Cigar City Brewing has announced the date for Hunahpu’s Day 2020, along with some fairly significant changes compared to past years.
For the first time in its 11-year history, the popular event will be held on a Friday; specifically, March 13, 2020. The venue has also changed: instead of being held at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium like this year, Hunahpu’s Day 2020 is scheduled to to take place at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
This will be the eleventh time Hunahpu’s Day has been held, and the event has historically been the only time that Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout can be purchased. First released in 2009, the 11 percent ABV imperial stout incorporates cocoa nibs, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans and ancho and pasilla chilies.
While specific pricing and package details have not yet been announced, this year’s Hunahpu’s Day which took place on March 9 included three ticket levels, with each level including a specific number of 750ml bottles of 2019 Hunahpu’s, Xbalanque and/or Xquic as well as Tapas-sized food portions from area food trucks, a souvenir glass, free general admission entry into the Gasparilla Music Festival being held on March 10, 2019 and access to unlimited two-ounce pours of over 300 different beers being served at the event:
- Four Bottle Ticket ($200) — Included four bottles of 2019 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout.
- Eight Bottle Ticket ($300) — Included four bottles of 2019 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout & four bottles of Xbalanque, an “Amburana wood rested imperial stout.”
- 12 Bottle VIP Ticket ($400) —Included four bottles of 2019 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, four bottles of Xbalanque, an “Amburana wood rested imperial stout” and four bottles Xquic Maple Imperial Stout. In addition to the 12 bottles of beer, the VIP ticket will include access to an exclusive tent with seating, specialty food options, exclusive beer tappings and private restrooms.
Tickets to this year’s Huna Day went on sale on Nov. 19, 2018.