With cramped seats, long delays, and smelly neighbors, airline travel has no shortage of indignities. One of the easiest ways to upgrade your situation has been a beer from the beverage cart, and until recently we followed the “any port in a storm” method of selection. But in the past few years, serious craft beers with real flavor are popping up in on airlines and we couldn’t be happier about it. The increase in canned craft has helped for airlines looking to save weight, but the global demand for better beer is simply being felt as travelers refuse to downgrade their flavor.
Recently, Delta Airlines moved to the top of the list for globe-trotting beer lovers with the announcement it was adding seven craft brewers to its domestic flights. They’re not however, the only ones with great options. Here are the best beers to order in the air, including our favorites from Delta’s new offerings.