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Old 8th Jul 2016, 03:56
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Draft beer on aircraft

FINALLY, potential for good beer on the aircraft (heineken )

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is gearing up to be the first airline to serve draught beer on tap.
The game-changing development will follow years of experimenting with keg designs to produce the perfect schooner at high altitude.
Dutch brewing giant Heineken found the winning formula with an innovative keg design, and the prototype will be used on KLM’s European flights.
The carrier had hoped to launch the tap service earlier this month but had to postpone it until it secured the necessary safety certificates from civil aviation authorities.



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Common sight in late 70s, Tupolev 104.

As if everything today, is just a shadow of the real item in past. Heineken rusty water included
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Heineken refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach. Known fact.
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Was served on the upper deck lounge of BOAC 747's in the 1970's. Not as sophisticated as the KLM version but was obtained from a 'pipkin' and tap.
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It was one big jigsaw puzzle, as the keg of beer, the cooling system and the air pressure compressor all had to fit in an airline catering trolley.
In the end we had to leave out one of those pieces to make it all fit, so with pain in our hearts we had to leave the cooling behind.
Warm beer at 36,000ft - what more could a traveller want?
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Good luck finding the cellar to change the barrel.....
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I can attest that draught beer on dive cruise boats is usually a disaster with the wave motion. Takes 1/2 hour to pour and is 80% head.
They must have done something clever with the barrel...
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Hmm, with the air pressure differential what happens when one of these blows?
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The same thing that happens in all those detonating beer keg fatalities you see at ski resorts...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxt4i80e1zw
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I seldom drink beer in-flight anymore - it just doesn't taste right at altitude. Sometimes, when I've scored a seat in the front, I'll ask for a beer before takeoff and it tastes fine. But if I get that same beer at 35k its not the same. Bloody Mary's on the other hand taste better at altitude


Maybe on a 787 or A380 that's pressurized to a lower altitude beer would be OK...
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it just doesn't taste right at altitude. Sometimes, when I've scored a seat in the front, I'll ask for a beer before takeoff and it tastes fine. But if I get that same beer at 35k its not the same. Bloody Mary's on the other hand taste better at altitude
Maybe on a 787 or A380 that's pressurized to a lower altitude beer would be OK...
you can achieve the same result if you put your thumb over the top of the bottle and shake it vigorously before pouring.
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you can achieve the same result if you put your thumb over the top of the bottle and shake it vigorously before pouring.
That's more apt to result in a shower of beer over the surrounding passengers and no further alcohol being served to the shaker .

BTW, I've never seen beer served in bottles on an airplane - it's always cans.
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back the the mid 80s, I flew Lufthansa quite a bit, the German beer then was in bottles.

I cant see the crew taking the time to pour a draft. (even in the promo pic, the foam is half the beer!) Its probably closer to drawn beer, which is low pressure.

Would you like a draft beer?
why yes, what do you have...
Heineken..
oh...
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Those were the days... When beer kegs and gliders were made from wood
However, Draft beer with Lobster? Maybe wine is the better option. But on KLM flights, there will probably no lobster, contrary to Lufthansa in the 60s...
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Yorkshire Airlines has been providing this for years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg
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But WAIT...ANA claims first on tap airline..



http://www.airlinetrends.com/2010/07...ht-draft-beer/
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On the subject of beer, how come "Miller Genuine Draft" comes in bottles?
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I like that most international flights and a few domestic put out the effort to now have a few craft beer selections. I get sick of Bud Light and Miller Genuine Crap. My last Air Canada flight to France had a Black IPA by Alaskan brewery that was delicious.
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