Basel-Stadt

[Breweries (21)] [Brewpubs (2)] [Bars (2)] [Beer makers without breweries (1)] [Closed Breweries (39)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 65.2% (15)

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.
Click here if you would like to see my ranking list for this canton.

Breweries (21)

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...
A' Mhachair Brewery

Founded in 2017


4054 Basel

 
#968

N/A N/A -
Artesanal

Founded in 2017

Friedhofweg 30
4125 Riehen


#1023

N/A N/A -
Bäramsle Bier

Founded in 2017

in den Ziegelhöfen 26
4054 Basel


#1059

list of beers

N/A N/A -
beerfactory

Founded in 2016


4058 Basel

 
#832

N/A N/A -
Bîrtel

Founded in 2013

Gundeldingerstrasse 505
4053 Basel


061 331 17 01

#903

360 hl

list of beers

8 12.5

Brewer: Samuel Rommet.
Closed shortly in 2016 and restarted with a new owner (see also number 502 under closed breweries)
Chaotic yet not without some interest.
Cannot produce anymore at Gundeldingerstrasse since March 2019 and is temporary brewing at Farnsburger.
Braubude Basel

Founded in 2011

Oetlingerstrasse 84
4057 Basel


078 751 72 12

#431

100 hl

list of beers

11 11.24

"Sometimes metallic and raw beers, a bit deceptive."
Dolphin Dantist

Founded in 2019


4056 Basel

 
#1373

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Feintrunk c/o ConBu

Founded in 2019


4052 Basel

 
#1354

N/A N/A -
Gleis 1 Bier

Founded in 2011

Bahnhof Sankt Johann
4056 Basel


#430

25 hl

list of beers

6 12.6

Fair enough.
Hopferdammi

Founded in 2018


4053 Basel


#1209

list of beers

3 11.87 -
Käppelijoch Bier

Founded in 2000

Colmarerstrasse 16
4055 Basel


079 483 12 60

#132

40 hl

list of beers

9 13.73

Brewer: Daniel Nüesch
Original and creative brewery. Worth a try !
Kramer & Partner

Founded in 2018

Hegenheimerstrasse 52
4055 Basel


#1271

list of beers

2 13.2 Brewer: Patrick Kramer.
Luusbueb

Founded in 2010


4054 Basel

 
#377

25 hl

list of beers

1 7.2 "Brewer: Ronnie König.
Well, well, well …"
Matt & Elly Brewery And Kitchen

Founded in 2017

Erlenmattstrasse 93
4058 Basel


079 217 15 75

#1404

list of beers

7 12.2

Brewer: Max Näf.
Started as a client brewer (some beers brewed at la Nébuleuse). Registered since 2019.
Paragraph-elf

Founded in 2018

Schützengasse 1
4125 Riehen


079 373 32 62

#1153

N/A N/A -
Sankt Johanns Bräu

Founded in 2018


4056 Basel

 
#1197

list of beers

6 11.87

-
SpaleBier

Founded in 2019

Spalentorweg 41
4051 Basel


#1367

N/A N/A Brewer: Dominik Lachenmeier.
Stadtmauer Brauer

Founded in 2016

Leonhardsgraben 47
4051 Basel


061 261 10 10

#932

list of beers

3 11.33

-
Tiboris

Founded in 2016


4054 Basel


#921

list of beers

2 13.2 Got 2 ok beers @Wortspiele #4. Will wait until I can taste their own line to make my opinion.
Unser Bier

Founded in 1997

Gundeldingerstrasse 287
4053 Basel


061 338 83 83

#83

"6,110" hl

list of beers

48 13.83

"Brewer: Florian Schmid and Jan Czerny.
Initiated by Istvan Akos and Claude Kuhn from ""Verein Unser Bier"", the brewery Unser Bier has been founded in June 1997 as a public company with 110 stockholders. It officially started by the end of October 1998. The brewery moved within the city of Basel from Laufenstrasse 16 to Gundeldingerstrasse 287 in 2010. Counts nowadays about 10'000 stockholders and 7 employees. The production is constantly increasing and passes 6'000 hl in 2018.
Offers 5 core beers, 4 seasonals and some one-shots. A solid and above average brewery."
zur Grünen Amsel

Founded in 2010

Schmiedgasse 30
4125 Riehen


079 534 30 10

#376

100 hl

list of beers

21 11.5

Brewers: Andreas & Martin Schultheiss.
Interesting beers yet of uneven qualities.

Brewpubs (2)

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

Founded in 1974

Rheingasse 45
4058 Basel


061 692 66 35

#63

"8,000" hl

list of beers

25 12.83

"Brewer: Jürgen Pinke.
Forced by the Swiss beer cartel to sell Anker-Bier from Frenkendort instead of the beloved local Warteck in his restaurant, Hans Jakob Nidecker chose to react and started brewing his own beer (Uelibier). It was 1974 and this made of Fischerstube the first brewpub of modern times. It was the first brewery in the country to sell Weizenbier on tap (1977). Since 2005 Uelibier is also available in bottles (brewed and bottled by the german brewery Lasser). The production has since then constantly increased (5600 hl in 2015) and even of 30% in 2017 after the introduction of canned beers. It should be nowadays around 8'000 hl (probably about 1500 to 2000 of them produced in the brewpub) yet I have not seen official numbers since 2015.
Offers mainly german traditional beer styles (decently good ones) and from time to time some IPA or Stouts."

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Volta Bräu

Founded in 2015

Voltastrasse 30
4056 Basel


061 690 91 29

#650

800 hl

list of beers

18 14.11

Brewer: Andi Steiner.
Offering beers going from pretty nice to disappointing.

Beer makers without breweries (1)

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

Founded in 2017


4051 Basel


list of beers

16 14.63

Client brewer: the beers are brewed at Öufi and Unser Bier.

Beer bars

Name Address / Untappd venueHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Bierrevier

Steinentorberg 20
4051 Basel


061 554 46 44

 

"40 taps and 700 bottles (yes, this is a Swiss record). Also has a bottelshop opened until 5pm."
zum Bierjohann

Elsässerstrasse 17
4056 Basel


061 554 46 44

 

"18 taps and 250 bottles. While the tap line is not overly exciting, you'll find happiness with the bottles choice (the majority is from Germany). Nice but small place."

Closed Breweries (39)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Barbe
4003 Basel
1869 - 1875

 
N/A N/A N/A
Bierburg
4006 Basel
1814 - 1870

 
N/A N/A N/A
bierlager.ch
Thannerstrasse 30
4054 Basel
2017 - 2018

976


079 810 76 56

N/A N/A -
Bîrtel
Flughafenstrasse 31
4056 Basel
2013 - 2016

502


5 12.08

Brewer: Jannis Keller.
Chaotic yet not without some interest.

Production: 75 hl

Bläsihof
4000 Basel
1810 - 1828

 
N/A N/A N/A
Burgvogtei
4000 Basel
1846 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Cardinal
4000 Basel
1833 - 1923

 
N/A N/A N/A
Clara-Bräu
4008 Basel
1853 - 1891

 
N/A N/A N/A
Debary
4000 Basel
1820 - 1831

 
N/A N/A N/A
Dolder
4000 Basel
1847 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Em Basler sy Bier
Rittergasse 19a
4051 Basel
2009 - 2018


1 8.4 "Client brewer. The beer is brewed by Locher. Another ruthless attempt to capitalize on the trend to drink local. And it is certainly by fortuity that they forgot to specify on the label that the beer is brewed far away from Basel …
Closed at the end of 2018, shortly after another fake local brewery (Lozärner Bier) lost twice in justice. Don't tell me it is a coincidence..."

Production: 1800 hl

Gambrinus
4000 Basel
1825 - 1870

 
N/A N/A N/A
Greifen
4000 Basel
1875 - 1922

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gundoldingen
4000 Basel
1849 - 1882

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hochuli Bier
4051 Basel
2017 - 2018

998

 
N/A N/A -
Keller
4000 Basel
1825 - 1855

 
N/A N/A N/A
Klybeckgarten
4007 Basel
1866 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Krone
4000 Basel
1845 - 1857

 
N/A N/A N/A
Künzli
4000 Basel
1860 - 1875

 
N/A N/A N/A
Langmesser
4000 Basel
1820 - 1833

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwenbräu
4000 Basel
1861 - 1913

 
N/A N/A Originally called Gaudens-Seeber and changed its name different times
Löwenfels
4000 Basel
1815 - 1875

 
N/A N/A N/A
Mäglin
4000 Basel
1818 - 1825

 
N/A N/A N/A
Merian
4000 Basel
1800 - 1889

 
N/A N/A N/A
Meyer
4000 Basel
1840 - 1897

 
N/A N/A N/A
Meyer-Hoffmann
4001 Basel
1835 - 1847

 
N/A N/A N/A
Nepper
4000 Basel
1856 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Pflug
4000 Basel
1862 - 1886

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rebgasse
4000 Basel
1815 - 1846

 
N/A N/A N/A
Ritter
4000 Basel
1817 - 1825

 
N/A N/A N/A
Salathé
4002 Basel
1802 - 1825

 
N/A N/A N/A
Spalenberg
4005 Basel
1823 - 1828

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sternenberg
4000 Basel
1822 - 1913

 
N/A N/A N/A
Thoma
4000 Basel
1843 - 1907

 
N/A N/A Originally named Merian-Gerster
Verein Unser Bier
Hochstrasse 64
4001 Basel
1997 - 2015

72


3 11.33

"Originally a brewer club which initiated the ""Unser Bier"" brewery. The club remained, operating a restaurant and also brewing their own beers.
Not registered as a brewery since 2015 and eventually liquidated (May 2019)."

Production: 68 hl

Völlmy
4004 Basel
1870 - 1875

 
N/A N/A N/A
Warteck
4001 Basel
1856 - 1991

11

 
9 10.22

Average lagers. Owned by Feldschlösschen. The brewery in Basel has been closed but some beers are still brewed in Rheinfelden.
Originally named Merian-Seeber
Weissbierbrauerei
4000 Basel
1905 - 1916

 
N/A N/A N/A
Zosse
4000 Basel
1816 - 1852

 
N/A N/A N/A