Echoing the Tampa spirit in liquid form, Cigar City develops recipes that include guava and hops with notes of tropical fruit, and is aged in cigar box cedar. With a dazzling copper gleam, the Jai Alai IPA opens with forward citrus notes followed by touches of caramel, and hops on the finish. Those craving richness will lap up the Maduro Brown Ale and its unfurling layers of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and espresso, while The Hotter Then Helles Lager will revitalize with its sweet malt balanced with floral notes.
Cigar City weds these rich, frothy brews with a distinctive grab-and-go menu featuring Tampa-style Cuban food. Beer aficionados will discover charcuterie and cheese boards, creative salads like the Cuban Chicken Cobb, and hearty sandwiches such as the El Pavo de Aguacate-Turkey Avocado with sliced turkey, avocado and greens on multigrain bread.
Tony Jannus Pale Ale
The beer brewed onsite, the Tony Jannus Pale Ale – named after Tony Jannus, the pilot who flew the first commercial airline flight on January 1, 1914, is only served in the airport and cannot be found anywhere else. This one of a kind beer is a refreshing, medium-bodied ale that greets the traveler with generous hops, and leaves invigorating hints of cedar.