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World’s Only Beer Made in an Airport - Limited Quantities of German Brew on Sale at Chubu Int’l Airport

World’s Only Beer Made in an Airport - Limited Quantities of German Brew on Sale at Chubu Int’l Airport

The Munich beer "Airbrau" sold at Centrair.

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On July 10, Chubu International Airport (or “Centrair”) in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture began offering Airbrau, a limited production beer imported directly from Germany.

The Munich beer is brewed at Munich Airport, which is the only one in the world that has its own brewery on its premises. Queen Alice Aqua, a restaurant at Centrair, flies in the beer every April by using refrigerated air cargo containers. The restaurant is offering and selling its fixed inventory for a limited time only. Due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland that led to flight restrictions in Europe earlier this year, the delivery of the beer was delayed until recently.

Beers on offer are Weizenbier Kumulus, a wheat beer, and Lager FliegerQuell (300 ml for 650 yen). When the first flight carrying kegs arrived on the day the beer went on sale, an event was held to open a keg and offer free samples. The samples were made available until the prepared quantity ran out.

Centrair and Munich Airport have a sister airport arrangement. The beers will be available until August 31.

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