Cathay Pacific’s Popular Betsy Beer Returns with a New Flavor

Created in partnership with expert Hong Kong brewery Gweilo Beer, the new version of Betsy Beer is a citrusy pale ale brewed from an unroasted malted barley base.

Passengers aboard Cathay Pacific’s long-haul flights can look forward to refreshing their palettes with the carrier’s well-loved Betsy Beer, which now features a new look and taste.

First launched in February 2017 for first and business-class passengers on flights between Hong Kong and the UK, the locally-brewed beer became an instant hit among travelers. Its name takes after Cathay Pacific’s first aircraft “Betsey— a Douglas DC-3, which served the region in the 1940s and 1950s.

This unique craft beer is available to all long-haul passengers, as well as guests at Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong International Airport lounges.

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Created in partnership with expert Hong Kong brewery Gweilo Beer, the new version of Betsy Beer is a citrusy pale ale brewed from an unroasted malted barley base together with some slightly roasted barley. The taste profile is said to be sweet and malty, with hints of bread, biscuit, and toffee. Locally sourced orange peel is also to enhance the flavors.

Finally, the beer is fermented using Gweilo’s house ale yeast, before being dry-hopped with a blend of citrus and orange-forward hops.

Cathay Pacific’s general manager of customer experience and design Vivian Lo said: “Betsy Beer was incredibly popular with customers when we originally launched it over two years ago, and we’re thrilled to offer this specially created Hong Kong-made beer once again.”

More information here.

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