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This Airline Made a Beer Designed for 30,000 Feet

The Betsy Beer is specifically engineered for drinking at high altitudes.
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The best way to get through a long, stressful flight is to relax with a nice cold beer. Unfortunately, things just taste different at high altitudes, so your favorite brew might not be so enjoyable at 30,000 feet. To remedy this, one airline is developing a unique beer designed to taste good during flights.

The beer is called Betsy Beer, and is being developed by Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific to serve on its flights to the UK. The beer is named after the airline's first airplane, and is designed to complement the changes in palate that travelers experience at high altitudes. For instance, the beer tries to mellow out its bitter flavors, since bitter tastes are stronger in pressurized airplane cabins.

The beer will be served on Cathay flights from Hong Kong to the UK and in Cathay lounges in Hong Kong and Heathrow airports. So if you're ever stuck in a long flight to Hong Kong, at least you've got a good airplane beer to keep you company. And if you're flying anywhere else, you could always mix your own cocktails.

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Source: Cathay Pacific via Motherboard

From: Popular Mechanics

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