Beer geeks have come far and wide, from all corners of this great state, to descend upon Tampa and enter the Cigar City Brewing taproom with a nervous hand and unassuming slip of paper in order to exchange some hard-earned money for a few precious bottles of some of the most-sought-after beer in the country: California Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu Imperial Stout.
Named after a mythological deity from ancient Mesoamerica, the Hunahpu beer is considered by some to be one of the finest brews in existence. Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, currently rated at BeerAdvocate as the number 17 highest-ranking beer with a perfect 100 score. It's in the same company as Founder's Breakfast Stout, Russian River Supplication, and Trappistes Rochefort 10. For many beer enthusiasts, a bottle of Hunahpu is on their bucket list.