber Saison | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 399

The humble gherkin. Usually we encounter this unassuming green fruit pickled or sliced and flung atop a salad. But the cucumber has so much more to offer us. It is a remarkably refreshing gourd with the power to cool a dry tongue and when just two sliced wheels are placed atop the eyes of a lounging lass in a stock photo ad for a spa the mythical cucumber has the magical ability to justify obscene spa service fees. Truly an amazing botanical gift to the world. We chose to employ the cucumber in a low gravity Saison to create a refreshing seasonal ale redolent with notes of honey, tropical fruit, lemon bitterness, and of course cucumbers. Brewed as a survival tool for the Florida Summer this cucumber creation features Citra and Sorachi Ace hops. So put some cucumber wheels on your eyes, lean back, ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Cigar City Guava Grove Video Beer Review

Guava Grove Ale is a Belgian ale that sees a secondary fermentation with and extended aging on Guava puree. The complex flavors imparted by both the Belgian yeast strain and the Guava are unlike anything you are likely to have encountered. This is an elegant beer that pairs well with white fish, mussels, fresh tropical fruits and earthy cheeses. It also makes a fine accompaniment to Guavaween festivities. Read More »

Cigar City Marshal Zhukov 2012 (Best of the year?) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 381

This Russian Imperial Stout is dedicated to Gregory Zhukov. Arguably one of World War II’s finest generals and a man bold enough to appreciate the rich, complex flavors of a beer brewed to fortify a body through the Russian winter. Like military geniuses, Russian Imperial Stouts reach their peak with a little age on them, so we release Marshal Zhukov’s Russian Imperial Stout in sweltering August so that it will be at peak flavor come January or February. Opaque black in color, the aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, dark sweet toffee with hints of black strap molasses. The flavor starts with an unsweetened chocolate character and supporting notes of herbal dryness from English hop varietals. It then moves into dark toffee sweetness and closes with a slap of roasty espresso. Zhukov’s Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale Video Beer Review

Our Maduro Brown Ale aged on whole beans from Naviera Coffee Mills #3 Espresso blend with chicory. Read More »