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The label for the new #AvGeek beer from Airways Brewery

The amazing label for the new #AvGeek beer from Airways Brewery

I like planes. I like craft beer. I like being an #AvGeek. Let’s combine them all!

Airways Brewing Company and AirlineReporter are very excited to announce the new #AvGeek beer! It is a Hoppy Pale Ale and one of the coolest parts? It is using “experimental hop 727.” Who doesn’t love a 727, either being the tri-holed airliner or a hop?

No, this is not a paid advertisement. No, I am not getting any kickbacks here. Yes, I should say that I have been able to enjoy some of this beer. But when something this cool comes along, from a few good people, we surely want to share!

Yes. That is a Boeing 747 nose cone on the wall. It actually came from the Evergreen 747 that is currently on top of the Evergreen Museum (and is now a waterslide) - Photo: David Parker Brown

Need #AvGeek credentials? That is a Boeing 747 radome (nose cone) on the wall in the brewery. It actually came from the Evergreen 747 that is currently on top of the Evergreen Museum – Photo: David Parker Brown | AirlineReporter

I met the brewery owners, Alex and Dione, a while back — actually at a different brewery. I fell in love with the concept of an airline-themed brewery and we became fast friends. During our discussion, they asked if I liked the idea of an #AvGeek-themed beer. Um, yes please!

They have been working hard to get it ready, and if you are going to Aviation Geek Fest; good news! It’s going to be served at the AvGeek Social on Saturday night (there are still Mini Tickets for sale, where you get to attend the social).

RwandAir gets their own Pike RwandAle from The Pike Brewing Company.

RwandAir gets their own Pike RwandAle from The Pike Brewing Company.

Earlier in the year, RwandAir took delivery of their first brand new aircraft, a Boeing 737-800. It was great being able to tag along with them back to Kigali, Rwanda to help celebrate the continent’s first Boeing Sky Interior. Last week, RwandAir executives made another trip to Seattle, WA to take delivery of their second new aircraft, another Boeing 737-800.

During their first visit, they were very impressed with our local beer selection. Boeing made some special arrangements and during RwandAir’s most recent trip, they were invited to dinner at the Pike Brewing Company. The airline received quite a surprise when the brewery came out with a special-label beer, which not only included the name “RwandAle,” but also an image of a 787 in their livery (which looks amazing by the way).

As previously reported, the 787 Dreamliner is in the airline’s future plans and although it might be a while before they have one in person, they can at least enjoy some beer with a 787 on the front.

“What a special day for our airline — we now have an airplane and an ale in RwandAir livery!” John Mirenge, RwandAir CEO stated. “We came to Seattle to pick up our second airplane, but we are leaving with a newfound friendship and a great partnership we can bring to the people of Rwanda,” he said. “Now all of Rwanda can see the great partnerships we have created in Seattle — such a great place with great people.”

Members of RwandAir, Boeing and Pike Brewing Company celebrate with a toast. Photo from Boeing.

Members of RwandAir, Boeing and Pike Brewing Company celebrate with a toast. Photo from Boeing.

The beer label reads: “RwandAir’s delivery of their first purchased new airplanes, the Boeing 737-800, was just the beginning. The airline now looks to the future and continuing to turn dreams into reality. RwandAir and the 787 Dreamliner — the perfect combination.”

Now, a new life goal has been hatched… drinking a RwandAle on RwandAir’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

This just goes to show that an airline, like RwandAir, and a company, like Boeing, are more than just planes and numbers — they are really about the people… cheers!