the Ultimate Switzerland Beer Guide

Welcome to my Switzerland Beer Guide! You can click on the country map to browse the canton of your choice or choose one of the links below. All the breweries listed here are registered at the Swiss Federal Customs Administration. The few differences between the two lists are explained here. For each brewery, I try to put together the most possible informations and, if available, you'll find links to the brewery's homepage and to Google maps as well. And of course, if I've been lucky enough to put my hands on their beers, you'll find also a short review. Don't forget that this will be by definition subjective, so don't shout at me if your opinion diverges. If you are a swiss brewer and would like me to review your beers, then feel free to contact me (bov (at) I'm always interested!
If you came here directly, be sure to take also a look to my main beer page where you'll find reviews of more than 12'800 beers from 170 countries with among them the 4'000+ swiss beers I've had until now.
And thank you for letting me know about any corrections or missing informations! (bov (at)

[complete guide]: as it says, all the breweries (active and closed) and even more in one click.
[beer festivals & events]: take a close look at the events of the swiss beer scene.
[Google Maps of Swiss breweries]: all breweries displayed on 1 map!
[Swiss Breweries sorted by registry number]: all breweries, closed or active, with their registry number from the Swiss Federal Customs
[my ranking list of the swiss breweries]: my totally subjective but in spite of it (or because of it) beloved best of list.
[closed breweries]: the 850+ dead ones; for sentimental guys like me absolutely essential.
[links]: associations, blogs and so on; the major ones are listed here.
[industrial statistics]: some numbers regarding the swiss beer market.
[historique]: some prose about the history of beer in Switzerland. Beware! It is in french...
[new swiss breweries of the year]: here are the yearly newcomers (from my point of view) since 1998.

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  • June 2017: Kunstwerk Craft Beer (Wohlen, AG), Chäsi-Bräu (Wiggiswil, BE), Cortebiere (Cortebert, BE), Hopery (Thun, BE), Jumbera (Leissigen, BE), Steinmann (Urtenen-Schoenbühl, BE), Tschuggen (Oberbalm, BE), zisch (Worben, BE), Brau Bandi (Therwil, BL), Urban Brew House (Therwil, BL), Artesanal (Riehen, BS), Simply Bier (Murten, FR), La Brasserie des 5 Communes (Carouge, GE), Hofbrauerei Wiesen (Wiesen, GR), Brasserie des Pommerats (Les Pommerats, JU), Qusi's Bierbraui (Oberuzwil, SG), Ufmuepfig (Rapperswil, SG), Boehiler Beer's (Derendingen, SO), Braufreunde Romanshorn (Romanshorn, TG), Buhwiler Chaellerbraeu (Buhwil, TG), Schochi-Braeu (Schocherswil, TG), Tilola Raffaele (Cadenazzo, TI), A tue-tete (Villeneuve, VD), Brasserie de la Violette (Lausanne, VD), Brasserie des Abbesses (Lonay, VD), Brasserie des Alpes (Lausanne, VD), Berlibus (Aven, VS), Greenhouse Brewery (Urdorf, ZH), Regalton Brewing (Schoenenberg, ZH), Rother Ackerstein (Zuerich, ZH).

  • May 2017: Ingolds Braukeller (Madiswil, BE), Bock uf Bier (Bottmingen, BL), Geissheiri Braeu (Oltingen, BL), Lion Couchant (Rossens, FR), Pascal's Homebrew (Prilly, GE), Rufibraeu (Giswil, OW), Celestial (Neuchatel), Brasserie de l'Air (Pampigny, VD), Old Hill Brewery (Daenikon, ZH), Verein Zuger Braufreunde (Zug).

  • February-April 2017: Brauhuus Buehler (Muehlau, AG), Storchenbraeu (Brittnau, AG), Torkelbraeu (Niederlenz, AG), Augass-Braeu (Schliern, BE), Bierwerkstatt Eberhard (Bern), Braubude proBier's vom Hof (Muenchenbuchsee, BE), Hoch 3 (Seedorf, BE), Hoppy Hour (Bienne, BE), Madis Braeu (Madiswil, BE), Mountain Madness Brewery (Matten b. Interlaken, BE), GibbonBraeu (Tecknau, BL), Gruebe Braeu (Reinach , BL), Raffaele De Nicola (Oberwil, BL), A' Mhachair (Basel), (Basel), Hochuli Bier (Basel), Brasserie des Celtes (Bulle, FR), Due Fusti (Prilly, GE), La Source (Soral, GE), Moustache (Carouge, GE), Alpenbrauerei GIRUN (Tschlin, GR), La Filature (Courchapoix, JU), Bier Brauer Ballwil (Ballwil, LU), Braubaer (Luzern), La Brasserie du Chef (Luzern), Foehrenbier Manufaktur (Sargans, SG), Zur Palme Brewing (Neunkirch, SH), Longhawl (Immensee, SZ), Brauverein Xlinger (Kreuzlingen, TG), Intaeger (Taegerwilen, TG), Monte Lema (Curio, TI), PD Beer (Santa Maria, TI), Brasserie du Bordu (Coppet, VD), Brasserie du Nord (Juriens, VD), Four Elements Beer (Puidoux, VD), Le Coin du Bar (Sainte-Croix, VD), Eisbock (Zug), Betreiberverein Vision IDA (Winterthur, ZH), Butzlibier (Elsau, ZH), Eiger-Braeu (Adlikon, ZH), Full House (Winterberg, ZH), Koenigshof (Freienstein, ZH), Sunnmatt (Pfaeffikon, ZH), Tom & Cello (Staefa, ZH). Closed: Aargau: Angliker-Obergaerig; Dave Beer; Husbierbraeu Eiken; Muri/Freiamt; Mutschellen; Weilenmn; Bern: Aarmuehle; BRAUBAR; Fenisbraeu; Full Measure; Fuxburger; Grobibraeu; Kelten Brauerei Graber; La Cibourgeoise; les Princes d'Arcadie; Matzu Braeu; Spitfire; Studer et Walker; Zubi Braeu; Basel-Landschaft: Bierwerkstatt; Staeli Brae; Zoebi-Bier; Fribourg: Cieux; la Luneire; Nobs Braeu; Geneve: les Brasseurs Artisans de Geneve; Graubuenden: tillen; Luzern: Brauverein Luzern; Lozaener Bier; St-Gallen: IGBrau; Solothurn: Smore; Thurgau: Hopfi-Diessenhofen; Sonnenbergbier; Ticino: Beerrificio (B4Beer); Vaud: La Nomade; Preum's; Valais: Gletscher-Braeu; Zuerich: Budken; Herrlibraeu; Kleinbrauerei Der Brauer; Talchern Braeu.

  • January 2017: Bierhandwerk (Thun, BE), proBier's (Lengnau, BE), Post Tenebras Delaloye & Co (le Grand-Saconnex, GE), Maitri (Airolo, TI), (Claro, TI), Brasserie du Closy (Vucherens, VD), Impulsion (Vallorbe, VD) and Malzheimer (Obfelden, ZH). Closed: Dittinger Huusbier (BL), Cascade (GE), Vereinsbrauerei Pierfruenda (GR) and Brucke (VD).

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featured brewery

Seeland Bru

Founded in 2000
2560 Nidau (BE)
registry number: 106
list of beers
my ranking: 75 out of 293

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