Carnival Cruise Lines Pens Deal With Tampa Micro Brewer

Carnival Cruise Lines and Tampa Cigar City Brewing sign exclusive deal to provide Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing #beer aboard CCL Florida-based #cruise ships.

Two of Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing’s craft beers will be featured aboard all 13 of Carnival Cruise Line’s Florida-based cruise ships. The line made the announcement last Sunday aboard the Carnival Legend at a ceremony at the Port of Tampa.

“Carnival continues to seek high-quality brands to enhance our guests’ experience, and Cigar City Brewing has been rated among the top craft breweries in the world,” said Eddie Allen, Carnival’s vice president of beverage operations. “Cigar City Brewing craft beers are a fantastic addition to our already extensive beverage menus and will provide our guests a chance to enjoy two delicious and refreshing beers that aren’t available on any other cruise line.”

The two offerings are the Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale and Invasion Pale Ale.

The Tampa Cigar City Brewing website says, “At Cigar City Brewing we make beer we like to drink and toast those who choose to drink with us. Behind all our beer is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion. We acknowledge that what we do at Cigar City Brewing isn’t for everyone, but we welcome all.”

The beers are described as “Many of the beers it produces – Jai Alai IPA, Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale, Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale – reflect the sensibilities and ingredients of Florida. One of Cigar City Brewing’s most sought after beers is a special release called Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. The 11 percent ale is aged on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, ancho chiles, pasilla chiles, and cinnamon.”

 

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