In addition to the delicious beer, the Airbräu recently started to produce its own gin. During the lockdown, the beer taps in the pubs came to a standstill. This was also the case at the Airbräu brewery. Instead of simply pouring away 4,000 liters of leftover Airbräu beer. The brew master René Jacobsen made a virtue out of necessity. He developed a gin-style beer spirit under the brand name “Mountain Hub Distillers” in cooperation with the Hilton Munich Airport Hotel. Distilling Airbräu beer with selected so-called botanicals resulted in the rich and aromatic "infused beer spirit", which combines the taste of strong beer and high-percentage juniper aromas.
In addition to its first-class beer, the Airbräu is also known for its literally excellent cuisine. The newly acquired quality seal “Excellent Bavarian cuisine with a particularly high level” now officially confirms this. The classification "Excellent Bavarian Cuisine" is awarded by Bayern Tourist GmbH (BTG) on behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry of food, agriculture and forestry and the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Association DEHOGA Bayern e.V.
Apart from the main restaurant, there are other rooms inside "Airbräu". The "Zirbelstube" has a tiled stove and can accommodate up to 35 visitors. The "Forumstüberl" can host approximately 50 people, and offers a fantastic view over the Munich Airport Center (MAC) and Terminal 2. The "Airbräu Tenne" is perfect for bigger events with up to 250 people. Among other special features, the "Airbräu Tenne" has a demonstration kitchen and a stage. The Airbräu's highlight is the large beer garden, which is open approximately from May to October, depending on weather conditions. Up to 600 visitors can enjoy their food and drinks outside, surrounded by shady trees right in the middle of the stylish Munich Airport Center.
Naturally, Bavarian cuisine is also found on the menu. Favorites include "Weißwürste" (Bavarian style pork sausage), roast pork in a traditional Bavarian beer sauce and delicious apple fritters.
The "Airbräu" is open daily from 8 am to 11 pm. A tip for passengers seeking a quick refresher: In Terminal 2 there is a small "Airbräu – next to Heaven" close to the gates on level 05, the terminal's non Schengen level.