When guests on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, raise a pint in the Red Frog Pub & Brewery, they will have a choice of three distinctly flavoured hand-crafted beers brewed right on board.
Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the result of a unique collaboration between Carnival and Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery.
Concrete Beach is an Alchemy & Science brand, an independently operating subsidiary of The Boston Beer Company.
Alchemy & Science is home to other such popular breweries around the country, including Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles and Coney Island Brewing Co. in Brooklyn.
Each of these breweries produce beers specifically inspired by and brewed to be representative of their respective locales.
Similarly, Concrete Beach is working closely with Carnival to create original recipes and source and select the finest ingredients to produce three distinctive craft beers that will be brewed and served on board Carnival Vista.
Those beers will include ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat and FriskyFrog Java Stout.
Eddie Allen, Carnival’s vice president of beverage operations commented: “We’ve been working for months with these talented partners who have helped us create three exciting and unique craft beers for Carnival Vista and we anticipate our guests are going to absolutely love them.”
Allen noted that the brews were specifically designed with Carnival Vista guests in mind.
ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA offers aromatic, floral and hoppy notes with passion fruit and citrus overtones while ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat is an unfiltered lager with aromas of bananas and spices.
The third beer, FriskyFrog Java Stout, is a take on a traditional stout, rich and creamy with hints of coffee.