Dear readers it’s time for you to insert your best Homer Simpson “mmmmmm beer” here at the revelation about the Craft Beer and Music Cruise which is also being referred to as The Lebrewski Cruise. Check out the Official Press Release about this inaugural voyage and then we can discuss a little deeper together.
CRAFT BEER & MUSIC CRUISE A.K.A. THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE – THE INAUGURAL FOUR-NIGHT VOYAGE OUT OF MIAMI
MARCH 1-5, 2016 ABOARD NORWEGIAN PEARL–FEATURING COMPLIMENTARY CRAFT BEER TASTINGS, PLUS CELEBRITY BREWERS PARTICIPATING IN Q&As, MEET & GREETS AND EVENTS
The Press Release:
ON THE BLUE–a leader in music cruise charter innovation–has officially announced their new craft beer and music cruise, titled THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE, the first cruise to marry craft beers and music from around the country, sailing out of Miami aboard the Norwegian Pearl from March 1-5, 2016. Early booking discount pricing is available now to passengers that book before September 30, 2015; they will pay $499 USD per person for double-occupancy cabins (government fees, taxes, and gratuities not included). For booking and more information, visit: LebrewskiCruise.com.
This four-night, full-charter inaugural voyage will visit tropical ports Nassau/Paradise Island and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and feature daily craft beer tastings; live performances from over 20 renowned bands from multiple genres of music (initial line-up below); and hosted by brewer and member of The String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth (who is also performing). Sponsors for the event include the American Homebrewers Association and The Brewing Network.
On the music side, the inaugural THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE will be headlined by O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), who areknown for their intense, vibrant live shows (including selling out Madison Square Gardentwice) which are always highlighted by the communal feeling shared by their fans. Their unique, powerful American Rock and Jam Band sound is loved by fans across the country and will set the stage for non-stop beer and music fun aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
Music: From Jam, Folk, Americana to Indie Rock, Alternative Country, Celtic Rock and much more, the THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE is a virtual music sampler. Joining O.A.R. aboard the ship is the Kyle Hollingsworth Band; Michael Kang of The String Cheese Incident; Jason Hann, also of The String Cheese Incident and his band, Rhythmatronix; Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers; The Samples; Jared & The Mill; Eufórquestra; Young Dubliners; Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown; Hollis Brown; Alpha Rev; Andy Frasco and Raelyn Nelson.In addition, iconic Southern Rock artists will also rock the ship, including: Molly Hatchet; The Fabulous Thunderbirds; Blackfoot featuring Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd; Doc Holliday; Stolen Rhodes; Sour Diesel Trainwreck and Thomas Wynn & the Believers.Fans will have access to multiple private concerts, Q&A sessions and more.
With great craft beer comes great brewing minds and this cruise will feature some of the biggest names in the craft beer world. Hailing from landmark breweries and being highlighted on the ship are celebrity brewers including Jeff Brown from Boulder Beer; Joey Redner from Cigar City Brewing; Ron Lindenbusch from Lagunitas Brewing Co and Jeremy Moyner from Stone Brewing with more to be announced. These brewers are industry leaders with a wealth of knowledge and passengers will be able to interact with them in a variety of ways, including:
* Meet & Greet/Photo Ops with Celebrity Brewers
* Food & Beer Pairings
* Brewmaster Q&A
* Brewer Roundtable
* Additional events to be announced
Above: Brewing celebrities aboard THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE
Whether you are a home brewer or simply a craft beer aficionado, THE LEBREWSKI CRUISE puts craft beer center stage. Fans can mingle with some of the craft beer industry’s finest brewing celebrities, sample hundreds of beers during complimentary tastings, soak in great information during the home brewing workshops and panels, plus a myriad of educational craft beer opportunities are scheduled.
Craft beer events and music featured on the cruise include:
* Daily craft beer tastings
* Food and beer pairing
* Food and beer cooking event between artists and cruisers
* Home brewing workshop
* Brewers round table (featuring a beer panel with moderator)
* Meet the Brewmaster Q&A
* Celebrity brewer’s workshop (featuring Kyle Hollingsworth and more)
* Beer Olympics including beer pong, pretzel flaring (necklaces), tricycle race (brew 500) and the world series of quarters
* Daily music performances on five stages
* Artist meet and greets and photo opportunities
Featured Breweries on the Cruise Include: Avery, Ballast Point, Boulder Beer, Cigar City, Cascade Brewing, Cisco, Coronado, Dogfish Head, Brewery Ommegang, Boulevard, Founders, Funky Buddha, Heavy Seas, Hoppin Frog, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Rogue, Stone, Terrapin, The Bruery and Redstone Meadery
PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you have been following my PiercingKen.com site you know that I am an avid user of both Foodspotting.com and Yelp.com and have been trying to put visuals and thoughts about delicious edibles and places to get them in the minds of my friends and readers worldwide. This kind of cruise really speaks to the beer fan in me and while not the biggest partaker in craft stuff since I tend to keep my beer drinking simple, this sure seems like a great place to try a number of wonderfully crafted brews. Let’s add the fact that there is some truly interesting bands that would raise my own musical awareness considering that I have not seen so many of them before. You didn’t think that I only listened to Metal over here did you? Shhh don’t tell but I like to keep my mind open as it makes the Metal fires and resolve all the more strong. What do you think about this particular cruise and its crafted offerings? Is it something you would set sail onto the high seas for or are you hoping for something else to come cruising along (that is a terrible pun I know); Let me know in the comments section as I am always interested in hearing from you about this kind of stuff.