Taking a much-needed break this holiday? Get to the airport early and make sure you stop at Airport Craft Brewers for a last-hoorah in sunny Johannesburg.
Airport Craft Brewers is celebrating five summers in operation at Africa’s busiest airport with an exciting new menu that sees a host of new dishes and drinks join the restaurants’ popular offering.
The new menu sees the addition of cinnamon oat porridge with apple slices, almond flakes and honey, as well as eggs Florentine (poached egg served on a bed of spinach and basil, served on freshly baked ciabatta) to complement the moreish eggs Benedict which has been a firm favourite since the restaurants’ beginnings.
A hallmark of the food experience at Airport Craft Brewers is the ciabatta breads and burger buns – baked in-house, fresh, every day.
Lighter meals also get an update with a cheddar and mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich and smashed avo on toast joining the lineup.
The popular tapas – perfect for a quick bite before dashing to catch a flight – gains three new dishes: fish strips with house-made tartare sauce, beef teriyaki short ribs (definitely a winner) and lemon butter mussels (make sure you ask for a spoon so you can mop up all of the buttery goodness too).
The Spatchcock chicken has a makeover too and is now marinated and cooked on site. It’s super-delish, moist and definitely a must-have!
Airport Craft Brewers became just the second airport-based craft brewery in the world when it was established at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport in 2015, after one at Munich Airport.
To this day it remains one of only three airport-based craft breweries in the world, with the addition of one at Tampa International Airport in the USA.
The brewing plant takes pride of place in the heart of the ‘landside’ restaurant, where three of the beers –Pilsner, Porter and Red Ale – are made. The other 5 beers – Blonde, Weizen, English IPA, Country Ale and Saison – as well as the cider are produced off-site, because of space limitations at the airport brewery facility.
All of the beers are as natural as possible, unfiltered and unpasteurised and hand-crafted in small batches to ensure that they’re always as fresh as possible.
Guests are always welcome to request a tour from our friendly brewmaster to gain an insight into the brewing process. This is a must-do when you have some time to kill before or after your flight. It’s a wonderfully informative process.
Fun fact, there is a direct entrance from the arrivals hall to the restaurant if you’re craving a sneaky gin and tonic before you head to your destination.