Superior Beverage Group has been selected as the distribution partner for Tampa, Florida-based Cigar City Brewing Company.

"In a state known for theme parks, Cigar City Brewing has become a major attraction for those who appreciate and seek out excellent beer," wrote author John Holl in The American Craft Beer Cookbook. "It opened with a flourish and spread its reach quickly, appealing to both hardened beer geeks and brew novices with eyebrow-raising flavors and commitment to quality. Capitalizing on the Latin culture and tobacco-manufacturing history of Tampa Bay, Cigar City highlights those strengths on its labels and in its beer names and recipes. Many of the beers it produces – Jai Alai IPA, Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale, Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale – reflect the sensibilities and ingredients of Florida. One of Cigar City Brewing’s most sought after beers is a special release called Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. The 11 percent ale is aged on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, ancho chiles, pasilla chiles, and cinnamon."

Superior Beverage Group will begin distributing beer from Cigar City across its entire portfolio of 58 counties in Central and Northeast Ohio at the beginning of 2019.