Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Baltimore's Heavy Seas Beer to Microbrews Offered Fleetwide

The beer drinker in our family is always on the lookout for new specialty beers to sample so this news might entice him to try a cruise from a homeport near where he lives. Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Beer is the latest locally brewed beer to be featured on a Carnival Cruise Line ship and is now served on Carnival Pride, which sails 7-day cruises year-round from the Port of Baltimore. 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.

“Craft beer continues to grow in popularity and we’re very pleased to expand our beverage menus to include an array of refreshing and satisfying beers from some of the top breweries in the country,” said Eddie Allen, Carnival’s vice president of beverage operations. Allen noted that Carnival also offers its own private label draught beer, ThirstyFrog Red, which is available throughout the fleet.

Heavy Seas Beer was founded in 1995, and its award-winning portfolio features beers for all tastes and occasions. From crisp, light-bodied session beers, traditional European styles and dynamic American craft specialties to strong barrel-aged beers, the company brews a full spectrum of beers.

Craft beers and microbrews are also 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.

Image Courtesy Carnival Cruise Line

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