Delta Just Added 7 Craft Beers To Its Inflight Menu, And Sometimes They're Free

12/10/2014 04:22pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Freshly poured glasses of Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer sit on a counter at Russian River Brewing Company on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Exciting news for beer-loving travelers: Seven new craft beers are now available on Delta's domestic flights, and on some flights, you get to drink for free.

Lagunitas and Stone beer is now offered on Delta's west coast shuttle (Los Angeles to San Francisco), while Blue Point and Newburyport beer is available on its east coast shuttle (New York to Boston, D.C. and Chicago). Ballast Point and Brooklyn Brewery beer is served on transcontinental flights (New York to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle), and SweetWater beer is available on southeast flights (Atlanta to Florida, New York, D.C. and New Orleans). Samuel Adams is available on all flights.

Craft beers on east coast shuttle flights are complimentary (yes, complimentary) for all passengers, Delta representative Kate Modolo told The Huffington Post, while craft beers on transcontinental, southeast and all other flights cost $7.

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"We started our craft beer program earlier this year with SweetWater Brewery based in Atlanta," Modolo said. "It was stocked on all Delta flights bound for LGA starting April 1. The customer response was great so we expanded SweetWater in July to six other markets. The additional seven craft brews announced all started flying last week."

Although Delta offers a wide selection of beers, it's not like you'll be limited to Budweiser and Miller Lite on other airlines. Southwest, for example, offers New Belgium's Fat Tire, while United serves Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale and Virgin serves 21st Amendment's Brew Free! or Die IPA.

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