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April 23, 2018

Nashville International Airport—Fat Bottom Brewing Has Arrived—New Opening by HMSHost

Flagship, seasonal locally made brews now available for C Concourse travelers

Celebrating the opening, left to right: Tom Jurkovich, Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Affairs, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority; Ted Morrissey, Assistant Vice President for Legal Affairs, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority; Jay Greenberg, Senior Director of Operations, HMSHost; Ben Bredesen, Owner, Fat Bottom Brewing; Doug Kreulen, President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority; Shannon Sumrall, Director of Corporate Communications, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

NASHVILLE, TN — East Nashville’s first brewery, Fat Bottom Brewing, now has a new kiosk location inside Nashville International Airport. Located in the airport’s C Concourse, global restaurateur HMSHost is the company bringing this neighborhood favorite to the airport for travelers to grab a beverage and relax before departure.                                             

“HMSHost is very excited to partner with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and such a beloved local company like Fat Bottom Brewing to bring a modern piece of Nashville culture into the airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever.

The Fat Bottom Brewing kiosk will be an extension of its West Nashville taproom and offer travelers a “taste of Nashville” via Fat Bottom mainstays and seasonal favorites. The flagship beers being offered include Ruby Red Ale, Knockout IPA, Ida Golden Ale, WAC American Pale Ale, and the ACME Rooster Brew, which is crafted exclusively for Nashville’s famous Acme Feed & Seed restaurant.

Fat Bottom Brewing is open seven days a week and all beers will be available on draft and can be consumed at the kiosk, walking through the concourse or at your gate. Travelers who stop by can also take a little bit of Nashville home; 4-packs of 16-ounce cans are available for purchase to enjoy later at your final destination.

“I see this as a great opportunity to showcase another homegrown, Nashville business to the millions of visitors that pass through the airport every year. Everybody at Fat Bottom is excited and grateful that the Airport Authority and HMSHost agreed to partner with the brewery on this new kiosk in Concourse C,” said Fat Bottom Founder Ben Bredesen.

“It is important that our airport is a reflection of the city we serve, which includes the sights, sounds and tastes of Music City, so we are delighted to welcome another popular local brewery to Nashville International Airport,” said Doug Kreulen, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO. “Congratulations, Fat Bottom Brewery, and welcome to BNA.”

HMSHost operates several restaurants at Nashville International Airport, providing original and regional dining experiences to travelers such as the Berry Field Bistro, Tennessee Tavern, Gibson Café, and more. A list of existing HMSHost-operated locations at Nashville International Airport is available on the HMSHost location finder map.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and 99 travel plazas in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $3.1 billion and employs more than 39,500 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of over €4.5 billion in 2016, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

About The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was established in 1970, and owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN). With more than 14.1 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 450 daily flights to more than 65 nonstop markets. It is now the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVision.com.

About Fat Bottom Brewing

Since its opening in 2012, Nashville-based Fat Bottom Brewing set out to make beers that are bigger and more flavorful than what one can find at his or her local bar. Its mission was to provide brews with a universal appeal, based on a wide variety of styles from around the world. In the beginning of 2017, Fat Bottom moved to a new, state-of-the-art, 33,000 square-foot facility that allowed it to create a higher capacity than ever before, bringing the market even more beer full of flavor and personality, without skimping on consistency and quality. For more details on Fat Bottom, visit www.fatbottombrewing.com.

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