Neuchâtel

[Breweries (15)] [Brewpubs (2)] [Beer makers without breweries (1)] [Closed Breweries (22)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (3)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 76.5% (13)

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 (15)

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...
3 Lacs

Founded in 2013

chemin du Rafour 9
2073 Enges


076 236 40 39

#537

80 hl

list of beers

6 12.2

Brewer: Michael Fonteyn.
Some correct and some less correct belgian style beers.
Bières de Neuch

Founded in 2007

Rue des Prélets 26
2206 Les Geneveys-sur-Coffrane


079 518 07 61

#265

60 hl

list of beers

13 14.28

Brewer: Pierre Houle.
A microbrewery producing 3 beers (+ different specialities depending of the season) of belgian inspiration and the least I can say is that their beers are very good. A must try !
Stopped temporary in Spring 2009 as the brewers decided to quit but is running again now that they have found a successor (March 2010). Stopped again in 2015 and restarted in 2016 with a new owner again.
Brasserie de la Meute

Founded in 2017

rue de l'Hôtel de Ville 7b
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds


#1080

100 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewers: Vaclav Smerak, Victor Galliker and Jon Tschan.
Brasserie du Cerbère

Founded in 2016

En Bas le Port 2
2088 Cressier


079 935 23 47

#904

40 hl

list of beers

2 13 Brewer: Vincent Garcin.
Brasserie du Manoir

Founded in 2014

En Bas-le-Port 3
2088 Cressier


076 452 34 76

#603

40 hl

list of beers

4 14.6

Brewer: Pascal Bader.
Well-crafted beers. Don't miss it.
Brasseur Danielsson

Founded in 2017

route des Marais 10a
2074 la Tène


079 777 51 15

#1099

N/A N/A -
Celestial

Founded in 2017


2000 Neuchâtel


#1009

list of beers

1 13.2 An ambitious brewery with a production capacity of 2'000 hl.Need to taste more from them before making my opinion.
Château Bräu

Founded in 2018


2075 Thielle

 
#1165

N/A N/A -
Deux Souris

Founded in 2014


2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds


#614

6 hl

list of beers

6 12.73

Brewer: Jonas Calame.
Brewing at la Vouivre for the moment. Very uneven quality, going from very good to pretty dubious. The potential is clearly present.
la Collégiale

Founded in 2016

rue du Rocher 7
2000 Neuchâtel


078 647 73 87

#823

40 hl

list of beers

3 14.53

Brewer: Josquin Thiaudière.
Offers good quality beers.
la Comète

Founded in 2012

rue du Commerce 123
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds


032 969 22 22

#556

250 hl

list of beers

6 12.67

Brewer: Roman Winiger.
A revival of the deceased la Comète (1867-1974). Started as a client brewer (brewed by Fahrtwind) but registered as producer since December 2013 and brewing in la Chaux-de-Fonds since August 2015.
La Vaudruzienne

Founded in 2016

chemin des Pins 4
2037 Montmollin


079 686 90 78

#920

35 hl

list of beers

3 12.8

Brewer: Jean Glauser.
Littoral Neuchâtelois

Founded in 2016

chemin des Mulets 5
2000 Neuchâtel


#917

15 hl

N/A N/A -
Père Porret

Founded in 2014

les Prises 5
2027 Montalchez


079 294 83 25

#562

100 hl

list of beers

3 13.6

Brewer: Michael Porret and Blaise Mayor.
Pretty interesting beers.
Vouivre

Founded in 2010

La Tertillière 2
2016 Cortaillod


079 347 37 72

#625

230 hl

list of beers

6 11.67

Brewer: Lionel Ferchaud and Cyril Adatte.
Had to fight against fermentation problems but has already improved. Interesting styles, keep an eye on them!

Brewpubs (2)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size/Production
# of beers
tasted
Rating avg
appreciation
creativity level
Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Brasserie de la Fontaine

Founded in 2002

Avenue Leopold-Robert 17
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds


079 669 75 70

#142

400 hl

list of beers

6 10.6

Brewer: François Daucourt.
Originally named Café du Marché. Their beers made me a very bad impression some years ago (not a surprise for a brewpub in this part of the country) and a recent re-rate could barely correct it. But despite this, you should try their Body Check, a beer generously hopped with Nelson Sauvin (this helps to hide the failures ...).
Moved to Brasserie de la Fontaine in la Chaux-de-Fonds in October 2016.
les Brasseurs Neuchâtel

Founded in 2008

Faubourg du Lac 1
2000 Neuchâtel


032 721 12 12

#299

700 hl

list of beers

7 8.97

Brewer: Michael Fonteyn.
Successful brewpub offering at best bland beers
The same brewpub can be found in Lausanne (2000), Nyon (2001), Genève (1997) and Sion (2015)

Beer makers without breweries (1)

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

Founded in 2017

rue Stavay-Mollondin
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds


078 634 87 63

list of beers

1 15.6 Client brewer. The beer is brewed at Millevertus (Belgium).

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Au Grain d'Orge

rue des Moulins 11
2000 Neuchâtel


032 725 32 52

 

Started as a chain store from the main shops from Moudon and Crissier, it became independent some years later.
Bière Shop

rue Daniel-Jeanrichard 17
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds


032 968 82 82

 

Nice beer shop with about 300 beers.
Dr Mousse

Les Combettes 2
2400 Le Locle


079 304 08 70

 

Online shop featuring from time to time tasting sessions in Le Locle. More than 100 beers from Swiss micros of the west side of the country.

Closed Breweries (22)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Aichler
2206 Geneveys-sur-Coffrane
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Brasserie de Boudry
2017 Boudry
1884 - 1916

 
N/A N/A N/A
Dürsteler-Ledermann
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds
1905 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Funk
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds
1863 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gambrinus
2400 le Locle
1870 - 1895

 
N/A N/A N/A
Girardet
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds
1905 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Grande Brasserie
2000 Neuchâtel
1875 - 1904

 
N/A N/A N/A
Guth
2206 Geneveys-sur-Coffrane
1840 - 1920

 
N/A N/A Originally called Hoene
Huber
2105 Travers
1880 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Korner
2000 Neuchâtel
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Kühne
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds
1875 - 1895

 
N/A N/A Started as Ratzinger, then was called Hauert.
la Comète
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds
1867 - 1974

28

 
N/A N/A Originally called Ulrich
Lambert
2025 Chez-le-Bart
? - 1833

 
N/A N/A N/A
Leppert
2400 le Locle
1870 - 1925

 
N/A N/A N/A
Muller
2000 Neuchâtel
1862 - 1972

29

 
N/A N/A N/A
Müller
2300 la Chaux-de-Fonds
1858 - 1916

 
N/A N/A Was also called Brasserie du Nord
Progrèsrue Louis-Favre 66
2017 Boudry
2008 - 2012

305


N/A N/A Brewers: Nicolas Ruetschi and Murielle Roth.

Production: 4 hl

Rey
2034 Peseux
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Ricken
2206 Geneveys-sur-Coffrane
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rosselet-Cuche
2108 Couvet
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sebastian
2013 Colombier
2006 - 2010

249

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Sebastian Gamez.
Closed in 2007.
Troublion

rue de la Chapelle 24
2034 Peseux
2003 - 2007

150


3 7.2

Brewer: Mirko Dardel
A very small microbrewery which desperately fails to bring some quality in its beers. Closed by the end of 2007.