For the RAF's 1948 annual stateside goodwill tour the U.S. Airforce asked if Britain would ship out a squadron of jetfighters.
The RAF decided, instead, to fly out six de Havilland Vampire fighters to make the first Atlantic crossing by jets. The U.S.A.F. hearing of this tried to beat them by flying in the opposite direction.
The Vampires left Stornoway and raced to Labrador in three stages beating the Yanks by one day before going on to fly aerobatic displays through Canada & USA to much acclaim.
The hops in this beer are U.S.A. Bravo & U.K. Flyer.