Crowdfunded brewery company BrewDog announced this week it has formed a partnership with British Airways to offer a new unique craft beer that will be available on the airline’s flights. The company noted its new brew, Speedbird 100, is cleared for take-off on May 1st.
“Named after the official British Airways call-sign in their centenary year, this golden amber IPA will be available exclusively on British Airways flights to celebrate their milestone. With candied citrus, floral and resinous notes followed by tropical fruit aromas, this new 4.8% ABV India Pale Ale is perfect enjoyed at any cruising altitude.”
BrewDog also noted that last month its co-founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie, brewed a batch on board a British Airways flight on a special edition of The BrewDog Show on Drink TV.
“We worked with the guys at British Airways on the recipe and are psyched that from May 1st you’ll be able to taste our collaboration on their long haul and short haul flights, as well as in selected airport lounges.”
BrewDog further explained it will also offer a small-batch exclusive beer from the BrewDog OverWorks team for those in first class on British Airways. The company added:
“We are proud to be creating a new generation of sour and wild beers with our OverWorks facility – and more proud that very soon travelers on British Airways will be able to enjoy these beers at 30,000 feet and above. AirCraft is a dry-hopped Brett-fermented IPA incorporates the rich fruity esters and flavors from Brettanomyces with the notorious tropical hops of the south pacific for a bold but balanced hop experience. For too long, taking a plane has meant a limited selection of beer on offer but we love the fact that British Airways have worked with us to make this a thing of the past. They share our belief that you should be able to enjoy amazing beer wherever you are going.”
BrewDog was established in 2007 by Watt and Dickie. The brewery has more than 30 bars in the UK as well as 16 international bars, and its brewery in Columbus, Ohio, which opened in 2017. The Equity for Punks initiatives, which altogether raised more than £60 million through the previous rounds. The brewery reported it is owned by over 80,000 people, who invested in the funding rounds in order to “change the world of craft beer, forever.”
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