Press: Two decades of Bavarian hospitality at Munich Airport

20th anniversary celebration for the world's first airport brewery

September 9, 2019

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Airbräu, the Munich Airport restaurant with its own onsite brewery. The world's first airport brewery was born from the idea of offering passengers and visitors a unique, Bavarian-themed dining experience. Airbräu, which features Europe's largest covered beer garden, quickly became a popular spot, beloved among staff on the airport campus, residents from the surrounding area and travelers from around the world.

Master brewer René Jacobsen pursues his craft with passion at Airbräu – naturally applying the time-honored principles of the German Purity Law of 1516. Over the past 20 years, Airbräu has brewed 10 million liters of beer. Complementing the perennially popular year-round brews (lager, weissbier and märzenbier), Jacobsen creates seasonal and festive beers. The special creation to mark Airbräu's big anniversary represents a new direction for the 32-year-old brewer: "This is our first-ever cool dry-hopped beer, reviving a time-honored brewing technique." The master brewer's recommendation: "The full-bodied tangy flavor of our fruity Rotfuchs beer makes it a perfect match for lighter menu choices such as salads and fish dishes." Jacobsen is looking forward to raising a stein with his beer garden guests to toast Airbräu's next 20 years.

Find out more about the world's first airport brewery.

Airbräu beer garden
20th anniversary celebration for the world's first airport brewery


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Flughafen München GmbH

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