Genève

[Breweries (32)] [Brewpubs (3)] [Beer makers without breweries (3)] [Closed Breweries (21)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (6)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 34.3% (12)

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 (32)

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...
B.U.G. (Brasserie Urbaine Genevoise)

Founded in 2015

rue du Comte-Géraud 15
1213 Onex


078 480 77 80

#666

40 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Pierre Balmat.
Bière du Lac

Founded in 2014

chemin de Sur-Beauvent 2
1232 Confignon


079 863 23 66

#624

250 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Michel Wagner.
Bière du Pendule

Founded in 2017


1232 Confignon

 
#1103

N/A N/A -
Bières du Niton

Founded in 2015

rue Soubeyran 7
1203 Genève


076 322 98 08

#664

15 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Fabio D'Onofrio.
Formerly named SDS.
BierKlub

Founded in 2015

rue de Carouge 72
1205 Genève


078 670 08 65

#748

list of beers

1 14.4 Brewer: Patrick Japs.
Brasserie artisanale de Beaulieu

Founded in 2018


1203 Genève

 
#1157

N/A N/A -
Brasserie de Plainpalais

Founded in 2016


1205 Genève

 
#931

N/A N/A -
Brasserie des Coudres

Founded in 2014

route des Coudres 29
1298 Céligny


079 426 28 78

#596

30 hl

list of beers

5 14.8

Brewer: Fabien Baudet and Florian Golay.
Good beers with an interesting character.
Brasserie des Cousins

Founded in 2016

route du Mandement 534
1283 Dardagny

 
079 293 30 60
#843

N/A N/A Brewers: Dan Röthlisberger and Xavier Münger.
Brasserie du Mât

Founded in 2017


1223 Cologny


#1079

N/A N/A -
Brasserie du Virage

Founded in 2015

chemin de Maronsy 50
1228 Plan-les-Ouates


022 736 14 33

#677

250 hl

list of beers

23 13.57

Brewer: Livio Simeone and Quentin Damien.
The beers are ok yet not very inspiring.
Canobeer

Founded in 2015


1203 Genève


077 449 44 74

#696

35 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Kamel Guendouz.
Cave Reynard

Founded in 2016

chemin des Moraines 7
1233 Bernex


079 577 08 52

#814

N/A N/A Brewer: Eskylla Reynard.
Chien Bleu

Founded in 2016

Sentiers des Saules
1205 Genève


#914

list of beers

5 15.36

Brewer: Julien Manetti.
Mastering sour beers in an impressive way. Keep your eyes on this brewery!
Glouglou

Founded in 2013

avenue du Devin-du-Village 8
1203 Genève


076 336 22 44

#530

100 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Christian Andersen.
la Brasserie à Z

Founded in 2015


1203 Genève

 
#736

N/A N/A Brewer: Christian Zapf.
La Brasserie des 5 Communes

Founded in 2017


1227 Carouge


#1021

N/A N/A -
La Cave

Founded in 2018


1224 Chêne-Bougeries

 
#1175

N/A N/A -
La Pièce

Founded in 2015

route de Prévessin 62
1217 Meyrin


077 453 88 65

#738

260 hl

list of beers

4 14.8

Brewers: Raphael Félix and Laurent Serex.
Offers very interesting and well-crafted beers.
la Source

Founded in 2017


1286 Soral

 
#990

N/A N/A -
l'Agneau à Trois Pattes

Founded in 2018

chemin des Cornillons 9
1292 Chambésy


#1181

N/A N/A -
L'Apaisée

Founded in 2015

rue du Vélodrome 2
1205 Genève


078 614 42 20

#692

list of beers

2 15.6 Brewer: Xavier Righetti.
les Barbus

Founded in 2016

chemin des Bornands 1
1252 Evordes


078 733 18 48

#927

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Moustache

Founded in 2017


1227 Carouge


#1002

N/A N/A Brewer: Christophe Buser.
Murailles

Founded in 2001

route de Corsinge 48
1252 Meinier


079 348 10 78

#151

3'000 hl

list of beers

9 11.6

Brewer: Philippe Margand and Nathalie Droz.
A microbrewery offering top-fermented beers in belgian styles. Interesting and creative beers but lacking of character. Worth a try anyway, most notably because I haven't sampled their beers since quite a long time and that I got good echoes recently.
They are also exporting to the USA (Washington).
Nordah

Founded in 2016


1212 Grand-Lancy

 
#939

N/A N/A -
Père Jakob

Founded in 2009

chemin des Effeuilles 84
1286 Soral


078 719 40 39

#343

970 hl

list of beers

6 12.2

Brewer: Emilie Gros, Stefan Jakob and Fabien Claret.
Clearly interesting.
Most brews are a new recipe and, strangely enough in this part of the country, the brewers are brewing bottom-fermented beers (except the wheat of course). Uneven quality but some of their beers can be really good. Its goal is to reach 2000 to 3000 hl in the next years.
Post Tenebras

Founded in 2016

chemin Tornay 26
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex


#958

list of beers

5 12.16

Brewers: Olivier Delaloye and Simon Fraga.
Caution: very uneven quality going from good to deeply bad.
Schori'S Beer

Founded in 2014

chemin du Daru 4
1228 Plan-les-Ouates


079 203 86 06

#598

9 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: René Schori.
SG / l'Arrêt de Bus

Founded in 2018


1251 Gy

 
#1172

N/A N/A -
Totally Beer

Founded in 2015

chemin des Vignes 18
1213 Petit Lancy


079 128 18 86

#767

100 hl

list of beers

8 12.55

Brewer: Fabricio Ataide.
Seems to get better. Worth a try.
White Rabbit

Founded in 2018


1247 Anières

 
#1128

N/A N/A -

Brewpubs (3)

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

Founded in 1997

Place Cornavin 20
1201 Genève


022 731 02 06

#73

2'000 hl

list of beers

4 6.7

Brewers: Maxime Mathieu and Etienne Perrollaz.
A very successful brewpub offering mainly poor quality beers. A bad publicity for craft beers.
The same brewpub can be found in Lausanne since 2000, Nyon (2001), Neuchâtel (2008) and Sion (2015).
Maitre dé Bataille

Founded in 2013

avenue Vibert 18
1227 Carouge


078 704 18 65

#499

875 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: Mauro Parachini and Madjid Dusan Pajic.
Located at the Brasserie des Tours.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Molard

Founded in 2000

Place du Molard 9
1204 Genève


022 311 11 00

#161

1'100 hl

list of beers

3 6

Brewer: José Sobreira and Pierre Rieux.
Incredibly bad beers. The Blonde is a real poison ! What a shame. But to be fair, I must say that I have sampled their beers back in 2003, so who knows where they stay now …

Beer makers without breweries (3)

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

Founded in 1999

chemin des Erables 8
1213 Petit-Lancy


076 349 09 19

2'500 hl

list of beers

4 13.1

Client brewer. The (good) beers are actually produced by Locher. A fact which Calvinus unfortunately tries to hide because it could hurt the local touch they want to give to their beers. Enjoys a constant growth.
Minuscule

Founded in 2016

chemin de la Californie 23
1222 Vésenaz


N/A N/A Client brewer. The beers are brewed by Jorat.
Vélosophe

Founded in

chemin de Valérie 19
1292 Chambésy


022 758 00 81

180 hl

2 10.8 Client brewer. The beers are brewed in Germany by Hilsenbeck and in Switzerland by Murailles.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
19ème
rue Ancienne 19
1227 Carouge
 
022 301 37 57
 A restaurant-shop offering about 10 beers on tap and 200 bottles.
Au Coin Mousse

rue du Fort-Barreau 21
1201 Genève


022 740 57 50

 

21 taps.
Drinks of The World

Place de Cornavin 7
1201 Genève


022 760 81 00

 

More than 350 beers from 50 countries. Open daily from 9am to 10.00pm
Fleur de Houblon
route de Suisse 45
1290 Versoix


022 755 11 44

 A beer shop apparently supplied mainly by beers from Amstein.
le Cabinetboulevard St-Georges 54
1205 Genève


 A pub offering few but not very common beers like Père Jakob or Murailles
Palais des Bièresrue des Epinettes 12
1227 Carouge
 
022 301 78 69
 A restaurant-shop with about 50 commercial beers.

Closed Breweries (21)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Avenir (Brasserie de l')
1200 Genève
1826 - 1927

 
N/A N/A Originally called brasserie de la Bâtie.
Belle de Genève
rue de Montbrillant 38
1211 Genève
2003 - 2007

167


2 8.6 Not a brewery but a Client brewer. The beers are brewed elsewhere in the country (Turbinenbräu) and were at sometimes even brewed in France. This fact was originally maintained secret, probably because of the importance of the marketing aspect to brew local beer. The status of la Belle de Genève was quite unknown in 2004. They had to face some financial problems and closed the Brasserie Artisanale de Genève (which probably never really existed ...). They came back in march 2005 with the ambition to build a brewery in Genève.
It looks again a bit different since 2007 as the phone number and email published on the contact list are no more valid and it seems you have to make your orders via the webmaster ... Very strange.

Production: 240 hl

Bingen
chemin de la Grande-Cour 8
1284 Chancy
2014 - 2015

636


N/A N/A Brewers: Johann Schulthess and Stéphane Hagmann.
Birrificio Il Forno
route de Chancy 71
1213 Petit-Lancy
2001 - 2011

135

 
3 5.8

God, help me ! I think I have found the worst brewery in Switzerland. It should not be allowed to present such beers !
They can only have improved since I sampled their beers (2003), so if you feel bold and lucky, try your chance.
Bomonti
1200 Genève
1830 - 1927

 
N/A N/A Originally called Schwarz.
Brasserie de Pâques
1200 Genève
1856 - 1904

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brasseurs des Grottes

rue de la Servette 6
1201 Genève
2002 - 2011

143


3 7.6

Unmatured beers. Only the Ambrée is drinkable.
I have tried them in 2003, so an update would be interesting.
Cascade
rue du Néant 8
1207 Genève
2014 - 2016

640


N/A N/A Brewer: Laurent Charles Berney.
Champendahl
1227 Carouge
1874 - 1916

 
N/A N/A Originally named Fabrique de Bière de Carouge
Corsier
1246 Corsier
1863 - 1918

 
N/A N/A N/A
Grande Brasserie de Munich
1200 Genève
1880 - 1895

 
N/A N/A N/A
Grange-Canal
1224 Chene-Bourgeries
1875 - 1918

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gut
1200 Genève
1875 - 1890

 
N/A N/A Originally called Flühler.
Gutmann
1225 Chene-Bourg
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hofweber
1227 Carouge
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
les Brasseurs Artisans de Genève

1228 Plan-les-Ouates
2014 - 2016

604


N/A N/A An association for the promotion of craft beers in the canton of Geneva.
Mundinger
1290 Versoix
1875 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Servier
1249 Collex-Bossy
1875 - 1878

 
N/A N/A N/A
St.-Jean
1200 Genève
1873 - 1927

 
N/A N/A N/A
Steinsailer
1227 Carouge
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wintsch-Kleber
1214 Vernier
? - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A