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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.

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Beer Review 84: Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale

Brad

Hello Beer Friends Nation! Today we return to Tampa, Florida for Cigar City Brewing's Maduro Brown.  No this is not to celebrate the Rays in the playoffs (more the collapse of the Red Sox...) but to celebrate good beer.  Cigar City produces some really great beers and conditions them in different barrels or adds flavors to the base brew to expand their flavor profile.  Maduro Brown is another base beer that they will place in barrels and modify slightly to bring out a taste (see Maduro Tiramiso).  Solid Beers! Different Flavors! Old World Style Brewing!

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Beer Review 57: Cigar City Jai Alai

Brad

Hello Beer Friends Nation! Today the Beer Friends travel south to Tampa, Florida for Cigar City Jai Alai IPA.  We've got a few hop heads in the group so we'll have to see what they think!  Cigar City takes this flagship beer and experiments in White Oak barrels, cedar, infused with Acai and Mango, Apricot, Blood Orange Creamsicle, Guava and many more.  Beer Friends took the simple approach and tried the flagship Jai Alai.  Acai!  Experimentation! Beer!

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