Beer

Oktoberfest at CVG Airport

It’s Oktoberfest season and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), is helping kick off the city’s 40th Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati today (Friday, September 18) with Bavarian pretzels, soft-drinks and a band playing polka music between 8 and 10 a.m.

Fritz, the Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Mascot, will also be greeting passengers.

Oktoberfest is also being celebrated at Denver International Airport this year, with the temporary “Beer Flights” beer garden on-site for a full week.

Airport Amenity alert: Beer taps at your table at MKE Airport

MITCHELL AIRPORT beer taps

I thought I had dreamed this one up…but it’s for real.

At General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin there’s a bar with beer taps right at the table.

Thirsty? The are two high-top tables with built-in taps at Miller Brewhouse in MKE’s main terminal. To use them, you simply “swipe your credit card & pour,” says an airport spokesperson.

Beer exhibit at Philadelphia Int’l Airport

PHL Beer here

A new exhibition at Philadelphia International Airport is all about beer and the history of brewing beer in Philadelphia dating back to the 1600s.

From the exhibition notes:

When William Penn came to Philadelphia in 1682, Philadelphians were already making homemade beer — molasses infused with pine or sassafras. One year later, in 1683, the first barley crop was harvested and the city’s first ale brewery opened. During the late 1700s, America’s Founding Fathers discussed the country’s two most important documents — the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, while drinking the city’s finest ale in Philadelphia taverns. John Adams wrote to his wife in Boston, “I drink no cider, but feast on Philadelphia beer.”

Lager was introduced in 1840 and after that Philadelphia became a boom town of breweries, with a cluster of breweries (at one time 94!) in an area of town that became known as – you guessed it – Brewerytown.

The beer exhibition at PHL details the city’s brewing business up through today with an extensive display of beer bottles and beer memorabilia.

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Find the beer exhibit at PHL Airport between Terminals A-East and B

 

Beer bottle wall at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

How many bottles of beer are on the wall at the new St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room in Terminal 2 (Concourse E) at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport?

 

No one is saying just yet, but you can count them for yourself while waiting for a flight and drinking beers from local, regional and national breweries such as a Anheuser Busch, Schlafly and O’Fallon.

The menu seems intriguing as well: it includes Pale Ale pulled pork sandwiches and, for dessert, cinnamon waffles with warm Nutella and vanilla ice cream.

After you drink your beer and count the bottles, don’t forget to check out all the art at STL, which include art glass screens , an exhibit about chess (through October 26th) from the World Chess Hall of Fame that invites travelers to sit down to play and the 8-foot by 51-foot mural “Black Americans in Flight” that pays tribute to African-American achievements in aviation from 1917 through the late 1980s.

(Photos courtesy STL airport)