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Posted March 5, 2014 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts
 
 

Ten Beers to try at the 2014 Hunahpu’s Day Event on March 8th at Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout Clone
Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout Clone

If you’re one of the lucky ones to score a ticket to the sold out 2014 Hunahpu’s Day event, then you’ll be tasked with the tough choice of choosing from over 200 special beers on tap. Cigar City has done it again, and put together an amazing selection of beers for the annual event. We’ve reviewed the list and attempted to narrow down what our top 10 beers to try at the event would be.

1) Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (11%, 80 IBUs) – this is why the event exists and you should grab a taste, while saving your allocated bottle for a special occasion. A world class Imperial Stout aged with cacao nibs, Ancho & Pasilla chile peppers, vanilla beans, and cinnamon. 

 

2) Westbrook Brewing Mexican Cake Imperial Stout (10.5%, 50 IBUs) – one of our favorite beers from 2013. Very similar to Hunahpu’s Stout but brewed with habanero peppers. Flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate. | Brewed in Mount Pleasant, SC

 

3) Trinity Brewing Red Swingline Sour IPA (4.1%, 100 IBUs) – one-of- a-kind Barrel-Aged Sour IPA flavored with coriander and orange zest. Aged in French oak barrels with wild Brettanomyces yeasts and lactobacillus souring cultures. | Brewed in Colorado Springs, CO 

 

4) Cigar City Prickly Pear Guava Sour Ale – sounds amazing and you’re not going to see many sour beers with this combo of fruit.

 

5) Cigar City Rum Barrel-Aged Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout (11%, 80 IBUs)- Cigar City’s classic Imperial Stout with an added dimension of rum, oak, and coconut flavors.

 

6) Founders Brewing Sweet Repute (12.6%) – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine, aged for 16 months in maple syrup bourbon barrels. You’ve probably heard of Canadian Breakfast Stout – which was also aged in maple bourbon barrels. Rich and flavorful. | Brewed in Grand Rapids, MI 

 

7) Three Floyds BLAKKR Imperial Black Ale – Special collaboration beer with Surly and Real Ale which was just released to the market. When Three Floyds and Surly get together, you know something great is going to come out of it. | Brewed in Munster, IN 

 

8) Mikkeller Betelgeuze (5.5%) – Barrel-Aged Sour Ale dry hopped with ten varieties of hops. Just the type of special beer you are hoping to see at an event like this. Floral, crisp, and sour. | Brewed in Belgium by the Denmark brewer.

 

9) Perennial Artisan Ales La Boheme Belgian Brown Wild Ale (6%) - Sour Cherry Brown Ale aged for 2 years in oak wine barrels with sour cherries. Wow! | Brewed in St. Louis, MO 

 

10) Ahh number ten, the toughest choice of all with so many great beers left. We think it makes sense to pay homage to the host and cap it off with a flavorful special IPA: Cigar City Key Lime Mosaic Dry Hopped IPA - the marriage of key lime citrus and Mosaic hops (which add tropical fruit, pineapple, and blueberry notes) sounds amazing.

 

Bonus: If you’re new in town and have an extra day, we highly encourage a visit to 7venth Sun Brewery in Dunedin, about 25 miles from Tampa. They make some great sour ales, IPAs, and specialty beers.

A full list of all the beers on tap is shown below. For more info on the event visit the Hunahpu’s Page on Cigar City’s website.

-Cheers

3 Sons Brewery Red River Extra Pale Ale
3 Sons Brewery 2 Kings Imperial Red
3 Sons Brewery Irish Winter Imperial Irish Coffee Stout
3 Sons Brewery Double Scoop Neapolitan Ice Cream Stout
3 Sons Brewery PB King Imperial Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout
3 Sons Brewery Summation Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Vanilla Coffee Stout
7venth Sun Brewery Mangrove DIPA
7venth Sun Brewery Time Bomb IPA
7venth Sun Brewery Guily Pleasure Belgian Porter
7venth Sun Brewery Bretta Off Dead
Angry Chair Brewing 3 Little Birds Florida Weisse
Angry Chair Brewing Brett C IPA
Angry Chair Brewing Brett C Saison with Mango and Peach
Angry Chair Brewing Flambé Strong Ale
Angry Chair Brewing German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake
Angry Chair Brewing German Chocolate Cupcake
Angry Chair Brewing Phantom Sour Blackberry Ale
The Answer Brewpub Kong Krush Imperial Citra IPA
The Answer Brewpub Mango Tango Sour Spicy Saison
The Answer Brewpub 3 Brother Resolute Imperial Stout
B. Nektar Meadery Dwarf Invasion
B. Nektar Meadery Kill All the Golfers
B. Nektar Meadery Necromangocon
B. Nektar Meadery Zombie Killer
Barley Mow Brewing Co. S’mores Imperial Chocolate Stout
Barley Mow Brewing Co. The Unkindness Black IPA
Bold City Brewery Barrel-aged Chinook IPA
Brew Bus Brewing Are Wheat There Yet? American Wheat
Brew Bus Brewing Rollin Dirty Irish Red Ale
Brew Bus Brewing Double Decker English Porter
Brew Bus Brewing Last Stop IPA
Brew Bus Brewing You’re My Boy Blue! Blueberry Wheat
Burnt Hickory Brewery Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout
Burnt Hickory Brewery Cannon IPA
Burnt Hickory Brewery Didjits Blood Orange IPA
Burnt Hickory Brewery Freak Flag Apricot Brett Saison
Burnt Hickory Brewery Old Wooden Head DIPA
Burnt Hickory Brewery Courageous Conductor Red Velvet Cake Porter
CCB/Ecliptic Illuminating the Path Pinot Noir Barrel-aged Ale
CCB/Max Lager’s Black Ash American Black Ale
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Cigar City Brewing Apple Brandy Barrel-aged Warmer Winter Winter Warmer
Cigar City Brewing Bagged Lunch Blackberry PB&J
Cigar City Brewing Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Blueberry Pancake Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Bourbon Barrel-aged Jose Marti American Porter
Cigar City Brewing Brandy Barrel-aged Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Break Room Black Coffee Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Chocolate Chip Pancake Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Don Gavino’s Big Guava Sour Ale
Cigar City Brewing Double Barrel Hunahpoopoo Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Double Barrel Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Final Push Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing French Toast Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Ghost of Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Ginger Lemongrass IPA
Cigar City Brewing Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Cigar City Brewing Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Cigar City Brewing Granola Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Hunahpoopoo Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell Bourbon Barrel-aged Baltic Porter
Cigar City Brewing Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter
Cigar City Brewing Key Lime Mosaic Dry-Hopped IPA
Cigar City Brewing Life is Like…Bourbon Barrel-aged Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Mango Habanero IPA
Cigar City Brewing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Cigar City Brewing Passionfruit Guava Sour Ale
Cigar City Brewing Penultimate Push Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Prickly Pear Guava Sour Ale
Cigar City Brewing Rum Barrel-aged Penultimate Push Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Rum Barrel-aged Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing Rum Oak Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Cigar City Brewing Rum White Oak Pineapple IPA
Cigar City Brewing Sour Cherry Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Strawberry Short Cake Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing Warmer Winter Winter Warmer
Cigar City Brewing White Oak Peach IPA
Cigar City Brewpub Four Roses Barrel-aged Leon’s Grandson’s It’s My Birthday Barley Wine
Cigar City Brewpub Jameson Barrel-aged Mud Hill Stout
Cigar City Brewpub Maple Cupcake Brown Ale
Coppertail Brewing Trippel
Coppertail Brewing Barrel-aged Sour Ale
Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery Milk Stout
Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery Baltic Porter
Due South Brewing Co. Category 5 IPA
Due South Brewing Co. Imperial Caramel Cream Ale
Due South Brewing Co. Mariana Trench Imperial Stout
Due South Brewing Co. Saigon Blonde
Fat Head’s Brewery Head Hunter India Pale Ale
Fat Head’s Brewery Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
Florida Avenue Brewing Olde Ale 813
Florida Beer Company Florida Sweet Stout
Florida Beer Company Southernmost Wheat
Florida Beer Company Gaspar’s Porter
Founders Brewing Co. Red’s Rye IPA
Founders Brewing Co. Centennial IPA
Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA
Founders Brewing Co. Bolt Cutter Barley Wine
Founders Brewing Co. Smoked Porter
Founders Brewing Co. Boyl’r Mak’r
Founders Brewing Co. Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Co. Sweet Repute
Founders Brewing Co. KBS
Funky Buddha Brewery Last Snow Porter
Funky Buddha Brewery Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Gravity Brewlab Grodzilla
Gravity Brewlab Malt Licker
Gravity Brewlab Marathon in Your Mouth
Gravity Brewlab Sour Cherry Basque Cider
Gravity Brewlab Simply Red
Gravity Brewlab Ain’t Nothin’ but a Thang Black Flower Hibiscus Sour Saison
Green Bench Brewing Green Bench IPA
Green Bench Brewing Rye Saison
Green Bench Brewing Saison de Banc Noir
Green Bench Brewing Sour Brown Ale
Green Bench Brewing Surrealist IPA
Green Room Brewing Florida Saison
Green Room Brewing Oaked Double Overhead DIPA
Half Acre Beer Co Big Hugs
Half Acre Beer Co Shewolf IPA
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Bourbon Barrel-aged Gingerbread Stout
Highland Brewing Little Hump Spring Ale
Highland Brewing Say You Say Me Saison
Highland Brewing Burley Rye Stout
Highland Brewing Barrel-aged Imperial Kashmir IPA
J Wakefield Brewing BA Nothing
J Wakefield Brewing DFPF
J Wakefield Brewing Kryptoweiss
J Wakefield Brewing Miami Madness
Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition – Coffee
Lagunitas Brewing Hop Stoopid IPA
Late Start Brewery Bustle in Your Hedgerow Pale Ale
Late Start Brewery Kiwi Florida Weisse
Late Start Brewery Rye Kolsch
Late Start Brewery Tequila Sunrise Florida Weisse
MAZURT Brewing Company TN Whiskey Barrel Aged RIS
MAZURT Brewing Company Casey Valdez Coffee Barleywine
Mikkeller Betelgeuze
Mikkeller Man in the Moon
NOLA Brewing Wild Swamp Grape Escape
NOLA Brewing Girl Scout Cookie
NOLA Brewing Galactic Saison
New Belgium Brewing La Folie
New Belgium Brewing Love’s Leopold
Oakshire Brewing Heavenly Oraz Burton
Orange Blossom Pilsner Heirloom Pale Ale
Orange Blossom Pilsner Galaxy IPA
Orange Blossom Pilsner Hot Head Red Ale
Orchid Island Brewing Star Ruby Imperial IPA
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
Oskar Blues Whiskey Barrel-aged Old Chub Scotch Ale
Pair O’ Dice Brewing Little Joe Oatmeal Stout
Pair O’ Dice Brewing Strawberry Blonde Ale
Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas Mexican Chocolate Stout
Perennial Artisan Ales La Boheme Belgian Brown Wild Ale
Proof Brewing Co Session Pale Ale
Proof Brewing Co Bourbon Barrel Aged Cocoa Stout
Proof Brewing Co Barrel Aged Warpath Imperial IPA
Proof Brewing Co Belgian Strong Ale
Rapp Brewing Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
Rapp Brewing Gose
Rivertowne Brewing Bourbon Barrel All Aboard Anniversary Stout
Rivertowne Brewing Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer
Rivertowne Brewing Patrick’s Poison Imperial Irish Red
Saint Somewhere Brewing Crepuscule
Saint Somewhere Brewing E’te’ Sans Fin
Saint Somewhere Brewing Lectio Divina
Saint Somewhere Brewing Scourge
Saint Somewhere Brewing Soleil Reverie
Saltwater Brewery Watch This Belgian Barley Wine
Saltwater Brewery Bourbon Barrel-aged Don’t Get Confused Belgian Tripel
Swamp Head Brewery Shake My Tree Peach Berliner
Swamp Head Brewery Smoke Signal Smoked Porter
Swamp Head Brewery Sciaenhops Imperial Red Ale
Swamp Head Brewery Saison du Swamp
Terrapin Beer Barrel-aged Big Hoppy Monster
Terrapin Beer Barrel-aged Monk’s Revenge
Terrapin Beer Barrel-aged Moo Hoo with Raspberries
Three Brothers Brewing Resolute Imperial Stout
Three Floyds Brewing Zombie Dust Pale Ale
Three Floyds Brewing Space Station Middle Finger Pale Ale
Three Floyds Brewing Yum Yum Pale Ale
Three Floyds Brewing War Mullet Double IPA
Three Floyds Brewing Backmasking Oatmeal Stout
Three Floyds Brewing BLAKKR Imperial Black Ale
Three Floyds Brewing Baller Stout
Three Floyds Brewing Barrel-aged Behemoth Barleywine
Three Palms Brewing Morning Pourage American Stout
Three Palms Brewing Smoked Cherry Sour Saison
Three Palms Brewing Going the Distance Session IPA
Three Palms Brewing Single Hopped Series #5 – Galaxy
Tomoka Brewery Almond Stout
Tomoka Brewery Pumpernickel Porter
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co Assassin 2013
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co Golden Nugget IPA
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co pseudoSue Pale Ale
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co Sosus DIPA
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co Zeelander IPA
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co Mornin’ Delight Imperial Stout
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co kingSue DIPA
TRiNiTY Brewing Red Swingline Sour IPA
TRiNiTY Brewing Ten Minutes of Pleasure Berliner Weisse
TRiNiTY Brewing Merlse Saison Nocturnum Regal
TRiNiTY Brewing La Capitaine Golden Saison Regal
Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA
Uinta Brewing Labyrinth Wood-Aged Quadruple Black Ale
Uinta Brewing Tinder Rauchbier
Westbrook Brewing Gozu
Westbrook Brewing Mexican Cake Imperial Stout
Widmer Bros Gentlemen’s Club – Bourbon Barrel-aged
Widmer Bros Gentlemen’s Club – New Oak-aged
Widmer Bros Gentlemen’s Club – Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged
Widmer Bros Triple Threat KGB
Wild Rover Pub & Brewery Bell Boy Porter
Wild Rover Pub & Brewery Czarina, Czarina Russian Imperial Stout
Wild Rover Pub & Brewery Let it ESB
Wild Rover Pub & Brewery The Mild Rover