Joey Redner, a beer-lover-turned-beer-writer, decided to make yet another turn when he opened Cigar City Brewing in 2009. The flagship IPA, Jai Alai, is a favorite. Many beers on tap in the brewery’s tasting room reflect the city’s cultural roots: Florida Cracker Belgian-style white ale, a sweet stout called Nitro: Café Con Leche, and Wiregrass “post Prohibition ale,” to name a few. One Cigar City beer even pokes a little fun at a popular Tweeter of weird news from the Sunshine State, with the label for Florida Man double IPA “crazy hoppy” bearing the mug shot of its namesake.
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