Cigar City: Hunahpu's Day - 03/08/14

Hunahpu’s (Birth)Day is coming up March 8th.

I was curious to know if anyone was planning on going or has been before and can share their experience. Kriss & I are planning on making the pilgrimage down this year.

For those that are not familiar, I’ve included information about it from Cigar City’s website:

In Mayan mythology, Hun Hunahpu was the father of the Mayan hero twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. Hun Hunahpu, along with his brother Vucub Hunahpu, was tricked by the Dark Lords of the underworld and slain. Hun Hunahpu’s corpse morphed into a cacao tree, his head becoming a cacao pod, which in typically awesome mythology fashion, spit upon the hand of a young maiden named Xiquic who promptly became pregnant with the hero twins. The twins would ultimately grow up to avenge their father and uncle and defeat the Dark Lords and ascend to the heavens to become the moon and sun.
We brew Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout once a year and release it only at the brewery. We will continue to do so until the end of the cycle.

“Pours extremely dark in color with a brown head with notes of big chocolate and espresso, moderate notes of vanilla and cinnamon and a mild tinge of tobacco and chilis. The flavor opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso with elements of dark toffee and interjecting threads of vanilla with lingering hints of cinnamon and tobacco and chillies notes with a mild scoville heat in the finish.”
-Head Brewer Wayne Wambles

ISO! :slight_smile:

It can only be described as a giant party. It takes place in their parking lot and the tap room. This year they are just charging admission and not for individual beers. Hopefully, this will lessen the lines. Tickets go on sale soon and should probably sell out. It gets bigger and bigger every year. They also bring in a lot of other brewers.

Feel free to ask any specific questions

Got our tickets on Monday. There’s a whole crew of us coming from all over the East Coast. Should be interesting to experience for the first time.