Concessionaire HMSHost has officially opened the new Flying Dog Tap House bar and restaurant at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland.
HMSHost partnered with Maryland’s largest craft brewery, Flying Dog, to develop the brand’s first restaurant concept exclusively for travelers. Representatives from BWI, Flying Dog Brewery, HMSHost and Fraport (formerly Airmall USA) gathered at the new Concourse A restaurant to celebrate the opening on August 29.
Bryan Loden, vice president of business development, HMSHost, said, “We are thrilled to introduce Flying Dog Tap House to the many travelers that fly out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport daily, and we thank Fraport and the Maryland Aviation Administration for this opportunity. This restaurant represents so much of what makes Maryland great, because the collaboration of Flying Dog and Roseda Black Angus Farm with HMSHost and the team at the airport is a great example of how a variety of local organizations can unite to create something special for people to enjoy.”
HMSHost’s chefs designed a unique menu for travelers that features ingredients from Roseda Black Angus Farm, which focuses on raising cattle the natural, ‘old-school’ way, providing animals with open pasture and a quality-infusing grain diet. Many of the dishes also incorporate signature Flying Dog beers as a focal ingredient. For example, Get Shorty is a dish that showcases Roseda beef short ribs, braised in Flying Dog’s Snake Dog IPA, and is then slathered with a BBQ sauce made with their Bloodline Blood Orange Ale. The Big Steak Salad features Roseda Farm sirloin tips and a savory garlic aioli sauce that’s enhanced by Flying Dog’s Snake Dog IPA.
Ben Savage, chief marketing officer, Flying Dog, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with a world-class operator like HMSHost on this project. In our experience, travelers want to truly get a taste of the local region as they are going in and out of airports, and having access to fresh Flying Dog beer and Roseda beef does just that.”
Travelers can also enjoy a specialty retail area where they can purchase Roseda Black Angus Farm products and Flying Dog items. This grab-and-go retail area is designed and modeled after the goods stand found at Roseda Black Angus Farm.