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Porter toasts Beau’s Brewing Co. as new in-flight beer partner

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  •   08-26-2021  8:35 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Porter toasts Beau’s Brewing Co. as new in-flight beer partner
Porter Airlines has partnered with Ontario-based Beau’s Brewing Co. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Porter Airlines has partnered with Ontario craft brewery, Beau’s Brewing Co., which will be the exclusive beer partner for Porter’s complimentary in-flight beverage service. 

A rotating selection of products will be available, featuring Beau’s Lug Tread. 

Beau’s 473 ml tall cans will be offered as part of Porter’s onboard service, which includes complimentary snacks, plus beer and wine served in real glassware for all passengers. 

The brewery’s flagship beer, Lug Tread, is a tasty hybrid-style lagered ale, brewed with malts and hops, and local spring water.

READ MORE: Porter resuming service to Canadian cities on Sept. 8; U.S. flights start Sept. 17

“Beau’s has built a reputation for high quality products,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “We are always looking to partner with brands that align with our values and we see those similarities with Beau’s in their commitment to innovation and quality. We’re looking forward to our passengers experiencing Beau’s refreshing products as part of their onboard experience with Porter.”

"I'm excited to have found a partner in Porter Airlines that aligns so well with our brewery's existing values and future ambitions," said co-founder and CEO Steve Beauchesne. "A great airline with amazing beer makes for very happy travellers!"

Beau’s Brewing Co. began in 2006 as a family-and-friends-run craft brewery located in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Since then, they have won more 100 awards for brewing, package design and business practices. 

Porter returning service 

The update compliments Porter’s restart of service on September 8, 2021

The initial flight schedule features Canadian destinations Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, St. John’s, NL, Thunder Bay and Toronto. 

READ MORE: Porter mandates COVID-19 vaccination or testing for employees

Flights to U.S. destinations (Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington) will follow on Sept. 17. 

Service to other year-round destinations normally operated by Porter are currently available for booking and set to resume as of Oct. 6. 

Additionally, Porter is making all fares purchased by July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, fully refundable, with no fees. This also applies to Porter Escapes vacation packages.

View Porter's Healthy Flights program for more information on the airline's health and safety protocols.  

Earlier this month, Porter announced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which dictates that team members must be fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the start of their shift.

Porter, next year, will extend its service to destinations throughout North America with the introduction of up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft into its fleet. 

The planes have transcontinental range and will enter into service with Porter starting in the second half of 2022.


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