KLM Introduces World's First Perfect Onboard Draught Beer
If the desire for draught catches you unawares aboard a plane, you’re out of luck. But that’s set to change, because KLM has started serving draught beer in World Business Class.
Together with Heineken, KLM has developed the BrewLock which makes use of air pressure, rather than CO2.
The BrewLock technology uses air pressure to bring the keg pressure to the desired level, compensating for the negative pressure on board and generating sufficient tap pressure for serving.
That may sound like a lot of pressure, but the beer is superb! By cooling the keg before the flight and placing it inside a well-insulated container, we can guarantee perfectly chilled beer throughout the flight.
Unfortunately, the service will not be available on all KLM flights as airline has only one draught trolley which is very costly and time-consuming to make. The draught trolley will only be available in World Business Class on special KLM flights.
If you're wondering about the taste, the airborne draught contains the exact same ingredients as those used to make the Heineken you enjoy in bars all over the world.