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How to get free beer at Denver International Airport

Denver Airport beer

Like beer? Like free beer? Ever fly through Denver International Airport?

Denver has a robust craft brewing scene and there are plenty of places to order a local or regionally brewed beer at Denver International Airport (DEN).

The airport even has a Beer Passport that can earn you a free pint.

Here’s how it works:

Order a beer at each of the four Colorado breweries in the airport.

Get your Beer Passport stamped at each brewery

Once you have all four stamps, redeem the passport for a free pint of beer at any of these participating breweries:

Tivoli Brewery, inside Tom’s Urban. This one is located pre-security, on the plaza between the terminal and the Westin.

Breckenridge Brewery – Concourse A, Near Gate A71

New Belgium Brewing – Concourse B, Near Gate B30

Great Divide Brewing Co. – Concourse C, Near Gate C32

If you fly to, from or through Denver International Airport regularly, getting four beer stamps shouldn’t be that difficult.

If you’re spending a long time at the airport before or between flights, you can perhaps get all your beer stamps in one day.

To “play,” just pick up a Beer Passport card at any participating brewery or at any of the airport information booths, which are located pre-security and on each concourse.

After you purchase a beer at one of the participating breweries, be sure to get your Beer Passport stamp.

Once you’ve collected all four stamps, swap the passport for a free pint of beer at any of the breweries.

Jut be sure to drink those beers before April 1, 2020, when all beer passports expire.

Should we make this the Airport Amenity of the Week?

Free coffee and caffeine deals in celebration of National Coffee Day

Perk up!

Sunday, September 29 is National Coffee Day and, starting today, bistros, cafes, donut shops, hotels and a variety of other venues will be celebrating with free coffee, discounts and deals.

Here are just some of the special offers we’ve found being offered around the country.

Free coffee

On Friday, September 27, a pop-up in Chicago hosted by Kimpton Hotel Allegro and Allegro Coffee Roasters will be offering complimentary cups of locally roasted coffee to guests and visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Krispy Kreme: Caffeine seekers can score both a free small coffee and glazed donut on National Coffee Day.

On Sunday, September 29, High Brew Coffee and Whole Foods will be offering a downloadable coupon for a free can of the Austin, TX-based cold brew. Get the coupon at highbrewcoffee.com and redeem it at a Whole Foods store. (Coupon will be live on 9/29)

Participating Biggby Coffee locations around the country will be offering free hot brewed coffee (up to 24 ounces), on Sunday, September 29 as well.

Discount coffee will still get you buzzed

On Sunday, Sept 29, 7-Eleven is offering any size coffee for $1 all day through the 7Rewards app.

Also, on Sunday, September 29, Nutella Cafe locations in New York and Chicago) will be celebrating National Coffee Day by offering customers Buy One (1) Drip Coffee (Regular or Large) and get One (1) for free.

On International Coffee Day (9/29), you can receive a free 12-ounce hot or iced coffee at GODIVA Café locations with ANY purchase. At GODIVA Boutiques, coffee bags will be Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off on 9/29.

Participating Dunkin’ branches will be offering a buy one hot coffee, get on one coffee free on Sunday, September 29.

Also look for National Coffee Day deals from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Circle K, Cumberland Farms, PJ’s Coffee and Sheetz convenience stores.

Celebrate Cleveland at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

A week of fun activities is underway at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

It’s all part of the airport’s ‘Celebrate Cleveland’ campaign.

Today, Tuesday, September 24, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., animals from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Professor Wylde’s Traveling Show will be at Gate C4 and Concourse A (across from the checkpoint). 

On Thursday, September 26, the Cleveland Indians’ mascot – Slider – will walk the concourse handing out Malley’s Chocolates candy bars. Slider will also pose for selfies with travelers.

And on Friday, September 27, the airport is hosting an ice cream social, courtesy of Mitchell’s Ice Cream.

Mitchell’s will be handing out free scoops in front of Embers Fire & Ice Bar in the Main Terminal from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sound like fun? We’ll give CLE’s Celebrate Cleveland party our nomination for “Airport Amenity of the Week”.

Alaska Airlines’ secret weapon to reduce plastic use

Today Alaska Airlines kicks off a campaign aimed at reducing the use of single-use plastics.

The secret weapon in the plan? You.

The airline’s #FillBeforeYouFly initiative is asking passengers to pitch in to reduce the use of single-use plastics inflight by bring their own water bottle and filling it up at the airport before they board.

To kick off the campaign, today Alaska will be giving out complimentary reusable water bottles in all 7 Alaska Airlines’ lounges and on select flights leaving Seattle and San Francisco International Airports.

In addition, the airline says it will plant a tree for every passenger who brings a pre-filled water bottle onto their flight and posts a photo to social media tagging @AlaskaAir with the hashtag #FillBeforeYouFly.

“Our ultimate goal is to work together with our guests and employees to improve the health of our water by reducing plastic use,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of external relations. ““Land, water, and animals are incredibly special parts of the places we live and fly – and we’re in this for the long term.”

Alaska estimates that if just 10% of its passengers bring their own pre-filled water bottle when they fly and choose reusables, it could save more than 700,000 plastic water bottles and 4 million plastic cups per year.

This isn’t Alaska Airline’s first step towards helping to save the planet: in 2018, Alaska became the first airline to replace single-use, plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives and the airline recently replaced bottled beer with aluminum cans, which are lighter and easier to recycle.

Friday freebies: Free admission to parks and museums nationwide

Courtesy Art Institute of Chicago

Museums are great, but admission fees can sometimes make you think twice about checking out the exhibitions.

That’s why we love free museum days such as the Museums on Us program sponsored by Bank of America.

The program offers free general admission at more than 225 museums nationwide during the first full weekend of each month to anyone with a Bank of America, Merill Lynch or U.S. Trust credit or debit card.

This weekend, the first full weekend in September, you can get free admission in Chicago at the Alder Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago; in Atlanta at the Atlanta History Center and the High Museum of Art; and in San Francisco at the de Young Museum.

Check out the full list of museums offering free admission this weekend here.

Another year-round free entry program to keep in mind is the Every Kid Outdoors Program.

The program provides fourth graders with free, multi-use vouchers to national parks, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, and forests and is a collaboration between the Department of the Interior, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Forest Service.

The bonus here is that because fourth graders aren’t likely to drive themselves to these sites, the vouchers not only provide free entry for fourth graders, but to all children under 16 in a group and up to three accompanying adults – or an entire car for drive-in parks.

Find details about getting the pass here. Vouchers are valid now through August 31, 2020.