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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Flying Right: Sweetwater Brewing Opens Location at World's Busiest Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the world's busiest airport. In my experience the security lines are the longest and the terminals crowded and hot. Flight delays on some days are more common than on time departures.

All of this travel fun has just become a little easier to stomach. Sweetwater Brewing will open a location today on Concourse B at the airport offering beer and food.

The new Sweetwater Draft House & Grill will feature the Atlanta brewery's beers and pub fare. The brewery, founded in 1997, is opening the location in partnership with Concessions International, which runs food operation in nine airports. Sweetwater Draft House joins a growing list of airport beer bars that go beyond the standard mix of mega brews to bring some local flavor to thirsty air travelers.

1 comment:

Microbrew Review said...

This is great news. In my years of travel from airport to airport, a good (let alone decent) beer has been hard to find.

There's nothing more disheartening being literally "trapped" in an airport for hours on end while your flight's delayed having to sit in a bar and drink only Guinness or Smithwick's as your "craft" beers to select from. Would like to see more of these types of craft beer bars open amongst more airports nationwide.