The Definitive Guide To Drinking Beer On A Plane

(Courtesy Singapore Airlines)

Two of craft beer’s most interesting voices hosted a beer sampling session while flying on Singapore Airlines and they’ve come up with the ultimate primer on the best beers to drink at 30,000 feet…

Jos Ruffell, who co-founded Wellington, New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Garage Project along with brothers Ian and Pete Gillespie in 2011, and Laura Bell who stepped away from being CEO at Bell’s Brewery in 2018, are two of our favorite people.

And they joined forces (along with the considerable help and no doubt promotional support of Singapore Airlines) to produce a video on what beers drink better when flying, that’s informative but more importantly fun.

You see, beer tastes different when you’re flying…

At 30,000 feet the humidity can be 12% drier than most deserts, and dryness + low pressure can reduce your taste bud’s sensitivity by 30%! So the beers and the beer styles you go with matter. But the company you drink with matters as well, and clearly Jos and Laura are having a good time.

The video which takes place in a first class suite (!) is a multi-beer hoot. And we only wish that airlines provided the kinds of beers that that Jos and Laura enjoyed during their flight from Auckland to Singapore.

After all, when was the last time you were offered a barrel-aged Saison or Gose on a flight?

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