The world’s first hand-crafted bottled beer brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000ft


Betsy Beer is the first beer designed to be enjoyed while flying, and celebrates the eclectic flavours of the Orient with a hat tip to England’s long and proud tradition of turning hops and barley into heaven in a pint. Because our senses are dulled by up to 30% during a flight, Cathay Pacific wanted to brew a beer that was perfectly suited to high altitudes. 


Taking its name from Cathay Pacific’s first aircraft, Betsy is a uniquely crafted brew containing Dragon Fruit and New Territories honey from Hong Kong, along with Fuggle Hops grown in Kent and used in English breweries for centuries. 


Unlike it’s highly-hopped counterparts, Betsy is a wheat-based beer with a higher carbonation level than ordinary brews, heightening the sense of taste and delivering a punch of flavour with less bitterness and more aroma. 


Come and enjoy a #LifeWellTravelled onboard flights between Hong Kong and destinations in the United Kingdom – Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester to try Betsy Beer for yourself – from 1 March until 30 April 2017, or until then – watch the incredible making of the world’s first craft beer made for the skies.

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