Carnival Cruise Line has announced the names of the four craft beers that will be brewed aboard the new Carnival Horizon which is set to debut in Europe in April.
The refreshing new brews were developed by Carnival’s expert brewmaster Colin Presby and will be offered at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, a new dining concept.
The announcement was made by Presby and Carnival Vice president of beverage operations, Edward Allen, at a traditional keg-tapping ceremony held aboard Carnival Vista, the first North American-based cruise ship to feature an onboard brewery.
The names of the beers – whose names are playful takes on the line’s popular ThirstyFrog brews that debuted on Carnival Vista – are inspired by the varied barbecue offerings at Smokehouse|Brewhouse.
The four new beers on Carnival Horizon will include:
ParchedPig Smoked Porter – brewed with in-house smoked malt, this robust, full-bodied beer offers big and bold flavours and notes of molasses and hickory smoke, providing the perfect complement to Smokehouse|Brewhouse’s BBQ favourites.
ParchedPig Farmhouse Ale – this lightly hopped beer is distinguished by its blonde colour, fruity and complex character with mild spice notes that balance the brew’s dry finish.
ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale – highlighted by its rich amber colour and notes of toasted caramel and biscuit, this beer is well balanced, smooth and highly drinkable.
ParchedPig West Coast IPA – the embodiment of a traditional West Coast India Pale Ale, this hoppy, intense beer is loaded with bitterness with a bright flavour profile and distinctive aroma of citrus and pine.
“Smokehouse|Brewhouse is a unique culinary concept and we’ve created four fantastic brewed-on-board craft beers that not only showcase different tastes and brewing styles but also serve as the ideal accompaniment to the venue’s delicious array of barbecue offerings,” said Presby.
The brewery takes centre stage at Smokehouse|Brewhouse, which, in addition to delicious craft beers and custom cocktails, will offer a rustic, down-home décor as well as a variety of Fieri-designed favourites, all smoked “low and slow” using the chef’s signature rubs and spices.
The tantalising offerings include smoked-on-board brisket, Memphis-style back ribs, dry-rubbed chicken, pulled pork and cedar-smoked salmon, along with the chef’s own take on traditional sides and his signature sauces.
Dinner menu items are offered on an a la carte basis with a free-of-charge self-service BBQ lunch buffet available on embarkation day and sea days.
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage April 2nd with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from that port.