BrewDog is boldly going where not much independently brewed stuff goes.
Independent craft brewer BrewDog is offering beer lovers the ultimate immersive experience 35,000ft in the air with the launch of the world’s first craft beer airline. BrewDog Airlines takes flight in February 2019 with a round-trip between London and Columbus, the capital of Ohio State and home of the Aberdeenshire brewery’s US HQ and its craft beer hotel, The DogHouse.
Passengers aboard the chartered Boeing 767 will partake in a unique beer tasting experience as they sample a limited-edition BrewDog beer that has been specifically brewed to adapt to the reduction of taste and smell sensitivity in high altitudes. The beer will be presented by Cicerone-trained cabin crew, offering expertise in beer 35,000ft in the air. BrewDog inflight care packages will be available on board, including BrewDog eye masks and blankets. A food and beer pairing menu will replace the usual fare on board, and inflight flight boards will provide a range of beers to sample whilst cruising to Columbus.
“We took craft beer to the depths of the seas when we brewed an IPA at the bottom of the North Sea. Now, we’re turning to the skies aboard BrewDog Airlines,” said BrewDog cofounder James Watt. “We’re 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,” added Watt. “We’ve 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.”
The round trip includes a four-night stay in Columbus, where guests will tour BrewDog’s state-of-the-art brewery, visit The DogHouse Hotel, and explore BrewDog’s dedicated beer museum. Guests will also enjoy a tour of Columbus’ many breweries, bars and restaurants as well as take a day trip to Cincinnati for more brewery tours.
The BrewDog Airlines experience will take place between February 21st and 25th, 2019. Tickets are exclusively available to BrewDog’s community of 90,000 Equity Punks, and are priced at £1,250 per person, including all flights, excursions and accommodation. Discounts are available to those beer fans sharing a room.
BrewDog will also be running a prize draw for five lucky winners, each with a plus one, to secure a place on the trip via social media. Prospective high-flying craft beer fans should visit BrewDog’s Facebook, Instagram or twitter to be in with a chance of winning one of these limited pairs of places.
Tickets for The BrewDog Airlines can be purchased by Equity Punks by visiting www.brewdogair.com.
Since 2007, BrewDog has been on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they are. From the Headliner series, which includes bold, uncompromising pack leaders like the flagship Punk IPA, to the Amplified range (beer, but turned up to 11), BrewDog creates beer that blows people’s minds and has kick-started a revolution. Cofounders James Watt and Martin Dickie shook up the business world in 2010 with the launch of pioneering crowdfunding initiative Equity for Punks, an initiative that has seen the company raise £40m since 2009, taking more money through crowdfunding than any other on record. The funds, and the army of punk shareholders (56,000) enabled the Scottish craft brewery to scale up without selling out. With almost 50 global bar launches, export into 60 countries, and a brand new brewery in Ohio opening in 2017, BrewDog continues to take the craft beer revolution stratospheric, whilst continuing to push the boundaries, invest in people, put the beer first, and champion other small breweries in its venues.