The novelty of an airport brewery is today as innovative as it was in 1999 when the microbrewery "Airbräu" opened at Munich Airport. Travelers from all over the world and locals alike have been enjoying its authentic Bavarian dishes and freshly brewed beer for over 16 years now.
Among the enticements are the eight different types of beer brewed at the Airbräu. Three of them are always available: "Fliegerquell", a fine bitter lager, the more mature wheat beer "Kumulus" and the pils "Jetstream", the latest addition to the assortment. And Airbräu prices are a bargain; a pint of beer costs only 2.75 Euros. Five special seasonal beers are offered each year, for example a winter beer called "Krampus" or "Mayday" - a dark wheat beer which is served in May.
The brewing sessions take place in the main restaurant, where about 350 people can sit around the brew kettles and observe the process of brewing, following the beer's storage in 530-gallon kettles. Therefore our master brewer René Jacobsen has no problems to be observed at work especially since he leads the brewery tour.
In 2012, the DLG Test Center for Food has awarded the "Airbräu" with a gold medal for the outstanding quality of the beer "Jetstream Pilsener". All restaurants with an on premises brewery can participate in the DLG-quality testing. The sensory and analytical quality of the beers are tested and evaluated as well as its proper storage and the presentation to the customer. Munich Airport's brewery has participated in the DLG-quality testing for four years, and has earned the Gold Medal each time.