Here come the suds: New craft brews for Carnival Horizon

Edward Allen, left, and brewmaster Colin Presby test the new ParchedPig craft brews Edward Allen, left, and brewmaster Colin Presby test the new ParchedPig craft brews (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)

ParchedPig Smoked Porter, ParchedPig Farmhouse Ale, ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale and ParchedPig West Coast IPA are the craft beers that will be brewed aboard the new Carnival Horizon.

They were developed by Carnival Cruise Line brewmaster Colin Presby and will be offered at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, a new dining concept that combines a brewery and a full-service restaurant. The barbecue favorites and sides are developed by Food Network star and Carnival partner Guy Fieri, a member of the American Royal National Barbecue Hall of Fame.

The brews were announced by Presby and Carnival VP beverage operations Edward Allen at a traditional keg-tapping ceremony held aboard Carnival Vista, the first North American-based cruise ship to feature a brewery.

The beers' names are playful takes on the line’s popular ThirstyFrog brews that debuted on Carnival Vista and are inspired by the varied barbecue offerings at the Smokehouse|Brewhouse.

ParchedPig Smoked Porter is brewed with in-house smoked malt, for a robust, full-bodied beer with big, bold flavors and notes of molasses and hickory smoke.

ParchedPig Farmhouse Ale is a lightly hopped beer distinguished by its blond color, fruity and complex character with mild spice notes that balance the brew’s dry finish.

ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale is highlighted by its rich amber color and notes of toasted caramel and biscuit, making a well-balanced beer that's smooth and highly drinkable.

ParchedPig West Coast IPA embodies a traditional West Coast India Pale Ale. This hoppy, intense beer is loaded with bitterness with a bright flavor profile and distinctive aroma of citrus and pine.

In addition to craft beers and custom cocktails, the Smokehouse|Brewhouse will serve menu items like smoked-on-board brisket, Memphis-style back ribs, dry-rubbed chicken, pulled pork and cedar-smoked salmon, in a setting with rustic, down-home décor.

Dinner items are offered on an a la carte basis with a free-of-charge self-service barbecue lunch buffet available on embarkation day and sea days.

Posted 09 January 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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