Cigar City Brewing

About Cigar City Brewing

Operated by HMSHost, Cigar City Brewing and Cigar City Taproom are inspired by Cigar City's street-side location in Tampa. Cigar City Brewing is one of the only airport restaurants in North America that brews small batch beer on-site in addition to offering hand crafted cocktails. With a premier selection of brews from Cigar City’s portfolio, whose flavor profiles reflect the foods and fauna of Florida, and a distinctive grab-and-go menu, travelers have the unique opportunity to experience a local craft brewery right in the middle of the airport.


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Exclusive Beers

Echoing the Tampa spirit in liquid form, Cigar City develops innovative recipes that include guava and hops with notes of tropical fruit. The Tony Jannus Pale Ale – named after Tony Jannus, the pilot who flew the first commercial airline flight in Tampa on January 1, 1914, is only served in the airport and cannot be found anywhere else, barring the actual brewery. 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. 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.

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Cigar City weds these rich, frothy brews with a distinctive 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.

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On-Site Brewing

HMSHost and Cigar City Brewing launched the trend of bringing craft brewing restaurant concepts into airports in 2013. As one of the only locations in a North American airport that brews beer on site, Cigar City Brewing’s 3-barrel system produces a special brew available on draught every month – and only at the airport. The showcased brewing room is surrounded by glass windows at the front of the restaurant so travelers can watch the beer making process as it happens.


  • Airports Council International-North America, 2012 Airports Concessions Contest, Innovative Use of Non-Traditional Retail Space: Special Recognition

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