Solothurn

[Breweries (32)] [Brewpubs (3)] [Beer makers without breweries (3)] [Closed Breweries (36)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (3)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 51.4% (18)

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...
4655 Brewing Company

Founded in 2015

Neumattweg 5
4655 Stüsslingen


#790

list of beers

3 14.67

Brewer: Oliver Martini.
Got 2 good beers @Wortspiele #4. Waiting for more before making my opinion.
47 Grad Nord

Founded in 2017

Oltnerstrasse 4
4652 Winznau


079 104 72 47

#1066

N/A N/A

Brewers: Sabine Eleganti and Linda Winz.
Use the local of the former Guldibräu brewery.
Aurum

Founded in 2018

Industriestrasse 2d
2545 Selzach

 
#1193

N/A N/A -
Bellach

Founded in 2015

Kirchstrasse 23
4512 Bellach

 
#668

N/A N/A Brewer: Adolf Stüdeli.
Bierbrauclub Chlepfimoos

Founded in 1998

Moosweg 2
4556 Aeschi


#138

N/A N/A A brewer club. Brewers: Reto Stauffer, Daniel Luterbacher
Böhiler Beer's

Founded in 2017

Neugasse 6
4552 Derendingen


#1033

N/A N/A -
Brummbacher

Founded in 2012

Poststrasse 10
4557 Horriwil


079 654 62 52

#481

10 hl

list of beers

5 11.28

Brewer: Martin Guldimann.
Average german-style beers.
Brunos

Founded in 2016


4514 Lommiswil

 
#892

N/A N/A -
Centurio Bier

Founded in 2018

Römerweg 147
4574 Lüsslingen


076 396 96 86

#1228

N/A N/A Brewers: Raffael Schreiber and Joel Arn.
Chäuerhaus 417

Founded in 2018


5014 Gretzenbach

 
#1137

N/A N/A -
Chregu Bräu

Founded in 2016


4654 Lostorf

 
#891

N/A N/A -
Drei Tannen

Founded in 2014

Unterführungsstrasse 20
4600 Olten


#551

280 hl

list of beers

11 12.47

Brewers: Johann Gass and Luc Capus.
I had a pretty wrong beer from them. And others going from much better to ok which makes me think the first one was just an accident.
Available at the bar Galicia (the brewery is one floor below).
Dünnern

Founded in 2016


4600 Olten

 
#862

list of beers

3 9.47

Long way to go…
Granicum Grenchner-Bräu

Founded in 2005

Solothurnstrasse 10
2540 Grenchen


032 652 12 77

#189

250 hl

list of beers

5 11.6

Brewer: Toni Lötscher
Classical beers of decent qualities.

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Hasenbräu

Founded in 2018

Rötiquai
4500 Solothurn


#1220

N/A N/A -
Heini-Bier

Founded in 2014

Sportstrasse 4
4628 Wolfwil

 
076 593 36 35
#602

N/A N/A Brewer: Heini Ackermann.
Herrenberg Bräu

Founded in 2009

Dorfplatz 17
4412 Nuglar


#332

20 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Armin Winkler.
Hof-Braui

Founded in 2009

Eichenstrasse 1
4573 Lohn-Ammannsegg


#528

6 hl

list of beers

6 11.13

Brewer: Michael Hafner and Martin Fürst.
Fair enough to give it a try but don't except too much.
Landskroner Bräu

Founded in 2014

Flühstrasse 3
4114 Hofstetten


#568

50 hl

list of beers

6 13.53

Brewers: Raphael Stöckli and Dominik Neff.
Formerly located in Witterswil.
Mein Teil

Founded in 2011


4558 Hersiwil


#432

20 hl

list of beers

11 13.85

Brewer: Marc Studer.
Good quality beers, clearly worth a try. Formerly located in 3065 Bolligen (BE).
No So Eis

Founded in 2006

Rehhubelstrasse 3
4532 Feldbrunnen

 
#247

N/A N/A Brewer: Kurt Hess.
Formerly named Hess.
Oberdörfer Chäuerbräu

Founded in 2012

Fallernweg 1
4515 Oberdorf


#475

45 hl

list of beers

6 12.47

Brewer: Mario Roos.
Average beers, only the Pfäffer is really interesting.
Oberson (Chastelbach-Bier)

Founded in 2006

Haupstrasse 130
4204 Himmelried


061 743 00 37

#220

100 hl

list of beers

6 12.27

Brewer: Gilbert Oberson.
This micro failed to convince me, yet the recent Hopfen-DeguBox beer is giving some hope.
Open on Friday 17:00-22:00
Reinhard

Founded in 2006

Solothurnstrasse 6
2544 Bettlach

 
#241

1 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Peter Reinhard.
Ried

Founded in 2014


2544 Bettlach

 
#582

N/A N/A -
SternTHALer

Founded in 2013

Alte Landstrasse 112
4714 Aedermannsdorf


062 394 20 01

#539

list of beers

1 14.8 Got only a pretty nice Kölsch for now. Let's see what's next.
Stocha Bräu

Founded in 2013

Biederthalstrasse 32
4118 Rodersdorf

 
#547

N/A N/A -
Tucho Brew

Founded in 2016

Lerchenweg 8
4500 Solothurn


#811

list of beers

4 14.9

Brewer: Philipp Jaeggi and Reto Blaser.
Very promising.
Turmbräu

Founded in 2010

Mülimattstrasse 2
4566 Halten

 
#359

N/A N/A Brewer: Claudius Lüthi.
vo Gränchä bi Gott

Founded in 2004

Allmendstrasse 41
2540 Grenchen

 
#183

12 hl

list of beers

4 13.4

Brewer: Rolf Meier, Renato Baccala und René Berthoud.
Opened wednesday 17:00-19:00 and saturday 09:00-13:00. Very small and very interesting brewery.
Wasserämter

Founded in 2010

Emmenhofstrasse 4
4552 Derendingen


079 434 10 60

#396

40 hl

list of beers

7 13.6

Brewer: Andi Müller and Toni Schürch.
Good beers from this tiny brewery.

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Zwergenbräu

Founded in 2010

Eichenweg 4
4571 Lüterkofen


032 677 19 18

#384

15 hl

list of beers

10 12.8

Brewers: Christian Bürgisser and Brigitte Aebi.
Offers some very good beers and some others which are not terrible. Good potential and worth a try anyway.

Brewpubs (3)

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

Founded in 2010

Talstrasse 15
4586 Kyburg-Buechegg


032 661 04 72

#367

1000 hl

list of beers

19 13.43

Brewer: Patric Gross.
After 2 very nice IPAs, a very good Baltic porter and a positive re-rate of their other beers, I have revised my opinion: yes, they brew good beers !
Bottled at Felsenau.
Öufi

Founded in 2000

Fabrikstrasse 4
4500 Solothurn


032 621 49 11

#119

5'000 hl

list of beers

41 13.18

Brewers: Thomas Füller, Moritz Künzle and Florian Künzle.
Alex and his team definitely know how to brew good beers. Don't miss this brewpub! Brews also the Amboss Weizen under contract. The brewery has built a new 30hl brewhouse including bottling in 2015.
Schwarzbuebe Bier

Founded in 2008

Bifangstrasse 1
4412 Nuglar


061 913 02 70

#298

70 hl

list of beers

14 13.43

Brewer: Martin Klotz.
Good and interesting beers. Clearly worth a try.

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...
Ackermann

Founded in -

Schlatthof 1
4628 Wolfwil


062 926 36 44

300 hl

list of beers

5 13.36

Client brewer. A family farm producing hops. The beers are brewed by Locher and Unser Bier with hops from Ackermann. Mostly solid and well-made yet not really exciting.
Guldenbräu

Founded in

untere Altmatt 14
4717 Mümliswil


062 558 69 33

list of beers

1 13.2 Client brewer. The producer remains fiercely undisclosed. But it is Felsenau.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Wyssestei Bier

Founded in

Kreuzen 3
4522 Rüttenen


032 622 75 10

1 14.4 Client brewer: the beer is brewed by Locher.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Bierhütte
Alte Gerlafingerstrasse 8
4562 Biberist


079 233 05 28

 

Was closed between 2015 and April 2018.
Craft Bier Center Solothurn
Rossmarkplatz 12
4500 Solothurn


032 530 35 00

 A beer shop with more than 500 beers. Mainly from CH breweries.
Wittich Weine und Biere

Ringstrasse 12
4600 Olten


062 212 32 63

 

A shop with about 300 beers from all around the world.

Closed Breweries (36)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
Actienbrauerei Solothurn
4500 Solothurn
1876 - 1922

 
N/A N/A N/A
Altreu
Laengmattweg 4
2545 Altreu/Selzach
1999 - ?

 
2 11.8 Brewer: Hugo Grogg
A small distillery which started to brew 2 beers back in 1999.
Bargetzi
4532 St. Niklaus
1809 - 1894

 
N/A N/A First named Wirtz, then Pfluger.
Bitterli
4632 Trimbach
1858 - 1892

 
N/A N/A Successively called Belat-Hug, Schwarz and Manz.
Bitterli
4600 Olten
1859 - 1875

 
N/A N/A N/A
Cardinal
4500 Solothurn
1883 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Dietler
4600 Olten
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fennek
4654 Lostorf
2008 - 2011

312

 
N/A N/A -
Giger
4600 Olten
1885 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Girard
2540 Grenchen
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Guldibräu

Oltnerstrasse 4
4652 Winznau
2011 - 2017

454


3 12.93

Brewer: Andrea & Heinz Guldimann.
Offers slightly above average beers. Worth a try and a visit.

Production: 120 hl

Häberli
4600 Olten
1865 - 1904

 
N/A N/A N/A
Heidendubel
4500 Solothurn
1876 - 1904

 
N/A N/A Originally called Fröhlicher.
Hohberg
4562 Biberist
1850 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Inseli
4710 Balsthal
1828 - 1830

 
N/A N/A N/A
Karbacher
Goesgerstrasse 36
5012 Schönenwerd
1886 - 2009

32


11 10.9

Average lagers. And unfortunately only lagers … Stopped ist production in Juli 2009 after many months of financial troubles. Some of their brands are still produced by Locher.

Production: 5'500 hl

Kobel
2545 Haag-Selzach
1853 - 1884

 
N/A N/A Originally called Rudolf.
Luder-Burkhalter
4571 Buchegg
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Meier
4600 Olten
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Mobile Hausbrauerei FlückigerWaldeggstr. 36
2540 Grenchen
2006 - 2009

255

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Heinz Flückiger.
Oensingen
4702 Oensingen
1875 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schloss Buchegg
4571 Buchegg
1890 - 1910

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schluepp
4500 Solothurn
1888 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sieber
4600 Olten
1875 - 1878

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sieber
4500 Solothurn
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Sm?re
4601 Olten
2015 - 2016

768

 
N/A N/A -
Steinenbach
4710 Balsthal
1801 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Steiner
4566 Kriegstetten
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
von Roll
4500 Solothurn
1845 - 1911

 
N/A N/A N/A
Walker
4500 Solothurn
1875 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wirz
4500 Solothurn
1877 - 1907

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wittich Weine und Biere
Ringstrasse 12
4600 Olten
1998 - 2013

82


N/A N/A A beer import company which is also registered as beer producer.
zum Bad
4600 Olten
1830 - 1897

 
N/A N/A Originally called Trog.
zum Emmenthal
4600 Olten
1895 - 1904

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Löwen
4600 Olten
1859 - 1871

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Krone
4600 Olten
? - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A