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Alaska Airlines Reveals Exclusive Craft Beer In A Gorgeous Can

Alaska Airlines has partnered with Seattle’s Fremont Brewing to launch an exciting new offering: the ‘Cloud Cruiser’ IPA. This custom craft beer, a unique blend exclusively for Alaska Airlines, takes your taste buds to new heights as it’s now served on board at an altitude of over 30,000 feet.

Alaska Airlines Cloud Cruiser craft beer.
Photos by Ingrid Barrentine, Alaska Airlines

If you’re flying first class or in premium class, sip on this exclusive IPA for free. Main Cabin travelers can also purchase it during their flight. It’s not just in the air – select Alaska Airlines Lounges also serve this Pacific Northwest-inspired brew. Enjoy the taste of innovation and local craft mastery with Alaska Airlines’ latest beverage addition.

A One-of-a-Kind Premium Beverage

“The ‘Cloud Cruiser’ is the result of two beloved and popular Pacific Northwest brands coming together to create a top-tier beverage to add to our premium line-up,” said Todd Traynor-Corey, Alaska Airlines managing director of guest products. “The only place in the world you’ll be able to find this one-of-a-kind craft beer is if you’re flying on Alaska or in one of our lounges. We have already received feedback from the first guests to taste our new premium West Coast product who say they can’t wait to fly us again and order another can of ‘Cloud Cruiser.’”

Seattle’s Own Fremont Brewing

Photos by Ingrid Barrentine, Alaska Airlines

Fremont Brewing, renowned for its artisan beers crafted in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, teamed up with Alaska Airlines to create unique blends for an elevated tasting experience at 30,000 feet. After careful selection, the bright orange melon and tropical flavors of their India Pale Ale emerged as the top choice for passengers to enjoy.

“‘Cloud Cruiser’ IPA is brewed with a select blend of malts and Washington grown to stay fresh in the air with you,” said Matt Lincecum, Fremont Brewing’s Founder and Owner. “Fremont craft ‘Cloud Cruiser’ using years of experience providing beer to Alaska’s flights across the country. Brewed Fresh to be Brought Fresh to you. Because Fresh Beer Matters!”

Alaska Airlines 737-8 MAX on the Can

Photos by Ingrid Barrentine, Alaska Airlines

The can’s eye-catching design features an Alaska Airlines 737-8 MAX flying high above a classic Washington state scene. The backdrop is a nod to the retro style, complete with snow-topped mountains, lush trees, and sparkling waters.

Artists from Alaska and Fremont teamed up to bring this idea to life. Their collaboration took them from the initial brainstorm all the way to the final product.

“The collaboration between Alaska and Fremont is not just about the artwork on the can, it is the story of two Seattle-based brands that share common values, coming together to create a remarkable product we hope brings a smile to our guests who drink it,” said Jonny Mack, Alaska’s studio creative manager.

“We felt that a national park inspired design with one of our aircraft, in Alaska colors, speaks to our roots in the Pacific Northwest. The creativity and thoughtfulness that went into the design of this can is just another example of bringing to life our value of ‘Being Remarkable.’ It’s amazing to be part of an Alaska Air first and I’ll raise a can of ‘Cloud Cruiser’ to many more!” said Mack.

Meet the Duo Behind the Cloud Cruiser

Jonny Mack

Jonny Mack is the creative force behind The Studio and has been part of the Alaska Airlines family since 2017. He’s known for his impressive designs, including a series of popular holiday sweaters and over 20 unique aircraft liveries. One of his top designs is the “Our Commitment” aircraft, which proudly displays images of young future leaders. These are the kids, grandkids, and mentees of Alaska Airlines employees, and Jonny’s own son is among them. You can see this inspiring design here.

“Every single day, I am excited by the work that I get to do and the impact it has on our guests,” said Mack. “It’s really amazing to be part of an Alaska Air first. I’ll raise a can of ‘Cloud Cruiser’ to many more!”

Dan Stuckey

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Dan Stuckey embarked on an adventure leading to Seattle. By a stroke of luck, he lived next door to an aspiring brewery owner. This fateful encounter steered him into the brewing industry, beginning a remarkable journey. Today, Dan calls California home, enjoying life with his wife and kids.

“It was a pleasure collaborating with the Alaska Airlines team to develop the Cloud Cruiser can—representing the iconic Alaska Airlines plane and logo in the sunset sky against the background of the Cascade Mountain range—we had fun using every color we could squeeze onto this can,” said Dan Stuckey, Fremont Brewing Graphics Manager.

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