27 FEBRUARY 2017

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Article from BTNews 27 FEBRUARY 2017

AND FINALLY: Drink up at 35,000ft

It isn’t a secret that cabin pressure and altitude affects passengers’ taste buds, but when it comes to beer it is clearly more scientific than we thought.

By using a combination of science and traditional brewing methods, Cathay Pacific has come up with Betsy Beer, produced in harness with Hong Kong Beer Co.

Named after ‘Betsy’, Cathay Pacific’s first aircraft, a Douglas DC-3 which flew passengers around the region in the 1940s and 1950s, Betsy Beer will be initially served to First and Business Class passengers onboard flights between Hong Kong and destinations in the United Kingdom – Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester – from 1 March until 30 April 2017.  What happens after that we are not sure, nor whether the cabin crew can be prevailed upon to serve those at the back of the plane.

BTN would be pleased to sample and report back, perhaps even tasting one of the more mundane brands on offer as a comparison!

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