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Airport Beer Surprise!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by obrike, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. whitekiboko

    whitekiboko Savant (425) South Carolina Sep 22, 2006 Verified

    Good People must be the best beer on the planet if it was awesome.
  2. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (485) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    Yes. Yes, it is. (/Phineas and Ferb)
    obrike likes this.
  3. guajolote

    guajolote Advocate (505) Oregon Sep 12, 2008

    Bottle prices at Made in Oregon are about the same as you'll find at any bottle shop in town. And yeah, I agree about PDX. I've been to quite a few airports and none can touch PDX. It's clean, the employees (even the TSA) are actually friendly, the wi-fi is free, and prices for everything are about the same as you'd find anywhere else in the city. I feel very fortunate to have it as my home airport. It's the only airport that I intentionally arrive at early so I can stop for a beer before my flight!
  4. mtbdonn

    mtbdonn Savant (445) Colorado Dec 15, 2009

    Had the Hoppyum as well in August, delicious! I'm headed there again this August and already looking forward to that familiar stop at Charlotte airport!
  5. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Great call - we had dinner there last night. Tons of pilots eating there (a sure sign of a good airport restaurant) - really good food. Thanks again.
  6. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (375) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    Best layover ever.. dont mind 2 hr layover
  7. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (335) Texas Aug 16, 2010 Verified

    You're not supposed to open your growler or other bottles of alcohol. Didn't stop me from opening and pouring some Appleton VX rum into my coke on the way back from Jamaica. ;)
  8. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (530) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Verified

    Recently went to Denver for a day trip. On my way home the airport restaurant had Oskar Blues Ten Fidy on cask. Pretty sweet deal until they said they "just ran out"... Buzzkill!
  9. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,365) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Not saying it doesn't happen, but if you piss off the cabin crew, they can have the feds waiting for you on the ground. Personal choices.
  10. misterid

    misterid Savant (270) Wisconsin Apr 3, 2009

    nice! now that you mention it i do recall there being airline employees eating in one of the other boots. didn't think much of it. guess that is a good sign.
  11. dgthrasher

    dgthrasher Savant (255) Connecticut Dec 27, 2008 Verified

    Madison airport has a brew pub great dane. And detroit metro airport has a couple of good beer bars. Had sagatuck brewing IPA, and detroit brewing ALT on tap. Bells two-hearted and crooked tree IPA in bottles.
  12. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Aficionado (225) Kentucky May 14, 2009

    Detroit, in the Detroit 500 bar, Short's Huma Loopa. Luckily my flight was delayed by a few hours so I got my share.
  13. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (335) Texas Aug 16, 2010 Verified

    Come on, do you think I'd be that stupid. It was a small bottle that was about two airplane bottles worth and the flight attendants were nowhere around.
  14. jcreegan

    jcreegan Aficionado (240) Florida Aug 12, 2010

    Goose island brewpub at ohare and beer works at Boston. Made the layover much more enjoyable.
  15. FredGallagher

    FredGallagher Zealot (80) Alaska May 6, 2013

    I opened the Anchorage Silver Gulch location as the GM. It is an awewome were a brewery out in nowhere Fox cab now easily get its beer around the world, one growler at a time. The location was past security and the growlers were sealed right after they were freshly poured. If you opened one on a plane you were in a world of hurt - strict federal laws. This also made it easy for "dry" rural villages (voted to ban beer) to get beer and hard liquor since the location sells Vodka and Whiskey. If the growlers are not sealed right they exlode. This happened a few times.
  16. shawnohall

    shawnohall Savant (340) Texas Nov 8, 2009

    Unfortunately, I was in an airport in Fort Myers, FL and Dallas, but saw nothing on tap that stoked my interest. Apparently the word of the day on this thread is "stoked". Maybe I was just looking in the wrong airport bars.
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  17. arfenhouse

    arfenhouse Savant (295) California Oct 29, 2012

    Nice! The only Cigar City beer I've gotten to taste was a barleywine collaboration with green flash and it was pretty amazing. I'd have ordered 3 too if I was there.