It had to happen one of these days. In this ever-competitive aviation world, the smallest things can make all the difference. Which is why Cathay Pacific has launched its own craft ale for the pleasure of First and Business Class passengers flying between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom from March 1 until April 30.
Oh, and its name? Betsy Beer, of course, named after Cathay’s very first aircraft, ‘Betsy’.
The beer itself features the somewhat novel ingredient of ‘Dragon Eye fruit’, considered highly aromatic, which melds nicely with a helping of New Territories-sourced honey, and Fuggle, a ‘revered hop’ often used in traditional British craft ales.
So this quality craft ale will be a very pleasant sip at 35,000 feet, and after a few of them, the flight will seem a whole lot quicker.
For now, though, Betsy Beer will only be served to First and Business Class passengers and at Cathay’s lounges in Hong Kong and Heathrow. However, our Hong Kong-based friends who can’t wait until their next flight, can buy it online until the end of April at Deli Delight.