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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 2: Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout presented by Road Trips for Beer

Cigar City Hanahpus's Imperial Stout

Beer Advent Calendar – Day 2: Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout presented by Road Trips for Beer

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  • Beer: Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (2011)
  • Brewery: Cigar City Brewing. Tampa, Florida.


  • ABV: 11.5%
  • IBU: 80
  • Release date: Released on Hunahpu’s Day

Gerard Walen from Road Trip for Beers

Why I selected the Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout:

Named after a hero twin of Mayan mythology, Hunahpu’s is described as a “Stout aged on Peruvian Cacao nibs, Ancho and Pasilla chiles, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla beans.”

It pours black and thick, and the ingredients blend on the palate in a majestic symphony of flavor. The warming effects of the alcohol and chiles, while not overwhelming, provide a nice internal source of heat on a cold winter night. Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing releases Hunahphu’s in early March each year at the brewery, which is where I purchased my allotted four (now two) 750 ml bottles.

Other special and rare brews on tap at the release day party make it a worthwhile road trip.

Cigar City Hanahpu in bottles

About Road Trips for Beer:
Gerard Walen helms the online travel magazine and and founded and runs the blog. When he’s not on the road seeking great beer destinations and events, he lives in Clermont, Florida, with his lovely wife and daughter.

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About Cigar City Brewing:

Cigar City Brewing is comprised of a 15 barrel (one barrel is 31 gallons) brewhouse occupying 6,600 sq. ft. of warehouse space in the Carver City-Lincoln Gardens neighborhood of Tampa.

We currently have nineteen fermentors. Six 15 barrel, ten 30 barrel and three 60 barrels. There is rarely a day when each tank isn’t filled with beer.

We use the highest quality ingredients we can lay our hands on and that is not just marketing jargon. If it makes better beer, we use it. We also strive to use local ingredients when and where we can. Not only do fresh local ingredients help us to make better beer, it helps us to make beer that reflects the culture and heritage of Tampa Bay.

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