Brussels Airlines today announced plans to showcase “typical Belgian hospitality” at 30,000 feet, with a luxury refitting of its long-haul Airbus A330 aircraft.
Aviation enthusiasts will be keen to learn that the carrier collaborated with a London-based design agency to completely revamp its business class, premium economy, and economy class cabins. For Belgian beer enthusiasts, however, the announcement contained much more important news.
As part of its plan to take Belgian hospitality airborne, Brussels Airlines is introducing walk-up, self-service bars to its business class cabins, with a selection of eight famous Belgian beers to be offered alongside Belgian wines, coffee, and premium chocolates.
So far, the carrier hasn’t announced which brands it will offer, but photos included in an official press release suggest that three of the beers passengers will be helping themselves to are: Leffe, Hoegaarden’s Forbidden Fruit, and 888 Tripel Eight.
While you’re probably familiar with Leffe, in case you haven’t sampled the other two, Hoegaarden’s Forbidden Fruit is an 8.5-percent ABV Belgian Strong Dark Ale, while 888 Tripel Eight is a hoppy, 8.8-percent ABV Belgian Blonde.
Brussels Airlines says the first refurbished A330 will be operational sometime in April 2019, with the entire intercontinental fleet set to be “renewed” by 2020.