The worldwide only airport brewery

The microbrewery "Airbräu"

Gold medal for the outstanding quality

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.

  • Taste traditional Bavarian food
  • Authentic Bavarian beers
  • Last stop for home-style Bavarian hospitality

Bavarian style kitchen

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 1 am. 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.

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Corinna Born

Corinna Born

Director International Media Relations