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Dec 15, 2016

NEW BREWPUB ALERT! HMSHost Opens Land-Grant Brewing Company Restaurant at John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Local beers and sports, food now available for Concourse B travelers

COLUMBUS, OH — A beer garden and local sports atmosphere has arrived in Concourse B at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) with global restaurateur HMSHost’s opening of Land-Grant Brewing Company last week. This new restaurant and bar opened on Friday and takes cues from the brewery of the same name in the East Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus.

“Working with John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Land-Grant Brewing Company to open this new bar and restaurant is so exciting because we are giving travelers access to one of the most popular craft breweries in Columbus,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “Land-Grant is great for the airport because it represents locally-made beer and home sports teams. It’s a fun atmosphere; it creates a sense of place and shows local pride.”

New and old Land-Grant fans can now enjoy drafts from an eight-beer tap system anchored by Land-Grant’s 1862 Ale Kölsch, Greenskeeper Session I.P.A., Son of a Mudder Brown Ale, and Stiff-Arm I.P.A. Seasonal varieties will rotate in throughout the year. Land-Grant takes pride in being the first Columbus brewery to can beer with its own canning line.

The menu features signature dishes developed by HMSHost chefs such as the Greenskeeper Reuben with kraut flavored by Land-Grant’s Greenskeeper Session I.P.A. and dirty chips with a bbq sauce flavored by Land-Grant Son of a Mudder Brown Ale. A bbq chicken sandwich and a bbq chicken flatbread also use the house-made bbq sauce. Travelers with healthy appetites can opt for the black bean burger, caprese flatbread, chopped salad, or the power wrap – made with a spinach tortilla wrap and a variety of fresh vegetables and red quinoa.

“HMSHost shares our commitment to bringing local flavors into the CMH terminal for passengers to enjoy,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “Land-Grant is already a big hit with Air Canada, American, Frontier and United passengers in Concourse B. We look forward to collaborating with HMSHost on additional restaurants in the near future, including a new full-service Starbucks that will be open 24/7 in the pre-security food court.”

The opening of Land-Grant is the latest update as part of a contract extension awarded to HMSHost by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. A new Starbucks® in the pre-security area has also opened. Over the next two years, HMSHost will continue opening locations in Concourse C, including a Samuel Adams themed bar called American Craft Tavern, HMSHost’s leading modern sports venue PGA TOUR Grill, and a new Starbucks® store.

To see all of HMSHost’s restaurant locations at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, visit HMSHost’s location finder.

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.