Delta & Virgin Atlantic Are Opening A London Pub (Temporarily)

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Delta and Virgin Atlantic are in the process of forming a joint venture to cover their routes (and their partner’s routes) across the Atlantic and to celebrate that fact they’re opening a pub in London.

Between 10 and 19 August 2018 the Old Crown pub in Holborn will become “The Joint Venture” (no late night meetings needed to come up with that name!) and will serve beers from over 200 destinations in the United States that travelers can visit by flying with Virgin Atlantic and Delta.

The Joint Venture will be open from noon to 11pm and “unique and local beers” from across the US will be available from £4 (~$5.30).

According to Delta the pop-up pub will also offer themed nights “celebrating US culture” as well as a pub quiz which will offer flights as prizes.

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Here are 5 of the US craft beers you’ll find in the Joint Venture and being promoted by the Delta press release:

Seattle: Ruben’s Brew Pilsner (5.4% ABV)
Reubens Brew is a family affair based in Seattle. In just a couple of years, Grace Kim and Adam Robbings graduated from homebrewing newbies to brewmaster and co-owner of one of Seattle’s most loved breweries: Reuben’s Brews, which was named after the couple’s son. Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s has won awards for its beers around the world including at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and the U.S. Open and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards.

New York: Six Point Brewing Sweet Action (5.0% ABV)
Sixpoint Brewery was founded 2004, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. It started as a draft-only brewery before moving on to release canned creations in 2010. The company’s motto is Beer is Culture, a play on the cultural significance of beer and brewing, as well as the point that yeast is, in fact, a culture.

Atlanta: SweetWater Brewing 420 Pale Ale (5.7% ABV)
A tasty West Coast-style Extra Pale Ale with a good hop feel to it and a crisp finish. First brewed on 20th April 1997 this beer has developed quite the following.

Miami: Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA (7.5% ABV)
Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt while the ball travels at speeds up to 188 mph. Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball traveling at racecar speeds, “the merry game”. The India Pale Ale-style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century.

Boston: Spencer Brewing Trappist Ale (6.5% ABV)
Brewed by the Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, the Spencer Brewery is one of only 10 Trappist breweries in the world, and the first in the Americas. Launched in early 2014, the beer has been well received by both connoisseurs and occasional beer drinkers.

More information on the Joint Venture pop-up pub can be found by following this link