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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  • December 2017: Best Beer - 2B or not 2B (Bern, BE), Brauerei Thun (Thun,BE), CaramBier (Biel, BE), Endstation (Bern, BE), Gasthofbrauerei zum Löwen (Grünenmatt, BE), Blaue Ente (Muttenz, BL), La Mécanique des Fluides (Marly, FR), White Rabbit (Anières, GE), Engibeering (Kriens, LU), Geronimo Bräu (Grafenort, NW), Tegerscher Bräu (Degersheim, SG), Chäuerhaus 417 (Gretzenbach, SO), Heimbräu (Thundorf, TG), Bières artisanales du batteur (Ecublens, VD), BlackDot Brewery (Aigle, VD), Brasserie des 3 Toyets, Lausanne, VD), Brasserie des 4 vents (Démoret, VD), BGB Blüemlis Garagen Bräu (Finstersee, ZG), Schurtannen (Menzingen, ZG), St. Wendelin Biermanufaktur Menzingen (Menzingen, ZG), Sunneblick Craft Beer (Menzingen, ZG), El Caballero (Schöfflisdorf, ZH), Kulturverein Zur Förderung und Pflege des Hefepilzes (Winterthur, ZH). Closed: Lindenbergbräu (AG), Elsi Bräu (BE), RAZ Atelier (BE), Hughes, Image, Simpson Brew Partners (VD).

  • October 2017: OON "Out Of Nowhere" (Baden, AG), Bäuper (Belp, BE), Bruni Brennerei (Amsoldingen, BE), Stadtbach (Bern, BE), Cenci's Brauhuus (Reinach, BL), Oberwil Waldschlössli (Oberwil, BL), Bière du Pendule (Confignon, GE), Brau-Art dals Bofs (Champfer, GR), La Spirale (Delémont, JU), Braukeller Mumi-Roli Mumenthaler (Luzern, LU), Vitznau (Vitznau, LU), Brasseur Danielsson (la Tène, NE), Stirne Bräu (Engelberg, OW), 8716er (Schmerikon, SG), Marmot Cervisiam (St. Gallen, SG), Hope Brewery Loos (Neuhausen, SH), Rigamonti (Camorino, TI), BIERURI (Erstfeld, UR), La Mine (Bex, VD), La Renarde (Villeneuve, VD), Baracca5 (Cham, ZG)

  • September 2017: Elsi Bräu (Oberbalm, BE), (Schliern, BE), Wäbis (Muri bei Bern, BE), Wellsh Brewery (Seedorf, BE), the Beer Guerrillas (Pratteln, BL), Extra-Muros (Fribourg, FR), Brasserie du Mât (Cologny, GE), Sufers (Sufers, GR), la Brassée du Chevrier (Vermes, , U), Brasserie de la Meute (la Chaux-de-Fonds, NE), probier (Sachseln, OW), St. Georg (Kaltbrunn, SG), Bottega die Ghi di Loris Ghirlanda (Dino, TI), Muscendro (Contone, TI), la Fée Maltée (Yvonand, VD), Malternative (Martigny, VS), Vie Montagne (Verbier, VS), Ägeribier (Unterägeri, ZG), Hans im Glück (Sulzbach, ZH). Closed: Surselva (GR), Stadtkeller Luzern (LU) and Guldibräu (SO).

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featured brewery

Freiburger Biermanufaktur

Founded in 2009
1700 Fribourg (FR)
registry number: 340
list of beers
my ranking: 92 out of 310

next festival

Zrich Bier Festival
8048 Zrich (ZH)
4th edition: 2018 April 5 to 7

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