Ticino

[Breweries (27)] [Beer makers without breweries (2)] [Closed Breweries (38)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (2)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 40.7% (11)

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


Size signification
<50 hl/yr: nanobrewey (part-time or hobby)
<1'000 hl/yr: microbrewery
<5'000 hl/yr: large microbrewery
<50'000 hl/yr: regional brewery
>50'000 hl/yr: large brewery

Rating signification
to The nec plus ultra ! Don't miss those breweries.
Very good breweries !
Above average and satisfying.
to Average.
 Not terrible.
 This is getting pretty bad.
to  Be cautious: you may REALLY not like it !

Please note that the star ratings 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.
The rating for creativity level (1 to 5 stars) should reflect the will of the brewery to offer different beers in many styles. This work is underway.
Click here if you would like to see my ranking list for this canton.

Breweries (27)

NameAddress&contactRegistry-#
Size/Production
# of beers
tasted
Rating avg
appreciation
creativity level
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...
Bironsa

Founded in 2017


6611 Mosogno

 
#1056

N/A N/A -
Birra 55

Founded in 2018


6950 Tesserete

 
#1215

N/A N/A -
Birra Bozz

Founded in 2012

via Centrale 23
6516 Cugnasco


079 905 66 02

#480

list of beers

5 10

Brewers: Alan and Luca Bozzini.
A dubious Porter, a pretty good Pils and other far less convincing beers.
Birra Schmid

Founded in 2014


6702 Claro



Link down; brewery closed?


#618

list of beers

2 15

Delicate, subtle and good beers.
Birrificio del Pirata

Founded in 2015


6918 Figino


#649

list of beers

6 14.6

Brewer: Michel Bacco.
Well-crafted beers and interesting styles. Don't hesitate if you can find his beers.
Birrificio di Preonzo

Founded in 2016

via ala Géise
6523 Preonzo

 
#852

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Birrificio Sottobisio

Founded in 2014

via Sottobisio 3A
6828 Balerna


#569

500 hl

list of beers

19 15.39

Brewer: Jacopo Buraschi.
Bold, interesting and well-crafted beers. Keep an eye on them !
Birrificio Ticinese San Martino

Founded in 2016

via Vite 5
6855 Stabio


091 647 00 79

#400

list of beers

6 12.87

"Brewer: Giovanni Marsa.
The former brewery went bankrupt at the beginning of 2016 and has been bought by Schützengarten some months later. The brewery has been ""reloaded"" under a new registry number (was formerly 147; looks there for additional information)."
Bottega die Ghi di Loris Ghirlanda

Founded in 2017


6967 Dino

 
#1084

N/A N/A -
Crypto Madness

Founded in 2018


6814 Cadempino

 
#1194

N/A N/A -
Fabbrica di birra St. Salvatore

Founded in 2018

via Lucomagno 97
6715 Dongio

 
#1158

N/A N/A -
H2Orzo

Founded in 2016


6516 Cugnasco


#820

N/A N/A -
Jeje's Bier

Founded in 2015


6600 Locarno

 
#715

N/A N/A -
Maitri

Founded in 2016

via Cave di Marmo 1
6864 Arzo


091 630 12 12

#960

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Roberto Bianchi.
Former client brewer. Their beers were brewed at the installation of Birrificio Ticinese. Registered since December 2016 and moved from Airolo to Arzo.
MóMò

Founded in 2013

via Enrico Dunant 11
6828 Balerna


#494

list of beers

8 9.9

Brewer: Stefano Luisoni.
I'm not convinced for now. Clearly needs lot of tuning and quality control.
Monte Lema

Founded in 2017


6986 Curio


077 412 85 88

#970

N/A N/A Brewers: Daniele Delmenico and Andrea Lorenzetti.
Muscendro

Founded in 2017


6594 Contone

 
#1088

N/A N/A -
No Land

Founded in 2015

Via Pedreta 1
6818 Melano


#693

list of beers

10 14.24

Brewer: Christian Scolari.
Clearly worth a try. Offers beers going from ok to very good in quite different styles.
Officina della Birra

Founded in 1999

direzione Zona Industriale 1
6934 Bioggio


#93

1'500 hl

list of beers

38 14.03

Brewer: Lucio and Eric Notari.
Creative and sympathic brewers. Clearly worth a try ! Came back strong recently after having flown some years under the radar.
Should increase the production to 1700 hl in 2016.
Olgiati

Founded in 2018


6993 Iseo

 
#1196

N/A N/A -
Red Deer

Founded in 2016

via Al Fiume 7
6962 Viganello


#881

N/A N/A -
Rigamonti

Founded in 2017


6528 Camorino

 
#1111

N/A N/A -
Rud Bir

Founded in 2014

via San Gottardo 80
6596 Gordola


#571

list of beers

10 14.68

Brewer: Luka Ferrara.
Creative and good beers.
San Rocco

Founded in 2014


6661 Berzona


079 822 56 34

#646

list of beers

6 12.93

Brewer: Thomas Lucas.
Offers belgian-style beers, some accurate and pretty good, others having room for improvements. Worth a try in any case.
Selvatici.ch

Founded in 2017


6702 Claro


076 693 98 63

#962

N/A N/A -
Terra Matta

Founded in 2013

Nucleo
6839 Sagno


091 980 37 10

#526

list of beers

1 11.2 Brewer: Martino Mombelli.
Tilola Raffaele

Founded in 2017


6593 Cadenazzo

 
#1029

N/A N/A -

no brewpubs reported

Beer makers without breweries (2)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size
# of beers
tasted
Rating avg
appreciation
creativity level
Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Cormano

Founded in 2014

via Maestri Comacini 51
6834 Morbio Inferiore


091 682 89 40

list of beers

N/A N/A Client brewer: the beer is produced by Birrificio Ticinese.
Gottardo

Founded in 2009

Via Birreria 5
6760 Faido


091 866 12 18

1'700 hl

list of beers

1 8 Client brewer. An ambitious brewery which plans to control 10% of the beer market from Ticino and to reach 2500 to 3000 hl after 2 years. Until the local plant is built, the beer is actually brewed by Rosengarten. But after 3 years there is still no brewery to see and the company has to face financial problems. Will their dream comes true ? For myself, I'm ready to bet on a negative denouement.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Il Fiore di Luppolo
via Valeggia 5
6912 Pazzallo-Lugano


076 463 65 32

 A beer shop offering for now a selection of about 120 international craft beers. A selection of craft beers from Tessin is planned.
Paradiso Beer Shop
via Guisan 13
6900 Paradiso


091 980 46 74

 A beer shop with beers from Belgium, England, Spain and Italy.

Closed Breweries (38)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Beerrificio (B4Beer)
via Piotti 1
6833 Vacallo
2012 - 2016

473


N/A N/A Brewer: Roberto Pellegrini.
Beretta
6672 Gordevio
1830 - 1854

 
N/A N/A N/A
Beretta
6900 Lugano
1848 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
Beretta
6815 Melide
1853 - 1900

 
N/A N/A Originally named Fratelli Conti.
Birra Bellinzona
6500 Bellinzona
1878 - 1980

44

 
N/A N/A Absorbed by Eichhof.
Birra dei Nani

6929 Gravesano
2014 - 2016

597


N/A N/A -
Birra Emilio Chiodi
6612 Ascona
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Birra Rosian
6760 Faido
1852 - 1972

47

 
N/A N/A N/A
Birreria Ascobirra
2004 - 2004

174

 
N/A N/A N/A
Birreria TicineseVia S. Bernardino 24
6532 Castione
2000 - 2005

152

 
N/A N/A "Formerly known as ""La Tana del Luppolo"". Well, the brewer is from Germany so it's Reinheitsgebot-time here ..."
Birrificio Ticinese
via Vite 5
6855 Stabio
2002 - 2016

147


33 13.88

Brewer: Nicola Beltraminelli.
Formerly called La Birraria, then San Martino. Once brewed very modest and uncontrolled beers but now their products are very interesting. Look especially for the beers they are brewing in their joint venture with Piccolo Birrificio d'Apricale under the name of Bad Attitude (www.badattitude.ch). The production in Mendrisio stopped and the beers are now produced in Stabio.

Production: 2'300 hl

Borsa
6500 Bellinzona
1875 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Breggia Balerna
6834 Morbio Inferiore
1900 - 1907

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fabbrica di Birra Borso
6513 Monte Carasso
1885 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fabbrica di birra Salvatore
6717 Dangio-Torre
1895 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fabbricca di Birra
6776 Piotta
1878 - 1916

 
N/A N/A N/A
Ferrari
6710 Biasca
1885 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fratelli Brunetti & Co.
6711 Aquila
? - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Galli Giacomo
6830 Chiasso
1880 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Galli Luigi
6825 Capolago
1851 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gambrinus
6500 Bellinzona
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gopf Biir

6933 Muzzano
2015 - 2015

665


N/A N/A -
Haas
6500 Bellinzona
1875 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Innocente Regazzoni
6834 Morbio Inferiore
1905 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Lugano
6900 Lugano
1895 - 1971

46

 
N/A N/A N/A
Moree
6850 Mendrisio
1845 - 1850

 
N/A N/A N/A
Nazionale
6600 Locarno
1854 - 1981

45

 
N/A N/A N/A
Osteria-Birreria della Posta
6713 Malvaglia
1999 - 2002

105

 
N/A N/A N/A
Paolaccio
6850 Mendrisio
1845 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Pasquini-Bernasconi
6900 Lugano
1885 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rimoldi
6850 Mendrisio
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Salvatore
6711 Aquila
1882 - 1909

 
N/A N/A N/A
San DomenicoSentiero di Gandria 6
6976 Castagnola
2005 - 2009

210


N/A N/A Brewer: Piergiorgio Capietti
Closed since approximately 2008.
San Pedervia Giovannini 15
6710 Biasca
2003 - 2010

175


2 12.4 A brewpub producing a correct lager and an interesting weizen.
They don't brew anymore and are selling the beers from Birraria.
San Peder
Via A. Giovannini 15
6710 Biasca
2010 - 2012

369

 
N/A N/A This brewpub closed in 2007 but appears again with a new register number ?! I will try to learn more about this.
Tognola
6537 Grono
1882 - 1973

27

 
N/A N/A N/A
Tonella
6850 Mendrisio
1875 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
Valmaggese
6596 Gordola
2007 - 2011

257

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Marco Hoerler.