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May 21, 2024

BrewDog USA Airport Bar Lands at John Glenn Columbus International

Created in partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, 16-seat brewery brings a taste of BrewDog to passengers passing through or returning home to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 21, 2024) – BrewDog USA, known for its punk spirit and award-winning brews, today announced the opening of its first airport bar in the U.S. in partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, part of Avolta, at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

The 16-seat counter bar located in Concourse B, near Gate B20, serves BrewDog’s classic headliner brews like Elvis Juice, Hazy Jane and Punk IPA, plus a variety of other favorite beers, including Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Market Garden Progress Pilsner and non-alcoholic options. The bar’s compact size doesn’t detract from the BrewDog experience, with a menu featuring specials like the giant soft pretzel, buffalo chicken bites, and classic cheeseburger.

"As we proudly open our first BrewDog airport bar in the U.S., we're not just celebrating a new location, but also the continuation of a journey that began in 2017 when Columbus became the home of the brand’s U.S. headquarters and brewery,” says John Graham, CEO of BrewDog USA. “We're excited to continue our legacy in this great city while bringing a taste of our quality brews and vibrant atmosphere to passengers passing through Columbus Airport.”

The 435 square-foot bar with wrap-around seating is hard to miss, with bright layers of color and bold graphics throughout. The back wall is a focal point with an eye-catching “Beers Landing Daily” sign complemented by an illuminated cinema board to showcase the rotating list of brews available, ranging from lagers and IPAs, to BrewDog’s highly praised non-alcoholic varieties.

“While we continue planning for our new terminal, we are proud to continue to provide new offerings to our passengers, and we are pleased to be home to BrewDog’s newest Central Ohio location,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “We thank HMSHost for sharing our commitment to bring local flavors and hometown favorites to John Glenn International.”

“At HMSHost, we put the traveler at the center of everything we do to make their journey as exciting as their ultimate destination. We are thrilled to collaborate with BrewDog to offer passengers at John Glenn International a taste of the energy and experience of this growing brand and its iconic DogHouse Hotel and brewery in Columbus,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Tosin Kasali. “We are proud of our continued partnership with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to enhance the passenger experience for the tens of thousands of locals and visitors who pass through the terminal each day.”

BrewDog CMH is open daily starting at 10 a.m.

About BrewDog USA

BrewDog USA, an extension of the Scottish-born craft brewery and hospitality company founded in 2007, has been embodying the brand's punk spirit and leading the craft beer revolution stateside since 2017. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, BrewDog USA runs the world’s first craft beer hotel, a 100,000 square foot brewery, and distributes nationwide. BrewDog has established flagship locations throughout Ohio, Atlanta, GA, Las Vegas, NV; Denver, CO, plus an additional 100+ locations worldwide. The brewery boasts a variety of seasonal and flagship brews, including its headliners Elvis Juice, Hazy Jane and Punk IPA, as well as a top performing Non-Alcoholic variety pack.     


Instagram: @BrewDogOfficial  // @BrewDogUSA // @BrewDogDenver

About CRAA

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority connects Ohio with the world by managing and operating passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). Columbus travelers have access to 53 nonstop destinations via CMH and LCK, more than ever before in airport history. Visit our destinations page to see where we’re flying and stay connected with CRAA online.

About HMSHost
HMSHost, part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL), is a leader in creating dining for travel venues. The restaurateur operates over 1,000 locations in nearly 80 airports across North America, including proprietary concepts, local, regional, and national brands, and partnerships with award-winning chefs. For decades, HMSHost has curated food and beverage programs that make a traveler’s journey as exciting as the destination.

The industry has repeatedly recognized HMSHost with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. In recent years, USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards has awarded first place honors to HMSHost's Three Kings Public House at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and its Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Associate Inclusion Champion Award for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. Additionally, ACI-NA awarded HMSHost the 2022 Excellence in Airport Concessions Award for the Best Employee Recognition Program. The company also creates original, award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, JBF@ORD Chef Series, and Eat Well. Travel Further.

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