The brewmaster

René Jacobsen originally comes from the north of Germany. After graduating from high school, René came to Bavaria to learn the art of brewing beer. He graduated as a master brewer at the TU in Berlin and has been responsible for our airport brewery since 2013.

The likeable two-meter man with his quiet northern German manner brews the beers at Airbräu according to his own ideas and also likes to develop new recipes.

The mix of traditional pub and international airport makes his job particularly exciting, René explains.

Rene Jacobsen, Airbräu Master Brewer 
Brewmaster René Jacobsen

Our beer specialties

Airbräu is the first airport brewery in the world, crafting its beers in compliance with the exact standards of the Purity Decree of 1516. 


A classic semi-dry ale: FliegerQuell, with its distinctive hop flavor, is on tap all year round and Airbräu guests should be sure to sample it. This full-bodied ale with its deep, golden color and aromatic flavor is a refreshing pleasure to a beer drinker's palette. In 2010 FliegerQuell was selected by the German Agricultural Society as the winner of the DLG Gold Medal for the second time.


The refreshing wheat bear: wheat beer fans will love Kumulus, another Airbräu beer available all year round. Refreshing, lively and fruity, with the typical feel of a top-fermented beer and slightly reduced carbonation, this is a beer that goes down easily. Some who try it tell us that Kumulus puts them on Cloud Nine. They must paying the flavor a compliment.


Here beer lovers expect the amber "1918" with its strong original wort. The beer had its premiere on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Free State of Bavaria and now gets its regular place in the all-year offer. This beer is also available as a gift set.

Our seasonal beers

In addition to our standard beers, we also have four seasonal beers throughout the year.

The year begins with the strong beer season, when our Aviator is tapped. At the start of the beer garden season, the dark Mayday wheat beer is served at the Mayfest. The fifth season kicks off with the popular festival beer Gaudium, which is enjoyed in Steinbier steins cup. The last seasonal treat to round off the year is our dark winter beer, Krampus - this winter beer is perfect for the cold season.

  • Aviator – a hearty double bock beer: The beer calendar starts off with Aviator, a dark double bock that is always on tap at Airbräu between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Full-bodied in flavor and dark in color, it is a beer to be savored. The origins of double bock are to be found not far from Airbräu, in a monastery above the Isar River near the Munich city center.
  • Mayday – a malty wheat bear: The first barrel of Mayday is tapped on May 1st. The dark barley malt used in the brewing process yields a characteristically intense flavor. This dark wheat bear is the culmination of Bavaria's long wheat bear tradition. Enjoy this refreshing beer in the early summer.
  • Gaudium – for the Bavarian festival season: Just in time for the start of the big festivals, we start serving our Airbräu Festbier. Preferably quaffed from a traditional stein, this easy-to-drink, full-bodied beer is on tap at Airbräu during Bavaria's "fifth season." It ideally complements the traditional, hearty dishes we serve.
  • Krampus – the dark winter beer: Krampus is the final seasonal treat on our Airbräu beer calendar. Dark in color, but with the right robustness for the winter season and a full-bodied flavor: this is the beer for ringing in the new year. In Alpine regions, Krampus is St. Nick's grumpy sidekick who doles out coal to the naughty children. But have no fear: the Airbräu Krampus has only pleasant surprises in store!