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reviewed by yours truly: 100.0% (2)

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Size signification
<50 hl/yr: picobrewey (part-time or hobby)
<1'000 hl/yr: nanobrewery
<5'000 hl/yr: 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.
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The breweries displayed with a yellow background do not appear anymore on the list of the Federal Customs, yet seem to be still active. I will keep them for some time in the hope that they will regulate their situation.

Breweries (2)

# of beers
Rating avg
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...
Alpstein craft beer

Founded in 2021

9054 Haslen


list of beers

6 13.87

Brewer: Marc Bolliger.

Founded in 1810

Industriestrasse 12
9050 Appenzell


465'000 hl

list of beers

53 11.48

"The family Locher bought the brewery ""in Appenzell"" (1810) back in 1886. This family-owned enterprise, run by the 5th generation, has 100 employees and is one of the most ambitious national breweries, enjoying an impressive growth (12'000 hl in 1994; 60'000 hl in 2008; 140'000 in 2010, more than 300'000 in 2018 and about 400'000 to 450'000 hl nowadays which makes of Locher the biggest independent brewery in the country). It is also the most important contract brewer in the country and produces beers for 1936, Ackermann, Mein Emmental, Ela Bier, Calvinus, Komturei Tobel, Wyssestei, Egger (since 2020) and Hopfentropfen and probably more. Locher is exporting about 4'500 hl yearly and is producing on 2 different places in Appenzell (Industriestrasse 12 and Brauereiplatz 1) with a 200 and a 40 hl brewhouse. The smallest brewhouse is used since 2023 to produce a brand called ""Locher Craft""... Interesting fact: it was the first brewery ""online"" back in 1991!
Some original beers and offering basically solid and well-made german-style products."

no brewpubs reported

Beer makers without breweries (1)

# of beers
Rating avg
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Nubia Brew

Founded in 2015

list of beers

6 13

Client brewer: the beers were brewed at Stadtbühl until 2023 and since then at Locher.
Clean and correct - yet unexciting - lagers brewed using sorghum and millet.

no beer shops reported

Closed Breweries (3)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Das CraftbierUnterrainstrasse 4
9050 Appenzell
2020 - 2023


N/A N/A Brewer: Walter Capatt.
Krone, J. Locher's Erben
9413 Oberegg
1852 - 1972


 N/A N/A N/A
9050 Appenzell
1829 - ?

 N/A N/A N/A