Carnival to Can and Keg Private Label Craft Beers

   March 19, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line announced it had partnered with Lakeland, Florida-based Brew Hub in order to become the first cruise company to can and keg its own private label beers crafted by an in-house brewery team onboard Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon.

The agreement, which is the first of its kind between a major cruise line and a craft beer manufacturer, was announced on Sunday, March 17, at an official event aboard Carnival Magic at PortMiami.

The three beers, based on recipes developed in-house by the brewery team of Carnival, are currently available on tap and in 16-ounce cans across its 26 cruise ships and at all private destinations.

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The beers include ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat (unfiltered wheat beer with flavors of spices and orange), ParchedPig West Coast IPA (embodiment of traditional West Coast India Pale Ale, hoppy and intense, loaded with bitterness and bright flavor profile with a distinctive aroma of pine and citrus), and ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale (with rich amber color, balanced, smooth and highly drinkable, featuring notes of toasted caramel and biscuit).

Since introducing the first ever North American brewery at sea back in 2016, Carnival Cruise Line has served to its passengers around 300,000 pints of its private label craft beers. Much like breweries on land, the brewery team of Carnival has taken advantage of seasonal products and created brews like a Pumpkin Spice Ale and Miami Guava Wheat. A brewery will also be available on Carnival Panorama when she debuts in California in December.