Carnival Debuts Fall Beer at Great American Beer Festival

(Photo by Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruise Line recently became the first cruise operator to exhibit at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. During the event the cruise line debuted its new fleetwide seasonal beer, ParchedPig Pumpkin Ale, which will be available in bottles and on draft later this month. 

Carnival, which operates its own shipboard breweries, also showcased its ParchedPig West Coast IPA, ParchedPig Toasted Amber and ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat to more than 60,000 attendees at the festival, which attracted 800 brewers this year. Recipes for these three beers were created by Carnival’s in-house brewing team and, in partnership with Brew Hub, are available in cans and kegs across the fleet. 

Additionally, the line announced that a new beer, ParchedPig Beach Lager, will debut at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse aboard the new Carnival Panorama when it enters service in December from Long Beach, CA

Available for a limited time, Carnival describes the ParchedPig Pumpkin Ale as a bold, full-bodied beer with a hint of spiciness and notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, caramel, and brown sugar. It will be available in 22-ounce “bombers” and on draft in bars and lounges across the fleet, as well as at breweries aboard Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon.

The newest beer under the ParchedPig moniker, Beach Lager, is billed as an easy-drinking beverage that incorporates traditional German brewing techniques. The lager will be brewed and served at Carnival Panorama’s Smokehouse Brewhouse, joining the ParchedPig Smoked Porter West Coast IPA, Toasted Amber and Farmhouse Ale, also brewed on board.

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