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Sabena332
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Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:52 pm

Hi all,

I know these "Is your airline a Coke or a Pepsi airline" threads, but tonight I am curious in airlines and the beer brand they serve. I am interested since I read the trip reports of fellow member PlaneHunter, I was surprised that he flew on a few Chinese airlines but got not served any Chinese beer brands on all of his flights, he got just the imported stuff like Carlsberg, etc.

What beer brand do you get on your favourite (or most flown) airline? Do they serve local brands or imported stuff? In bottles or in cans? Do they serve just one brand or do you have the choice? Do you have to pay or comes the beer for free?

I know:

Lufthansa: Beck's and Warsteiner. Both brands in bottles and not in cans (for free).
easyJet: Carlsberg Export in cans (they sell it for 4.50 EUR per can).
Air France: Kronenbourg 1664 in cans (for free)
Delta: Different beer brands. I think I had a Budweiser, not really sure (I had to pay on a domestic flight).

Please feel free to add to the list.

Thanks,

Patrick

By the way, Lufthansa is the only airline I flew which is serving beer in bottles. Are there any others that serve beer in bottles and not in cans?
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:34 am

QX Horizon a rotating seasonal beer from many of the regions local breweries!


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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:36 am

B6 carries Heiniken.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:39 am



Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
What beer brand do you get on your favourite (or most flown) airline? Do they serve local brands or imported stuff?

CO has on all flights:

Corona Extra
Heineken
MIller Lite

Available on select flights
Asahi (Available on flights to/from Japan only)
Gold Star (Available from Israel to United States only)
Tsing Tao (Available to/from Hong Kong only)
Yanjing (Available on flights to/from Beijing only)
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:44 am



Quoting Citation501sp (Reply 1):
QX Horizon a rotating seasonal beer from many of the regions local breweries!

Not bad!

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 2):
B6 carries Heiniken.

Shame that they only serve imported brands. I would expect at least one local brand when I am flying an US airline. Yes, I am one of the few Germans who think that US beer is actually dinkable.  Wink

Quoting STT757 (Reply 3):
CO has on all flights:

Corona Extra
Heineken
MIller Lite

Available on select flights
Asahi (Available on flights to/from Japan only)
Gold Star (Available from Israel to United States only)
Tsing Tao (Available to/from Hong Kong only)
Yanjing (Available on flights to/from Beijing only)

Excellent selection, really! Especially I like the local brands to/from some destinations, very nice touch IMO!

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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:45 am

FR: Carlsberg, Bavaria, Cobra and Bitburger. You can also find Peroni at some of its Italian bases.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:45 am

AA always serves Heinekin and Amstel Light

In addition:

Domestic flights usually have a domestic beer, either Bud and/or Bud Light or MGD and/or Miller Lite.

Int'l flights usually feature a destination specific beer, like London Pride to LHR (for example). There are other destination specific offerings too, including the new addition of Corona on flights to Mexico (resort destinations).
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:45 am

B6 serves Budweiser, Bud Light, Heineken, and Heineken Light.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:47 am

Last time on AY I got Finnish Koff lager (can), beer and wine free on AY.


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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:48 am

DL usually serves Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, although I'm not sure if they rotate that for different seasons. I've also had Miller Lite, Heineken, Amstel, Coors, and a few other beers I've had while on international flights. To be honest, I've had a different mix of beers on DL on just about every flight I've been on, so to me it's hard to tell.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:57 am



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):

Quoting Citation501sp (Reply 1):
QX Horizon a rotating seasonal beer from many of the regions local breweries!

Not bad!

That's an excellent idea, wish NZ would do this rather than carry the cans for the majors. Would really help small New Zealand brewers raise their profiles.

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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:02 am

Delta has Heineken, Miller Lite, Amstel Light and Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. $7 in coach, free in first class (or with your meal on international flights).
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:05 am

Aer Lingus sell Heineken and Tiger Beer at 4 EUR a can on their "Sky Cafe" service.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:40 am

Juxtaposition of Vega Pils beer and AF Caravelle at ORY. Circa 1965. Enjoy!
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:49 am



Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Air France: Kronenbourg 1664 in cans (for free)

The only rime I've flown AF (nov. 07) I got Heineken.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:07 am

WS is Molson Canadian and Coors Light
AC has WS's selection but Heikneken as well.

They can be purchased for 6$ a can
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:10 am

Southwest has:

Bud Select, Bud Light, Miller Light and Heineken
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:13 am



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 11):
Delta has Heineken, Miller Lite, Amstel Light and Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. $7 in coach, free in first class

Add Miller Genuine Draft to that for all flights in the system.
On international flights local beer replenishes what is used on the inbound flights. Should any of it make it to the US, it usually goes back out to that destination, although I have seen brands mixed up.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:25 am

I used to really like the James Page beer iron range lager that NWA served on the domestic runs.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:15 am

QF must have VB and Thooeys New?

NZ probably has nasty Steinlager


SA has Castle lager

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:27 am



Quoting LoveTheSkies (Reply 17):

Add Miller Genuine Draft to that for all flights in the system.

When did they bring back MGD? Last I recall, it was removed last summer when Leinenkugel's came into the selection.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:34 am



Quoting STT757 (Reply 3):
CO has on all flights:

Corona Extra
Heineken
MIller Lite

Available on select flights
Asahi (Available on flights to/from Japan only)
Gold Star (Available from Israel to United States only)
Tsing Tao (Available to/from Hong Kong only)
Yanjing (Available on flights to/from Beijing only)

Is that all? I'd love to see some local beer. Maybe Shiner Bock for the flights to and from IAH.  yummy 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:34 am

IT = Kingfisher.  Big grin
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:38 am



Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 22):
Shiner Bock

That's some good beer. I had it when I was down in IAH and they also have it at a few bars where I'm from in Rock Island, IL. Good stuff.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:53 am

Does anyone know of any airlines (most likely Europe based carriers) that serve Leffe?
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:57 am

Do any airlines serve Sam Adams?..
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:57 am

I wish I could get some Rogue, Stone or Dogfish Head on a plane.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:15 am



Quoting STT757 (Reply 25):
Do any airlines serve Sam Adams?..

Why yes, it is free on Delta Shuttle flights in bottles.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:16 am

Air Canada Jazz serves Alexander Keith's, Budweiser, and Bud Light in the east (complimentary in J, $6 in Y). In the west Kokanee is substituted for Keith's.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:34 am

What no Guinness?! Well according to the Hemispheres Magazine UA carries MGD, Miller Lite and Heineken. Is it just me or anytime I think Heineken i think of the UEFA Champions League theme song.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:34 am



Quoting STT757 (Reply 3):
CO has on all flights:

Corona Extra
Heineken
MIller Lite

Available on select flights
Asahi (Available on flights to/from Japan only)
Gold Star (Available from Israel to United States only)
Tsing Tao (Available to/from Hong Kong only)
Yanjing (Available on flights to/from Beijing only)

Bummed Foster's is no longer a part of their lineup.

Does QF still offer Victoria Bitter?

Does CX also try to offer regional beers? On a recent HKG-MNL flight they had my Philippine favorite, San Miguel, as well as it stocked up in The Wing. Do they offer this brand throughout their system?
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:59 am



Quoting CRJpurser (Reply 28):
Air Canada Jazz serves Alexander Keith's, Budweiser, and Bud Light in the east (complimentary in J, $6 in Y). In the west Kokanee is substituted for Keith's.

God I love Alexander Keith's, almost impossible to find down here in the state,

MQ: Heinekin and Miller Light

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:03 am



Quoting Citation501sp (Reply 1):
QX Horizon a rotating seasonal beer from many of the regions local breweries!

Horizon rules with the best beer in North America. A different microbrew each month and the best part is.....Included in your ticket price. No additional cost to you. And that is on every flight, every day. Now that is cool!
 
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:05 am



Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Air France: Kronenbourg 1664 in cans (for free)



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Reply 14):
The only rime I've flown AF (nov. 07) I got Heineken.

No more Kronenbourg on AF ... It's indeed HEINEKEN since 2007.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:19 am

Frontier: Coors, Coors Light, Heineken, New Castle, Molson
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:44 am



Quoting NZblue (Reply 34):
Frontier: Coors, Coors Light, Heineken, New Castle, Molson

They should add Fat Tire. It's brewed up the road in Ft. Collins.
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:54 am

Quoting Exaauadl (Reply 19):
QF must have VB and Thooeys New?

Yes they offer both Victoria Bitter and Tooheys-or they did the last time I flew with them.


British Airways offer Carlsberg and Heineken and they also offered an ale when I flew with them but the name escapes me. I like the way in Economy BA offers you a small bottle of wine with your meal and then asks what other drink you would like. I have found many airlines dont do that and only offer you the one drink to go with your meal.

Thai Air - Singha Beer which I understand is especially brewed for Thai Air and is 6% alc volume.(normal Singha in Thailand is 5%)

[Edited 2009-01-20 22:57:05]

[Edited 2009-01-20 22:58:12]
 
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:11 am



Quoting Citation501sp (Reply 1):
QX Horizon a rotating seasonal beer from many of the regions local breweries!

I flew QX301 - BIL-SEA - last Saturday, and they were serving a dark amber beer called "Snow Cap".
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:18 am

Both BA and UA serve Fullers London Pride ale in their LHR-IAD runs.
 
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:27 am

How has this question gone so long without being asked...? Finally...some important mysteries can finally be solved. *sniff...*
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:52 am

SQ serves Tiger in Economy Class...
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:36 am



Quoting NZblue (Reply 34):
Frontier: Coors, Coors Light, Heineken, New Castle, Molson

- Sounds like I need to start flying to DEN! The airlines I fly on between the midwest and Florida only seem to have Bud Light or Miller Light!  vomit   box   duck  Why no Coors Light for northbound - southbound flights?
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:59 am

With SAS I usually get Carlsberg with SAS Denmark and Carlsberg or Ringnes with SAS Norway. Widerøe also serves Ringnes

Quoting Andaman (Reply 8):
Last time on AY I got Finnish Koff lager (can),

You can also get Lapin Kulta onboard AY
 
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:34 am

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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:37 am

Guess which Beer Kingfisher airlines serves? Kingfisher of course!
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:57 am

Turkish Airlines serves Efes.
Also DL had Efes on the way back from IST last Sunday as one of the selections;
 
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:07 am

UL served Carlsberg on their flights. RA serves Heineken.

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:13 am



Quoting PP705 (Reply 21):
IT = Kingfisher.

Yes; which makes their airplanes the world's largest flying billboards for beer!  Silly
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:36 am



Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 30):
What no Guinness?!

I remember seeing a trip report video, in SQ F on the 744, and the guy had a glass of stout as pre-departure drink. I would guess that's Guinness.

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 42):
With SAS I usually get Carlsberg with SAS Denmark and Carlsberg or Ringnes with SAS Norway. Widerøe also serves Ringnes

On SAS flights from Sweden, they serve a beer called Spendrups.

Are there any airlines who serve Staropramen? Maybe OK?
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RE: Airlines And The Beer Brand They Serve

Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:13 am

Hi

I guess Guinness is a bit like English Ale or beers like Hoegaarden & Leffe it that some people love them but they are not going to have as wide an appeal as a lager. So airlines will stay away from them.

(If you have only ever had London Pride or any English ale in a can then your missing out. They are just so much better on tap.)

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