Mark International Beer Day at an airport

You don’t need a holiday to have a good reason to order a beer at the airport.

Heading out on a trip is usually reason enough.

But International Beer Day – celebrated each year on the first Friday in August – is underway today, so this would be a great day to check out the beers on tap in airport brewpubs across the United States.

The good news is that travelers can find great beer at lots of airports these days. Here are just a few to consider. We invite you to share your favorites in the comments section below.

Colorado has a thriving craft beer scene and there are plenty of places at Denver International Airport (DEN) to sample the state’s best brews.

Inside the airport, your choices include, the Boulder Beer Tap House, Great Divide Brewing, and New Belgium Brewing. But the Tivoli Tap House, in the pre-security Westin Hotel/transit center plaza, has more than a dozen Colorado-brewed selections plus some brewed onsite.

Milwaukee Airport (MKE) is home to Baron’s Beer Garden as well as Leinenkugel’s Leinie Pub, which has self-service taps. 

And Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) boasts a Braxton Brewing taproom with a dozen rotating choices of beer as well as the Christian Moerlien taproom with a beer created in honor of CVG.

This is just a wee sampling of airport brewpubs. Share your favorites and we’ll add them here.

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