Is this a hoax? No it’s real. The Royal Dutch Airline KLM will start serving real tap beer at 35.000 feet in the air! So how do they do it?
“Because the air pressure is so much lower in an airplane than at sea level, a traditional beer tap will not work as it will only dispense a huge amount of foam,” says Heineken’s Edwin Griffioen. “We do have dispensers that work on air pressure, but these were too big to fit in a plane.” “It was one big jigsaw puzzle,” he said, “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.”
KLM always tries to offer traditional Dutch products on board like “stroopwaffles, Licorice and now Heineken Beer on draft! Will you order one?