The World’s First Craft Beer Airline Launches Flight from Columbus

Become a BrewDog brewery Equity Punk shareholder and fly their magic beer plane to Scotland

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BrewDog Airlines

Scottish craft beer company BrewDog has set its sights on the skies. 

The brewer launched the world's first craft beer airline, BrewDog Airlines, earlier this year with an inaugural flight from London to Columbus, Ohio — home of BrewDog's U.S. headquarters and its craft beer hotel, The DogHouse. The flight held 200 of the company's "Equity Punks," aka its investors. 

People really liked flying on an airplane devoted to craft beer, so BrewDog is doing it again, this time offering two roundtrip flights: one from London to Columbus and one from Columbus to Edinburgh, Scotland.

The flights are reserved specifically for BrewDog's Equity Punks (if you want to learn more about investing in the company so you can fly on the magic beer plane, click here). And while most "punks" are located in the UK, since BrewDog opened its HQ in Columbus in 2017, more than 13,760 Americans have signed on to become shareholders. 

The flights include an "immersive craft beer experience at 35,000 feet" with a cabin crew that has been replaced by Cicerone-trained attendants offering samples of beer, including BrewDog's Flight Club, which has been formulated to help "combat the effects of high altitude on beer." In-flight care packages include eyes masks and blankets. There will also be a BrewDog-inspired food menu with suggested beer pairings, a BrewDog TV show for in-flight entertainment and BrewDog beer, cider and spirits available to drink.

“We’re taking craft beer to new heights — literally — with BrewDog Airlines. Our first flight was an amazing success, and we received an outcry of interest in a flight departing from the States to visit our homeland in Scotland," says BrewDog co-founder James Watt in a release. "What better way to say ‘Thank You’ to our awesome Equity Punk community than with a beer experience like no other. At BrewDog, we’re on a mission to make people as passionate about great craft beer as we are, exciting them about what craft beer is and can be. Through BrewDog Airlines, we’re doing just that.”

The flight from Columbus leaves Oct. 31 for Edinburgh, where guests will spend five nights at the Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland BrewDog headquarters while also visiting Scottish whisky distilleries. Tickets cost £1,350 for an individual with a private room or £2,550 for two people sharing a room.

Learn more about booking here.

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