Fribourg

[Breweries (26)] [Brewpubs (1)] [Beer makers without breweries (2)] [Closed Breweries (27)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (5)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 48.1% (13)

Thank you for letting me know about any corrections or missing informations! (bov (at) bov.ch)

Size significationRating signification
The nec plus ultra ! Don't miss those breweries.
<50 hl/yr: nanobrewey (part-time or hobby)Very good breweries !
<1'000 hl/yr: microbreweryAbove average and satisfying.
<5'000 hl/yr: large microbreweryAverage.
<50'000 hl/yr: regional brewery Not terrible.
>50'000 hl/yr: large brewery This is getting pretty bad.
 Be cautious: you may REALLY not like it !

Please note that the emoticons for the appreciation are based on the weighted average and not on the mean average like the rating. You can have a look to the ranking list to see the weighted averages and the way they are calculated as well.
Click here if you would like to see my ranking list for this canton.

Breweries (26)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size/Production
Contact # of beers
tasted
Rating avg/
appreciation
Comments
Please be aware that all ratings and comments reflect my opinion only ! So don't blame me if I dislike your favourite brewery. Fortunately we are free to like whatever we like...
BDG - Brasserie du Gibloux

Founded in 2016

route de Romanoche 19
1696 Vuisternens-en-Ogoz
#922

30 hl


078 896 06 26

N/A N/A Brewer: Ruben Cretegny.
Boss'Beer

Founded in 2016

route de l'Industrie 36
1615 Bossonnens
#828

300 hl


021 947 44 11

N/A N/A Brewers: Marcel and Trix Wenger.
Brädele Bräu

Founded in 2015


1734 Tentlingen
#663

list of beers


076 579 69 72

2 15 Promising. Waiting for some more.
Brasserie Artisanale des Molettes

Founded in 2016


1627 Vaulruz
#856

 
N/A N/A -
Brasserie des Celtes

Founded in 2017


1630 Bulle
#993

 
N/A N/A -
Brasserie des Gros

Founded in 2014

route d'Arlens 1
1675 Blessens
#613

list of beers



Link down; brewery closed?


079 449 05 61

4 12.6

Brewers: Patrick and Jean-Marc Gros.
Not bad … but not very good either.
Brasserie du Chauve

Founded in 2010

route de l'Ancienne Papeterie 190
1723 Marly
#389

1000 hl

list of beers


079 737 36 78

12 13.3

Brewer: Jann Poffet.
Interesting beer styles and pretty well-made. Try it. Formerly located in Fribourg where a showroom (la petite brasserie du Chauve, chemin des Roches 1) now is active.
Brasserie du Chêne

Founded in 2013

la Tzintre 2
1637 Charmey
#527


N/A N/A Brewer: Alain Bourgeais.
Formerly named Dou Velâdzo and located in 1624 La Verrerie
Brasserie du Dzô

Founded in 2016

Tintébin 12
1687 Vuisternens-dvt-Romont
#889

500 hl


079 506 88 00

N/A N/A Brewer: Laurent Michel.
Brâthèrie di Yêrdza / Brasserie des Écureuils

Founded in 2015

route d'Ursy 41
1678 Siviriez
#769

15 hl

list of beers


079 937 71 27

N/A N/A Brewer: David Oberson.
B'rs Bierwerk

Founded in 2016


3182 Ueberstorf
#874

 
N/A N/A -
Cow Water

Founded in 2011

Duensstrasse 8
3186 Düdingen
#425

80 hl

list of beers


079 293 10 55

4 13.8

Brewer: Beat Brügger and Patrick Augsburger.
I got a pretty interesting bottle. Hope for more soon.
Fleisch & Brau

Founded in 2004

Hauptstrasse 70
1715 Alterswil
#185

800 hl

list of beers


026 494 06 22

10 12.76

Brewer: Iwan Egger.
A microbrewery initially installed in a butchery in Düdingen. Moved then to Alterswil. Very nicely made beers !
Is brewing the basis beer for the Stillman's since the end of 2012.
Freiburger Biermanufaktur

Founded in 2009

Impasse de la Sous-Station 3
1700 Fribourg
#340

1000 hl

list of beers


079 233 31 32

10 14

"Brewer: Uwe Siegrist, Stephan Marchand and Yannick Brodard.
This microbrewery offers pretty well-made beers. Worth a try.
Its beer ""la Patriote"" was produced by Felsenau until 2013."
Fri-Mousse (Brasserie Artisanale de Fribourg)

Founded in 1999


3186 Düdingen
#97

400 hl

list of beers


026 322 80 88

13 14

"Brewer: Nicolas Dornacher and Alain Morand
Beautiful beers from one of the pioneers of swiss microbrewing (started in 1993 but registered only in 1999). An impressive constancy too.
And they finally find a name for their brewery ;-)"
Haldemann

Founded in 1998

route de la Gare 4
1786 Sugiez
#112

800 hl

list of beers


026 673 00 37

26 14.08

Brewer: Freddy Haldemann
Very creative and interesting beers from this very small brewery. Freddy came back on track with great creative beers full of character after having followed shortly the devilish way of compromise between 2006 and 2009. Brewed a special beer for The Stillman's which is then aged in whisky barrels and bottled by them.
Inferno-Bräu

Founded in 2014


3210 Kerzers
#576

 
N/A N/A -
la Faougueuse

Founded in 2013

route de Faoug 4
1583 Courtepin
#516


079 706 42 49

N/A N/A Brewer: Stephane Scheurer.
Le Fou du Roi

Founded in 2016


1663 Pringy
#842

 
N/A N/A -
Les Gobelins

Founded in 2016

route de Prin-Né 22
1691 Villarimboud
#816

list of beers


1 12.8 Brewer: David Joye.
Marcassine

Founded in 2004

route de la Léchère 41
1614 Granges
#190

3 hl

 
021 947 30 03
N/A N/A Brewer: Yves Birbaum.
Meduzin

Founded in 2015

Doktorweg 3
3210 Kerzers
#794


N/A N/A -
Poyet

Founded in 2007

chemin des Prés 14
1475 Autavaux
#323

30 hl

list of beers


079 606 12 33

7 12.91

Brewer: Lionel and Damien von Niederhausern, Marc Flückiger and Christophe Nell.
Has quite improved during the last 5 years.
Prévert

Founded in 2006

route de Payerne 7
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
#309

13 hl

list of beers

 
026 663 14 13
8 15.45

Brewer: Claude Rosset.
The revelation of the Biergarten 2010 in Granges-près-Marnand: very good beers!
Rieder-Bier

Founded in 2007

Agriswilstrasse 31
3216 Ried b. Kerzers
#267

40 hl

list of beers

 
079 626 15 28
2 14.2 Brewer: Andreas Berger
Sangal

Founded in 2015

route Saint Eloi 15
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
#699

25 hl


079 919 57 47

N/A N/A Brewer: Sann Galeuchet.

Brewpubs (1)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size/Production
Contact # of beers
tasted
Rating avgComments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
la Croix Blanche

Founded in 1999

route de Fribourg 71
1725 Posieux
#102

600 hl

list of beers


026 411 99 00

7 9.03

Brewer: François Galley.
The place is very nice (wood, warm,...). Unfortunately the beers (except the Blonde if you are very lucky) are really not ...

Beer makers without breweries (2)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size
Contact # of beers
tasted
Rating avgComments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
ProMurten

Founded in 2011

Freiburgstrasse 112
3280 Murten

list of beers


1 14.8 Client brewer: the beer (http://www.bodemuenzi.ch) is produced by Trois Dames
The Stillman's

Founded in 2011

Bodenzelgstrasse 89b
3212 Gurmels

40 hl

list of beers


026 674 06 45

35 13.97

Client brewer. Whisky importer and independent whisky bottler which offer beers aged in whisky barrels. The basis beer was first brewed by Haldemann then by Fleisch und Brau (for me with a sensible lost of quality), ageing and bottling are done by the Stillman's.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Banshees' Lodge
rue d'Or 5
1700 Fribourg


026 322 53 94

 -
Halle aux Boissons
rue Saint-Denis 61
1630 Bulle


026 912 75 66

 A drink store with a decent number of beers including some interesting swiss micros.
Halle aux Boissons
route de Pra-Riond 2
1635 Tour-de-Trême


026 919 35 51

 A drink store with a decent number of beers including some interesting swiss micros.
Halle aux Boissons

route du Bois
1753 Matran


026 401 30 15

 

A drink store with a decent number of beers including some interesting swiss micros.
les Trentenaires

rue de Lausanne 87
1701 Fribourg


026 322 44 11

 

10 taps and about 100 bottles.
Lot of beers from Baladin, Swiss micros (Fri-Mousse, Chauve, Freiburger Biermanufaktur, BFM, Trois Dames and Dr. Gab's) and some international classics. A beautiful place.

Closed Breweries (27)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Alex Pilloud
1618 Châtel-St-Denis
1900 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Beauregard
1700 Fribourg
1882 - 1970

21

 
N/A N/A N/A
Berger
1700 Fribourg
1875 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
BierwerkstattMühleweg 53
3280 Murten
2000 - 2012

108

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Martin Gilgen & Daniel Geissbühler.
The brewery Henzi Bräu in Bellach (SO) was registered under the same number (108) from 1999 to 2001.

Production: 8 hl

Brasserie Artisanale du Bourg
Le Bourg 137
1618 Châtel-St-Denis
2011 - 2013

436


N/A N/A Brewers: Etienne and Vincent Michel.
Already temporary(?) inactive.

Production: 17 hl

Brasserie de Fribourg
1700 Fribourg
1876 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brasserie du Midi
1630 Bulle
1885 - 1910

 
N/A N/A N/A
Cardinal
Passage du Cardinal
1701 Fribourg
1788 - 2011

20


23 7.62

Belongs to the Feldschloesschen-Huerlimann-Holding Group which has been bought by Carlsberg (november 2000). Cardinal was scheduled to be closed in 1997 but Feldschloesschen had to face with serious resistance from the beer-lovers of the french-speaking part of the country. The sales dropped down and Feldschloesschen had to come back on its decision. Also brewing the old Gurten brands. Anyway their beers are not exactly what I would call good and they are making most of their money recently with sweetened fruit beers (the Eve serie) or even lemonade (Angel). So don't count on me to cry the day it will be closed.
And the decision came on August 31st 2010: the plant will be closed on June 2011. The reason is the outsourcing by Carlsberg of 20% of the production from the Feldschlösschen Group. The plant in Fribourg being used at 40%, it seems logical that Feldschlösschen has chosen to regroup the production in Rheinfelden.
Closed in June 2011.

Production: 450'000 hl

Cieux
Champ des Pierres 9
1782 Cormagens
2007 - 2016

270


026 465 29 79

19 14.55

Brewer: Dominique Javet
Dominique is looking for perfection and the least I can say is that he can brew wonderful beers. His production is unfortunately very tiny.
Collaud
1630 Bulle
1880 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Devevey
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
1875 - 1900

 
N/A N/A Originally called Busch.
Gerstenbrand
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
1875 - 1890

 
N/A N/A Originally called Treyer.
Grangier et Bondalez
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
la HoublonnièreRoute des Colombettes
1628 Vuadens
1992 - 2001

 
6 13.8 Brewer: Jean-Pierre Bertinotti
The first microbrewery in the french speaking part of the country. Was owned by Jean-Pierre Bertinotti. Very distinctive, it had at that time the most interesting beers of the country. Unfortunately closed now.
la Luneire
1691 Villarimboud
2014 - 2016

584


079 471 32 90

N/A N/A Brewer: Pascal Panchaud and David Fontaine.

Production: 8 hl

l'Epée
1700 Fribourg
1875 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Lessoc
1669 Lessoc
1999 - 2001

87

 
N/A N/A N/A
Memphis Bar Bulle
rue Victor-Tissot 2
1630 Bulle
2008 - 2011

313


026 912 04 24

3 7.2

"Another brewpub offering beers of very bad homebrew quality; not the first and unfortunately not the last in the french speaking part of the country. Deeply damaging the reputation of craft beers.
Added to that, the brewpub is a tragically bad place to be: drunk people pushing and provoking; dirty floors and tables ... A place to avoid!"
Nobs Bräu
ch. de la prairie 10
1720 Corminboeuf
1997 - 2016

118

 
026 475 20 50
N/A N/A Brewer: Paul-Albert Nobs.
Actually inactive (November 2008)
Petitpierre
3280 Murten
1826 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Pignon
chemin Moille au Cristou 16
1619 les Paccots
2015 - 2016

707


078 617 84 60

6 13.6

Brewer: Pierre Noirat.
Above average beers which are worth to try.

Production: 2 hl

Poletti
1700 Fribourg
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Romont
1680 Romont
1875 - 1905

 
N/A N/A First named Zimmermann.
Schaller
1630 Bulle
1873 - 1895

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schopfer Frères
1700 Fribourg
1880 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Scottish Pub
route du Jura 47
1701 Fribourg
1999 - 2006

104


3 12.13

Nice modern pub (if you like karaoke, it's the right place !). 3 beers (blonde, blanche and rousse). The brewer is very kind and ready to show the installations. Worth a try.
Spinnler
3280 Murten
1875 - 1897

 
N/A N/A N/A