Though it’s been available on Virgin America (which since 2017 is owned by Alaskan Airlines) for a little while now, 21st Amendment Brewery formally announced yesterday that their canned IPAwas being served on Virgin flights in the U.S. From the press release:
Great craft beer on planes is finally reaching the blue skies, as the 21st Amendment Brewery is set to launch their Brew Free! or Die IPA in cans aboard Virgin America Airlines. Starting now Virgin America will serve complimentary Brew Free! or Die IPA in First Class and Main Cabin Select and the beer will be available for purchase in the Main Cabin for $7.
While not the first canned craft beer on an airline, this is terrific news both for 21st Amendment and also beer loving passengers. It certainly makes me want to choose to fly Virgin wherever possible.
21st Amendment co-owners Shaun O’Sullivan and Nico Freccia
Having craft beer in cans is going to make this much more common. Hawaiian Airlines has been serving Maui Brewing Co brews in cans for a while now.
Congratulations Sully and Nico!!
$7 a pop…wow!
Randy Clemens says
This is great! Kudos to Virgin Airlines!
Sean Lilly Wilson says
Great pictures…a big congrats to 21st Amendment!
As a frequent flier, I couldn’t be happier about this. Who wants to pay for such a plush flight but then only have bland domestics to choose from during the ride? Huge congrats to 21st, and great thinking on both their parts!