Bern

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reviewed by yours truly: 46.7% (100)

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


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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Breweries (207)

NameAddress&contactRegistry-#
Size/Production
# 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...
165

Founded in 2016

Altikofenstrasse 165
3048 Worblaufen


#895

list of beers

N/A N/A A small micro specialized in gruit beers.
Probably inactive.
3714 Frutigbier

Founded in 2018

Dorfstrasse 1
3714 Frutigen


#1202

300 hl

list of beers

4 12.4

Brewers: Ginette Pernet and Martin Ruprecht.
Brews 6 core beers and some seasonal on a 3 hl installation.
I had 3 average beers + a wannabe IPA spoiled by oxidized hops for now.
476 Faulensee

Founded in 2012

Schneidermattweg 6
3705 Faulensee

 
#478

12 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Heinz Rohrer.
A brewer club.
7grad

Founded in 2019


3293 Dotzigen


#1328

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Aare Bier

Founded in 2006

Neuenburgstrasse 42
3282 Bargen


032 391 00 22

#239

5'000 hl

list of beers

11 12.98

"Brewers: Christian Schenkl.
Founded by a local businessman and opened on August 26th 2006 with a solid initial brewing capacity. The production went from 1600 hl during the first year, 4000 in 2011 and reaches about 6300 in 2019. The yearly production capacity has been increased to 9000 hl in 2019 but the brewery lost 24% of its production in the 2020 ""covid""-year.
Aare Bier has for many years been specialized in contract brewing (accounting up to 25% of their production): Goldküstenbräu and Oberlanderbräu (until 2012), Lozärnerbier (until 2018), Fischerstube Ueli Winterbogg (2009-2011), Falkenbräu Festbier (until Spring 2014) and Züri-Bräu Original (2014). Those times are over which left some places for their own beers. Brews also the Bier-Bienne beers. The company has 8 employees and offers 4 core beers in german styles and every leap year - well, in any case, rarely - some one-shot. Good quality but - by far - not enough diversity.
Member of the Swiss Breweries Association since 2021."

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Augass-Bräu

Founded in 2017


3098 Schliern

 
#972

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Aupezeiger

Founded in 2020


3313 Büren zum Hof


079 386 54 31

#1506

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Aviator's Brew

Founded in 2020

Farnerenweg 35e
3126 Gelterfingen


079 313 75 25

#1499

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Hektor Meyer.
Baba Schorsch

Founded in 2019


4914 Roggwil

 
#1377

N/A N/A -
Badhaus Bräu

Founded in 2020

Badhausstrasse 47
2503 Biel


#1473

list of beers

4 9

Caution: off-flavors ahead…
BAF

Founded in 2015

Nordring 46
3013 Bern


#714

list of beers

24 13.98

Originality and character. And could successfully overcome some initial qualities issues.
Balli Bier

Founded in 2021


3305 Iffwil

 
#1566

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Bantigerbier

Founded in 2018


3250 Lyss


#1224

5 hl

list of beers

7 13.83

Brewer: Ramon and Flavia Zürcher.
Located previously in Ostermundingen. Well-made beers which deserve a try.
Bärg Bier

Founded in 2016

Bonderlenstrasse 8
3715 Adelboden


079 703 48 38

#896

list of beers

1 12 Brewer: Jürg Gyger and Andy Schrank.
Originaly named trinkbar.
Barrel Brewing

Founded in 2019

Postgasse 10
3800 Matten b. Interlaken


#1318

list of beers

N/A N/A -
BassBier

Founded in 2019


3612 Steffisburg

 
#1423

N/A N/A -
Bäupbärger Bier

Founded in 2012


3124 Belpberg

 
#484

list of beers

9 14.49

Brewer: Johann Walther.
Yet another talented member of the Thun connection. Specialist of strong belgian styles. Don't hesitate !
Bäuper

Founded in 2017

Belpbergstrasse 13
3123 Belp


#1116

list of beers

4 10.1

Brewing on a 70 liters installation.
Belp (Burggässli Bier)

Founded in 2018


3123 Belp

 
#1235

list of beers

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
Beny-Bier

Founded in 2018

Wyssbach 149
4934 Madiswil


#1233

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewing on a 50 liters installation.
Berner Lohnbrauerei

Founded in 2021

Güterstrasse 6a
3008 Bern


#1644

N/A N/A Founded by 4 restaurant owners with the goal to offer their own beers.
Berner Oberland Braui

Founded in 2006


3665 Wattenwil

 
079 380 59 75
#223

N/A N/A Brewer: Romi König.
Probably inactive.
Bier Art

Founded in 2010

Ahornweg 5
2543 Lengnau


079 208 14 26

#383

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
Bier aus Tägertschi

Founded in 2018

untere Weinhalde 29
3111 Tägertschi

 
#1214

N/A N/A A brewers club with a confidential production.
Bier Zentrale

Founded in 2019

Wegmühlegässli 6
3072 Ostermundigen


078 622 01 11

#1347

50 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer:Pascal Rusillon.
Formerly located in Münsingen. Brewing on a 2 hl installation.
Bierbraui G2

Founded in 2019


3600 Thun

 
#1389

N/A N/A -
Bières&Co

Founded in 2014

Grand-Rue 19
2606 Corgémont


032 525 87 85

#595

180 hl

list of beers

14 10.8

Brewer: Raffaele Grosso.
Brews about 5 core beers and some seasonals (mostly American styles).
I must confess that I am not a fan.
Bierhandwerk

Founded in 2017


3600 Thun

 
#963

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
Biermanufaktur 3312

Founded in 2019

Bernstrasse 9a
3312 Fraubrunnen


#1418

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Bierverein Jens+itzer

Founded in 2018

Tannacker 26
2565 Jens


#1166

list of beers

16 10.85

A brewer club. Brewing 5 core beers and a huge number of yearly one-shots.
The creativity is much higher than the quality…
Bierwerkstatt Eberhard

Founded in 2017

Schwand 4a
3110 Münsingen


079 750 61 51

#974

list of beers

16 14.33

Brewer: Reto Eberhard.
Brewing 3 core beers and some specialties on a 80 liters installation. Mostly Belgian styles.
A good variety and qualities of beers.
Blackwell

Founded in 2012

Einschlagweg 59
3400 Burgdorf


076 206 35 91

#469

300 hl

list of beers

123 15.3

Brewers: Tobias and Samuel Aeschlimann.
Started officially as hobby brewers in 2012 and were brewing on the installations of the former 523 brewery between 2014 and 2016. Back to Burgdorf since October 2016 with a brewing installation of 12 hl. Employs 3 people and opened their own bar in Spring 2021. Using its own wild yeasts, this brewery is inspired by the belgian farmhouse tradition and offers 6 core beers and many one-shots (some of them barrel-aged).
Talented people, interesting, creative and very good beers. Clearly a top ten brewery in the country.
BLZ Company

Founded in 2015

l'Echelette 7
2645 Orvin


078 749 63 29

#703

1500 hl

list of beers

15 14.4

"Brewers: Arthur and Guillaume Balz.
Shortly named ""la Balzeuse"". Moved from Biel to Orvin in 2018. Brews 8 core beers and some one-shots, almost all in American styles.
A promising and successful microbrewery."
Brasserie de Choufaille

Founded in 2018

Hauptstrasse 84
2575 Täuffelen


#1275

250 hl

list of beers

5 14.64

Brewer: Vincent Willi.
Brewing 5 core beers and some seasonals/specials on 5 hl installation.
True to style, well-made and pretty bold beers. Interesting brewery.
Brasserie de l'Or Blanc

Founded in 2020


3084 Wabern

 
#1543

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewing on a 2 hl installation.
Brasserie des Martinets

Founded in 2019

Grand-Rue 37
2608 Courtelary


079 786 97 71

#1369

70 hl

list of beers

6 14.07

Brewers: Stéphane Pauchard.
Brewing almost exclusively Pale Ales and IPAs, this brewery will get bigger in 2022-2023 and will have also a taproom.
Promising.
Brasserie du Renard

Founded in 2020


2515 Prêles

 
#1498

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Brau AG Langenthal

Founded in 2002

St. Urbanstrasse 34
4900 Langenthal


062 922 44 44

#145

1'300 hl

list of beers

30 12.03

Brewer: Seraphin Ritter.
Formerly named Hasli-Bier. Brews 6 core beers and some seasonal in Anglo-American styles. Has 3 employees.
20 years and 30 beers later, they still fail to convince me.
BrauArt

Founded in 2015

Stationsstrasse 16
3671 Brenzikofen

 
#660

list of beers

N/A N/A -
BRAUatelier

Founded in 2021


3053 Wiggiswil

 
#1642

N/A N/A -
Braubarbümpliz

Founded in 2019

Bernstrasse 77
3018 Bern


#1304

list of beers

5 9.6 Brewer: Francisco Lopez.
A brew collective and a bar. Brewing 4 core beers and some seasonals on a 50 liters installation.
Way to go, as all beers show different level of faults (meaty, over-carbonated, cidery,…)
Brauerei 2572

Founded in 2021

Hauptstrasse 35
2572 Sutz


032 397 02 16

#1604

N/A N/A A bar with its own brewery.
Brauerei Ernst

Founded in 2021


3006 Bern

 
#1626

N/A N/A -
Braukeller Bracher

Founded in 2021

Birkenweg 3
3373 Röthenbach


braukellerbracher

#1572

N/A N/A Brewing on a 200 liters installation.
Braukunst Bern

Founded in 2016

Libellenweg 8
3006 Bern


079 312 94 58

#827

list of beers

16 11.93

Brewers: Alex Chevalley and Gian-Andrea Brunner.
Brews about 8 core beers in various styles on a 5 hl installation.
Braulabor

Founded in 2015

Dorfstrasse 16
3555 Trubschachen


079 132 70 81

#672

list of beers

1 10 Brewer: Eric Satzer.
Probably inactive.
Braumanufaktur Thun

Founded in 2015


3612 Steffisburg

 
#648

list of beers

N/A N/A "The shortest living brewery ever as it closed the same week it was opened ;-) Yet … is born again in March 2015. Very confidential activity…"
Brauwerkstatt Egghubel

Founded in 2000

Sädelstrasse 35
3115 Gerzensee


031 951 01 81

#125

30 hl

list of beers

21 14.13

Brewer: Jürg Kohler
Creative and interesting small microbrewery. Originally called Mettlebier and located in Muri. Jürg found a new location for his brewery in 2008. His beers have also massively improved since the first time I had them.
Unfortunately, this fine pioneer of the Swiss craft beer scene closed by the end of 2018.
Brauwerkstatt Jegenstorf

Founded in 2012

Bernstrasse 16
3303 Jegenstorf


#468

380 hl

list of beers

13 14.09

Brewers: Toni Bühlmann and Dani Hemmann.
Brewing 3 core beers and 6 to 8 seasonals on a 5 hl installation.

Promising and well-made beers. Clearly worth a try.
BrewBrothers

Founded in 2011

Dörfli 114c
3663 Gurzelen


079 488 67 12

#445

8 hl

list of beers

18 13.31

Brewers: Jürg Weyermann and Roger von Wyl.
Brewing on a 50 liters installation.
Offers some really excellent beers and clearly deserves a try.
Brewing Friends

Founded in 2018


3626 Hünibach

 
#1184

list of beers

N/A N/A Looks like a tiny and barely active homebrewery.
Bruni Brennerei

Founded in 2017

Hurschgasse 11
3633 Amsoldingen


033 341 14 53

#1108

N/A N/A A distillery brewing its own beer (apparently in very tiny quantities)
Brygger Øl

Founded in 2014

Greppenweg
4900 Langenthal


#615

6 hl

list of beers

49 14.98

Brewer: Roger Brügger.
Well-crafted beers and lot of diversity from this (unfortunately) pico-brewery.
Buchholtron

Founded in 2019

Panoramaweg 11
3615 Heimenschwand


076 379 02 60

#1364

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Thomas Nussbaum.
Buchser Landbier

Founded in 2012

Wangenstrasse 41
3360 Herzogenbuchsee


078 704 15 62

#472

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Daniel Wüthrich.
Büffelbier

Founded in 2016

Alexander-Schöni-Strasse 29
2503 Biel-Bienne


#877

list of beers

4 14.1

Decent enough. Worth a try.
BurgBier

Founded in 2013

Kappelistrasse 6
3852 Ringgenberg


#504

120 hl

list of beers

24 13.75

Brewers: Beat Heimberg and Hans Schmocker.
Brewing on a 2 hl installation. Offered initially very good german-style beers and switched to the IPA world with the same success. Good brewery !
Burgdorfer

Founded in 1999

Kornhausgasse 16
3401 Burgdorf


034 423 13 61

#92

7'100 hl

list of beers

23 12.12

Brewer: Oliver Honsel.
Started as a brewpub in the Schützenhaus in Burgdorf back in 1999, this brewery enjoys an impressive growth since its beginning and cracked the 8'000 hl in 2016. Has the capacity to reach 12'000 hl since its relocation in the former Kornhaus (2012). Has about 10 employees and more than 2000 stakeholders.
Member of the Swiss breweries association since November 2021.
Expect mainly solid german-style beers (4 core beers and 2-3 one-shots yearly).
Butler 777

Founded in 2015

Grauholzstrasse 28
3063 Ittigen

 
#777

list of beers

N/A N/A -
CaramBier

Founded in 2018

Beaulieuweg 23a
2504 Biel

 
#1126

list of beers

6 14.2

Brewer: Ueli Scheidegger.
Quite uneven quality, yet able to brew nice beers. Check especially the excellent Dark Strong Ale.
Chäsi-Bräu

Founded in 2017

Grafenriedstrasse 14d
3305 Iffwil


#1038

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Roland Häsler.
Formerly located in Wiggiswil.
Chautacherbraui

Founded in 2021


3413 Kaltacker

 
#1634

N/A N/A -
Chrüpfe Bier

Founded in 2014

Lüterswilstrasse 28
3298 Oberwil b. Büren


079 356 15 07

#558

130 hl

list of beers

6 14.53

Brewers: Noel Leibundgut, Thomas Hügi and Christian Herren.
Producing 5 core beers and 3 seasonals in german and anglo-american styles. Still a hobby for all the persons involved despite a decent output.
Good quality.
Cortébière

Founded in 2017

les Poiriers 2
2607 Cortébert

 
032 489 28 32
#1030

list of beers

4 10.7

Brewer: Werner Duppenthaler.
Some beers show unfortunately notes of DMS.
Courage Bier

Founded in 2016

Alte Schwarzeneggstrasse 4
3612 Steffisburg


079 215 58 83

#824

150 hl

list of beers

3 13.73

Brewer: Christoph Mauerhofer.
Brewing 4 core beers and some seasonals on a 150 liters installation.
Courtysane

Founded in 2015

Bretin 14
2608 Courtelary


032 944 21 30

#673

list of beers

4 14.3

Brewer: Frédéric Guerne.
Brewing on a 6 hl installation.
Well-crafted beers which clearly deserve a try.
Craftakt

Founded in 2019


3612 Steffisburg


#1317

25 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: Thomas Vogel and Stefan Dummermuth.
Brewing on a 2 hl installation.
Craftfeld

Founded in 2018

Hessstrasse 27a
3097 Liebefeld


079 580 20 34

#1218

list of beers

10 15.24

Solid quality and a good diversity: go for it!
Damm-Brauerei

Founded in 2020

Dorfstrasse 3
3418 Rüegsbach


079 332 89 38

#1540

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: F. Held and M. Hofer.
danidrinks

Founded in 2011

Höheweg 16
3037 Herrenschwanden


076 322 54 23

#446

450 hl

list of beers

11 12.87

Brewer: Daniel Michel.
Brewing on a 24 hl installation. Producing also Kombucha and different soft drinks.
Well-made beers which definitely deserve a try. And the cider is excellent !
dear.beer

Founded in 2016

Schulgasse 1
3250 Lyss


078 768 12 50

#500

150 hl

list of beers

33 14.24

Brewer: Eric Meyer.
Brews 3 core beer and some special releases in anglo-american styles on a 6 hl installation. Has 2 employees..
Interesting. Clearly worth a try.
Egger

Founded in 1863

Brauereiweg 3
3076 Worb


031 839 03 57

#14

22'000 hl

list of beers

19 10.6

"Brewer: David Santschi.
Founded in 1863 by Gottfried Egger at his return from the USA (where he also just founded a brewery), this brewery is nowadays run by the 6th generation. With about 40 employees this enterprise took advantage of the closure of the Gurten brewery and reached a peak of production with 30'000 hl in 1997. Unfortunately a lack of reaction to the new beer trends as well as an outdated traditional corporate image lead Egger to continual decrease of the production output (nowadays probably light above 20'000 hl). Offers almost exclusively traditional german-styles beers (and, IMHO, of pretty low quality) and limited editions called ""small batch"". Would be part of my list if you asked me which breweries are in danger to close at short- or medium-term.
To counter these problems the brewery icuts some jobs and s outsourcing is production in Appenzell (Locher) since 2020."

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Eich - Bühl - Bier

Founded in 2017


3645 Zwieselberg

 
#1053

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
ELK

Founded in 2015

Kirchacker 4
4933 Rütschelen


#797

N/A N/A Brewers: Reto Erdin, Stephan Leder and Guido Kunz.
A homebrewery producing only for friends.
Endstation

Founded in 2017

Selhofen 41F
3122 Kehrsatz


#1119

list of beers

5 12.32

Brewers: Fabian Kappeler and Andrea Bettich.
Engin(B)eer

Founded in 2019


2575 Täuffelen

 
#1306

N/A N/A -
experientia

Founded in 2021

Schönbergstrasse 15
3654 Gunten


033 520 85 00

#1568

N/A N/A Brewers: Andy Kämpf, Beat Christen and Renato Märki.
F9

Founded in 2017


3012 Bern

 
#1058

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
Faex

Founded in 2010

Wangenstrasse 12
3373 Röthenbach bei Herzogenbuchsee


079 314 49 92

#382

60 hl

list of beers

9 12.62

Brewer: Stefan Müller.
Moved from Wangenried to Röthenbach in 2014. Brewing on a 150 liters installation.
Interesting and well-brewed beers yet pretty unstylish.
Felsenau

Founded in 1881

Strandweg 34
3004 Bern


031 301 22 08

#16

25'000 hl

list of beers

13 10.85

Brewer: Josef and Pascal Meier.
Founded by Johann Gustav Hemmann in 1881, this family-owned enterprise is run nowadays by the 6th generation and has about 25 employees. After reaching a production high of 25'000 hl during the 60s and the 70s, it dropped drastically to 8'000 (~2005) before increasing again impressively to 25'000 again (2018). Since 2002 the logistic is handled by Heineken. Despite being conservative (don't look for craft beer styles here) this brewery bases its success upon taking advantage of the trend to drink local beers as well as upon a clever marketing.

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Fjord & Fjell

Founded in 2016

Schwand 4a
3110 Münsingen


078 648 15 47

#826

list of beers

24 14.4

Brewer: Tore Haugholt.
Formerly located in Rubigen. Brewing on a 140 liter installation.
Creativity and quality: go for it!
Fleur de Lyss

Founded in 2016

Hauptstrasse 12
3250 Lyss


#924

list of beers

7 12.51

Offers 2 core beers and some seasonals. Uneven qualities.
Fox & Rabbit

Founded in 2015


3600 Thun

 
#747

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Fränzu-Bräu

Founded in 2008

Flugplatzstrasse 6
3123 Belp



Link down; brewery closed?


079 333 84 27

#292

14 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Franz Blaser.
Probably inactive.
Freistoff

Founded in 2012

Bostudenstrasse 1a
3604 Thun

 
#463

list of beers

16 14.9

Brewer: Hans Frei.
Changed the name in 2016 (formerly Frei's Bier).
Very good beers again from a brewery from Thun. Don't miss the Black Panter !
Gerhard Ziehli

Founded in 2016


3268 Lobsigen

 
#838

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
Gili Bräu

Founded in 2013

Allmendweg 46
3110 Münsingen


#492

list of beers

3 11.87

Brewer: Pat Gilomen.
Not fully convincing.
GlütschBachBier

Founded in 2021


3661 Uetendorf

 
#1619

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Grimm

Founded in 2004

Muhlernstrasse 59
3098 Köniz


#191

1 10.8 Brewer: Daniel Grimm.
Closed between 2010 and 2018! Formerly located in Aeschi (SO).
I have only been able to taste one not convincing beer, many years ago.
Güegi-Quell

Founded in 2014

Sonnrain 3
3365 Seeberg


079 426 17 57

#634

list of beers

5 8.48

Brewer: Andreas Peter.
Brewing on a 250 liters installation. Produces 3 core beers in German styles and some seasonal (mostly fruit and spices beers). Got professionnal in 2019.
Be cautious, you may not like their beers…
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Gumm

Founded in 2016

Gummweg 95
3612 Steffisburg


079 773 16 35

#949

N/A N/A Probably inactive.
Gürbe Bier

Founded in 2015


3127 Mühleturnen


#793

N/A N/A Brewer: Christoph Woodtli.
Brewing on a 40 liters installation.
Güschu 58

Founded in 2015


3122 Kehrsatz


#730

list of beers

41 15.04

Brewer: Sascha Wehrle.
Some brewers are able to produce good beers since the beginning. And this is the case here !
H&K Brewery

Founded in 2019

Sur les Crêts 1
2740 Moutier


#1379

list of beers

3 8

Brewers: Kévin Kocher and Hélène Ruch.
Brewing 3 core beers and some prototypes.
Haarige Kuh

Founded in 2013

Kammistrasse 11
3800 Interlaken


079 619 40 02

#543

520 hl

list of beers

11 14.29

Brewers: Andy Taylor and Glynn Gillies.
The 2 Scots brew on a 5 hl installation. Closed shortly between Sep. 2014 and February 2015.
Clearly worth a try.
Hardeggerperle

Founded in 2000

Hardegg 5
3326 Krauchthal


034 411 00 50

#120

100 hl

list of beers

10 12.24

Brewer: Ernst Schmutz
Brewing on a 330 liters installation.
Decent german-style beers.
Haslital Bier

Founded in 2019


3860 Meiringen


#1323

list of beers

N/A N/A Started in 2016 as client brewer (Jungfrau Bräu then Thun Bier). Registered since mid-2019 so apparently building its own brewery.
Closed according to my information (August 2021) yet probably only temporary.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Haxli Schwändi Bräu

Founded in 2010

Hagsbühl 172
3625 Heiligenschwendi


#405

10 hl

list of beers

4 13

Brewers: Marc Gautschy and Marcel Messerli.
Brewing on a 50 liters installation.
Looks interesting and promising. Good potential.
Probably inactive.
HeBrews

Founded in 2021


3400 Burgdorf

 
#1583

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Helmert's

Founded in 2019


3053 Münchenbuchsee


#1344

list of beers

7 13.83

-
Hoch 3

Founded in 2017


3267 Seedorf

 
#988

N/A N/A -
Hohgant

Founded in 2006

Wald
6197 Schangnau


034 493 30 05 

#244

100 hl

list of beers

15 13.01

Brewer: Werner Kammer.
Originally called Kammer-Bräu and located in Murgenthal (AG). Some beautiful beers. And some not really …
Hölibräu Zäzi

Founded in 2009


3532 Zäziwil

 
#348

list of beers

4 14.3

Brewers: Aschi Frey, Lukas Vogel, Marcel Jaun and Pädu Zemp.
Brews accurate beers with character. Good products worth to try.
Formerly named Chutzebraui and closed between 2016 and 2019.
Holliger Bru

Founded in 2020


3008 Bern

 
#1462

N/A N/A -
Hoppy Hour

Founded in 2017

chemin Vert 17
2502 Bienne


079 902 12 74

#973

list of beers

2 15.6 Brewer: Joël Edelmann.
Nice beers. Keep an eye on this brewery!
Currently inactive.
Hügu

Founded in 2018

Schoneggstrasse 11
3454 Sumiswald


#1286

4 14.2

Brewers: Reto Aeschbacher, Andreas Rutschi, Michael Heiniger and Marc Kirchhofer.
Started 2017, registered since 2018. Offers 4 core beers + some seasonal specialties.
Hundsbräu

Founded in 2007

Mühleweg 5
2554 Meinisberg


032 378 12 83

#285

2 14.4 Brewer: Daniel and Susanne Kruse.
A tiny microbrewery offering very interesting and good beers. A nice surprise.
Ingolds Braukeller

Founded in 2017


4934 Madiswil

 
#1010

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Jack Beer

Founded in 2016

Rue des Près 33
2710 Tavannes


079 238 45 22

#836

list of beers

N/A N/A Formerly located in Grandval.
Joranbräu

Founded in 2016

Solothurnstrasse 136
2504 Biel


#907

list of beers

6 11.87

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Jumbera

Founded in 2017

Dorfstrasse 69
3706 Leissigen


079 759 32 45

#1042

N/A N/A Brewer: Markus Brawand.
Jungfraubräu

Founded in 2009

Derfliplatz 14
3855 Brienz


033 951 04 40

#338

2000 hl

list of beers

15 12.45

Brewers: Julien Fischer.
Founded by Peter Margowski. A brewpub was originally planned but a suitable place could not be found. This microbrewery - which is a joint-stock company - produces seven year-round beers and two seasonals in mostkly German styles. It is enjoying a good growth having more than doubled its production between 2014 and 2015 and then again quadrupled it between 2016 and 2018.
JVGG-Braui

Founded in 2019


3084 Wabern

 
#1316

N/A N/A -
Kämpf

Founded in 2018


3658 Merligen

 
#1226

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Kehrmühle

Founded in 2015

Kehrmühle 282
3096 Oberbalm



Link down; brewery closed?


079 549 29 53

#717

list of beers

2 15.4 -
Kurts home brewery

Founded in 2021


3400 Burgdorf

 
#1602

N/A N/A -
Landbrauerei Heimiswilerhärz

Founded in 2016

Garneulscheuer 519
3413 Kaltacker


034 422 00 05

#943

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Langenthaler

Founded in 2015

Ringstrasse 57
4900 Langenthal


079 752 41 45

#687

500 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: Marcel Mosimann and Stefan Affolter.
Brewing on a 5 hl installation.
Langenthaler Hochwasser

Founded in 2016

Sankt Urbanstrasse
4900 Langenthal


#882

list of beers

N/A N/A -
les Garçons

Founded in 2015

Aarestrasse 60
3052 Zollikofen


#784

5 hl

list of beers

12 15.27

Brewers: Matthias Jäggli and Phil Sutter.
Another gem in the canton of Bern. Go for it!
Unfortunately stopped brewing at the end of 2021.
Lights Out

Founded in 2021


3110 Münsingen

 
#1573

N/A N/A -
Locras Bräu

Founded in 2019

Müntschmiergasse 14
3232 Ins


#1437

list of beers

3 12.27

"Offers a pretty good ""Original"" but I am not convinced by the other 2 I tried."
Lorraine Beer Project

Founded in 2016


3013 Bern


#883

3 hl

list of beers

16 14.83

A tiny brewery bringing diversity and quality.
LuZi

Founded in 2015

Tannemattli
3703 Aeschiried



Link down; brewery closed?


#739

20 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: Björn Luginbühl and Carlo Zimmermann.
Mäder

Founded in 2020


3110 Münsingen

 
#1557

N/A N/A -
Manufaktur Wäseli

Founded in 2019

Waeseli 272
3068 Utzigen


#1330

N/A N/A -
MarRei (Rotmoosbräu)

Founded in 2013

Dorfstrasse 25
3707 Därligen


#552

35 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: Reini Margelist and Björn Leupi.
Formerly located in Bönigen.
McMax

Founded in 2018


3608 Thun


#1243

list of beers

14 14.26

Brewers: Denise Brunner and Mike McGarty.
Creative and very consistent beers. Try them!
Mein Emmental

Founded in 2011

Hohgantweg 2
3550 Langnau


031 791 04 05

#437

90 hl

list of beers

24 12.32

Brewer: Stephan & Eveline Locher.
Offers lot of different beers of uneven qualities. I had some pretty good ones while others presented some flaws. Please beware that I have not tried them since a long time, so don't hesitate anyway.
Brewing on the installation of Aemme since January 2012.
MKM Partyhopfen

Founded in 2021


3629 Oppligen

 
#1630

N/A N/A -
mon oeil bräu

Founded in 2014

Schützengasse 13
2502 Biel-Bienne


#592

15 hl

list of beers

6 10.47

Brewer: Daniel Borer.
Quite uncontrolled … Long way to go !
Monkeybrain

Founded in 2014

Weidliweg 9
3205 Gümmenen



Link down; brewery closed?


078 658 17 89

#594

3 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Tobias Tüscher.
Moudibier

Founded in 2020


3626 Hünibach

 
#1558

N/A N/A -
Mountain Madness

Founded in 2017

Hauptstrasse 17
3800 Matten b. Interlaken


079 218 85 45

#1001

list of beers

2 14.8 -
Mousse de Thoune

Founded in 2015

Allmendingenallee 7b
3608 Thun


079 560 98 16

#647

list of beers

26 14.22

Brewer: Patrik Vaucher.
Good beers. Specialist of belgian strong abbey-style beers.
Näbu Bräu

Founded in 2016


2563 Ipsach

 
#802

N/A N/A -
Napf

Founded in 2004

Dorf 74J
4942 Walterswil


062 964 02 70

#215

1'200 hl

list of beers

25 12.69


New owner of Stadthaus Huttwil since 2005. Some interesting and creative beers but the quality is not always present.
The brewery move from Huttwil to Walterswil took about 2 years (new opening in October 2011) and in the meantime, their beers were brewed in Felsenau. Nowadays still a part of their beers are brewed or bottled by Felsenau.
NewCornerBeer NCB

Founded in 2020

Sonnhalde 4
3176 Neuenegg


079 295 80 55

#1537

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Adrian Gammeter.
Nikson

Founded in 2016


3612 Steffisburg

 
#810

list of beers

N/A N/A -
nine brothers

Founded in 2016


3007 Bern


#845

list of beers

48 15.81

Named after tram line 9, which goes to Wabern, the experimenting Nine Brothers hobby brewery (consisting of Lexu, Nicu and Römu) is mastering sour beers like almost no one. A top ten brewery in the country which should not be missed!
Nordwand Bräu

Founded in 2015


3818 Grindelwald


076 766 62 23

#741

500 hl

list of beers

4 13.1

Brewers: Steffen Seidel and Marco Lehne.
Produces mainly shy beers intented for a wider public and of low interest for beer geeks.
Nufis

Founded in 2020


3088 Rüeggisberg

 
#1520

N/A N/A -
Obermatt

Founded in 2019


3624 Goldiwil

 
#1292

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Old School

Founded in 2012

Interlakenstrasse 44
3705 Faulensee


#466

100 hl

list of beers

72 14.48

Brewer: Gerhard Kessi.
Interesting beers and a good diversity. Go for it !
Opened every last Friday of the month. Six beers on tap and others in bottles.
Önzer-Bräu

Founded in 2013


3362 Niederönz


#529

N/A N/A -
ououou beer

Founded in 2021


4900 Langenthal

 
#1618

N/A N/A -
Pädu's WasserVeredelungsWerk WVW

Founded in 2014


3125 Toffen

 
#641

N/A N/A -
Panorama Bräu

Founded in 2020

Birkenweg 23
3114 Wichtrach


076 813 06 02

#1486

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Roger Graber.
Perle Bräu / Brasserie des Perles

Founded in 2019

Hauptstrasse 24
2542 Pieterlen


#1303

10 hl

list of beers

2 13.8 Brewer: Julien Kurt.
proBier 2010

Founded in 2019


3629 Kiesen

 
#1408

N/A N/A -
ProBIERmi!

Founded in 2020


3454 Sumiswald

 
#1559

list of beers

N/A N/A Formerly named Beerlovers.
proBier's

Founded in 2016

Beudenstrasse 32
2543 Lengnau


079 631 51 65

#956

N/A N/A -
ProBier's vom Hof

Founded in 2017

Moosgasse 39
3053 Münchenbuchsee


#981

list of beers

N/A N/A -
P'tite Mutz

Founded in 2018

Rütibühlweg 1
3073 Gümligen


079 559 12 71

#1284

N/A N/A -
Quartierbier.ch

Founded in 2014

Borisriedstrasse 212
3096 Oberbalm


079 449 91 64

#621

3 8.67

Brewer: Helmuth Rieser.
Be careful: some beers are fully uncontrolled … Formerly named Bierwerk Sulgenau and located in Bern.
Quatre Pouces

Founded in 2019

l'Echelette 7
2534 Orvin


#1421

list of beers

13 14.12

Originally from Biel, now brewing on the installations of BLZ Company.
Mostly craft beer styles of nice qualities. Good creativity.
Reist-Bier

Founded in 2015

Hubelweg 10a
3323 Bäriswil


#788

list of beers

5 11.84

A diacetyl festival … with some improvements in sight.
remo bräu

Founded in 2016


3205 Gümmenen

 
#930

N/A N/A -
Riminy-Bräu

Founded in 2015


3806 Bönigen

 
#639

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Riot Act

Founded in 2014

Aarestrasse 60
3052 Zollikofen


#581

list of beers

30 14.83

Brewer: Sebastian Imhof.
Formerly BRAUBAR (2014-2016). The brewer was then working for 523 and then reactivated his brewery under a new name. Caution: very good beers!
Rokki

Founded in 2015

Mittelholzerstrasse 18
3006 Bern


#678

list of beers

9 13.24

Brewer: Joni Orponen.
Or when a Finn is brewing Sahti in Switzerland. Clearly deserves consideration.
Roubouz Braumanufaktur

Founded in 2018

Schwadernaustrasse 65
2558 Aegerten


077 520 80 31

#1177

100 hl

list of beers

8 14.8

Brewer: Beat Bucher.
Brews 5 core beers and about 6 seasonals. Good diversity and quality: try them!
Rugenbräu

Founded in 1866

Wagnerenstrasse 40
3800 Matten-Interlaken


033 826 46 56

#19

40'000 hl

list of beers

13 11.22

Brewer: Stefan Gross and Heiko Fahrenbruch.
This more than 150 years old family-owned brewery started in 1866, founded by Christian Indermühle. His two sons were forced to sell it to the family Hofweber (at that time owner of Schloss Reichenbach in Zollikofen). In 1935 both breweries (the one in Interlaken and the one in Zollikofen) merged to create the “J.Hofweber & Cie AG und Gebr. Horn”. It's in 1968 that Rugenbräu AG was born and three years later that the plant in Zollikofen was closed. Rugenbräu has nowadays about 60 employees and has seen its production increasing after the closure of the Gurten brewery in the late nineties. It is no more the case recently, as the total lack of innovation from this brewery is leading it to stagnation (in the best years) or to losses. Expect uninspired and at best average german-style products. In fact this brewery does not give the impression to really care about their beers as it seems more concerned about its own whisky (on the market since 2008) or its soft drinks. The exact production output is undisclosed and the last estimation I have (40'000 hl) is from 2016.
Saane Gutsch

Founded in 2015

Gstaadstrasse 49
3792 Saanen


079 742 77 77

#734

list of beers

1 12.4 Brewers: Jürg Domke and Cyril Schabert.
Scherlibräu

Founded in 1999

Postfach 122
3145 Niederscherli


#100

list of beers

7 12.54

"Brewer: Heinz Engi
Original and well-made.The brewery seems to be located in Sensemattstrasse 349, 3147 Mittelhäusern. The beers are sold at the restaurant ""Bären"" Schwarzenburgstrasse 320, 3098 Köniz.
Closed between 2015 and 2020."
Schöpflibier

Founded in 2021


4912 Aarwangen

 
#1620

N/A N/A -
Schuum

Founded in 2014

Stöckackerstrasse 50c
3027 Bern


#572

list of beers

13 14.06

Uneven beers from ok to very good.
Schwagerbräu

Founded in 2012


2575 Gerolfingen

 
#488

N/A N/A -
Senseblick

Founded in 2021


3174 Thörishaus

 
#1621

N/A N/A -
Siegenthaler & Lüthy

Founded in 2015

Hausmattstrasse 58
3063 Ittigen


#735

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Simmentaler Bier

Founded in 2014

Gutenbrunnenstrasse 35
3775 Lenk im Simmental


079 611 66 49

#590

300 hl

list of beers

11 12.4

Brewer: Björn Thoma and Tristan Mathys.
sixtytwo.ch

Founded in 2017

Buchholzweg 62
3098 Schliern


#1086

10 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Daniel Gerber.
Skipper Bier

Founded in 2015


3115 Gerzensee

 
#792

list of beers

N/A N/A -
SnP Bierwerkstatt

Founded in 2020


3414 Oberburg

 
#1538

N/A N/A -
Sonnrain

Founded in 2013

Gerberain 201
4937 Ursenbach


079 439 78 05

#511

list of beers

2 9 Brewers: Walther Wegmüller and Patrick Zaugg.
SpaceBrew

Founded in 2021


3263 Büetigen

 
#1577

N/A N/A -
Stadtbach

Founded in 2017

Engehaldestrasse 131
3012 Bern


#1114

list of beers

10 13.4

Good diversity and a fair quality. Worth a try.
Stägi Bräu

Founded in 2008

Steghausweg 2
3604 Thun

 
076 519 29 39
#300

5 hl

list of beers

16 12

Brewer: Daniel Wiedmer.
Some interesting though sometimes weird beers. Shows a good potential.
Staubbach Bier

Founded in 2020

Stocki 168B
3822 Lauterbrunnen


079 233 43 21

#1514

4 hl

list of beers

3 13.07

Brewer: René Steiner.
Brewing 3 American-style beers on a 50 liters installation.
Steinmann

Founded in 2017


3322 Urtenen-Schönbühl

 
#1047

N/A N/A -
Stöckli Bröi

Founded in 2014

Orpundstrasse 21b
2555 Brügg

 
079 404 08 41
#580

10 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Stefan Küffer.
Formerly located in Wengi.
Stögu-Bier

Founded in 2008

Äussere Ringstrasse 38
3600 Thun

 
#319

4 hl

list of beers

7 14.06

Brewer: Markus Niederhauser.
Interesting and carefully crafted beers from this tiny, homebrew-size, brewery.
Strättligen Bier

Founded in 2003

Bostudenstrasse 3C
3604 Thun


033 222 68 36

#196

10 hl

list of beers

63 13.99

Brewer: Patrik Feller
Creative, interesting and good beers: a brewery to try.
Strolch Bräu

Founded in 2020


3322 Mattstetten

 
#1533

N/A N/A -
Suufludi

Founded in 2016


3203 Mühleberg

 
#825

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Tap4 (Enniroc AG)

Founded in 2018

Sonnenweg 30
3098 Köniz


079 627 91 20

#1257

list of beers

14 14.69

Brewer: Pascal Mauerhofer.
Brewing on a 3 hl installation and offering mainly US craft beer styles.
Good quality.
Thunbier

Founded in 2018

Kyburgstrasse 9
3600 Thun


033 221 42 42

#1139

900 hl

list of beers

16 13.95

"Masterbrewer: Bruno Stoller; brewer Michael McGarty and Susanne Lutz.
Brews on a 30 hl installation and has 10 employees. Mostly running thanks to its Golden Ale and Helles but more interesting for other limited editions.
Increased massively its production capacity to 12'000 hl in 2020 and has since since then a can bottling machine.
Commercializing some beers under the label ""Barter Beer"" since 2020."
Thuner Hand Craft Beer

Founded in 2020

Fasanenweg 7
3604 Thun

 
078 911 27 70
#1475

N/A N/A Brewer: Markus Friedli.
Trachseli

Founded in 2016


3634 Thierachern

 
#807

N/A N/A -
Travertin, Diemtigtaler Bier

Founded in 2013


3755 Horboden


#522

N/A N/A Brewer: Jesse Flückiger.
Triple L

Founded in 2019


3018 Bern

 
#1293

N/A N/A -
Tschirrenbräu

Founded in 2020

Beudenstrasse 12
3362 Niederönz


078 216 68 78

#1467

N/A N/A -
Tschuggen

Founded in 2017


3096 Oberbalm

 
#1039

N/A N/A -
Uetendorfer

Founded in 2016


3661 Uetendorf


#837

N/A N/A Brewer: Douglas Andrews.
UHB (Üelu's-Homebrew)

Founded in 2008

Pestalozzistrasse 70
3400 Burgdorf


#303

60 hl

list of beers

101 14.18

Brewer: Ulrich Bosiger.
Opened since July 2008. For me, the best surprise of the Solothurner Biertage 2009. Very nice beers from a very good brewer!
Unikum

Founded in 2018

Hessstrasse 27a
3097 Liebefeld


#1188

list of beers

14 14.2

Unterdorfer Biermanufaktur

Founded in 2018

Unterdorfstrasse 2
3752 Wimmis


#1244

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Verein Lärad

Founded in 2021


4922 Bützberg

 
#1575

N/A N/A -
Vieille Ville Bier

Founded in 2021

Obergässli 4
2502 Biel/Bienne

 
#1633

N/A N/A -
Wäbis

Founded in 2017

Rosimattstrasse 23
3074 Muri bei Bern


#1092

list of beers

4 12.7

Brewer: Hannes Weber.
Wabräu

Founded in 2004

Dorfstrasse 50, Gurten Areal 13
3084 Wabern


079 654 61 73

#178

150 hl

list of beers

13 14

Brewer: Eva Schär, Andreas Wittwer, Raphael Ernst and Christoph Wittwer.
Located in the area of the former Gurten brewery. Good beers with fair hops presence.
Waltherbier

Founded in 2011

Langnaustrasse 13
3532 Zäziwil


#439

20 hl

N/A N/A -
Wellsh Brewery

Founded in 2017

Bernstrasse 59
3267 Seedorf


#1091

list of beers

2 10.6 Brewers: Beat and Ueli Wüthrich.
Winkel Bräu

Founded in 2021


4539 Rumisberg

 
#1646

N/A N/A -
WitWäg Braumanufaktur

Founded in 2021


3043 Uettligen

 
#1588

N/A N/A -
WolterWolter

Founded in 2020


3550 Langnau

 
#1484

list of beers

N/A N/A -
zisch

Founded in 2017

Bielstrasse 8
3252 Worben


#1022

N/A N/A Brewers: Urs Kocher, Roger Dähler and Markus Rickli.

Brewpubs (7)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size/Production
# of beers
tasted
Rating avg
appreciation
Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Altes Tramdepot

Founded in 1998

Grosser Muristalden 6
3006 Bern


031 368 14 14

#85

3'100 hl

list of beers

94 12.93

Brewer: Matthias Koschahre and Dominic Hauser.
Opened in November 1998 this brewpub is located in a big local (a former tram hall from 1889) near the bear park and the river. Offers 5 german-style core beers + about 12 yearly one-shots. Has 6 employees and is member of the Swiss Brewery Association since 2019.
Diversity and mostly good beers, so don't hesitate to go while you are in the capital city.

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Barbière

Founded in 2013

Breitenrainplatz 40
3014 Bern


#521

600 hl

list of beers

42 14.73

Brewers: Matthias Kernen and Christoph Häni.
Opened since March 2014. Offers very good beers in mostly anglo-american and belgian styles. The best brewpub in the country.
Bärenbräu-Dürrenroth

Founded in 2020

Dorfstrasse 17
3465 Dürrenroth


062 959 00 88

#1450

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Andreas Wuzella.
Gasthofbrauerei zum Löwen

Founded in 2018

Lützelflühstrasse 2
3452 Grünenmatt


034 431 16 58

#1129

200 hl

list of beers

3 14.53

Brewer: Stephan Debrunner.
Brewing on a 3 hl installation.
Niesenblick

Founded in 2018

Längenschachen 28
3653 Oberhofen


033 243 15 12

#1167

N/A N/A -
Seeland Bräu

Founded in 2000

Uferweg 5
2560 Nidau


032 331 37 32

#106

1'500 hl

list of beers

13 13.97

Brewer: Thomas Kieser.
Nice beers. 3 core beers (Hell, Weizen and Special (Hemp)) and 2 or 3 seasonals (Brune and Lago Mio).
Stärn Bier (Bodega 25)

Founded in 2019

Hauptstrasse 14
2555 Brügg


#1371

list of beers

4 10.9

Brewer: Karina Oliveira.
Their Blondina and their IPA are really wrong but the others are ok.

Beer makers without breweries (3)

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

Founded in 2006

B. Rechbergerstrasse 1
2502 Biel-Bienne


032 322 92 19

list of beers

3 14.4

Client brewer. Their (good) beers are brewed by Aare Bier.
Jolimont

Founded in 2015

Breitenweg 3
3235 Erlach


032 338 11 50

list of beers

3 14.53

Client brewer. Originally brewed by Haldemann, then by Trois Dames. Status unknown since the closure of Trois Dames.
Schützenhaus Burgdorf

Founded in 2013

Wynigenstrasse 13
3400 Burgdorf


034 428 82 00

list of beers

3 8.8

The original location of the Burgdorfer brewpub. Brewing another brand as subsidiary of Burgdorfer.
The beers I had at the Solothurner Biertage 2017 were quite bad.

Beer bars

Name Address / Untappd venueHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Bar 48

rue Centrale 48
2502 Bienne


076 396 52 58

 

18 taps (classical beers) and about 70 bottles/cans
Biercafé Au Trappiste

Rathausgasse 68
3011 Bern


031 311 07 89

 

6 taps and about 80 bottles.
High-end selection. One of the top 3 beer bars in the country.
Hüsi Bierhaus
Postgasse 3
3800 Interlaken


033 823 23 32

 12 taps and about 70 bottles.
Little Thai/Mountain Madness
Hauptstrasse 19
3800 Matten b. Interlakne


033 821 10 17

 A restaurant with 6 beers on tap and about 20 bottles
OnTap

Rathausgasse 53
3011 Bern


031 535 08 74

 

"The (former) second location of Au Trappiste (called ""Bierkeller Au Trappiste"") until June 2018. 12 taps and about 100 special bottles and cans. Very sharp selection!"
Pooc

B. Rechbergerstrasse 1
2502 Biel-Bienne


032 322 92 19

 

10 taps and about 60 bottles.
Cool and special designed, a place with a good ambiance and some nice beers. Lot of classical international beer on bottles as well as Swiss micros on tap. A place to go while in the town. Don’t forget the beer shop just 15 meters beside the bar: Bier-Bienne.

Closed Breweries (132)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
523

Sonnenweg 30
3098 Köniz
2013 - 2018

523


077 450 76 55

83 15.45

Brewer: Andreas Otz and Sebastien imhof.
Great, impressive and accurate brews from this microbrewery. A must try and clearly a top ten in the country. Offers 3 core beers (Golden Ale, IPA and Imperial IPA as well as numerous one shots. The production is unfortunately still pretty modest and the availability of the beers is very short.
Unfortunately closed mid-2018.
Aarberg Brauereigenossenschaft
3270 Aarberg
1875 - 1920

 
N/A N/A Taken over by Gurten.
Aarmühle
3097 Liebefeld
2014 - 2016

563

 
5 14.32

Very promising beers from this microbrewery. Character and quality.
Abel
2710 Tavannes
1880 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Adler
3552 Bärau
1865 - 1896

 
N/A N/A N/A
Adler
3550 Langnau
1880 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Aegerter
3552 Bärau
1886 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Aemme
Hohgantweg 2
3550 Langnau
1998 - 2011

95


1 11.6 Client brewer. Brewed by Locher since about 2009.
at-pointKilchmattweg 19
3053 Münchenbuchsee
2008 - 2011

325

 
N/A N/A -
Back & Bräu
Seestrasse 2
3600 Thun
1995 - 2001

68


N/A N/A Brewer: Karl Hartenstein
A brewpub which was located at 7 different places in the country. This restaurant chain was bought by Steinfels AG in 2003 after the bankruptcy of Back & Bräu AG. This one closed in 2001.
Back & Bräu
Mühleweg 23
4900 Langenthal
1995 - 2001

68


N/A N/A Brewer: Karl Hartenstein
A brewpub which was located at 7 different places in the country. This restaurant chain was bought by Steinfels AG in 2003 after the bankruptcy of Back & Bräu AG. This one closed in 2001.
Bad
4900 Langenthal
1863 - 1891

 
N/A N/A N/A
Bahnhofbraui
3532 Zäziwil
2007 - 2009

258

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Peter Egloff.
Closed before I was able to taste one of their beers …
Bäre-Bräu
Sandrainstrasse 10
3001 Bern
1998 - 2004

75

 
26 14.89

"Brewer: Markus Bühler & Mark Schilt
The best brewery in the country at the turn of the century. And the first one I would mention to be ""craft"". Offered high quality beers and there was no limit to Markus' bulimia of brewing new beer styles !
Unfortunately, this brewery appeared about 12 years too soon and closed in May 2004..."
Bellevue
3818 Grindelwald
1865 - 1905

 
N/A N/A Originally named Hänny.
Ben & Boschis
3506 Grosshöchstetten
2015 - 2015

740

 
N/A N/A -
Best Beer - 2B or not 2B
3007 Bern
2018 - 2020

1130

 
N/A N/A -
Bierbrauerei Lyss
3250 Lyss
1870 - 1907

 
N/A N/A Successively named Schwab, Diemer and Gerstenbrand.
Bierwerk Bern

3006 Bern
2012- 2014

464


3 11.07

Brewers: Samuel Niklaus and Adrian Leuenberger.
An interesting Weizen and 2 less convincing beers is all what I had until now.
Bleile
2500 Biel
1885 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Bohlen
3000 Bern
1875 - 1882

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brasserie d'Aigle
2610 St. Imier
1875 - 1920

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brasserie et Malterie du Pont
2610 St. Imier
1875 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brasserie des Planes
Clermont 150
2616 La Cibourg
2015 - 2019

716


N/A N/A Originally named la Cibourgeoise. Closed between 2016 and 2019. And then again since January 2020.
Brau AG Huttwil
4950 Huttwil
2003 - 2005

154

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brauhuus Mengestorfberg
3145 Niederscherli
2007 - 2017

287

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Richard Lutz.
Braumanufaktur Schnack Bier
Stockhornstrasse 20
3600 Thun
2014 - 2018

607


4 13.4

Brewer: Nick Möckli.
I got two beers of very different qualities. Waiting for more.

Production: 8 hl

Brauteam Hardegg
2000 - ?

121

 
N/A N/A N/A
Buber
3303 Jegenstorf
1895 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Burg Braui
Burg 4
3663 Gurzelen
2013 - 2020

505


27 14.74

Brewer: Hanspeter Krebs.
Looks like we have another magician in this region ! Go for it !

Production: 6 hl

Burger
3454 Sumiswald
1880 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Chef's Bräu
3609 Thun
2015 - 2018

719

 
N/A N/A -
Chicco-Bräu

Schlossstrasse 10
2560 Nidau
2015 - 2019

661


6 14.6

Brewer: Patrick Domenig.
Offers clean, well-crafted and interesting beers. Got to keep an eye on this brewery.
Temporary closed since January 2020.

Production: 14 hl

Christen
3360 Herzogenbuchsee
1867 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Christen
3400 Burgdorf
1875 - 1919

 
N/A N/A N/A
Christen
3000 Bern
1878 - 1882

 
N/A N/A N/A
Christen-Bier
Neumatt 1
2556 Schwadernau
2009 - 2011

349


N/A N/A -
Duboisgut
3422 Krichberg
1840 - 1901

 
N/A N/A Originally named Roth.
Dürrechnebu Bier

3604 Thun
2011 - 2012

451

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Christian Stucki.
Dürrenmühle
4704 Niederbipp
1878 - 1906

 
N/A N/A N/A
Egger
3110 Münsingen
1875 - 1895

 
N/A N/A Successively named Wägli & Wirth, Haug, Meyer-Leu und finally Egger.
Egger & Co
4912 Aarwangen
1849 - 1903

 
N/A N/A N/A
Eichelbräu
Weissensteinstrasse 38
3007 Bern
2009 - 2013

345


N/A N/A Brewer: Stefan Eichel, Thomas Votruba.

Production: 3 hl

Elsi Bräu
3096 Oberbalm
2017 - 2017

1070

 
N/A N/A -
Feller (Aktienbrauerei Thun)
3600 Thun
1875 - 1920

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fenisbräu
Insstrasse 28
3234 Vinelz
2008 - 2016

289

 
3 12.13

A brewer club brewing and offering their beers in the Club 172 in Vinelz. Quite interesting beers and very kind brewers.
Full Measure

3084 Wabern
2015 - 2016

653


10 15.2

Brewer: Tom Belgrano.
Really impressive beers from this microbrewery. I'm eager to taste more.
Fuxburger
2543 Lengnau
2005 - 2016

216

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Reto Fuchs.
Gambrinus
2500 Biel
1885 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gassner & Cie
3000 Bern
1785 - 1969

15

 
N/A N/A Founded as Altenberg. Taken over by Gurten.
Gebr. Baumberger
4900 Langenthal
1785 - 1982

13

 
N/A N/A N/A
Goldbach-Bier

3504 Niederhünigen
2013 - 2016

525


N/A N/A -

Production: 1 hl

Grobibräu
3462 Weier im Emmental
1998 - 2016

96

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Hanspeter Grossenbacher.
Located before in 3045 Meikirch
Gurten

3084 Wabern
1864 - 1997

12

 
4 10.4

The brewery in Wabern is closed (victim of the desperate restructure of Feldschloesschen) but some of their beers were still brewed in Fribourg by Cardinal and nowadays in Rheinfelden or Sion.
HAMI
3454 Sumiswald
2015 - 2018

679

 
N/A N/A -
Hausbrauerei Gasel
3144 Gasel
2015 - 2020

770

 
N/A N/A -
Hirsbrunner
4934 Madiswil
1870 - 1903

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hofer
3534 Signau
1875 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hofer
2616 Renan
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hofer
3053 Münchenbuchsee
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hohengasse
3400 Burgdorf
1815 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hopery
Meisenweg 20
3604 Thun
2017 - 2019

1026


N/A N/A Brewer: Michael Schneider.
Hopfenkranz
3000 Bern
1885 - 1895

 
N/A N/A N/A
HornungWysshus 149
3612 Steffisburg
1998 - 1999

69

 
1 6 Brewer: Robert Hornung.
Im Bödeli
3800 Interlaken
1879 - 1920

 
N/A N/A N/A
im Glockenthal
3612 Steffisburg
1841 - 1920

 
N/A N/A N/A
Indermühle
3800 Interlaken
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Jaquet
2616 Renan
1880 - 1895

 
N/A N/A Named successively Bächli, Weber and Jaquet.
Jegenstorf
3303 Jegenstorf
1880 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Juravorstadt
2500 Biel
1866 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Justitia Berner Bier
Effingerstrasse 92
3007 Bern
2014 - 2019

629


N/A N/A Brewer: Xavier Schwitzguebel.
Formerly located in Heimiswil.

Production: 15 hl

Kander Bier
3714 Wengi b. Frutigen
2016 - 2018

942

 
N/A N/A -
Karlsruher Bierhalle
3000 Bern
1885 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Kelten Brauerei Graber
3429 Höchstetten
2011 - 2016

412

 
N/A N/A -
Klösterli
3000 Bern
1875 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Kocher Bräu

Allmendweg 3
3664 Burgistein-Station
2007 - 2018

271


6 12.07

Brewers: Roger Kocher.
Well-made german-style beers. Worth a try.

Production: 60 hl

Knüxx

Solothurnstrasse 5
2543 Lengnau
2006 - 2020

262


032 652 14 52

9 9.82

Brewer: Eric Guex and Marcel Knoll.
A very interesting first beer has been unfortunately followed by some uncontrolled and/or fairly phenolic beers. A brewery which is evolving in the wrong direction.
Kreuz (Gasthausbrauerei)
Thunstrasse 84
3700 Spiez
1993 - 2005

67

 
2 10 Brewer: Jürg Kneubühl
They serve a very good standard Helles and another beer depending on the season.Closed since 2005.
Krone
3315 Bätterkinden
1840 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
Krone
3294 Büren
1866 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Langnouer Braui
Alpenstrasse 9
3550 Langnau
2013 - 2019

541


N/A N/A -

Production: 11 hl

Laupen-BierGartenstrasse 56
3177 Laupen
2015 - 2016

708


N/A N/A -
l'Epicurienne
2502 Bienne
2015 - 2018

720

 
N/A N/A -
Lerchu-Bier
Lerchenfeldstrasse 23
3603 Thun
2013 - 2016

507


N/A N/A Brewer: Martin Tschanz.

Production: 4 hl

les Princes d'Arcadie
3012 Bern
2015 - 2016

744

 
N/A N/A -
Lindenmatte Bier
Aebnitweg 9
3713 Reichenbach
2009 - 2012

353


4 12.9

Brewer: Ursula Kehl.
Except some metallic flavours, their beers are pretty nice.

Production: 50 hl

Lochbach
3400 Burgdorf
1800 - 1919

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwenbräu
3400 Burgdorf
1870 - 1921

 
N/A N/A N/A
Lupuvis

Burgdorfstrasse 9
3672 Oberdiessbach
2010 - 2013

385


2 14.2 Brewer: Guido Frey.
Quite interesting beers from this brand-new tiny brewery. Hope to taste more soon.
MACA / Macias Castaño
Freiburgstrasse 483
3018 Bern
2015 - 2020

695


1 12 -
Madis Bräu
4934 Madiswil
2017 - 2018

979


N/A N/A -
Matzu Bräu
3036 Detlingen
2013 - 216

533

 
N/A N/A -
Maulbeerbaum
3000 Bern
1875 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Michel
3860 Meiringen
1862 - 1912

 
N/A N/A Successively named Flux, Ott and finally Michel.
Minder-Oppliger
4950 Huttwil
1868 - 1897

 
N/A N/A N/A
Moll
2500 Biel
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Mordicus

Sur Mont-Tillier 7
2534 Orvin
2011 - 2014

419


1 13.6 Brewer: Marin Aymon.
I got a very drinkable beer from this tiny microbrewery and hope to be able to taste more soon.

Production: 3 hl

Morgenthaler
3415 Hasle
1875 - 1895

 
N/A N/A Originally named Burri
Ostermann
3000 Bern
1875 - 1878

 
N/A N/A N/A
Ostermann
3097 Liebefeld
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Philval

2606 Corgémont
2017 - 2021

1048


4 12.4

Modest beers with fruits and honey.
Prévôtoisechemin Petit-Val 14
2740 Moutier
2001 - 2004

88

 
5 11.04

Brewer: Denis Hertzeisen.
Sour and interesting with some mistakes. That's what can be said about those beers. Apparently first known as la Vadaise and closed now (well not exactly, but only brewing for friends)
RAZ Atelier
Oberholzweg 14
3360 Herzogenbuchsee
2011 - 2017

441


2 11.6 Brewer: Andrj Christen.
The beers are brewed in an employment center for disabled persons under consulting of the Napf brewery. Not that bad yet lacking of character.

Production: 5 hl

Sam's Bière Amicale

2500 Biel
2012 - 2016

711


7 11.83

Brewer: Samuel Meyer.
Interesting beers, mostly bottom fermented. Worth a try.
Please note that this brewery is not officially registered and only sells its beers at the Solothurner Biertage.

Production: 1 hl

Schloss Reichenbach
3052 Zollikofen
1683 - 1971

18

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schneider-Hofer
3705 Wangen an der Aare
1865 - 1885

 
N/A N/A First named Kurth.
Schori
3270 Aarberg
1874 - 1920

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schüpbach
3612 Steffisburg
1860 - 1912

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schwanen
3000 Bern
1875 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Seefels
2500 Biel
1857 - 1909

 
N/A N/A N/A
Seeland
2560 Nidau
1863 - 1918

 
N/A N/A Originally named Chipot.
Sinubräu
3627 Heimberg
2013 - 2016

540

 
N/A N/A -
Spiezer Hügu Bier
Studweidstrasse 16k
3700 Spiez
2015 - 2020

701

 
033 655 02 93
N/A N/A Brewers: Daniel Jordi and Hansruedi Fäs.
Spitfire
3145 Niederscherli
2011 - 2016

447

 
N/A N/A -
Stämpfli
3054 Schüpfen
1880 - 1911

 
N/A N/A N/A
Stein
3860 Meiringen
1875 - 1913

 
N/A N/A N/A
Steinhof
3400 Burgdorf
1871 - 1921

 
N/A N/A N/A
Steinhölzli (Hess AG)
3000 Bern
1844 - 1973

17

 
N/A N/A N/A
Stouder
2500 Biel
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Stozi-Bräu
Strättligenstrasse 1
3645 Gwatt
2010 - 2020

358

 
22 14.35

Brewer: Bruno Stoller and Hans Zimmermann.
Good and interesting and especially mastering the pale ales!
The brewery is since the end of 2017 on standby as Bruno Stoller is now brewing at Brauerei Thun.
Studer et WalkerJägerweg 14
3014 Bern
2015 - 2016

721

 
1 12.4 -
Stufenbau
Pulverstrasse 8
3063 Ittigen
2015 - 2018

728


N/A N/A -
Tröhler
3098 Köniz
1875 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
TschirrenBeudenstr. 12
3362 Niederönz
2004 - 2010

180

 
N/A N/A -
Valbeer's
2735 Bévilard
2015 - 2018

791

 
1 8.8 Previously located in Sorvilier.
von GurbrüMühlegässli 18
3208 Gurbrü
2016 - 2020

821


076 419 02 85

1 14.8 -

Production: 12 hl

WaldnerbräuDählenweg 10
3672 Oberdiessbach
1999 - 2011

98

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Paul Waldner.
Walther's Farneren

3624 Goldiwil
2011 - 2015

449


N/A N/A Brewer: Reto Walther.
Wyningen
3352 Wyningen
1840 - 1915

 
N/A N/A N/A
Zubi Bräu

3084 Wabern
2014 - 2016

587

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Dominik Zuber.
Zulg
Alte Bernstrasse 150a
3613 Steffisburg
2007 - 2015

256

 
10 13.96

Brewer: René Linder.
Offers very good, interesting and pretty unusual beers. Definitely worth a try.
zum weissen Kreuz
4900 Langenthal
1875 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A