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Transatlantic Hops

British Airways has teamed up with Scottish craft brewery BrewDog, to create a special IPA to celebrate the airline’s centenary. With the help of BA cabin crew, BrewDog founders Martin Dickie and James Watt swapped their Aberdeenshire brewery for a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and started the brewing process while cruising at 500mph (805kph) over the north of Scotland. The beer supremoes mixed water, hops and barley in onboard beverage makers to start the mashing part of the process. Cans of the bespoke IPA, named Speedbird 100 after the airline’s callsign, will be exclusively available to BA passengers on board all longhaul and short-haul flights and in selected lounges.

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