Cigar City’s long-awaited new taproom at Amalie Arena officially opens tomorrow

Last December, the Lightning also announced that the annual Hunahpu's Beer Festival will be moving to Amalie Arena.

click to enlarge Cigar City’s long-awaited new taproom at Amalie Arena officially opens tomorrow
Photo via NHL.com

Ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Cigar City Brewing Taproom will make its big debut to the public on Tuesday, January 7. 

Seeing as Cigar City is the official craft beer of the Tampa Bay Lightning, hockey fans will have access to signature CCB brews like Jai Alai, Guayabera and Florida Cracker throughout the arena, as well as the Taproom, which is located at 375 Channelside Drive, under the Pam Iorio Parking Garage adjacent to the west plaza. The new taproom will also serve specialty and seasonal beers. 

"Cigar City Brewing is proud to be the Official Craft Beer Partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena," said Cigar City Brewing Chief Operating Officer Justin Clark in a statement. "We will work together to contribute to the Tampa Bay community and elevate the fan experience at AMALIE Arena. Not only do we look at the Lightning as a pillar of our Tampa community, we know how respected they are around the world. Their contributions to the community reach far beyond sports entertainment and we are excited to contribute to their success."

Last December, the Lightning also announced that the annual Hunahpu's Beer Festival will be moving to Amalie Arena on March 13th, 2020.

Cigar City’s long-awaited new taproom at Amalie Arena officially opens tomorrow
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