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New Belgium Hub
Taps: 6 / Bottles: 6
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
8500 Peña Blvd
Denver International Airport
phone: (303) 342-6650
Located near Gate 80 of Concourse B.
(Place added by: GJ40 on 03-02-2009)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
New Belgium's airport pub/cafe is located above gate B80, which is way, way at the end of the terminal which is important to keep in mind depending on how far away it is from someone's gate/terminal.
There are a few tables outside the restaurant, and more inside. There is also a small bar on the left side. The scenery looks similar to most other airport restaurants, including a view of the tarmac.
The New Belgium draught selection includes around 4 different beers, including one rotating seasonal. Again as with most airport bars/restaurants, the beers are overpriced at $7 each, albeit they are large glasses.
Service was decent on our last visit, but don't expect any beer experts to be employed there.
The food menu is pretty sparse, containing mostly sandwiches and appetizers. Our roast beef sandwiches were maybe a half step above Arby's.
Overall this is a welcome sight at the airport so despite the shortcomings I would make the trek there on any layover.
12-30-2009 01:34:34 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I appreciate this place at DIA to get a beer between flights, especially when DELAY creeps into you itinerary. I had an extra hour to kill, so I walked almost the full length of the concourse and was rewarded with a pint of 2 Degrees Below, a winter seasonal.
It's worth noting that although the beer was expensive (at $7+) the tumbler may have been oversize, perhaps closer to 20 oz instead of 16. I gave the bartender $8, but he never brought me change or a receipt - perhaps a forgiveable lapse of service at the end of a long day. He did provide me a tasty sample of the Mothership, but I didn't feel encouraged to get more samples.
Overall the atmosphere is open and pleasant, a bit better than what you expect in an airport bar. There were only about 4-5 draft beer selections, but it's a good sampling for somebody passing through who can't get NB beers on draft back home. This NB Hub is a great addition to flyer's ability to enjoy craft beer while enduring arduous travel. Kudos to NB for plying their product to the wider world.
10-22-2009 14:22:45 |
More by dickroop
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
If one has some time to kill at Denver airport, and also has a fondness for NB beers (or at least doesn't actively dislike them), then this is a good enough place to hang out.
The NB hub (located right above gate B80) looks like your typical airport cafe, except they have some NB decorations on the wall and round tables with the NB logo. The place is fairly good size for an airport cafe, and the bar on the left (as you walk in) holds between 15 and 20 patrons. There is aslo a snack bar in the middle of the dining room, which functions as a coffee shop cafe and place where one can pick up sandwiches to go.
The times I've been, they've always had 6 NB beers on tap. It's all the usual mainstay beers; think 1554, blue paddle, skinny dip, fat tire, sunshine wheat and mothership wit. They also have the triple in bottles I believe, should you want something more "exciting." Obviously, these are not the most interesting or exciting beers NB makes, which I assume is intentional. The times I've stopped by the selection has been pretty much the same, with the occasional boring seasonal to mix things up a bit. Service is fine for what it is, with the basically clueless bartenders pleasant, friendly and quick. It's apparent that none of them were hired for their knowledge of beer (or even just NB products).
To be honest, I'm not sure there's any point to going here any more. Most (if not all) of the NB beers you'll find at the hub can be found at various other cafes and restaurants in the airport. Prices, of course, are the usual airport exorbitant.
Mehhh. If you happen to be in the area or have a flight leaving from a gate close to the hub, then perhaps this is worth a stop. It's not as if you have a lot of better options to choose from at the airport.
09-03-2009 23:42:50 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Visited on 4/30/09, reviewed from notes, this was at the end of our departure terminal at the Denver airport on the south side near United Airlines, they have six taps including Fat Tire, Mothership Wit, Blue Paddle, 1554, and a few others I cannot remember, there were some big TVs, place was pretty cool for an airport but not somewhere a beer geek would seek out, their sandwiches looked decent for airport food, expect New Belgium's normal lineup of beers on tap, seemed very new and kept quite clean, shows how big of an impact this brewery has had on Colorado, does no justice for the Fort Collins location of the brewery but not bad considering its location, would go again if I had a layover or something and was in the mood for a beer, worth trying if you are in the same boat
05-07-2009 03:43:43 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Being a regular business traveler, I'm always hopeful that I'll find a good source of local beer when I'm stuck with a long layover. The New Belgium Hub recently came to my rescue.
I've never been a big New Belgium fan (probably because I'm a hop head) but I enjoyed the chance to get to know their brews a little better. The atmosphere is nothing special but the beer is worth the visit. They offered six of their own on tap. I went with a Mothership Wit, a 1554 and a Blue Paddle. They also had a few more of theirs and several others in the bottle (Coors of course).
Rarely do I find service better then the beer and still like the place but Meatloaf is one hell of a bartender. He introduced each new arrival to the bar to those already there (reciting the name of each person each time) and I only saw him forget a name once. He creates as close to a "Cheers" atmosphere as I've seen. And for an airport, I found the prices ($6.95 for a 20oz pint glass) reasonable.
If you're at Denver International and have some time to kill, check out the New Belgium Hub. It's at the far end of terminal B (and I mean way out there) but it's worth the walk.
03-03-2009 00:09:35 |
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