October is Craft Beer Time—in the Sky!

October is filled with Oktoberfest celebrations around the world, featuring beer-drinking and plenty of festivities. These celebrations have helped to establish October as a time for merry-making, and led to the creation of other beer-drinking events throughout the month.

Craft beer, in particular, have been trending during the past few years, and airlines have –taken note. In the spirit of the upcoming celebrations, cheapflights.com focused on several airlines around the globe that offer top in-flight beer. Here’s a rundown of some of the beers listed at the website.

Delta: It added several new craft beers in December 2014. Samuel Adams is available on all U.S. flights, but some of the other new options are available only on some flights.

Beers are available from these companies: Ballast Point, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Stone Brewing Co. and Sweetwater 420.

Frontier Airlines: Based in Colorado, this airline has been featuring craft brew for more than 10 years.

Beer: Created with water from the mountain springs of Colorado, Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery is brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops.

Hawaiian Airlines: Just about all the features on its planes are authentically Hawaiian, including a specialty beer.

Beer: Maui Brewing Company’s Biking Blonde Lager is a light, 100 percent malt beer that makes you feel as if you’re on a Maui beach.

Lufthansa Airlines: One of the oldest airlines in the world, this German-based company offers a plethora of Oktoberfest beer options.

Beer: Several premium beers from Warsteiner Brewery, which has roots extending back to 1753, are available.

Southwest Airlines: It’s one of the first airlines to offer specialty beers.

Beer: Named in honor of the co-founder’s bike trip through Europe, New Belgium’s Flat Tire has a perfectly balanced flavor. Leinenkugel’s Seasonal is a super premium beer and an Oktoberfest special. Dos Equis Especial is a refreshing, crisp, golden, lager-style beer imported from Mexico.

United Airlines: It began offering specialty beers in 2010. The beers are complimentary on some long flights.

Beer: Goose Island IPA, with a fruity aroma set off by a dry malt middle and long hop finish.


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