Valais

[Breweries (44)] [Brewpubs (4)] [Bars (4)] [Beer makers without breweries (3)] [Closed Breweries (17)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 66.7% (32)

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.
Click here if you would like to see my ranking list for this canton.

Breweries (44)

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...
4V

Founded in 2016


1907 Saxon


#923

N/A N/A -
7Peaks

Founded in 2014

route de la Patinoire 15a
1875 Morgins


078 797 18 75

#623

480 hl

list of beers

19 14.29

Brewer: Robby Collins.
Good beers from this interesting craft brewery. Offers 4 core beers and 5 seasonals.
Abbaye de St-Maurice

Founded in 2019

avenue d'Agaune 11
1890 Saint-Maurice


024 486 04 02

#1343

1 14.4 Brewed within the abbey. Started in September 2019 with a capacity of 2'000 hl.
Ademus

Founded in 2015

route de la Vallée 48
1937 Orsières


079 741 40 73

#772

60 hl

list of beers

3 10.8

Brewers: Adrien Thétaz and Damien Richard.
One decent beer but the other 2 I had were dubious.
Alexandrus

Founded in 2018


1963 Vétroz

 
#1262

N/A N/A -
Amicale des Brasseurs de Vollèges

Founded in 2010

chemin de la Laiterie
1941 Vollèges


#407

75 hl

list of beers

7 10.8

A brewer club.
I have sampled a very interesting Dunkelweizen but unfortunately other pretty dubious beers too. Be careful.
Annivia

Founded in 2015

rue du Vieux-Village
3961 St-Luc


079 755 41 61

#798

12 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Nicolas Wildbolz.
Aroda

Founded in 2016

le Borgeaud 35
1921 Martigny-Croix


079 502 31 46

#831

25 hl

list of beers

2 11.8 "Brewers: Alain Bovey, Roger Duay and David Chervaz.
"
Bartis

Founded in 2011

Chemin des iles 1
1907 Saxon


078 647 46 46

#435

100 hl

list of beers

13 13.42

Brewer: Thierry Krautli.
Formerly located in Conthey. Growing and should quadruple its production soon.

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Berghaus Chäserstatt

Founded in 2015

Berghotel Chäserstatt
3995 Ernen


#775

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Berlibus

Founded in 2017


1976 Aven


#1035

list of beers

3 11.2

-
Bierwerkstatt Turtmann

Founded in 2016

Birkenweg 6
3946 Turtmann


#933

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Brasserie des Cerniers

Founded in 2018

des Cerniers 100
1871 Les Giettes


#1258

N/A N/A -
Bürchner Bier

Founded in 2006

Zehnhäuserngasse 9
3935 Bürchen



Link down; brewery closed?


078 778 24 19

#229

list of beers

1 12.4 Brewers: Thomas Lehner and Peter Rohde.
I have sampled just one well-made though terribly unexciting beer.
The homepage is down since a long time …
Celsius (Brasserie Artisanale d'Ayent)

Founded in 2008

Rue de l'Eglise 2
1966 Ayent



Link down; brewery closed?


078 866 42 43

#302

90 hl

list of beers

7 10.11

"Brewers: Joël Azoo, Alexandre Andrey.
It's getting slooooowly better .."
Cinq 4000

Founded in 2013

route des Peupliers 5
3960 Niouc


079 561 22 19

#508

100 hl

list of beers

111 15.06

"Brewer: Julien Brändli.
Brews interesting styles and very good beers. Don't look any further for the most creative brewery in the country. It's here.
Formerly named ""5 Quatre Mille"" and located in Zinal, then in Chalais."
Domaines Rouvinez

Founded in 2016

rue du Levant 99
1920 Martigny


#925

1 16 -
Early

Founded in 2015


1965 Savièse

 
#710

N/A N/A -
Heidnischbier

Founded in 2016

St. German
3942 Raron


079 828 66 20

#872

list of beers

1 15.2 Brewers: Fabian Reist and Cjhristian Kalbermatter.
Hoppy People

Founded in 2016

route des Sablons 11
3960 Sierre


#841

1200 hl

list of beers

17 15.18

"Brewer: Olivier Brighenti.
Pretty ambitious brewery with a starting capacity of 2'500 hl, increased at 3'500 hl in 2018. Good beers!"
Ironic's Craft Beer

Founded in 2019


1870 Monthey

 
#1397

N/A N/A -
la Grenade

Founded in 2016

Plan Baar 82
1996 Baar Nendaz


079 327 65 04

#829

list of beers

1 5.2 Brewer: Xavier Fontannaz.
la Lionne

Founded in 2019


1920 Martigny

 
#1305

N/A N/A -
la Mule

Founded in 2013

route des Moulins 4
1914 Isérables



Link down; brewery closed?


#515

list of beers

3 11.87

"Brewer: Adrien and Manuel Monnet.
I got 3 beers of totally different qualities, so it's hard to take position for now."
la Raspille

Founded in 2016


3970 Salgesch

 
#890

N/A N/A -
Lynx Movement

Founded in 2015

route de Chiètres
1880 Bex


077 407 12 37

#732

list of beers

3 12.67

Brewer: Cédric Gay-Crosier.
Got a very bad one and another two much better.
Malternative

Founded in 2017

rue du Levant 167
1920 Martigny


#1081

list of beers

3 11.73

-
Montheysanne

Founded in 2013

avenue de France 25
1870 Monthey


024 471 64 71

#531

12 hl

list of beers

5 14.16

Brewers: Pierre Kurmann and Jacky Tornay.
Well-made and interesting beers.Started with a new installation in November 2016 and should raise their production.
Mont-Noble

Founded in 2016

le Largey 2
1973 Nax


079 135 64 13

#850

list of beers

3 10.93

-
Murith

Founded in 2018


1937 Orsières

 
#1199

list of beers

1 12.4 -
Sierrvoise

Founded in 1997

Ile Falcon
3960 Sierre


027 456 59 08

#81

800 hl

list of beers

6 13.07

Brewer: Marco Zufferey and Benoît Caloz
A pioneer of the new beer era in Switzerland (founded 1997). Enjoys a small but constant growth and produces nowadays between 800 and 900 hl. A hugely discrete brewery which uses almost no marketing and never participates to beer festivals. Brews probably one of the more static range of products with 5 core beers + one for Christmas; and the same ones since about 20 years. Beer styles is an unknown concept to them and their beers - pretty decent by the way - are defined by their colors.
Sonnenberge

Founded in 2018

Grächmatten 24
3956 Guttet-Feschel


#1154

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Stahlgasse

Founded in 2014


3904 Naters


#570

N/A N/A -
Sunnegg Brauhaus

Founded in 2013

Matten 84
3925 Grächen


#501

40 hl

list of beers

12 11.93

"Brewer: Marco Balatti.
Offers interesting styles. Some tuning seems still to be needed, unfortunately."
Suonen-Bräu

Founded in 2003

Raaftstrasse
3938 Ausserberg


079 408 19 68

#133

list of beers

3 12.53

Brewer: Margrit Heynen-Sieber.
Gentle but interesting beers showing herbal and hoppy notes.
Tardiv

Founded in 2010

route de Bonnefille 10
1972 Anzère


079 474 83 75

#397

list of beers

3 10

Brewers: Richard Rian and Frédéric Cotter.
Presents two deeply dubious beers and another which gives some hope.
Traquenard

Founded in 2018

route des Carolins 22
1950 Sion


079 207 04 65

#1168

500 hl

list of beers

7 14.29

Brewer: Dimitri Schaller.
Treichgässi Bière

Founded in 2019


3952 Susten

 
#1370

N/A N/A -
Tzaly

Founded in 2018


3966 Réchy

 
#1270

N/A N/A Brewer: Olivier Bonvin.
Valaisanne

Founded in 1865

Route de Rawyl 30
1950 Sion 4


058 123 18 82

#51

"50,000" hl

list of beers

10 10.74

"It was 1865 when the Dutch pharmacist Maurice de Quay started to brew beers. The name he gave to the brewery was then St. Georges, a name kept until 1926. At that time the Valaisanne was producing 13'000 hectoliters per year. After a modernization of its equipments in 1951, the brewery started an expansion. It was 1972 when Feldschlösschen took over the Valaisanne which had then an ouput of 70'000 hl. Since reaching a top of 90'000 hectoliters in 1993, the brewery has been constantly losing market shares (60'000 in 2005 and probably less nowadays though no official numbers are disclosed).
Luckily for Feldschlösschen, they forgot to close the Valaisanne after the take-over which allows them to produce ""small"" batches and to practice some very nice examples of craft-washing. Offers mainly modest lagers but, to be honest, the Zwickel, the Ämrich Weizen and the Pale Ale are pretty decent.
Brewer: Michael Ruppert."
Vieux Chemin

Founded in 2011

route de Granfin 36
1965 Ormône-Savièse


079 426 32 68

#401

list of beers

9 12.09

Brewers: Patrick Duc and Frédéric Claivaz.
Beers of uneven quality. Still got some work to do yet seems to be on the right way recently.
Weinwelt Schweiz (Alpine Peak)

Founded in 2018

route du Levant 99
1920 Martigny


027 721 02 74

#1254

2 14 A wine handler registered to brew beers. Yet their 2 beers are for now produced by WhiteFrontier.
WhiteFrontier

Founded in 2016

route du Levant 99
1920 Martigny


079 939 11 73

#875

"7,500" hl

list of beers

85 15.19

"Brewer: Chris Treanor.
Started 2014 by Nicolas Roberti as a client brewer in Verbier (brewed by Brasserie des Géants, Belgium). The own and ambitious brewery opened in 2016 and is surely the most ""crafty"" brewery in the country. The capacity is increasing very fast, going from 6'000 hl to 12'500 hl (mid-2018). It has about 10 employees and offers a huge diversity and a great quality: 5 core beers, many one-shots and many collabs. Hosting CôteWest Brewing and l'Échappée as gypsy brewers. Exports to France, Denmark and Italy (about 40% of the production). Member of the Swiss breweries association since November 2018."
Zermatt Matterhorn

Founded in 2015

Spissstrasse 11
3920 Zermatt


027 967 78 78

#684

860 hl

list of beers

1 6 "Brwer: Andreas Falk
An ambitious new brewery. For now, I had just one awful macro-brewed like beer. Hope they are able to present something else."

Brewpubs (4)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size/Production
# of beers
tasted
Rating avg
appreciation
Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
3330 Alt.

Founded in 2015

Route des Ecluses 28
1997 Haute-Nendaz


027 288 18 66

#776

list of beers

1 13.2 "Registered as ""Esprit Montagne"""
La:Marmotte

Founded in 2008

Lac Grenon
3963 Crans-Montana


027 481 34 14

#308

1100 hl

list of beers

13 11.45

Brewer: Jörg Fischer and Johan Gass.
Not terrible at all...
Opened a second brewery in Kirchgässli 8 2502 Biel in 2017 with the former equipment from Crans-Montana (http://brasserie-la-marmotte-bienne.ch). Probably brewing only small batches at the Biel location which does not refrain them to fully play on the drink local syndrom.
Opened a bigger plant in Biel (Seevorstadt 79) in September 2019.
les Brasseurs Sion

Founded in 2015

rue de Lausanne 27
1950 Sion


#808

750 hl

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Benjamin Levaux.
Vie Montagne

Founded in 2017

rue de Médran 15
1936 Verbier


027 565 91 60

#1082

list of beers

N/A N/A -

Beer makers without breweries (3)

NameAddressRegistry-#
Size
# of beers
tasted
Rating avg
appreciation
Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
1936

Founded in 2008

Chemin des Luis 20
1936 Verbier


N/A

N/A N/A Client brewer. The beer is brewed by Locher.
Brasserie du Griffon

Founded in 2013

avenue de l'Industrie 47b
1870 Monthey


024 471 42 14

100 hl

list of beers

2 12.8 Client brewer: the beers are brewed at La:Marmotte.
SUD51

Founded in 2016

Kurparkstrasse 16
3954 Leukerbad


list of beers

1 7.2 Client brewer. Real producer is undisclosed.

Beer bars

Name Address / Untappd venueHomepage / Email Rating Comments
le Central Pub
rue des Bourguignons 2
1870 Monthey


024 471 13 25

 A pub offering about 120 beers from all around the world.
Domino Bar
rue de la Dixence 24
1950 Sion


027 322 06 95

 many international beers
Traqbar
rue de Lausanne 49d
1950 Sion


027 565 21 40

 6 taps and about 100 bottles.
WhiteFrontier TapRoom

rue du Levant 99
1920 Martigny


027 565 79 18

 

20 beers on tap (about 16 from WhiteFrontier).

Closed Breweries (17)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
1815
3929 Täsch
2015 - 2018

698

 
N/A N/A -
Andrist
1890 St. Maurice
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Bovo & Cie
1920 Martigny
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Café du Centre
Grand Rue
1874 Champéry
2000 - 2010

134


N/A N/A Unfortunately they had nothing available when I was there.
And I'm not sure at all that they are still brewing …
May 2009: definitely closed since at least 1 year.
Detorrenté & martin
1870 Monthey
1870 - 1892

 
N/A N/A Originally named Chappaz.
Gletscher-Bräu
Neben der Kirche
3906 Saas-Fee
2008 - 2016

320


N/A N/A Brewer: Lukas Imseng.
Guillot
1870 Monthey
1833 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Guntern
3900 Brig
1870 - 1897

 
N/A N/A N/A
Koebel
1950 Sion
1865 - 1873

 
N/A N/A N/A
La Croix Blanche
1950 Sion
1844 - 1855

 
N/A N/A N/A
les Divins Brasseurs

rue de Lausanne 27
1950 Sion
2010 - 2015

375


13 11.54

"Brewer: Thomas Hub.
Offers very dangerous experiments which, somehow, manage to be drinkable. Apart of an horrible Weizen, I got some other beers which were pretty decent.
Since July 2nd 2011, this brewpub is also present in Brig (but the production is only made in Sion)"

Production: "1,000" hl

Mengis
3930 Visp
1885 - 1910

 
N/A N/A N/A
Müller
3902 Glis-Brig
1880 - 1897

 
N/A N/A N/A
St Laurent
1967 Bramois
1868 - 1926

 
N/A N/A Originally named Felsenkeller.
Uhler
3958 St. Leonhard
1878 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wagner
3900 Brig
1890 - 1930

 
N/A N/A N/A
Winslow Brew

rue du Levant 167
1920 Martigny
2016 - 2019

818


022 776 46 46

2 12.6 Brewer: Gareth Chandler.

Production: 300 hl