Concrete Beach Brewery will brew aboard Carnival Cruise Line in May

The beer on your next Carnival cruise just got a little craftier — and a whole lot better.

Wynwood’s Concrete Beach Brewery will brew one of its signature beers right on the ship when Carnival Cruise Lines launches its newest, largest and most advanced ship, the Carnival Vista in May. Plus, they will brew three other beers on board, specifically for the ship.

(Rendering of the Red Frog Pub courtesy Carnival Cruise Lines)

Concrete Beach, a an independently run subsidiary of the larger Boston Beer Company (which owns Samuel Adams), will start with one of its stable of beers, Tropic of Passion, a passion-fruit wheat beer. Concrete Beach’s connection to a larger brewery sometimes hurts its craft status among aficionados, but that link likely was the reason it could produce enough beer for this partnership.

Concrete Beach will also add some variety for beer lovers, creating ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat and FriskyFrog Java Stout for the ship.

Concrete Beach Brewery’s Rica Wheat IPA is already served across Carnival’s fleet.

The Vista will launch in Europe and makes stops in New York before it begins sailing out of Miami in November.

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