I fly a lot, and like to seek out new beers while waiting or between connecting flights. Frequent flyers: let's help each other out and compile (community wiki-style) a list of establishments in major airports that serve local beers.

For definition's sake, though arbitrary, let's say a "major airport" is one which

So, outside of the U.S., check the airport's Wikipedia page for the stats—for example Berlin's Schönefeld Airport, with 7,000,000+ enplanements in 2010. Also eligible are airports like Luxembourg's main airport, serving less than 5,000,000 passengers per year, but the most in its country. If this definition seems to rule out some rather important airports, we can modify the rules.

This list would probably help me with "tiebreaking" when I can't decide what flights I'd rather take. It would also give me a reason to enjoy longer-than-desired connections :-)

This is a question asked among the series of regional-but-potentially-useful-if-specific-enough questions. See

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    To be honnest, this question is isn't suited for SE... Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 15:16
  • @LucasKauffman I agree; maybe good for beer advocate, but not here. Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 23:36
  • @LucasKauffman (and @audiFanatic) - Yeah, I tend to agree. I was trying to push the boundaries (see linked questions in the fine-print) to get more activity flowing on the site. I'm okay with the community voting to close it. Commented Feb 26, 2014 at 11:25

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Let's keep the list alphabetical by IATA code.

ATL — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport

  • Concourse B. SweetWater Draft House & Grill.

BOS - Logan Int'l Airport

  • Terminal A / Gate A22. Harpoon Tap Room. (Highly rated!)

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CLE - Cleveland Hopkins Airport

  • Main Terminal Great Lakes Brewery https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/home Full selection of beers on tap.

    The Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is delicious and year-round, but the Spring 2014 seasonal is most likely the Chill Wave Double IPA, which is one of their best. Sometimes, they have brewery-exclusive kegs, which are always very good!

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JFK - John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport

  • Terminal 2 / Gate 67. (That's most popularly the Domestic US Delta terminal.) BRKLYN Beer Garden. As of 2014, they've got 6 Brooklyn / Bronx beers on draught, and a few from Long Island and upstate.

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    Source: acheong87

LHR - London Heathrow

  • Terminal 5 / near gate A7. The Crown Rivers always has some real ale on tap, from a hand pump.

MSP - Minneapolis / St. Paul Int'l Airport

  • Terminal 1 / Concourse G near gate 17. Taste of Mill City Tavern serving Surly Bender, Summit IPA, Fulton Sweet Child of Vine and Shell's Pilsner on tap.

ORD - Chicago O'Hare Int'l Airport

  • Terminal 3 / Gate L8. Goose Island Beer Company.

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SAN - San Diego Int'l Airport

TPA - Tampa Int'l Airport

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    If this list grows to any substantial length the photos will make the page very long (more hassle to scroll through). Are they needed? Could they just be linked instead? Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 13:59
  • @MonicaCellio - Hm, good point. Let's (again, arbitrarily) agree for now that we'll remove all photos (or replace them with links) once we reach, er... 10? Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 14:00
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    I'd say keep the photos. I wouldn't bother clicking a link and without a photo I wouldn't even bother reading the text. A pictures says a thousand words! Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 18:41

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