The Drink Of The Weekend: Airways Brewing Co. Pre-Flight Pilsner

As part of our mission here at Why Daddy Drinks to revel in the humorous lunacy that is fatherhood, and to promote the drinking of quality beverages, we bring you our weekly segment highlighting something that should be in your glass. This is The Drink Of The Weekend.

Good God…I just looked back at my archives here and discovered that the last time I did this “weekly” feature was more than a week before Christmas. This is what happens when you have a kid with a birthday three days before Christmas, then Christmas itself, then family visiting, then New Year’s, and then you want to light yourself on fire after you return to work after a week or so off. You have too many things going on to focus upon writing about what you drank over the weekend.


And then you add the NFL playoffs into the mix. Actually, as watching your team, which in my case is the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks, DEFINITELY involves several beers per game, there should be no excuse for not giving you, the Highly Intelligent Reader of this blog, a look at something good they should consider for the next time you want to slake your thirst.

So, chalk it up to just plain laziness on my part.

Now, normally, I write here about something I drank in the prior weekend. However, with the Super Bowl just two days away, and me about to have a coronary/stroke in anticipation over my Seahawks [hopeful] victory over the Broncos, this time, I’m going to tell you about something you should drink ahead of the weekend. And that is Airways Brewing Co.’s Pre-Flight Pilsner. beer_207297The reasons for this pick are many. First off, I’m going with a Seattle theme, as Airways is based south of Seattle, in Kent, Wash., so it’s local. Second, for a pilsner, it has a solid hop flavor befitting that of the brewery that makes Sky Hag IPA, which is my favorite India Pale Ale right now.

Finally, just read Airways own description of Pre-Flight Pilsner:

Our take on a pre-prohibition style pilsner; fuller in body with a distinct, spicy hop presence. Next time you get that middle seat on a cross-country red-eye, this may keep you from clobbering that kid who keeps kicking the back of your seat.

And is there any time when you could use a good beer more than when you are stuck in the middle seat of a flight to, well, anywhere?

I picked up some of this last summer during my annual trip up to my mom’s with my wife and daughters. There is one can of it left, and I have been saving it for a special occasion. Now, I have to decide if that occasion will be the Seahawks first Super Bowl score [which will happen], or when the Seahawks win the Super Bowl [which, I have to be honest, is not guaranteed no matter how good the team is].

One way or another, that last can of Pre-Flight Pilsner will be emptied down my throat on Sunday. And you should order some and do the same thing, too. Ten bucks for a four-pack of 16-ounce cans.

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