Craft beer lovers from around the world are about to be treated to some of Minnesota’s finest at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Stone Arch, a new Minnesota craft-beer restaurant that will be located in the former Chili’s space in the airport mall, near the entrance to Concourse F, is on pace to open this summer and aims to celebrate the state’s robust brewing industry.
Through a partnership with the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, the venue will showcase a wide variety of the state’s beers—both on tap and bottled. It will receive newly released and limited beers before wide distribution, and, in some cases, Stone Arch will be the only place to try a new beer outside of its home brewery.
In the Stone Arch Craft Lab, “a bar within the bar,” guests can enjoy beer tastings and classes hosted by brew masters and craft experts from around the state.
While the beer list will take center stage, the food menu stands on its own with made-from-scratch dishes, using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. The accompanying Craft Market will sell fresh-made sandwiches, salads, and healthy snacks for travelers on the go, as well as retail merchandise from the Minnesota breweries represented in the bar.
MSP is undergoing a top-to-bottom refresh between now and 2018. Nearly everything, from ticketing to security to baggage claim to the shops, restaurants, and restrooms, will undergo renovations.