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The Beverage Selection Gets an Upgrade with New Microbrews on Three Airlines

April 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

Treat yourself during your next flight, as airlines are adding better beers and beverages suitable for an in-flight toast. Here’s a few of the carriers doing the microbrew thing at 35,000-feet, and their newest additions to the up in the air menu:

Delta & SweetWater Brewing Company

No offense to the Budweiser and Coors Light crew, but there’s better things brewing in Delta’s beverage cart. Last month the carrier introduced a little local flavor to their in-flight menu, as they’re offering up something from Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company. Thanks to some new canning techniques sky-high distribution is now available, and you can enjoy some 420 Extra Pale Ale on select Delta flights. These will set you back $6, but for now are limited to flights between Atlanta and New York-LaGuardia.

Alaska Airlines & Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Company

They’ve always done a little bit better when it comes to their in-flight selection, and now Alaska Airlines takes things to the next level. Recently they introduced Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.'s Old 55 Pale Ale into the cabin. Things are limited to flights between spots like Anchorage and Fairbanks as well as Anchorage and Kodiak, so you’ll need to time you flights just right. However, the best part is that these brews are served aboard Horizon Air and SkyWest regional flights, and that means that the microbrews are offered up free of charge.

Sun Country Airlines & Surly Brewing Company

The lesser-known carrier that does its thing to and from the Twin Cities is even getting in on the better beer movement, as they now load plenty of options from the Surly Brewing Company into the catering cart. It’ll be $7 for passengers flying in coach, and they can choose from options like Surly Hell, Furious, and Bender. Craft beer connoisseur can enjoy a mile-high beverage to destinations like Seattle, San Francisco, and San Juan.

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