I don’t usually post press releases (as my three loyal readers can attest) but this particular offering caught my eye. A PR representative sent me a release for an airport beer guide produced by the travel website, Cheapflights.com. The Beer Lover’s Airport Guide and accompanying podcast detail where to find craft beers in 15 of the nation’s busiest airports (including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detriot, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington. The four-page guide has not a single mention of Budweiser, Miller, or Coors and focuses on tap rooms for breweries from Harpoon at BOS to Laurelwood at PDX and Wasatch at SLC.
The podcast (available as an MP3) is a pretty well-done narrative report on airport beers, with occasional quotes (not live) from sources such as Julia Herz of the Brewers Association and Dan Gordon of Gordon Biersch. While the multiple uses of the word ‘quaff’ detract, I’m also not crazy about its relaying of the tired myth that Sam Adams was a brewer. Beyond these minor nitpicking points, it’s pretty big picture stuff but still a welcome addition nonetheless.