Put your tray tables down and tear open that shiny bag of tiny pretzels, UFO White is on board! Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is pleased to announce that cans of their popular UFO White, a white ale brewed with coriander and orange peel, is now available for purchase on all domestic JetBlue flights.
“We started packaging our beer in cans in 2010 because we wanted to be able to bring our beer to more places – hiking, the beach, boating. We’re thrilled that we’re now able to enjoy UFO White in the air,” says Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder. “JetBlue has been a wonderful partner. We think drinking beer is fun, they think flying is fun. Flying JetBlue just got a lot more fun for beer lovers!”
To celebrate the introduction of UFO White cans on JetBlue, Harpoon representatives will host a tasting at the JetBlue terminal (T5) at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on March 26th and 27th from noon until 7:00 pm. Harpoon will provide traveling beer lovers samples of their flagship IPA, spring seasonal The Long Thaw White IPA, and UFO White. Featured food and Harpoon beer pairings will be offered at surrounding restaurants. A beer snack tasting will be provided by popular Brooklyn baker Ovenly on Thursday, March 26th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
UFO White is brewed in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that originated in Belgium more than 300 years ago. Staying true to the style, Harpoon brewers add freshly ground orange peel and coriander to the whirlpool to give the beer a slightly sweet, delicately spiced flavor and aroma. A combination of Pale, Wheat, and Carapils malts provides a slightly sweet, bready malt body, adding depth to the beer. True to its name (UFO = UnFiltered Offering) the beer remains unfiltered, which highlights the Harpoon house yeast’s distinctive fruity esters. It is a refreshing take on a traditional style that pairs deliciously with a salty bag of pretzels.
UFO White Brewer’s Notes:
Appearance: hazy, golden yellow
Aroma: strong aroma of coriander and orange
Mouth feel: on the sweeter side of wheat beers
Taste: orange-y, sweet, cracker-y wheat
Finish: light on the palate, quenching
About the Harpoon Brewery:
The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beer lovers Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. In 1986 Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO White beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 12th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series and the as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed apples. In August 2014 Harpoon became an employee-owned company. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. Upcoming destinations include: Cleveland on April 30; Reno-Tahoe, Nev. on May 28; and Grenada on June 11, 2015 (subject to receipt of government operating authority). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
Note: The above was taken from an official press release