One of my favorite things about the Carnival Vista is the craft beer that is brewed onboard the ship at the RedFrog Pub & Brewery. And I’m excited to learn that the new Carnival Horizon, debuting in April 2018, will feature four new craft beers at the ship’s new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse.
The new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, will be home to both the onboard brewery and a full-service restaurant featuring BBQ favorites and side dishes. More on the food in a minute, let’s talk beer!
Cheers to Carnival Horizon Craft Beer
Brewed by Carnival’s expert brewmaster, Colin Presby, the beers are playful takes on the line’s popular ThirstyFrog brews that debuted on Carnival Vista. (Check out my story about the ThirtsyFrog beers found on the Carnival Vista.) These new tastes were created for pairing with the BBQ flavors featured in the Smokehouse.
Here’s the scoop on the four, new beers featured on Carnival Horizon:
- ParchedPig Smoked Porter– brewed with in-house smoked malt, this robust, full-bodied beer offers big and bold flavors and notes of molasses and hickory smoke, providing the perfect complement to Smokehouse|Brewhouse’s BBQ favorites
- ParchedPig Farmhouse Ale– this lightly hopped beer is distinguished by its blond color, fruity and complex character with mild spice notes that balance the brew’s dry finish
- ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale– highlighted by its rich amber color 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 flavor profile and distinctive aroma of citrus and pine
Take A Look at the BBQ Options
The beers will take center stage at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, in a rustic, down-home decor setting. Paired with Fieri’s smoked “low and slow” BBQ made with his signature rubs and spices.
Menu offerings are set to include smoked-on-board brisket, Memphis-style back ribs, dry-rubbed chicken, pulled pork, and cedar-smoked salmon, along with the chef’s own traditional sides and 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.
Get Ready to Sail on the Carnival Horizon
The Carnival Horizon sets sail on its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from that port. From there, Carnival Horizon will reposition with a14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.
Following a summer schedule from New York City with four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures, Carnival Horizon will move to Miami for a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. (Here’s more information on Carnival Horizon 2018 itineraries.)