USA Today names Cigar City Brewing one of the top craft beer brands in U.S.

And the accolades keep on coming for Joey Redner and his staff.

Tampa Bay's bustling craft beer scene continues to impress brew lovers outside the Sunshine State. 

Just last week, USA Today named Cigar City Brewing one of the top 15 craft beer breweries in the country. The Spruce Street brewery placed fifth nationwide, alongside craft beer big timers like Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, and New Belgium.

According to its website, "Cigar City Brewing was founded with two goals in mind. The first to make the world's best beer and the second to share with people near and far the fascinating culture and heritage of the Cigar City of Tampa." The beer is made in a 6,600-square-foot warehouse, which includes a tasting room that's open to the public. 

Gerard Walen of Roadtrips for Beer and Beer in Florida, notes that his hometown favorite is a notch above the rest. "[Cigar City Brewing is] currently making some of the best beer out there, many of which you can't find outside of the tasting room."

Last week's article comes after another USA Today piece named Cigar City's Florida Cracker Ale one of the best beers for the beach. 

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