DENVER (CBS4) – Denver International Airport has announced it will host a temporary beer garden to coincides with worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations, the Denver Beer Fest and the Great American Beer Festival.
The beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 in the center of the Jeppesen Terminal. It’s called “Beer Flights” and is presented by the Colorado Lottery.
“Denver is in the middle of a craft brewing renaissance, and is one of the premier cities in the world for beer aficionados,” airport CEO Kim Day said in a statement. “‘Beer Flights’ will offer travelers from around the world a taste of Colorado’s craft brewery artisanship, creativity and innovation in a fun setting here at the airport.”
Admission is $10 with a valid ID for those 21 or older only. It includes a souvenir glass, a bag of pretzels provided by Southwest Airlines, and access to 10, 2-ounce samples of beer.
A total of 11 Colorado breweries will be represented. They are as follows:
• Avery Brewing Company
• Breckenridge Brewery
• Bristol Brewing Company
• Dry Dock Brewing Company
• Great Divide Brewing Company
• Left Hand Brewing Company
• New Belgium Brewing Company
• Odell Brewing Company
• Ska Brewing Company
• Pug Ryan’s Brewery Company
• Telluride Brewing Company
Picnic tables in the garden will be decorated by local artists and there will be live entertainment.
Additional Information From DIA
A photo contest will take place throughout the event to encourage attendees to post a photo of their “Beer Flights” visit on Twitter using #BeerFlightsDIA for a chance to win one of several prizes, including a snowboard, T-shirts, hats and a package that includes a day with a Ska Brewing Company’s head brewer, Thomas Lawson, and a one-night hotel stay in Durango. To add a unique twist to your photo, Oktoberfest costumes are encouraged.