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Denver to host beer garden in Jeppesen Terminal

Denver International Airport will host a temporary beer garden in the centre of the Jeppesen Terminal to celebrate craft brewing in Colorado.

“Beer Flights” is presented by the Colorado Lottery, and will be open from 11am to 7pm from September 19 to October 4.

The ‘pop-up” beer garden coincides with worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations, Denver Beer Fest and the Great American Beer Festival, and 11 Colorado breweries are represented at the event, many of which are also available in dining options at Denver International.

Admission to the event includes a souvenir glass, a bag of pretzels provided by Southwest Airlines, and access to 10, two ounce samples of beer.

It will also include eight picnic tables decorated by local artists, while the gateway will host live entertainment throughout the “Beer Flights” event, including live music, talks by brew masters, brew trivia and more.

Airport CEO, Kim Day, explains: “Denver is in the middle of a craft brewing renaissance, and is one of the premier cities in the world for beer aficionados.

“Beer Flights’ will offer travellers from around the world a taste of Colorado’s craft brewery artisanship, creativity and innovation in a fun setting here at the airport.”

Tickets are available at the door for $10 and visitors must be 21 or older with a valid ID to enter.

Travellers can also experience Colorado on Tap: The State of Brew Culture, an art exhibit on the pre-security bridge walkway to A Gates that features educational information about the craft beer culture.

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