Airways Brewing Introduces Seat Kicker IPA


Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is having quite a Spring this year.  They’ve been busy expanding the Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro to increase capacity, and also just won their very first World Beer Cup medal for their 3rd Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale.  Now, fresh off that medal win and the recent release of PSA Summer Ale, Airways Brewing Company is proud to introduce their newest beer: Seat Kicker IPA.

Airways has been keeping the wraps on this beer for a while now and are proud to introduce it along with their latest airline-themed character, the Seat Kicker; created by Brett Nilsson, the same Washington artist who helped Airways Brewing Craft their well known Sky Hag and Loud Lady characters, which you’ll find on the labels of Sky Hag IPA and Loud Lady Imperial IPA respectively.

Here is the full press release from Airways Brewing Company:

KENT, Wash. (April 29, 2014) – Will it ever stop? Say hello to Seat Kicker, the newest IPA from Kent-based Airways Brewing. This delicious, Northwest-style IPA joins the brewery’s year-round draught and bottle line-up.

“Seat Kicker is a great addition to our existing lineup of delicious IPAs,” said Alex Dittmar, owner and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “We brewed a more citrusy, balanced, and lower alcohol beer that complements our more piney and bitter flagship Sky Hag IPA.  This beer has a bouquet that won’t quit – which is how we developed the beer’s name and character.”

Airways once again tapped the talents of Washington artist Brett Nilsson to create the look of the Seat Kicker. Brett previously created the look of brewery’s “Sky Hag” and “Loud Lady” characters.

Seat Kicker IPA is a 60 IBU beer brewed with more than 24 pounds of Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops added to each 10-barrel batch. Deep gold in color with a strong hop flavor and aroma, this IPA is designed to be balanced and flavorful and comes in at 6.5% ABV.

The newest in the Airways series of annoying airline-related characters will make its debut in Alaska Air’s Seattle Board Room inside SeaTac Airport on May 1st, 2014 from 3-6 pm. Interested Board Room members that are not traveling that day can contact the Seattle Board Room at 206-392-9490 ahead of time for admission. “It’s great to see a company like Alaska, my employer for 13-plus years, believe in supporting local businesses and take an interest in locally made craft beer,” said Dittmar. Airways beer will be featured in the Alaska Board Room for the month of May.

The beer will be released on draft and in 22 oz. bottles at both Airways locations and in bottle shops around the Puget Sound area starting May 6th.

In addition to Seat Kicker IPA, craft beer enthusiasts can pick up the brewery’s flagship Sky Hag IPA and Chocolate Stout in 22-ounce bottles. Pre Flight Pilsner and PSA Summer Ale are available in 16-oz cans. Pints, tasters and growlers of all of these beers and more can also be found at the Airways Brewing Tap Room or Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro in historic downtown Kent.

For more information about Airways Brewing and its selection of handcrafted brews, be sure to follow Airways Brewing Company on Facebook ,Twitter, Instagram, or visit


Congratulations to Airways Brewing on grabbing the attention of Alaska Airlines.  As noted in the press release above, Seat Kicker IPA will be available in Alaska Air’s Board Room at SeaTac Airport for the month of May.  You’ll be able to pick some up yourself at the Airways Brewing Company taproom in Kent, or at your local bottle shop, starting May 6th.  This lower alcohol IPA will be perfect for enjoying those long, warm Summer evenings coming our way soon.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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