Clifden brewery creates two craft beers for transatlantic flight centenary

Clifden brewery creates two craft beers for transatlantic flight centenary

Clifden’s Bridewell Brewery has brewed two special edition craft beers for the centenary celebrations of the first non-stop transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown.

The two limited edition craft beers will be available in the Clifden area all through the summer of 2019, and especially during the centenary celebrations taking place in June.

Pilot is a Transatlantic Gold inspired by American Golden Ales but brewed with the European equivalent of each ingredient.

Navigator is a Transatlantic Brown inspired by American Brown Ales and similarly brewed with European ingredients.

The two craft beers won medals at the Dublin Craft Cup back in March during the Alltech Craft Food & Brews Fair.

James Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919 in a modified WWI bombers.

They flew from Newfoundland, Canada for the best part of a day through every kind of weather imaginable before crashing down in a field outside Clifden.

During their perilous flight the pair reportedly survived on sandwiches, chocolate, coffee and beer.

The centenary celebrations of this milestone in aviation history taking place in June will include a recreation of their landing in 1919 and a ‘fly in’ involving several planes at Cleggan airstrip

To celebrate Indie Beer week, Bridewell are holding a beer tasting in Clifden Supervalu on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm of Pilot and Navigator craft beers.

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