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Carnival Adds More Craft Beers

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The craft beer scene is huge these days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about the local beer scene. So it’s no wonder that Carnival Cruise Line is adding more options of craft beer on their Fun Ships.

A glass of ThirstyFrog Red, Carnival Cruise Line's new private-label draught beer brewed especially for the new Carnival Magic, is served in the ship's Red Frog Pub. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines

A glass of ThirstyFrog Red, Carnival Cruise Line’s new private-label draught beer brewed especially for the new Carnival Magic, is served in the ship’s Red Frog Pub. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines

New Beer

Heavy Seas Beer is the latest locally brewed beer to be featured on a Carnival ship.  Based in Baltimore, Heavy Seas is now served on Carnival Pride, which sails seven-day cruises year-round from the Port of Baltimore.

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With the addition of Heavy Seas’ pirate-themed Loose Cannon and Crossbones beers, Carnival ships now offer an expansive selection of craft beers and microbrews with more than a dozen locally brewed beers from cities and states where its ships are homeported.

Regions

Craft beers and microbrews are available on ships operating from the following homeports and cruising regions:

  • Galveston: Shiner Bock and Shiner Premium
  • New Orleans: Abita Amber and Abita Purple Haze
  • Florida: Tampa-brewed Cigar City Florida Cracker and Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale
  • Alaska: Alaskan Amber and Alaskan White
  • Hawaii: Bikini Blonde Lager and Mana Wheat beers from Maui Brewing Co.

Additional specialty beers from breweries in New York, California and Florida are scheduled to be added in the near future.

The upcoming Carnival Vista will have a brewery on board.

Source/photo: Carnival

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