Press Releases

April 12, 2018

Yazoo Brewing Expands and Relocates at Nashville International Airport

HMSHost brings larger kiosk bar for travelers to enjoy local beer, pick up a 6-pack to take home

Celebrating the opening, left to right: Jill Allred, Yazoo Bartender, HMSHost; Macda Tedros, Yazoo Manager, HMSHost; Jay Greenberg, Senior Director of Operations, HMSHost; Linus Hall, Owner, Yazoo Brewing; Rebecca Ramsey, Director of Concession Affairs, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

NASHVILLE, TN —Nashville International Airport’s renowned Yazoo Brewing Company beer cart operated by global restaurateur HMSHost has upgraded to a new, larger kiosk. The new Yazoo Brewing Company kiosk is still on Concourse C, but has relocated to the end of the concourse near Gate C-23.

“Yazoo beer is a southern tradition and we are proud to expand this already popular location with this pioneering Nashville brand in the airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “We thank the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority for the opportunity to make these enhancements that convey the best of the great city of Nashville to our airport guests.”

The Yazoo Brewing kiosk offers all beers on draft, which travelers can enjoy at the bar, walking through the concourse, or at their gate. Six-packs of bottles are also available for purchase to enjoy later at your final destination.

“After five years at our location near the Concourse C food court, Yazoo is excited to celebrate 15 years of brewing in Nashville with a new, larger brewery kiosk at the end of Concourse C,” said Yazoo Brewing Founder and Brewmaster Linus Hall. “Our new location with HMSHost will feature a wide Yazoo selection, all proudly handcrafted in Nashville, and all within easy walking distance for the majority of travelers flying out on Southwest airlines.”

The kiosk is larger than the original location, now incorporating more seating for travelers, as well as a back bar mounted television, and designated seating within the boarding area.

Yazoo beers featured at Nashville International Airport include the original Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Sly Rye Porter, and the award-winning Sue and Hefeweizen. Travelers finding it difficult to pick just one beer to try can opt to take their taste buds through a whirlwind of flavors with a sampler “flight” which features 6 different brews.

“Opening in 2013 at BNA, Yazoo Brewing Company was our first local craft beer kiosk, and we’re pleased to see Yazoo expanding its operations with a new location at the end of Concourse C,” said Doug Kreulen, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO. “With Yazoo Brewing Company’s additional space, more passengers will have the opportunity to try one of Music City’s favorite hometown beers.”

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 Yazoo Brewing Company

In October 2003, Yazoo Brewing opened the doors and began selling kegs of Yazoo Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Spring Wheat, and Onward Stout to local bars and restaurants, quickly gaining an enthusiastic local following. Our Hefeweizen won a Gold Medal for the Hefeweizen at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival and we started bottling our beers in 2005. Other local favorites like our Sly Rye Porter and our Hop Project rounded out our line-up of beers. In 2009, we managed to brew Tennessee’s first ever legal high-gravity ale, Yazoo Sue, after being granted a distillery license. In 2010, we had outgrown our original brewery, and purchased a building for a new brewery in the Gulch, at 910 Division Street. Yazoo beer can now be found throughout Tennessee and Mississippi. We are also the proud brewers of Gerst beer, reviving a brand that was once a Nashville legend before Prohibition, and our Embrace the Funk line of sour and wild ales. We’re excited to be riding the wave of good beer that is sweeping across the Southeast! For more information on Yazoo Brewing Company visit: http://yazoobrew.com/ or email info@yazoobrew.com

Recent News

Chicago O’Hare and Airport Partners Bring Popular New Dining Choices to Travelers

Learn More
photo of Pret food

Pret A Manger Greets Road Travelers with Opening at Delaware Welcome Center

Learn More
rendering image of boston logan's kelly restaurant

HMSHost Wins 10-Year Contract at Boston Logan International Airport

Learn More