Brewery using cigar box wood, Cuban espresso to make a beer that tastes like Tampa heritage – The Washington Post

by Jesse on August 26, 2011

When a friend gave Joey Redner a taste of a beer that had been aged with Spanish cedar — the wood used to wrap and box cigars — he knew it was an idea worth stealing.

The aroma and flavor instantly reminded the then avid home brewer of his hometown’s historic Ybor City and the hand-rolled cigars Tampa is famous for. And he knew that if he ever owned a brewery, his beer needed to evoke the same memories.

via Brewery using cigar box wood, Cuban espresso to make a beer that tastes like Tampa heritage – The Washington Post.

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