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Cheers to New Beer Onboard Alaska Airlines

February 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

We’re all about the beverage cart, and we’re not talking about the difficult decision regarding Coke or Diet Coke. We’re interested in new additions to the in-flight menu, so we wanted to share that Alaska Airlines is adding a new option to their mile high menu.

The airline is starting up a little in-flight beer tasting, as they’re welcoming Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.'s Old 55 Pale Ale into the cabin. Things will be limited to Bombardier Q400 flights between spots like Anchorage and Fairbanks as well as Anchorage and Kodiak. However, even with the limited availability—we certainly can't complain about a free drink while up in the air.

The brewery is based in the Fairbanks area, so it’s a local option. Travelers can sip and sample the American-style pale ale free of charge starting March 3. Technically these flights will be doing their thing thanks to Horizon Air, but it’s all one big happy family under the Alaska Airlines umbrella.

Flyers can score six and half ounce pours of the microbrew, as flight attendants will start serving after 11am. The brewery even promises that the beer will be bottled in stainless steel containers each and every day, as they want to provide the freshest product possible. For those that need a little more, growlers are even available to go from the brewery's restaurant in the C Concourse at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Just note that other beer and wine options are always free on these types of flights, as Alaska Airlines is always passing out a few free ones on their flights operated by Horizon Air and SkyWest. There’s always at least one wine and one microbrew available—cheers!

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