summeraleThe question was what were the first canned craft-beer brands to be carried by commercial airlines (it was prompted by JetBlue’s late June announcement that it would carry newly canned Samuel Adams). In the late 1990s, Continental carried Pete’s Summer Brew, part of the national phenomenon that was Pete’s Wicked, and Northwest carried James Page, a craft brewery started in Minneapolis in the mid-1980s that petered out as a largely contract operation after the turn of the century.

For more on the real history of craft beer in cans, check out my cover story in the latest All About Beer magazine. And thanks to all who played. Cheers.
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