BrewDog launches ‘world’s first craft beer airline’

By Nikkie Sutton

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The sky's the limit: BrewDog Airlines' first flight is set to take off next year (February)
The sky's the limit: BrewDog Airlines' first flight is set to take off next year (February)
Scottish craft brewer and pub operator BrewDog has unveiled an opportunity for beer lovers in the sky with the launch of BrewDog Airlines.

The flight will take off in February 2019 as a round trip between London and Columbus – the capital of Ohio and home of BrewDog’s US headquarters and its craft beer hotel.

Passengers on board the chartered Boeing 767 will also take part in a beer tasting experience by sampling a limited-edition BrewDog beer that has been specifically brewed to adapt to the reduction of taste and smell sensitivity at high altitudes and served by Cicerone-trained cabin crew. There will also be BrewDog 'care packages' available during the flight, including eye masks and blankets.

The trip also includes a four-night stay in Columbus where guests will tour the brewery, the DogHouse hotel and explore BrewDog’s beer museum.

Brewery tours

Guests will also have a tour of Columbus’s breweries, bars and restaurants as well as a day trip to Cincinnati for more brewery tours.

The experience will take place between 21 and 25 February next year and BrewDog will be running a prize draw for five winners, each with a plus one, to secure a place on the trip via social media.

Fewer than 300 tickets will be exclusively available to BrewDog’s 90,000 Equity Punks and are priced at £1,250 per person including all flights, excursions and accommodation.

Turning to the skies

BrewDog co-founder James Watt said: “We took craft beer to the depths of the seas when we brewed an IPA at the bottom of the North Sea.

“Now, we are turning to the skies aboard BrewDog Airlines. We are on a mission to open minds and excite people about what craft beer is and can be.

“Booking a seat on the plane is a must for any serious beer lover. BrewDog Airlines will be an experience like no other.

“We have redesigned the flight experience for optimum beer enjoyment – from the food, to the entertainment, the cabin crew and most of all, the specially brewed high-altitude beer.”

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