Valais

[Breweries (39)] [Brewpubs (3)] [Beer makers without breweries (3)] [Closed Breweries (15)]
[Beer shops/restaurants (3)]

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reviewed by yours truly: 61.9% (26)

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 (39)

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...
1815

Founded in 2015


3929 Täsch

 
#698

N/A N/A -
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.
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.
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

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

Founded in 2011

rue centrale 58
1964 Conthey


078 647 46 46

#435

100 hl

list of beers

10 13.52

Brewer: Thierry Krautli.
An original concept: you can order your own beer (recipe and logo). Quite original and very decently made beers. A brewery to try, no doubt about it.

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

Founded in 2015


3995 Ernen

 
#775

N/A N/A -
Berlibus

Founded in 2017


1976 Aven

 
#1035

N/A N/A -
Bierwerkstatt Turtmann

Founded in 2016

Birkenweg 6
3946 Turtmann


#933

N/A N/A -
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

rue des Cinq 4000
3961 Zinal


079 561 22 19

#508

100 hl

list of beers

96 15.11

"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"""
Domaines Rouvinez

Founded in 2016


1920 Martigny

 
#925

1 16 -
Early

Founded in 2015


1965 Savièse

 
#710

N/A N/A -
Esprit Montagne

Founded in 2015

chemin de la Crêta 20
1997 Haute-Nendaz

 
027 288 18 66
#776

N/A N/A -
Heidnischbier

Founded in 2016


3942 St. German

 
#872

N/A N/A -
Hoppy People

Founded in 2016

route des Sablons 11
3960 Sierre


#841

1200 hl

list of beers

10 14.72

Brewer: Olivier Brighenti.
Pretty ambitious brewery with a starting capacity of 2'500 hl, increased at 3'500 hl in 2018. Good beers!
La Grenade

Founded in 2016

Plan Baar 82
1996 Baar Nendaz


079 327 65 04

#829

N/A N/A Brewer: Xavier Fontannaz.
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 -
l'ARODA

Founded in 2016

le Borgeaud 35
1921 Martigny-Croix

 
#831

25 hl

1 10.8 Brewers: Alain Bovey, Roger Duay and David Chervaz.
le Traquenard

Founded in 2018

route des Carolins 22
1950 Sion


079 207 04 65

#1168

list of beers

2 12.8 -
Lehner u. Rohde

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 …
Lynx Movement

Founded in 2015

Route des Creusats 5
1921 Martigny-Croix


079 387 44 00

#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

1 11.2 -
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

1 8.4 -
Murith

Founded in 2018


1937 Orsières

 
#1199

N/A N/A -
Sierrvoise

Founded in 1997

Ile Falcon
3960 Sierre


027 456 59 08

#81

800 hl

list of beers

6 13.07

Brewer: N. & M.-A. Zufferey, Benoît Caloz
Interesting beers. You must try the stout.
Sonnenberge

Founded in 2018


3956 Guttet-Feschel

 
#1154

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.
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

Brewer: Michael Ruppert.
Modest lagers except the Zwickel which is surprisingly good and the new Ämrich and Pale Ale... Owned by Feldschlösschen since 1972.
Produce also the new Feldschlösschen Amber as well as the Feldschlösschen Dunkle Perle.

detailed comments (in french)
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.
WhiteFrontier

Founded in 2016

route du Levant 99
1920 Martigny


079 939 11 73

#875

7'500 hl

list of beers

52 15.1

Brewer: Chris Treanor.
Started as a client brewer in 2014 in Verbier. The beers were brewed by Brasserie des Géants. Started its own and ambitious brewery in 2016. The capacity is increased very fast, going from 6'000 hl to 12'500 hl (mid-2018)
Offers diversity and quality. A must try! Is hosting CôteWest Brewing and l'Échappée as gypsy brewers. Exports to France, Denmark and Italy (about 40% of the production).
Winslow Brew

Founded in 2016

rue du Levant 167
1920 Martigny


022 776 46 46

#818

300 hl

list of beers

2 12.6 Brewer: Gareth Chandler.

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 (3)

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

Founded in 2008

Lac Grenon
3963 Crans-Montana


027 481 34 14

#308

400 hl

list of beers

11 11.38

Brewer: Jörg Fischer.
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.
les Brasseurs Sion

Founded in 2015

rue de Lausanne 27
1950 Sion


#808

750 hl

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

Founded in 2017

rue de Médran 15
1936 Verbier


027 565 91 60

#1082

N/A N/A -

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...
1936

Founded in 2008

Chemin des Luis 20
1936 Verbier


N/A

list of beers

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

N/A N/A Client brewer. Real producer is undisclosed.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Apothibières

rue du Léman 33
1920 Martigny


027 722 24 10

 

More than 650 different beers and among them more than 100 Swiss beers. Especially focused on beers from their canton with 22 breweries from Valais.
Halle aux Boissons

route des Rottes 60
1964 Conthey


027 346 49 60

 

A drink store with a decent number of beers including some interesting swiss micros.
le Central Pub
rue des Bourguignons 2
1870 Monthey


024 471 13 25

 A pub offering about 120 beers from all around the world.

Closed Breweries (15)

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