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ORD Spotlights Minority Brewers

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) celebrated National Black Business Month by highlighting local beers made by minority brewers at several terminal locations.

Beer from Turner Häus Brewery was on tap at Tortas Frontera restaurant, while Moor’s Brewery took over the tap at Hub51, both located in Terminal 5. Both restaurants, operated by Areas, sold out of the featured beers.

“It was an opportunity to celebrate and highlight some of Chicago’s Black businesses,” said Wally Kruce, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports general manager at ORD. “We are continually looking for ways to bring local businesses into the airport. We recently introduced Brown Sugar Bakery products to the airport and it is exciting getting to support our local businesses and help the airport better reflect the diverse communities we have in Chicago.”

Of the more than 8,000 craft breweries nationwide, approximately one percent are Black-owned.  Moor’s Brewing Company started on Juneteenth 2021 and offers four different varieties including a porter and an India pale ale.

“Having our beer featured at O’Hare’s Terminal 5 during National Black Business Month is a tremendous honor,” said Jamhal Johnson, co-founder and chief financial officer, Moor’s Brewing Company. “We are grateful to URW Airports, Areas and Hub51 for extending us the opportunity to share our beer and our brand with global travelers. We take great pride in our product and our culture, so we feel very fortunate to be able to bring a taste of it to O’Hare.”

URW Airports and Areas said they will continue to partner with the breweries in hopes of continuing to feature their products.