New Beer Blog Cigar City Brewing Tocobaga Red Ale


in this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from Cigar City Brewing.  It is their Tocobaga Red Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Florida craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Cigar City Brewery.  Let us get into this red ale.

It has a clear red color with a constant white head. The smell has a sweet malty to slight and I mean very slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty notes with a dry and slight bitter aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (

Tocobaga® | Cigar City Brewing

The Tocobaga lived off the bounty of Tampa Bay hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500’s. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. The large platform mounds they built are still with us today, with one of the largest found near Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Climb to the top, and with a little imagination, you can see Tampa Bay as they did.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @cigarcitybeer

Ending, I am not a fan of red and amber ales.  I love trying new beers from around the world.  I was happy to see this in my case that my friend brought back from his trip.  There is some nice tasting notes that this beer gives you.   I would not be upset if this is the only Cigar City beer that I get rest of my life.  Cigar City Brewery makes some good beer and I love the back story of each of their beers.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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