Carnival Vista to have brewery on board

Miami-based Concrete Beach is a craft beer brewery located in the Wynwood Arts District.

Carnival Cruise Line said three beers will be brewed aboard the Carnival Vista.

The Vista, entering service in May in Europe, is the first cruise ship to sail for a U.S. brand with its own brewery aboard.

The beers, produced in partnership with Concrete Beach Brewery in Miami, will be ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat and FriskyFrog Java Stout.

Carnival described ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA as having “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 rich and creamy with hints of coffee, Carnival said.

Concrete Beach is an Alchemy & Science brand, an independently operating subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company, Carnival said. The company’s Rica Wheat IPA is already served on other Carnival ships and regional brews are served on ships sailing from Miami; Long Beach, Calif.; and New York.

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