Graubünden

[Breweries (23)] [Beer makers without breweries (4)] [Closed Breweries (28)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (2)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 39.1% (9)

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 (23)

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...
Alpe Pian Doss

Founded in 2018


6562 Soazza

 
#1186

N/A N/A -
Alpenbrauerei GIRUN

Founded in 2017

Somvi 51
7559 Tschlin


081 860 19 19

#1003

list of beers

N/A N/A -
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Arosabräu

Founded in 2015

Poststrasse 519
7050 Arosa


#680

list of beers

N/A N/A Initially called Bergbräu Arosa.
Bannwald

Founded in 2016

Unterdorfstrasse 21
7206 Igis


076 526 17 32

#887

N/A N/A -
Bier Manufaktur Maienfeld

Founded in 2011

Bahnhofstrasse 6
7304 Maienfeld


#422

10 hl

list of beers

5 13.92

This nanobrewery brewed above average beers. Closed in 2014 after the sudden death of the owner, Andreas Walliser … but reloaded in Autumn 2015.
Brewer: Yves Walliser.
Biera Engiadinaisa

Founded in 2005

via Dal Dazi 233
7560 Martina


081 866 33 03

#206

700 hl

list of beers

7 12.34

Brewer: Adrian Müller
Located at 1530 meters above sea level and lost somewhere on the east end of the country, this brewery is facing financial problems recurrently. The distribution is assured by Heineken and the production stagnates since a long time below 1'000 hl. Offers some decent german-style beers and other less good stuff.
Brewer: Andreas Merk.
BierVision Monstein

Founded in 2001

Hauptstrasse 36
7278 Davos Monstein


081 420 30 61

#131

1'700 hl

list of beers

5 9.44

Last beerstop before heaven is a slogan which even attracted THE Beer Hunter Michael Jackson (http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001665.html). This brewery - founded in June 2001 - was at that time the highest in Europe (it is btw not even the highest in Switzerland nowadays) at 1,627 metres and located in a former alpine dairy.
The Biervision Monstein is a stock corporation having more than 1'000 share holder from around the world. Despite having some marketing arguments, reduced costs thanks to a distribution (and probably bottling) deal with Heineken, this brewery still struggles to have some success and is facing financial troubles recurrently.The production which was once of 2'500 hl (mainly thanks to a nationwide distribution of 2 of its beers in more than 300 Coop supermarkets) dropped at 1'700. This brewery has 4 employees and makes as much as 15% of its total revenue with guided brewery tours.
The beers are unstylish and unexciting.
Brewer: Basti Degen.
Birreria Pacific

Founded in 2012

via da Mez 26
7742 Poschiavo


#456

list of beers

16 14.48

Brewer: Ulrich Schläpfer.
Stong quality offered by this brewer. Don't hesitate to try if you can find the beers.
Black Peak

Founded in 2018


7270 Davos Platz

 
#1195

N/A N/A -
Brau-Art dals Bofs

Founded in 2017


7512 Champfer

 
#1105

N/A N/A -
Davoser Craft Beer

Founded in 2018

Bolgenstrasse 1
7270 Davos Platz


#1179

N/A N/A -
Engadiner Bier

Founded in 2011

Cuntschett 5
7504 Pontresina


081 842 68 31

#394

750 hl

list of beers

7 14.4

Brewer: Hannes Gutschmidt and Daniel Käslin.
Interesting and well-achieved beers . Clearly worth a try.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Eschi-Bräu

Founded in 2011

Arälia 444
7214 Grüsch



Link down; brewery closed?


#444

15 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Hans-Christian Röthlisberger.
Called now Prättigauer-Bräu ?!?
Heineken Switzerland (Calanda)

Founded in 1984

Kasernenstrasse 36
7007 Chur


081 256 01 11

#26

494'000 hl

list of beers

33 9.18

"Nowadays Heineken Switzerland is the second biggest actor with about 15% of the market (700'000 hectoliters) and 450 employees. They own two production plants, one in Chur and one in Luzern. Here we will talk about the one in Chur.
It all started back in 1780 when brewer Rageth Mathis opened the brewery of the same name in Chur. It is only much later - 1971 - than the name was changed to Calanda.
One year after its creation in 1984, Heineken Switzerland bought 10% of Calanda stocks. In 1991 the breweries Haldengut (Winterthur, 1843) and Calanda merged together and it is only 2 years later than Heineken took control of the majority of the stocks to eventually become the only owner in 1999.
After the acquisition of new brewing installations in 2002 (allowing in particular high density brewing) the plant in Winterthur was closed and only very few of the Haldengut brands survived and are still produced nowadays in Chur. Heineken is owner of the brand ""Ittinger Klosterbräu"", a beer developped in 1982 by Martin Wartmann and first brewed at Actienbrauerei Frauenfeld. In 1996 Heineken first steps in and the beer production was moved to Haldengut. Later in 2004 Martin Wartmann decided to let its baby live its life and sold all the rights to the green giant. Using the beloved concept of abbey beers this beer is brewed partially using hops harvested near a former Carthusian monastery in Canton Thurgau (Kartause Ittingen). And no matter if it was dissolved more than 150 years ago: the marketing still talks about the only Abbey beer from Switzerland ... And it has some undisputed success with about 20'000 hectoliters yearly.
Besides brewing the brands Calanda, Halden Gut and Tell, all the Heineken destined for the Swiss market are produced in Chur. The company also markets foreign brands like Desperados, Tiger, Murphy, Erdinger, Moretti, Foster's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Clausthaler, VB and Sol. It is worth mentioning that the effort to introduce the brand Amstel across the whole country encountered a terrible flop and had to be stopped in 2008.
Facing an impressive growth of beer imports and an equally impressive increase of the number of microbreweries in Switzerland, Heineken is losing each year some market shares. This leaves the company with a big beautiful plant producing probably not more than at 50% of its capacity (it can bottle 36'000 cans, 80'000 bottles and 480 kegs per hour). Which will probably induce a further consolidation and a possible middle-term shutdown of their second plant (Eichhof, Luzern).
Their beers are deeply uninspired and uninteresting.
Brewer: Markus Scharlemann."
Hofbrauerei Wiesen

Founded in 2017


7494 Wiesen


#1044

N/A N/A Brewer: Andi Nebel.
Ilanzer Bier

Founded in 2015

Glennerstrasse 8
7130 Ilanz


076 527 82 85

#756

list of beers

3 13.6

Correct but not more.
JJ's Sayser Bier

Founded in 2015


7202 Says


081 353 98 65

#685

N/A N/A -
PD Beer

Founded in 2017

via Doga 29
6541 Santa Maria


076 568 18 56

#969

N/A N/A -
Riedi Gervosaria

Founded in 2018


7137 Flond

 
#1183

N/A N/A -
Rolpibrau

Founded in 2007


7404 Feldis/Veulden


#279

100 hl

list of beers

4 8.3

Brewer: Roland Holderegger.
Poor beers and full of flaws. This brewery has a long way to go.
Closed in 2011 before started again in 2016. Originally located in Tumegl.
Stadtbier Chur

Founded in 2010

Felsenaustrasse 23b
7000 Chur


079 360 25 78

#364

list of beers

5 14.16

Brewer: Sacha Schibli.
Produces in Chur since June 2012 (was formerly contract brewed by Aare-Bier). Good quality beers which are clearly worth a try.
Strela Bräu Davos

Founded in 2016

Schatzalpstrasse 3
7271 Davos Platz


#812

N/A N/A Brewer: Christian Flury.
Sufers

Founded in 2017

Poststrasse 19
7434 Sufers

 
#1085

N/A N/A -

no brewpubs reported

Beer makers without breweries (4)

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

Founded in 2011


7050 Arosa


081 377 50 80

list of beers

1 12.8

Client brewer. The beer - a correct lager - is brewed by Surselva
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Benediktinerkloster Disentis

Founded in 2014

via Claustra 1
7180 Disentis


081 929 69 00

2 10.8

Client brewer: the beers are brewed by Surselva.
Churerbier

Founded in 2010

Salvatorenstrasse 88
7000 Chur


443

1'100 hl

list of beers

3 11.2

Started in 2010 and initiated by Patrick Arnet. Offered a very nice beer and reached a production of 1'100 hectoliters after 3 years. The production has been stopped in 2013 (apparently after financial troubles) and the initiator retired. The brewery is no more registered and the beers were then produced by Liechtensteiner Brauhaus. Introduced a new brand - Bündner Bier - in 2014. Or when locality gets loosely defined ... Yet ! Came back in the canton in 2017 as the beers are now brewed by tschlin.
Ela Bier

Founded in 2007

Veia Davos Tga Clo 4
7460 Savognin


081 684 22 77

259

list of beers

2 13.2 Client brewer.
I have sampled a very nice unfiltered lager and hope to be able to taste some more of their beers soon.
Contract brewed by Locher since 2011. Had formerly register number 259.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Tom's Beer BoxUntere Gasse 11
7000 Chur


081 252 77 57

 A pub with about 130 different beers from around the world. Open monday to thursday 16:00 to 24:00 and friday to saturday 15:00 to 02:00
Worldwide Beers & Spirits

Bahnhofplatz 2
7000 Chur


043 843 53 53

 

A shop with about 200 beers from all around the world.

Closed Breweries (28)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Aktienbrauerei Thusis
7430 Thusis
1861 - 1921

 
N/A N/A Originally called zum Rosenbühl.
Branger & Komminoth
7503 Samedan
1877 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
Crotto
7742 Poschiavo
1880 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Davos
7260 Davos
1882 - 1922

 
N/A N/A Originally called zum Löwen.
Engadiner Aktienbrauerei
7505 Celerina
1892 - 1975

25

 
N/A N/A Originally called Campell & Bisaz
Gebr. Schumacher
7649 Castasegna
? - 1870

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gianotti
7649 Castasegna
1870 - 1919

 
N/A N/A N/A
Giovanoli
7649 Bondo
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Giovanoli & Cadisch
7649 Spino
1861 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hopfenblume
7412 Scharans
2001 - 2011

129

 
N/A N/A -
Kunder
7220 Schiers
1865 - 1909

 
N/A N/A Originally called Thöni & Michel.
Löwenhof
7000 Chur
1875 - 1916

 
N/A N/A N/A
Oswald
7130 Ilanz
1841 - 1909

 
N/A N/A N/A
Passet & Lutta
7431 Andeer
1841 - 1849

 
N/A N/A N/A
Poschiavina
7742 Poschiavo
1850 - 1929

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rhätische Aktienbrauerei
7000 Chur
1780 - 1913

 
N/A N/A Originally called Alte Brauerei.
Rohrer
7000 Chur
1872 - 1920

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rohrer-Zuan
7516 Maloja
1885 - 1899

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schwoogerbräu
7018 Lenzerheide
2009 - 2014

352

 
N/A N/A -
Steinadler-BräuVoa principala 38
7078 Lenzerheide
2007 - 2011

284

 
1 11.2 Brewer: Reto Hafner.
One modest german hefeweizen, hoping for more.
Surselva Bräu

7018 Flims-Waldhaus
2005 - 2017

203


7 11.94

Brewer: Jörg Kambach
A brewpub offering also small bottled beers and enjoying an impressive success in its region. Honest beers, not more. Opened: Thursday-Sunday 11:00-23:00.
Brews Arosa Edel and Kloster Disentis under contract.
Closed in October 2017.

Production: 1'500 hl

tillien

7304 Maienfeld
2011 - 2016

453

 
N/A N/A Brewers: Marco Illien and Till Linder.
Inactive since February 2012The homepage is now down, so a definitive closure seems to be evident.
Unterengadiner Aktienbrauerei
7549 Süss
1848 - 1917

 
N/A N/A Successively called Planta and Campell.
Vassali
7649 Vicosoprano
1872 - 1910

 
N/A N/A N/A
Vereinsbrauerei Pierfründa
7000 Chur
2016 - 2016

858

 
N/A N/A -
Vetsch
7260 Davos
1880 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Alten Brauerei
7430 Thusis
1841 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Krone
7015 Tamins
1879 - 1903

 
N/A N/A N/A