All types of folks reach out to us here at B&WB, but this is the first time we’ve ever been approached by an airline.
Yesterday, Brian Dassell, the manager of the food and beverage program at Frontier Airlines left us a comment on the About the Brothers page, asking what we thought of the recent changes Frontier has made to the in-flight menu.
I immediately thought “why limit such a juicy question to just Don and I?!” I figured it might be fun for you guys and gals to let him know as well, and while you’re at it, maybe take a crack at revamping the menu yourself. I figure we can leave the wine and Greek Chicken Salad to the vino-freaks and foodies, but the booze and the beer is fair game!
To make things a little more interesting, I’m going to suggest a few guidelines.
- Frontier is headquartered in Colorado, and I’m all about supporting the local economy, so I suggest sticking with Colorado brews if possible.
- NO BOTTLES – they ‘splode! There’s a reason you can’t get a corked Belgian Dubbel at 33,000 feet. Canned beers and plastic booze samples only please.
- Remember, not everyone is a crazy beer nerd – make sure to leave something for the steel worker who just wants a goddamn can of beer!
- I’m not sure I care about this one so much, but ABV should be a consideration. The flight attendants don’t need to go pulling out the Taser just because you decided it’d be a good idea to let Ned from Omaha put a couple of Ten Fidy’s under his belt.
Right now, the beer line up is as follows:
- Coors Light
- Miller Lite
- Blue Moon
- Dos Equis
- Fat Tire Amber Ale
Here’s what I’d suggest instead (I’ll leave the booze for Don to sort out):
Miller Lite: If I have to leave one, it’s better than Coors Light – barelyAw, screw it – I couldn’t do it!
- New Belgium Fat Tire: Yes, it’s not great, but it’s from CO, many people like it, and it comes in a can. Nothing wrong with a crafty crowd pleaser, although Crazy Mountain Amber Ale is a more hip choice here.
- Brekenridge Avalanche Ale: Sure it’s a little middle-of-the-road, but it beats Miller Lite! Again, baby steps, people!
- Avery’s White Rascal: Let’s get some fruity wheat action happenin’ six miles high! I might rotate this with Avery’s Ellie’s Brown Ale, just to keep the frequent fliers guessing.
- Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale : Because it’s what I would order and I’m making the damn list! But if I have to reach a bit outside my comfort zone then I’d go with Ska Brewing’s Modus Hoperandi.
- Until Sam Adams comes in a can, we need a safety beer for the craft adverse folks. Wait screw them – the can fly United. Let’s put a Crabtree Oatmeal Stout in here – what the hell. I’ve never had it, but I figure Coach is as good a place as any to give ‘er a whirl.
So those are my picks – what would yours be? As always, let us know in the comments below!
But not before you return your seatback and folding tray to the upright position…