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The Fourth Annual ‘Beer Flights’ Beer Garden returns to Denver International Airport


DENVER – Sept. 25, 2017 – It’s back! Denver International Airport (DEN) will host the Fourth Annual “Beer Flights” beer garden. This popular event coincides with worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver and brings a taste of Colorado brews to the airport.

The beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9 on DEN’s plaza located outside on Level 5 between the Jeppesen Terminal and Westin Denver International Airport. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and includes a souvenir glass to taste 10, 2-ounce samples of beer. Visitors must be 21 or older with a valid ID to enter. Cash will only be accepted.

“It is great to have “Beer Flights” back for a fourth year to showcase Colorado’s outstanding microbrew industry,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “This popular event brings a taste of Colorado to the airport for our passengers and community to enjoy. After all, Colorado is well known for great beer and what better way to enjoy it than at the airport on our stunning outdoor plaza.”

“Beer Flights” is organized by Denver International Airport and the Colorado Brewers Guild. A total of 10 Colorado breweries will be represented at the event and each brewery will have two beers to sample. They include:

  • Left Hand Brewing – Travelin’ Light and Sawtooth
  • Fate Brewing Company – Uror and Laimas
  • Prost Brewing – Dunkel Bier and Kolsch
  • Avery Brewing – Lilikó I Kepolo and The Real Peel
  • Bristol Brewing – Laughing Lab and Beehive
  • Funkwerks – Apricot Provincial and Tropic King
  • Bootstrap Brewing – Chillax Pineapple Gold and Ale Insane Rush
  • Denver Brewing Co. – Incredible Pedal and Graham Cracker Porter
  • River North Brewery – Pils and White
  • Telluride Brewing Co. – Fishwater and Face Down

DEN will have entertainment daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and attendees can also enjoy brew trivia, table games and more. Passengers can also purchase souvenir pint glasses only available at the beer garden. The participating brewers will have giveaways for the attendees.

DEN will use #DENBeerFlights when posting photos or information about the event on social media. The plaza is located pre-security, is open to the public and is accessible just steps from the new University of Colorado A Line station at DEN (tickets are $9 and good for multiple trips during the same business day), or a short walk from the airport park garages ($3/hour).

Upcoming Events (Additional details will be made available ahead of each event.)

  • Sept. 18-Oct. 9 – Sustainable BARKitecture: If you are a dog lover looking for the best digs in town for your four-legged friend, then you will want to check out the most wag-worthy solar dog houses in Denver. Starting Sept. 18 through Oct. 9, you can view 15 of the most environmentally friendly, creative dog houses at Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Sustainable BARKitecture Dog House Competition. In addition to gathering ideas for your own dog house, you can help select some of the winners through online voting that takes place from Sept. 18 through Oct. 5 at More importantly, dog lovers can also take home the house of their dog’s dreams through an online auction hosted by the Dumb Friends League from Sept. 18 through Oct. 9 at midnight at All proceeds will support the Dumb Friends League’s mission of ending pet homelessness and animal suffering.
  • Nov. 24-Jan. 7 – Ice Skating Rink: Back for a second year, DEN’s free ice skating rink will be on the plaza for everyone to enjoy daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s rink will be bigger and will be accompanied by a variety of entertainment and family friendly music playing in the background.

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