Saturday, July 09, 2016
Dutch airline to launch first ever service with draught beer ON TAP
Dutch airline KLM is set to launch the first ever service with draught beer on tap. It confirmed that it has now succeeded in pouring the perfect pint at high altitude using an innovative dispenser.
It was developed by Dutch brewing giant Heineken and KLM hopes to use the prototype on random intercontinental flights in its network. Edwin Griffioen, who designed the new installation, said: 'Because the air pressure is so much lower in an aeroplane than at sea level, a traditional beer tap will not work as it will only dispense a huge amount of foam. 'It was one big jigsaw puzzle, as the keg of beer, the cooling system and the air pressure compressor all had to fit in an airline catering trolley.
'In the end we had to leave out one of those pieces to make it all fit, so with pain in our hearts we had to leave the cooling behind.'" The kegs of beer - four per flight - are now being delivered to Amsterdam Airport already cooled"