3 Daughters Brewing is now open in PIE as Burg’s hometown airport remains local

As Burg’s hometown airport continues to set records, it overturns that love and doubles down on everything local. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) last week announced the grand opening of its long-awaited 3 Daughters Brewing restaurant and bar, the latest in a series of St. Pete-centric celebrations.

Now open inside the terminal, 3 Daughters showcases the great craft beer the brewery is known for (we highly recommend the Florida Orange IPA), while also serving delicious pub fare like wings, BBQ sandwiches and baked pretzels with homemade beer cheese.

Travelers will be able to enjoy libations en route to PIE’s 65 nonstop destinations, including places like Asheville, Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Key West, Nashville, Pittsburgh and even Provo, Utah.

The June 2 opening of 3 Daughters followed the August 2020 launch of Italy’s Mazzaro Market at PIE, bringing two St. Pete stalwarts to the airport and adding hyper-local flair for visitors and residents alike. as they come and go. Of course, it’s not just the beer and bread that give PIE the local vibe (although that’s a good start).

Local artists give PIE an extra touch of St. Pete

At PIE, travelers are surrounded by all things local. Visitors from out of town can feel the sense of place the moment they arrive, and locals feel at home the moment they step inside. Flyers are greeted by local artists as soon as they enter, such as tile murals by artist Elle Leonard of the Morean Center for Clay, glass by Duncan McClellan, or local scenes on copper by Mary Klein.

In fact, there’s even more to come. Next, PIE works with Creative Pinellas to select mural artists for the airside murals that will greet arriving passengers on the ramp.

Back inside the airport, kids have a play area designed by the Great Explorations Kids Museum where they can pretend to fly our local beaches or build an airplane with Legos. In fact, the local presence can even be felt once you’re in the sky.

Allegiant Hires Locals for PIE Operations

Allegiant Airlines, which serves many of PIE’s 65 nonstop flights, has just added 3 Daughters Brewing Florida Orange IPA to beverage service on all its Florida flights, giving a taste of the Sunshine City to 30,000 feet of elevation. And from the drinks service to the cockpit, you’ll find even more local touches.

While Allegiant is based in Las Vegas, PIE is its #1 location for employee base (and its second busiest airport), and Allegiant employs all pilots, flight crew, customer service and ground operations locally. Even in the sky, you are surrounded by neighbors.

It goes both ways, of course. While you can find local goodness at PIE, you can also find PIE goodness locally. As part of the Airport Children’s Play Zone Partnership, PIE is sponsoring an exhibit at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum featuring a PIE Airport-themed Lego play zone. And if you’re heading to the Dali this summer, PIE (Dali’s official airport partner) is sponsoring the Yamandú Canosa Special ‘The Visit’ exhibition.

Combine all of that with PIE’s short lines, easy parking, great destinations, and accessible location, and it’s a perfect fit to be St. Pete’s hometown airport. If you leave the Burg, take it easy with PIE.

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