Carnival now selling its private label beers by the can fleetwide

Brewmaster Colin Presby, left, and beverage operations VP Edward Allen show off the selection now available in 16-ounce cans and on tap fleetwide PHOTO: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Lakeland, Florida-based Brew Hub to become the first cruise line to can and keg its own private label beers crafted by its in-house brewery team aboard Carnival Horizon and Carnival Vista.

‘With the success of our breweries on Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon, the obvious next step was to let all of our guests fleetwide enjoy our refreshing craft beers and that’s where our partnership with Brew Hub began,’ said Carnival’s Edward Allen, VP beverage operations.

Take home a four-pack

He added: ‘My hope is that our guests will take a four-pack home with them to share with family and friends as a refreshing and memorable reminder of their cruise.’

The three beers, based on recipes developed in-house by Carnival’s brewery team, are now available in 16-ounce cans and on tap across the line’s 26 ships and at all private destinations.

Wheat beer, IPA and amber ale

The beers include ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat, an unfiltered wheat beer with flavors of orange and spices, and ParchedPig West Coast IPA, a hoppy, intense beer loaded with bitterness with a bright flavor profile and distinctive aroma of citrus and pine. ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale is highlighted by its rich amber color and notes of toasted caramel and biscuit.

‘Carnival’s team of brewers have created three amazing craft beers, and we could not be more excited to be working together,’ said Tim Schoen, CEO and Founder of Brew Hub.

Nearly 300,000 pints served

Since introducing the first North American brewery at sea in 2016, Carnival has served nearly 300,000 pints of its private label craft beers. Much like breweries on land, Carnival’s brewery team has also taken advantage of seasonal products and created unique brews like a Miami Guava Wheat and Pumpkin Spice Ale.

A brewery will also be featured aboard Carnival Panorama when it debuts in California in December.

Posted 18 March 2019

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