Cigar City is leading the way. It has been on a tear since opening nearly three years ago. It has grown from a two-man operation — Redner and highly regarded brewer Wayne Wambles — to a staff of 32 that generated $3.6 million in revenue last year on 9,600 barrels of beer. It is moving into a brewing space three times its current size in the same warehouse on Spruce Street near Interstate 275 and hopes to double production this year. It also will shift from bottles to cans, a growing trend among craft beer brewers.
What is really interesting is that over $1 million of that came in only 1,000 barrels worth of taproom sales.
via Tampa Bay Times.
Breweries: Cigar City Brewing