Wayne Wambles is the brewmaster for Cigar City Brewing, located in Tampa, Florida. He began as a home brewer in the early nineties and made the transition to commercial brewing by 1996. He has brewed in both brewpubs and production facilities, spending his career brewing at Southeast U.S. breweries. He assisted in building CCB from the ground up, beginning in 2008. CCB's first year of production was in the range of 1,000 bbls. Today, the brewery makes over 40,000 bbls annually. He has a genuine love of all things beer, including a deep romance with hops and infusing culinary concepts into zymurgical projects.