Cigar City Brewing

Meet Our Florida Brewery Partner

For the second year running, Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey and Cigar City Brewing are collaborating to bring a barrel-aged beer to Florida's neighborhoods and to the Great American Beer Festival® this September. Using whiskey barrels shipped all the way from the Jameson Distillery in Midleton, Ireland, Cigar City Brewing has created a limited edition brew you won’t want to miss. Hear from El Lector Neil Callaghan about the brewery, their neighborhood, and the journey to the GABF.

Neil Callaghan, El Lector

Neil Callaghan, El Lector

Partnering with Jameson and GABF in 5 Words

Collaboration, inspiration, innovation, synergy, experimentation.

Great American Beer Festival® Barrel Aged Beer

Beoir Le Caife 

“Irish for 'coffee beer,' we sought to bring together three of our favorite things: beer, coffee, and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Malted milk, chocolate, and fresh-ground coffee bean aromas bring to mind the finest cup of authentic cubano espresso coffee, while flavors of toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and a touch of roast on the palate are complimented by espresso and a touch of vanilla. Notes of vanilla and Irish whiskey present softly in the background of this full bodied but infinitely drinkable brown ale.”cubano espresso coffee, while flavors of toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and a touch of roast on the palate are complimented by espresso and a touch of vanilla. Notes of vanilla and Irish whiskey present softly in the background of this full bodied but infinitely drinkable brown ale.”

Try this limited edition release at The Great American Beer Festival® this September.

Tell Us About Your Neighborhood
"Though we’re located in the Carver City-Lincoln Gardens area of Tampa, Florida, we consider the entirety of Tampa to be our neighborhood! Cigar City Brewing has been located at 3924 W. Spruce Street in Tampa since it was founded by Joey Redner in 2007. Joey’s dad owned the building where the brewery was founded and where it still thrives. The city of Tampa informs everything we do at Cigar City Brewing, from the ingredients we use, to the references we use for the names of our beers, to the very name of our brewery."

"Though we’re located in the Carver City-Lincoln Gardens area of Tampa, Florida, we consider the entirety of Tampa to be our neighborhood! Cigar City Brewing has been located at 3924 W. Spruce Street in Tampa since it was founded by Joey Redner in 2007. Joey’s dad owned the building where the brewery was founded and where it still thrives. The city of Tampa informs everything we do at Cigar City Brewing, from the ingredients we use, to the references we use for the names of our beers, to the very name of our brewery."

Jameson Caskmates Food Pairing
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
  • Cigar City Beoir Le Caife

"Beoir Le Caife pairs wonderfully with barbequed ribs, pork tenderloin, or carne asada. The beer’s milk chocolate quality softens char and Scoville heat in a dish, while the coffee flavors and mild hop bitterness enhance spiciness and add dimension to grilled or barbequed meat. Pairing Beoir Le Caife with Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition emphasizes the toffee and dark fruit notes in the whiskey and temper the whiskey’s mild alcohol texture on the palate."

WHISKEY

Find Out More About Jameson Caskmates

As long as we can remember, whiskey and beer have lived behind the bar together - but never as one. Jameson Caskmates is a one-of-a-kind series created out of passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration.