Located next to Gate D5 is Widmer Pub. A half dozen small tables with chairs offer a view of the adjacent runway while a TV blasts the latest sports game. The airport food consists of Sausage Dogs ($3.50 - $4.50); Sandwiches ($6); Bento($5); and Combo sides such as Nachos. At least four Widmer brews are usually available, and at 3.75 per pint! Look for their Hop Jack Pale Ale, Big Ben Porter, Alt and Hefeweizen. The porter has a sharp, dry dark-malt flavor but with a strong yeast character similar to that found in the Alt. The Summerbrau is a hazy gold with a light body and even flavor balance. Boyd's Coffee is served along with anything from the full liquor selection. Smart merchandising is evidenced by the $12.95 Giftpack that includes four 12-ounce bottles and two pint glasses. Six-packs are also available "to go" for $8.98. Other souvenirs include Caps ($13.50), T-shirts ($12.50) and Sweatshirts ($45). It might not make air travel a joy but a brief visit to the Widmer Pub can make any journey a bit more enjoyable.
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - July, 1996 & Updated July, 1998
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