Paulaner Bräuhaus brings Bavaria right into the heart of Jakarta!

Executive Sous Chef Lucas Lommatzsch
Jakarta, 7 November 2013 – Bavaria’s biggest brewer, Paulaner International, has reopened Jakarta’s only microbrewery restaurant in a new location on Floor 2 East Mall Grand Indonesia Shopping Town overlooking the capital’s landmark Bundaran HI.
Operating under Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta management, the reopening of Paulaner Bräuhaus was well-anticipated by its huge following. Hotel management received more than a hundred emails during the renovation from people who said they missed Paulaner Bräuhaus.

Paulaner Bräuhaus is housed in a 1,100-square-metre rustic space with exposed brick walls, and the copper and steel brewing tanks are showcased at its centre. The restaurant features seating for up 400 guests, including a private dining room and stage where live music is performed nightly.

Of course, what they missed was the beer. Paulaner Bräuhaus features home-brewed beers, including the classic Munich Lager, Munich Dark, as well as seasonal brews such as Oktoberfest and Maibock.
Paulaner brewmaster, Arie Susanto, oversees the on-site microbrewery, which features customised brewing equipment designed by Kaspar Schulz, a German company that has been building brewery plants and equipment since 1677. The centuries old traditional Bavarian beer recipe is followed using imported ingredients from Germany. The beer is not filtered and contains no preservatives.

“Home-brewed beer simply tastes better than bottled beer,” said Susanto. “Bottled beer is filtered. Our beer is served fresh from the brewery so it is smooth, savoury and smells crisp.” 
Arie Susanto’s peers nicknamed him “the beer doctor”, as he planned to study at medical school before switching his major to beer engineering at Technische Universitat Munchen in Germany. Susanto was the only Indonesian to study the subject and the only one in the world to become a professional brewmaster.
Susanto has not always been a beer lover, but since finding his vocation, he has developed a taste for it. This hardworking brewmaster sticks to half a litre per day. 
And what better way to enjoy beer than with a plate of hearty home-cooked food? The menu is contemporary Bavarian cuisine. The extensive menu caters to a variety of tastes and includes, sausages, sauerkraut, schnitzelecke, salads, etc. The emphasis here is on good, genuine fare, not food that is cooked by the book—it is cooked with feeling. 

Paulaner Platter ( poached smoked pork chop, 1 Debrecener sausage, meatloaf, 2 Vienna sausages, 2 Nuremburger sauces & crispy pork knuckle, served with sauerkraut & mashed potatoes )

"Currywurst" chicken with french fries

Char grilled pork neck steak
Sauteed chicken strips in creamy mushroom sauce, market vegetable & spatzle

Breaded escalope "hunter style" chicken with mushroom sauce, pan fried potatoes & garden salad

Kaiserschmarrn (Emperor's Pancake)

About Master Butcher Patrik Quinter
Butchery runs in Patrik’s family, as his father and brother are also in the trade. Devoted to his job, this Swiss master craftsman can create 50,000 sausages in one day using 250 kilograms of meat. No mean feat for our expert butcher who also spent time at Paulaner Bräuhaus Beijing. At one point, Patrik gave up butchery to work in a bank, however he found he missed his trade so much that he returned six years later. An expert in his field, he can distinguish between meats simply by touch and can tell the age of a cow simply by examining its teeth. That said, his favourite meat for sausages is pork.


Paulaner Bräuhaus

Floor 2 East Mall Grand Indonesia Shopping Town

Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta 10310, Indonesia 
Telephone: (021) 2358 3871

Opening Hours:

Monday – Sunday: 11:30 - 18:00

Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 18:00 - 00:30

Friday – Saturday: 18:00 - 01:30


Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 11:30 - 00:30
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 - 01:30

facebook fan page: Paulaner Brauhaus Jakarta

food photos courtesy of Marisa Aryani & doc. Kempinski Jakarta