Cigar City Brewing has announced it has canclled Hunahpu’s Day 2020, citing concerns over the coronavirus. This year’s incarnation of the event was originally scheduled to take place today at the Amalie Arena in Tampa—the first time in the brewery’s history that it would have taken place on a Friday instead of a Saturday—and 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.
“We have decided at this time (canceling the event) is the most responsive action to take for our loyal consumers, our employees, the craft community in addition to the great city of Tampa,” reads a statement on Cigar City’s Facebook page. “We are disappointed that we will not be able to celebrate with some of our biggest fans and fellow brewers as we have done for the past 10 years.”
This is the second major beer event to be cancelled or postponed in as many days due to the coronavirus, after Prairie Artisan Ales announced on Wednesday that it would be rescheduling its Little Festival on the Prairie event from its original date of April 18 to Oct. 17, 2020.
According to Cigar City, fans who had already purchased tickets to this year’s Hunahpu’s Day have two different refund options:
- Ticket holders can get a $100 refund of the festival portion of the ticket and still pick up the bottles of 2020 Hunahpu bottles that came with the package.
- In lieu of the $100 refund, ticket holders can secure a ticket to next year’s Hunahpu’s Day festival as well as four bottles of 2021 Hunahpu Imperial Stout, at $200 value.
The date and other information concerning Hunahpu’s Day 2020 has not yet been announced.