777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3642 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9852 times:
Quoting hatbutton (Thread starter): Another short article said that beer on tap had never been served because high pressure gas cylinders are not allowed on airplanes. So did they create a new beer-pouring technology?
You don't need a high pressure gas cylinder to operate a beer tap. My guess is it's a small keg with a hand powered pump, similar to what you use with a keg for home use.
spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 8982 times:
Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 1): I can just imagine them offering this on a New York-Vegas evening flight - 40 cups would be sold out after just 5 or 10 rows!
You're apparently unfamiliar with the beer drinking habits of the Japanese. Americans have got nothing on them. They drink beer instead of water in many cases.
When I took the shinkansen a few weeks ago, almost every passenger in the car cracked a beer as soon as they sat down. It was almost comical; you could almost count how many people got on at a given stop by the number of times you heard the "pssssssht" of a can opening afterwards.
I think the only way the 20 cup limit is going to not result in riots on these planes is the ridiculously high price tag. In fact, one thing I hate about the Japanese beer habit is that they do put a lot of importance on price. There's a whole category of beer that's got slightly less alcohol in it just so that it doesn't fall under the "beer tax" - and it's very popular for that reason.
Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 8): How is the altitude going to affect the beer from a foam and taste perspective?
Probably not much... they do drink beer in the mountains and nobody much complains. It's the same thing.
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airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 8913 times:
Quoting 777STL (Reply 11):
I saw 900 yen for a pint and 400ish when I was in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima in December.
Can be, for sure. But it's not a regular price tag for the beers in bars in Japan, even not in downtown Tokyo (btw, visiting Japan numerous times per year ) But I guess in very touristic/foreigners areas, prices might go up a little bit more.
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BeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7685 times:
Of course, real beer doesn't have 'foam' and isn't fizzy or yellow, so I wish BA could serve real ale, rather than Fuller's London Pride (if that's what they still serve)... Give 'em a real taste of Britain - at least then it would be real draught, and not even need to be pressurised, just in a pressure-capable container, and kept a a nice steady 61F/16'C (or 'warm') as the Americans would call it!
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YXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7623 times:
Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 19): Of course, real beer doesn't have 'foam' and isn't fizzy or yellow, so I wish BA could serve real ale, rather than Fuller's London Pride (if that's what they still serve)... Give 'em a real taste of Britain - at least then it would be real draught, and not even need to be pressurised, just in a pressure-capable container, and kept a a nice steady 61F/16'C (or 'warm') as the Americans would call it!
That will happen when Aer Lingus start serving draft Guinness on their flights!!
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9375 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7197 times:
Definately not the first airline to serve draft beer.
I flew, in the late 80s and early 90s, several times with NW from Germany to the US, FRA-BOS for instance. In business, when service started, the purser put a keg on a table with fresh German beer, still chilled. That was standard on NW.
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