Concessionaire Fraport USA is teaming up with Penn Brewery to bring the Oktoberfest celebrations to Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania, on September 20, 2018. The plans include serving traditional food and drink offerings, playing live music and encouraging passengers to participate in various activities with a German/Bavarian twist.
Eric Sprys, chief commercial officer, Allegheny County Airport Authority, the airport operator, said, “Oktoberfest is celebrated throughout our region and across the globe. We’re excited to host our first official Oktoberfest with one of Pittsburgh’s largest and oldest craft brewers and bring a bit of Deutschtown to the airport.”
Penn Brewery is pulling out the stops for its first Oktoberfest at its new brewpub on Concourse A,
Complete with festive décor, Penn Brewery will serve seasonal brews and a special menu until the end of October. Dishes range from pork shank, schweinebraten, borststuk (brisket), roasted pork with sauerkraut and marble potatoes, and strudel bites with cinnamon cream. Staff sporting colorful Alpine hats will also treat guests to complimentary pretzel-bites and mini-strudel bites at the restaurant.
“We’re thrilled to host our first Oktoberfest at the airport,” said Linda Nyman, marketing director and co-owner of Penn Brewery. “It’s a long-standing tradition at Penn Brewery. Our goal is to give travelers a true taste of Pittsburgh, along with a little dose of local history.”
During the event, Fraport Pittsburgh’s welcome team will greet passengers with samples of bite-sized hand-baked soft pretzels. The crew will also give away gift certificates for shopping and dining at the airport and share details about Oktoberfest happenings at Penn Brewery and the other bars and eateries.
“Oktoberfest is all about giving passengers a great experience at the airport as we celebrate our region’s heritage,” says Ben Zandi, president and CEO of Fraport USA. “We’re especially pleased to join with Penn Brewery in bringing this tradition to the airport.”