Luzern

[Breweries (50)] [Brewpubs (1)] [Bars (1)] [Beer makers without breweries (2)] [Closed Breweries (58)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 51.0% (26)

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 (50)

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...
1386

Founded in 2015

Weihermatte 5
6204 Sempach


#702

list of beers

2 13.4 Brewer: Markus Brechbühl.
Pretty well-made. Waiting to find more.
Baubulour

Founded in 2017

Unterdorfstrasse 1
6275 Ballwil


079 422 69 78

#1078

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Bertbier

Founded in 2010

Birkenweg
6156 Luthern


079 507 93 38

#370

list of beers

11 12

"Brewer: Hubert Peter-Kuoni.
Worth a try, especially the Chömifäger."
Bier Brauer Ballwil

Founded in 2017


6275 Ballwil

 
#1005

N/A N/A -
Bier von Vier

Founded in 2012

Obfalken 16
6030 Ebikon


#487

9 hl

list of beers

7 10.23

Brewer: Christoph Brütsch.
An association of 4 breweries which failed to convince me until now.
BierKoch

Founded in 2019


6003 Luzern

 
#1383

N/A N/A -
Boundless Brewery

Founded in 2018


6133 Hergiswil

 
#1278

N/A N/A -
Brasserie du Chef

Founded in 2017


6006 Luzern

 
#983

N/A N/A -
Brau!Studio

Founded in 2019


6033 Buchrain

 
#1309

N/A N/A -
Braubär

Founded in 2017


6003 Luzern


079 852 70 20

#1006

list of beers

5 14.48

Brewer: Christoph Kramer.
Brauerei Luzern

Founded in 2009

Bürgenstrasse 16
6005 Luzern


041 240 91 66

#346

"2,100" hl

list of beers

5 14

Brewer: Udo Remagen.
Founded by the Brauverein Luzern. Brewed their first beer in spring 2010. An ambitious brewery which hopes to reach 4'000 hl very soon. High quality traditional german beers.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Brauhaus zum verlorenen Hopfen

Founded in 2019


6010 Kriens

 
#1290

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Brauhuus 531

Founded in 2015

Holdern 1
6221 Rickenbach


076 748 60 74

#766

200 hl

list of beers

13 14.25

Brewer: René Bühlmann.
Above average and worth a try.
Braukeller Mumi

Founded in 2017

Neustadtstrasse 10
6003 Luzern


041 210 43 10

#1115

1 7.2 -
Braumanufaktur Odermatt

Founded in 2011

Abeschweg 4
6210 Sursee


079 530 63 65

#448

N/A N/A Brewer: Michael Odermatt.
BrauStation Sursee

Founded in 2015

Merkurstrasse 20
6210 Sursee


079 413 80 85

#724

1500 hl

list of beers

4 12.4

Brewer: Andy Stöckli and Fritz Lang.
Plans to reach 1500 hl yearly. Originally named Beckenhof Brauerei. The products need some more work ...
Brauwerkstatt Kriens

Founded in 2018

Degenstrasse 3
6010 Kriens


#1206

list of beers

2 14.2 -
Brauwiler

Founded in 2004


6242 Wauwil


#194

N/A N/A Brewer: Lukas Jauslin.
Located originally in Eich.
Chällerbröi

Founded in 2019


6280 Hochdorf

 
#1380

N/A N/A -
Chraft Brauerei

Founded in 2015


6214 Schenkon

 
#751

N/A N/A -
Engibeering

Founded in 2018


6010 Kriens

 
#1136

N/A N/A -
Entlebucher Bier

Founded in 2009

Farb 3
6162 Entlebuch


041 480 01 64

#341

500 hl

list of beers

4 9.2

I have by far not been convinced by their beers. Some have modest homebrew qualities and some looks very macrobrewed - in a bad way - to me.
Some of the production is/was brewed at Rosengarten.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Gheimtipp Braui (Uedligerbier)

Founded in 2008


6275 Ballwil


079 800 73 88

#322

3 12

"Brewer: Mario Betschart.
Originally called Hasebärgbraui and located in Uedligenswil (until January 2014). Moved then Uetzwil (AG), then to Ballwil (LU)
I had 2 above average beers and one below. Interesting yet pretty hard to classify …"
Heineken Switzerland (Eichhof)

Founded in 1834

Obergrundstrasse 110
6002 Luzern


041 319 11 11

#52

"320,000" hl

list of beers

20 9.32

"Founded in 1834 by Johann Guggenbühler, Eichhof (a name taken in 1960) was once the 3rd biggest in the country and the biggest to be independant. This is now over. After having bought and closed the brewery Ziegelhof (25'000 hl, Liestal) in 2006, they have been taken over by the green giant Heineken in April 2008. The production was then about 400'000 hl. It is nowadays very hard to say where it stays, as the production remains undisclosed. Since the middle of 2013 the production is bottled in Chur (Calanda, the main production plant of Heineken).
Eichhof is also importing foreign beers, like Beck's, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell or Löwenbräu.
Offers mainly mainstream, low quality and boring lagers."
Hofbeiz Hinter Musegg

Founded in 2015

Diebold-Schilling-Strasse 13
6004 Luzern


041 412 19 31

#697

16 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Hohen-Bräu

Founded in 2017

Landschau 52
6276 Hohenrain


041 710 81 94

#1077

list of beers

5 13.44

Brewer: Rolf Künzi.
Hüttenbräu

Founded in 2016

Neumüli 5
6017 Ruswil


#905

150 hl

list of beers

6 12.4

Brewer: Emmanuel Hüsler.
Offers up to 11 different beers. Classic and correctly made (check especially the Hell) yet not particularly exciting.
King Grizzly

Founded in 2019


6064 Kerns

 
#1386

N/A N/A -
KrügelBIER

Founded in 2008

Obergütschstrasse 26
6003 Luzern


#310

20 hl

list of beers

13 12.86

Brewer: Urs Krügel.
Kulturkeller Im Schtei

Founded in 2019

Kronegass 1
6204 Sempach


#1310

N/A N/A -
Kuster Bräu

Founded in 2014


6037 Root

 
#626

N/A N/A -
Luzerner Bier Brauer (LuBB)

Founded in 2009

Nidfeldstrasse 1
6010 Kriens


#339

90 hl

list of beers

9 13.02

Brewer: Martin Haller.
First very positive meeting at the Solothurner Biertage 2014 but badly tempered with some bad beers in 2016 … Located formerly in Obernau.
Maihof

Founded in 2019


6006 Luzern

 
#1300

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Melchior Craft Beer

Founded in 2017


6206 Neuenkirch


#1076

N/A N/A -
Menz Bergbier

Founded in 2015


6125 Menzberg

 
#682

list of beers

N/A N/A -
MN Brew

Founded in 2016

Flecken 3
6023 Rotheburg


078 753 40 21

#854

180 hl

list of beers

11 13.89

Located previously in Emmenbrücke.
PeRo

Founded in 2018


6221 Rickenbach


#1201

list of beers

5 11.52

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Pilatusbräu

Founded in 2010

Nunwil
6283 Baldegg


076 427 11 20

#372

2 13.6 "Brewer: Roman Marti.
Well-made beers, try them!
Moved from Kriens to Baldegg in summer 2011."
Ramseier Suisse

Founded in 1963

Niffel
6281 Hochdorf


041 914 08 08

#60

"250,000" hl

list of beers

20 9.55

"Brewer: Hermann Müller and Beat Eberle.
One of the 2 biggest independant swiss breweries (some sources put Locher above them which is in my opinion not quite sure). The company Lupo - founded back in 1918 as a producer and distributor of cider - started to brew beers in 1963. Producing all possible types of lagers and special beers on customers demand. They are brewing for the supermarket Denner and for Landi (130'000 hl of Farmer beers). Have a own brand called Römer Edelhell.
Firstly taken over by Granador, Lupo will then lose its name when its owner merged with Pomdor to create Unidrink in 2005. Later (April 2008) the company - which produces and distributes drinks like Ramseier, Granador, Sinalco, Elmer and Pepsi - changed its name to Ramseier. What is really strange about this company, is the fact they do not make any direct advertising on their brews. Of course, with that many soft drinks, beer is almost a side job to them, but one could think they are embarassed about the fact they are brewing beers ... Has a high-end can bottling machine since 2014 which allow them to produce the Farmer Bier from Landi in cans (they were before produced in Germany).
Don't expect to find mind-blowing beers here..."
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Rontal Brauerei Widler

Founded in 2016


6036 Dierikon

 
#847

N/A N/A -
Sankt Maria

Founded in 2014


6024 Hildisrieden


079 206 41 17

#609

10 hl

list of beers

6 13.07

"Brewer: Tobias Weber.
Apart of an awful Dunkelweizen, this brewery offer pretty good beers."
Seetal

Founded in 1997

Ziegeleihof 20
6280 Hochdorf


041 911 09 55

#94

200 hl

list of beers

5 12.48

Brewer: Marco Jutz.
It all started back in 1997 on a 20 liters installation. The company has been then founded in 2000 and has since 2011 - and the move to its actual location - a yearly capacity of 350 hl which has - apparently - yet only be used at two-thirds. Good beers but unfortunately only in german styles. This is a brewery fully unknown to craft beer geeks.
They are actually looking for investors to expand their production to 1'000 hl (N.B. I have lost my source as well as any timeline about that...)
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Sonnegg Bier

Founded in 2015

Sonnegg 8
6275 Ballwil / Ottenhusen


#656

N/A N/A Brewer: Alain Bernouilli.
Soo.Soorser Bier

Founded in 2015

Kornfeldstrasse 1a
6210 Sursee


079 324 11 21

#757

1000 hl

list of beers

12 13.97

Brewer: Andreas Quendt.
Quite ambitious microbrewery which plans to brew 1000 hl yearly.
Stahler Bier

Founded in 2013

Stahlermatten 2
6146 Grossdietwil


#549

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Unterkuonimatt

Founded in 2016

Horwerstrasse 130
6010 Kriens


078 825 56 35

#893

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Vitznau

Founded in 2017

Obermühleweg 4
6354 Vitznau


#1098

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Wiggerli

Founded in 2008

Luzernerstrasse 12
6252 Dagmersellen


062 756 20 39

#296

30 hl

4 13.4

Brewer: Martin and Guido Felder.
Unspectacular and unexciting but correct.
Wipfli-Bräu

Founded in 2013

Buchenweg 22
6034 Inwil


041 449 01 02

#550

6 hl

6 11.93

Brewers: Alex Wipfli.
Some decent beers - check especially the Gletscheriisbier - but some others are very moderate.
Wolhuser Original

Founded in 2019


6110 Wolhusen

 
#1393

N/A N/A -

Brewpubs (1)

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

Founded in 1998

Unter der Egg 2
6004 Luzern


041 410 52 57

#79

"1,220" hl

2 12 "Brewer: Reinhard Knispel.
Founded back in 1998 by Eckhard Schwöbel, this brewpub is located in the heart of the city of Luzern. Offers one regular beer and about 5 seasonal, most of them in german styles. Brewing also beers for the near Stadtkeller Luzern."

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.

Beer makers without breweries (2)

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

Founded in 2010


6281 Hochdorf


list of beers

1 12.4 Client brewer: The beer from the former Hochdorf brewery (closed in 1992) is brought back to life. Unfortunately not brewed in the canton of Luzern but in Bern by Felsenau.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Stadtkeller Luzern

Founded in 2011

Sternenplatz 3
6004 Luzern


041 410 47 33

465

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Reinhard Knispel.
Brewed at Stadtkeller since 2017 and since then produced at Rathaus.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.

Beer bars

Name Address / Untappd venueHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Bahnhöfli Sursee
St. Urban-Strasse 3
6210 Sursee


041 921 44 21

 A restaurant with a nice selection of about 70 beer bottles.

Closed Breweries (58)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Arnold
6233 Büron
1865 - 1900

 
N/A N/A "Originally named Reeb, then Nagele."
Brauverein Dagmersellen
Mühle
6252 Dagmersellen
2009 - 2015

354


N/A N/A Silvio & Gianni Walther.

Production: 11 hl

Brauverein Luzern
6004 Luzern
2008 - 2016

321

 
N/A N/A "A brewer club, initiator of the Brauerei Luzern AG."
Brun
6000 Luzern
1869 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brunner
6210 Sursee
1831 - 1894

 
N/A N/A Successively named Muggli and Tschopp.
Bühlmann
6144 Zell
1875 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Cervejinha

6210 Sursee
2014 - 2018

573


079 226 85 59

N/A N/A Brewer: Daniel Meyer.
Dagmersellen
6252 Dagmersellen
1857 - 1902

 
N/A N/A Originally called zum Rössli.
Dotta
6234 Triengen
1880 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
Eimer
6210 Sursee
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Eintracht
6000 Luzern
1852 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
Falken
6000 Luzern
1795 - 1906

 
N/A N/A N/A
Feldmoos

Feldmoos 18
6182 Escholzmatt
2009 - 2011

350


2 12.8 Brewer: Alain Bernoulli.
Interesting and pretty well-brewed beers from this little brewpub.
Fischer
6234 Triengen
1900 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fiz-Bier
6023 Rothenburg
1978 - 1978

61

 
N/A N/A The register number is not totally confirmed.
Freyenhof
6000 Luzern
1803 - 1883

 
N/A N/A N/A
Frohsinn
6166 Hasle
1860 - 1892

 
N/A N/A Originally named im Mätzenhaus.
Fuchs HausbrauereiSchützenrain 22
6012 Obernau
2006 - 2014

221

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Peter Fuchs.
Geigelin
6354 Vitznau
1824 - 1884

 
N/A N/A "Called successively Waldis, Zimmermann and Amstad."
Grieb
6252 Dagmersellen
1853 - 1892

 
N/A N/A "Originally called Scherer, then marfurt, Wüest and Bucher."
Gütsch
6000 Luzern
1858 - 1917

 
N/A N/A Originally named zum Lädeli.
Herzog
6153 Ufhusen
1886 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hirschen
6215 Beromünster
1820 - 1904

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hochdorf AG
6280 Hochdorf
1880 - 1992

53

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hügi
6247 Schötz
1860 - 1894

 
N/A N/A N/A
Humann
6102 Malters
1839 - 1900

 
N/A N/A "Successively named Amrein, Burri, Seeberger, Freidinger, Funk, Bühlmann and finally Humann."
Im Winkel
6025 Neudorf
1829 - 1839

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwen
6246 Altishofen
1837 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Lozärner Bier
Littauerboden 1
6014 Luzern
2014 - 2018

601


2 13.6 "Started as client brewer in 2009 and still is ! Presenting relabelled Aare-Bier (which did not make it a Lozärner Bier…). Their goal was to open their own brewery as soon as they will have a 2500 hl market. After some time they have found investors but the start of their own brewery has been many times postponed (now scheduled for Spring 2017). The amount of the production is undisclosed. Lost twice in justice (2017, 2018) where they were accused of false local marketing and closed shortly after."
Meggen
6045 Meggen
1863 - 1871

 
N/A N/A N/A
Müller
6017 Ruswil
1803 - 1832

 
N/A N/A "Successively named Meyer, Huber and Müller."
Müller
6130 Willisau
1825 - 1830

 
N/A N/A N/A
Obergrund
6000 Luzern
1835 - 1877

 
N/A N/A N/A
Paradies
6020 Emmenbrücke
1807 - 1873

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rontaler Bierfründe
Hagenstrasse 9
6037 Root
2014 - 2014

588


N/A N/A -
Rosengarten
6000 Luzern
1868 - 1889

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rössli
6215 Beromünster
1810 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rustico
6005 Luzern
2014 - 2016

637

 
N/A N/A -
Schenker
6234 Triengen
1843 - 1895

 
N/A N/A Originally named Arnold.
Schweizerhalle
6000 Luzern
1871 - 1897

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schybi-Bier
6182 Escholzmatt
2012 - 2014

474

 
N/A N/A -
Seefeld
6000 Luzern
1862 - 1872

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sempach
6204 Sempach
1867 - 1887

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sporren
6000 Luzern
1836 - 1864

 
N/A N/A N/A
St. Jakob
6000 Luzern
1856 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
Stocker
6215 Beromünster
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Stofer
6000 Luzern
1867 - 1876

 
N/A N/A N/A
Trumpf Bier

6018 Buttisholz
2009 - 2018

326


041 460 03 01

3 12.8

Brewer: André Vogt.
Decent german-style beers. Formerly located in Eich.
Vereinigte Luzerner Brauereien
6000 Luzern
1834 - 1934

 
N/A N/A "Originally named Löwengarten, then Spiess."
Waldbrücke (bei der)
6032 Emmen
1837 - 1840

 
N/A N/A N/A
Widmer
6110 Wolhusen
1875 - 1904


N/A N/A First called Hang.
Zimmermann
6353 Weggis
1865 - 1911

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Hecht
6300 Zug
1871 - 1893

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Kreuz
6106 Werthenstein
1844 - 1889

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Mohren
6130 Willisau
1875 - 1904

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Eintracht
6037 Root
1869 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Linde
6017 Ruswil
1885 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Linden
6300 Zug
1870 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A