Zürich

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reviewed by yours truly: 42.5% (57)

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 (131)

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...
8173

Founded in 2014


8173 Neerach

 
#635

N/A N/A -
8406

Founded in 2015

Albrechtstrasse 4
8406 Winterthur


#750

list of beers

4 13.1

Brewers: Marc Hangartner and Susanne Hasler.
Pretty creative beers of uneven qualities. Worth to keep an eye on them.
Aathaler-Bräu

Founded in 2008

Zürichstrasse 15
8607 Aathal

 
079 448 78 82
#283

45 hl

list of beers

7 12.34

Brewer: Fred Ramseier.
Beers of uneven qualities.
Ahoi Bier

Founded in 2014

Goldschlägistrasse 13
8952 Schlieren


#633

50 hl

list of beers

13 14.22

"Brewer: Markus ""Kusi"" Friederich.
Interesting styles and mostly good beers."
Alchymia

Founded in 2018


8307 Effretikon

 
#1200

N/A N/A -
Allgemeine Braugenossenschaft Zürich

Founded in 2015

Regina Kägi Hof 9
8050 Zürich


#799

N/A N/A -
Bachelor Bräu

Founded in 2018


8117 Fällanden

 
#1266

N/A N/A -
Barbarus Bäri-Bier

Founded in 2009

Alte Bettswilerstrasse 1
8344 Bäretswil


079 357 83 10

#336

75 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Pascal Späni and Danny Bolt.
Bearded Brew

Founded in 2018


8542 Wiesendangen

 
#1144

N/A N/A -
Bear'n'Stein

Founded in 2016

Heinrichstrasse 51
8005 Zürich


#937

list of beers

11 15.02

Offers different styles in a good quality.
Benedix Klosterbräu

Founded in 2002

Stygstrasse 15
8462 Rheinau


052 319 00 08

#146

20 hl

list of beers

1 13.2 Brewer: Dino Tellenbach.
Bierzunft Wehntal

Founded in 2011

Wehntalerstrasse 26
8165 Schöfflisdorf


079 467 23 85

#409

40 hl

list of beers

30 14.79

Brewer: Jan de Ruijter, Erich Meierhofer, Nobi Moor, Beat Gut & Stefan Mülli.
After a slow start, they improved massively. Go for it !
Birra Broggini

Founded in 2013

Soodring 34e
8134 Adliswil


#497

list of beers

N/A N/A Brewer: Giovanni Broggini.
Moved from Losone to Gordola and then to Adliswil in 2014. Brews Faberbräu under contract.
Bitterspiel Stäfa, Hopium fürs Volk

Founded in 2016

Ebnetstrasse 26a
8712 Stäfä


#901

N/A N/A -
Blochs Tössemer

Founded in 2016


8406 Winterthur

 
#865

N/A N/A -
Brauatelier Kubaba

Founded in 2018


8412 Hünikon

 
#1225

N/A N/A -
Brau-Atelier Uerikon

Founded in 2018


8713 Uerikon

 
#1231

N/A N/A -
Brauchon

Founded in 2018


8047 Zürich

 
#1178

N/A N/A -
Brauerei Opfikon

Founded in 2016


8152 Opfikon


#876

N/A N/A -
Brauerei Uster (Braukultur)

Founded in 2012

Brauereistrasse 16
8610 Uster


044 500 48 80

#462

5'000 hl

list of beers

8 12

Brewer: Adrian Zeh.
Their beers (Goldküstenbräu and Oberländerbräu) were contract brewed at Aare-Bier until April 2012. Their own brewery opened in April 2012 (initialy scheduled for December 2011) in Uster. They also had a joint venture with Usterbräu. The Goldküstenbräu and the Oberländerbräu Hell were the same beers as Aare-Bier Kellerfrisch. And so was Oberländerbräu Amber the same as Aare-Bier Amber. And I don't want to talk about the Uster Export... Four years later they finally started to brew themselves. Brews Seebueb beer under contract since May 2016.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Braugut Spezialitäten- und Auftragsbrauerei

Founded in 2018


8492 Wila

 
#1174

N/A N/A -
Brauhaus Uto

Founded in 2016


8055 Zürich


#822

N/A N/A -
Braumanufaktur Schlachthuus

Founded in 2015

Zürcherstrasse 33
8426 Lufingen


044 500 96 95

#691

150 hl

list of beers

12 13.97

Brewer: Yves Haussener.
Good and quite subtle beers.
Braumanufaktur Sunneberg (Sunmountain Brew)

Founded in 2013


8424 Embrach

 
#534

list of beers

1 14.8 I just had a pretty nice red ale and hope to see more soon.
Brausyndikat

Founded in 2016

Birmensdorferstrasse 58
8004 Zürich


#809

list of beers

5 11.36

Navigates between drinkable and not really. There is way for improvement.
Brauverein Giesserei

Founded in 2016


8404 Winterthur

 
#846

N/A N/A -
Brauverein Pfäffikon

Founded in 2004

Hörnlistrasse 76 (GerAtrium)
8330 Pfäffikon


079 695 34 50

#243

30 hl

list of beers

1 6.8 -
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Brauwerk

Founded in 2010

In der Längelen 3
8165 Oberweningen


079 517 17 07

#402

100 hl

list of beers

9 13.47

Brewer: Stefan Kägi .
Very good beers yet the last 2 (Rossa and Sorpresa) are clearly below their 3 other sisters. A brewery which is worth a try in any case.
Brauwerkstatt Edelholz

Founded in 2016


8802 Kilchberg

 
#912

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Brewdaz

Founded in 2018

Wehntalerstrasse 109
8057 Zürich


#1247

N/A N/A -
Brüll! Bier

Founded in 2009

Lindauerstrasse 21
8317 Tagelswangen


044 200 43 43

#355

130 hl

list of beers

10 14.24

Brewer: Andreas Brüllmann.
Good beers with an original profile. Try them !
Budken

Founded in 2013

Obstgartenstrasse 6
8472 Seuzach


#476

list of beers

1 8 "Well, well, well … The homepage like a macro brewery, the quality of a bad homebrewer and a reference to the Reinheitsgebot: looks like these guys do not want to become my friends ;-)"
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Büele Bräu

Founded in 2017

Büelenstrasse 9
8820 Wädenswil

 
#1060

N/A N/A -
Butzlibier

Founded in 2017


8352 Elsau

 
#992

N/A N/A -
CCLXXI

Founded in 2016

Rychenbergstrasse 271
8404 Winterthur


#897

N/A N/A Brewers: Simone Gisler and Stefan Erb.
Chasperlibräu

Founded in 2014


8049 Zürich


#564

10 hl

N/A N/A -
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Chesselbräu

Founded in 2016

Rebenweg 19
8332 Russikon


#948

5 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Francesco Galetti.
Chraftbiär

Founded in 2016


8306 Brüttisellen


#853

N/A N/A -
Culina-Bräu

Founded in 2014

Wehntalerstrasse 33
8181 Höri


078 914 00 07

#578

list of beers

26 14.42

Brewer: Dölf Huber.
Creative and very well-made beers.
Darkwolf Brewery

Founded in 2014

Lerzenstrasse 8
8953 Dietikon


#600

list of beers

18 14.78

Brewers: Salome Baumann and Stephan Troxler.
Offers good beers, most in belgian- and anglo-american styles.
die Hopferei

Founded in 2018

Frohmattweg 1b
8634 Hombrechtikon

 
#1148

N/A N/A Brewer: Oliver Paavo Bürgin.
Doppelleu Brauwerkstatt

Founded in 2013

Industriestrasse 40
8404 Winterthur


#493

55'000 hl

list of beers

25 13.66

Brewer: Philipp Wagner.
An ambitious new brewery which started at a capacity of 6'000 hl/year (2013) and should reach 35'000 hl only 3 years after. A next extension will bring this brewery at 100'000 in 2016/2017 ! Top fermented beers (unusual for a brewery with this profile) and pretty good.
Became the 17th member of the Schweizer Brauerei-Verband in May 2015 and acquired Boxer in June 2017 (effective from January 2018).
Dr. Brauwolf

Founded in 2017

Räffelstrasse 26
8045 Zürich


#1074

list of beers

10 12.8

-
Drachenbräu

Founded in 2006

Bickelstrasse 22
8942 Oberrieden


079 626 76 61

#237

30 hl

list of beers

6 13.47

Brewer: Christof Eichenberger.
Formerly called See-Brauerei (Chalet-Bräu). Worth a try.
Eiger-Bräu

Founded in 2017


8106 Adlikon

 
#964

N/A N/A -
einheitsbier

Founded in 2018


8404 Winterthur

 
#1234

N/A N/A -
El Caballero

Founded in 2018


8165 Schöfflisdorf


079 467 23 85

#1134

list of beers

3 14.4

Brewer: Jan de Ruijter.
The artist from Bierzunft Wehntal is going his own way. You can expect cucumber and great beers!
Elgger Nachbar Bräu

Founded in 2015

Vordergasse 19
8353 Elgg


079 372 16 43

#758

list of beers

1 13.6 Brewers: Bruno Hediger and Tobias Berger.
Entlisbeer

Founded in 2016


8038 Zürich

 
#871

N/A N/A -
Euelbräu

Founded in 2007

In der Euelwies 7a
8408 Winterthur


079 437 08 91

#228

1'500 hl

list of beers

6 9.2

Brewer: Daniel Reichlin.
I have by far not been convinced by the beers I have tried.
Fahrtwind

Founded in 2002

Oberdorfstrasse 45
8408 Winterthur


052 534 82 10

#159

300 hl

list of beers

12 8.97

Brewer: Thomas Schmid
An interesting concept: you can rent this mobile brewery for a party. But the quality of their beers fell down after a very short interesting start and the fact of brewing dangerous spice- and herb-based experiments does not help … In any cases one of the worst breweries in the country.
Originally called Mobile-Brauerei and has changed its name to Fahrtwind in 2010.
Fläsche

Founded in 2012

Rudishaldenstrasse 4
8800 Thalwil


#470

16 hl

list of beers

1 12 Brewers: Fabian Blaesi, Roman Haag and Pietro Freihofer.
Had just one - drinkable but not more - beer from them. Watiing for more to make my opinion.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Flüegass (ECM Bräu)

Founded in 2005

Flühgasse 8
8008 Zürich


079 346 49 93

#201

250 hl

list of beers

2 13.6 Brewer: Beat Spälti.
Bottled by Stadtguet. Very good beers.
Full House Brewery

Founded in 2017

Hinterbrunnenstrasse 8
8312 Winterberg


076 452 98 98

#978

list of beers

3 12.67

Brewer: Cla Bührer.
The design and beer names are better than the beers. There is room for improvements.
G+G

Founded in 2010

Büel
9498 Wald


055 245 21 45

#379

15 hl

N/A N/A Brewers: Thomas Grob and Bruno Götz.
G48

Founded in 1996

Pionierstrasse 10
8400 Winterthur

 
#107

5 hl

list of beers

5 14.88

Brewer: Yvonne & Peter Dürsteler
Quality and creativity (Lambics, Scotch Ales, …) this great microbrewery is one of the first UFOs (read: not slaves of the Reinheitsgebot) on this side of the country.
Garaschbräu

Founded in 2015


8154 Oberglatt

 
#745

N/A N/A -
Gartenbräu

Founded in 2018


8172 Niederglatt

 
#1151

N/A N/A -
Gfeller

Founded in 2016

Hofstrasse 87
8620 Wetzikon


079 419 17 26

#868

N/A N/A -
Glattfelder

Founded in 2013

Eichhölzlistrasse 1
8192 Glattfelden


044 725 79 93

#513

18 hl

list of beers

5 12.64

Brewer: Adrian Rösti.
Traditional beer styles of pretty good qualities. Except the Weizen ...
Greenhouse Brewery

Founded in 2017


8902 Urdorf


#1017

N/A N/A -
Grundlos

Founded in 2015

Römerstrasse 217
8404 Winterthur


#655

list of beers

2 8.6 Reactivated in 2017 after a stop in 2016. Caution is required …
Gutknecht's Hammer-Bier

Founded in 2005

In den Linden 29
8153 Rümlang


079 203 09 03

#217

50 hl

list of beers

47 14.62

Brewer: Hugo Gutknecht.
This microbrewery offers wonderful beers. With some rare exceptions which failed to convinced me, all the beers I've tried are more than famous. Clearly a top ten brewery in the country, so don't miss it!!
Hans im Glück

Founded in 2017


8614 Sulzbach

 
#1094

N/A N/A -
Hardwald

Founded in 2011

Zwicky-Areal
8304 Wallisellen


#440

310 hl

list of beers

4 12.5

Brewer: Konrad Anding..
The goal is to reach 700 hl. A serious brewery offering mostly decent beers. Not more.
Härtibräu

Founded in 2016


8112 Otelfingen


#885

N/A N/A -
Hassbräu

Founded in 2018


8820 Wädenswil

 
#1171

N/A N/A -
Heinzenbräu

Founded in 2002

Rümikerstrasse 14
8352 Rümikon


052 363 10 75

#141

35 hl

N/A N/A A brewer club.
HellsKitchen

Founded in 2018

Zürichweg 7
8153 Rümlang


079 726 56 99

#1236

N/A N/A -
Herzbräu

Founded in 1992

Dändlikon 3
8634 Hombrechtikon

 
#89

30 hl

list of beers

14 13.43

One of the very first microbrewery in Switzerland and started in 1992 bei Werner Ledermann (though it seems it has been officially registered only later in 1998).
Since 2005 and after the death of the founder, it is now his son Fritz who is pursuing the adventure as a one-man show.Brewing almost only between September and April, Herzbräu remains a hobby brewery with a very tiny output of 30 hl yearly. Despite enjoying a big success and having had different loan offers, Fritz Ledermann has no interest to expand.
Brewing exclusively (or almost ?) bottom fermented beers, this brewery like german-style beers without adherence to the Reinheitsgebot and is experimenting with different cereals.You can expect solid quality beers.
Brewer: Fritz Ledermann.
Hopfehüsli Bräu

Founded in 2010

Dachsenerstrasse 21
8248 Uhwiesen

 
#387

N/A N/A -
Hopfentropfen

Founded in 2002

Kollbrunn
8476 Unterstammheim


052 745 27 19

#115

700 hl

list of beers

1 12.8 Brewer: Brigitte & Markus Reutimann
A family farm specialized in the culture of hops. The beers were brewed previously by Weinfelden and since 2007 by Locher. They are registered though.
Hörnlibräu (Brauverein Fischenthal)

Founded in 2006

Bahnhofstrasse 5
8496 Steg im Tösstal


#269

40 hl

N/A N/A Brewers: Manuel and Roman Spörri, Mario Schoch.
Ida-Beiz

Founded in 2017

Ida-Sträuli-Strasse 71
8404 Winterthur


#1072

N/A N/A -
im Berg

Founded in 2016

Friedhofweg 6
8484 Weisslingen


078 769 14 15

#851

list of beers

6 13.67

Brewers: David and Samuel Denzler.
Has fairly improved since their beginning.
im Lot

Founded in 2009

im Lot 10
8610 Uster

 
044 994 55 67
#356

N/A N/A -
Jenoli Bräu

Founded in 2015


8424 Embrach


#737

N/A N/A -
Keller

Founded in 2018


8620 Wetzikon

 
#1213

N/A N/A -
Kläf Kläf

Founded in 2016


8005 Zürich


#869

list of beers

1 12 -
Königshof

Founded in 2017

Dorfstrasse 33
8427 Freienstein

 
#999

N/A N/A -
Kulturverein Zur Förderung und Pflege des Hefepilzes

Founded in 2017

Rychenbergstrasse 374
8404 Winterthur


#1118

N/A N/A -
Laubrau

Founded in 2016


8117 Fällanden

 
#848

N/A N/A -
Lehr- und Versuchsbrauerei ZHAW

Founded in 2014

Grüental
8820 Wädenswil


#622

N/A N/A An experimental brewery installed in the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Livehard

Founded in 2015


8405 Winterthur

 
#761

N/A N/A -
Malzheimer

Founded in 2016

Poststrasse 3
8912 Obfelden


079 646 70 02

#957

N/A N/A Brewer: Samuel Fuchser.
Merkel

Founded in 2009


8803 Rüschlikon

 
#334

N/A N/A -
Meyer Family Bierfreunde

Founded in 2017


8820 Wädenswil


044 500 87 47

#1057

N/A N/A -
Mondlinger Bräu

Founded in 2011

Dorfstrasse 14
8247 Flurlingen


#455

1 hl

list of beers

5 10.16

Brewer: Urs Zahner.
Pretty weird and chaotic beers which failed to convince me.
Monsterbräu

Founded in 2009

Am Wasser 3
8304 Wallisellen


#351

15 hl

list of beers

11 13.49

Brewers: Dani Schnider & Andrea Kennel.
Definitely interesting beers. Worth a try.
Muschtibräu

Founded in 2006

Frohaldenstrasse 23
8180 Bülach


079 263 77 90

#234

15 hl

list of beers

3 10.9

Brewer: Sandro Muster.
Hmmm … caution is required.
Neufuhrbräu

Founded in 2016

Neufuhr 90
8610 Uster


#801

list of beers

2 12.4 Brewers: Samuel Bieri, Jan Inauen and Daniel Schaufelberger.
Got 2 beers of very different qualities. Waiting for more to make my opinion.
Nordwest Bier

Founded in 2013


8047 Zürich

 
#520

N/A N/A -
Octopus-Bräu

Founded in 2011

Zelglistrasse 13
8618 Oetwil am See


044 799 16 55

#428

50 hl

list of beers

14 13.2

Brewer: Roland Rudolf.
Has a shop and tasting room opened on Tuesday and Saturday (Zelglistrasse 17). The beers are clearly worth a try.
Oerlikon

Founded in 2015

Schärenmoosstrasse 105
8050 Zürich


078 913 37 97

#746

240 hl

list of beers

2 11.4 Modest and really not exciting.
Old Hill Brewery

Founded in 2017

Hauptstrasse 38
8114 Dänikon


#1016

N/A N/A -
Over Board

Founded in 2007

Trottenstrasse
8400 Winterthur


#274

list of beers

2 12.4 Brewers: Beat Fässler & Urs Schwendener.
Unusual and interesting.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
PB Hausbrauerei Hittnau

Founded in 2008


8335 Hittnau

 
#306

N/A N/A -
Pentabier

Founded in 2014

Churfirstenstrasse 28
8600 Dübendorf


#632

list of beers

5 13.44

Brewer: Heinz Keller.
Mostly good beers. Check especially the Kaukasus Dark and the Outback Ale.
Picabräu

Founded in 2013

Dorfgasse 24
8708 Männedorf

 
#498

4 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Henrik Portmann.
Pomalo

Founded in 2016


8038 Zürich

 
#953

N/A N/A -
Pressing

Founded in 2018

Dorfstrasse 9
8465 Wildensbuch


079 757 90 47

#1203

N/A N/A Brewers: Erich Brunner, Stefan Leu and Marcel Merk.
Raaderquell

Founded in 2016


8636 Wald

 
#880

N/A N/A -
Regalton Brewing

Founded in 2017


8824 Schönenberg

 
#1043

N/A N/A -
Rigiblick-Bier

Founded in 2018


8623 Wetzikon

 
#1253

N/A N/A -
Robenhausen

Founded in 2005

Seegräbnerstrasse 9
8620 Wetzikon

 
#218

list of beers

5 13.68

Brewer: Manfred Andermatt.
Interesting and well-made beers. Clearly worth a try.
Rossgrind

Founded in 2015

Seeben 1
8833 Samstagern


#671

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Rother Ackerstein

Founded in 2017


8037 Zürich

 
#1020

N/A N/A -
RS5 / GuKi Bräu

Founded in 2016


8332 Rumlikon

 
#928

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Schlossbraui Nürensdorf

Founded in 2000

Brauereiweg 3
8309 Nürensdorf


079 346 26 61

#126

100 hl

list of beers

10 12.88

Brewer: Joanna Gnos
Formerly based in Horgen. Since April 2006 they are installed in the former brewery Schlossbraui in Nürensdorf. Some of the beers can be very good. Worth a try.
Seeberbräu

Founded in 2016


8180 Bülach

 
#906

N/A N/A -
Seebueb

Founded in 2014

Etzelstrasse 30
8634 Hombrechtikon


079 221 90 42

#1227

1 11.6 Started in 2014 as client brewer. Has its own brewery since second half of 2018 in Hombrechtikon.
The beer was originally brewed by Schützengarten, a fact that every part seems to want be kept hidden… The chances are big that it is just a relabelled existing Schützengarten beer. Has switched to another contract brewer - Braukultur Uster - since May 2016. Officially registered since mid-2018
Shooter's

Founded in 2018


8400 Winterthur

 
#1205

N/A N/A -
St. Laurentius

Founded in 2015

Kasernenstrasse 62
8180 Bülach


078 713 80 89

#688

list of beers

13 13.63

"Brewers: John Hiltebrand and Sarah Gianesi.
Should reach 240 hl in 2016. Success: yes; quality ? It's coming!"
Stadtguet

Founded in 2002

Industriestrasse 35
8400 Winterthur


079 784 96 22

#144

1'500 hl

list of beers

7 12

Brewer: Beat Spälti
The beers were originally brewed by Erusbacher. Since April 2005 has Stadtguet its own brewery in Winterthur (bottling was done by Rosengarten, since 2012 locally). The capital increase has been successful. Since 2012 they have their own bottling facility with a capacity of 6000 bottles per hour and a next development is already projected.
I have not been really convinced by their beers.
Sudwerk

Founded in 2011

Speckstrasse 3
8330 Pfäffikon


#427

1'100 hl

list of beers

16 14.65

Brewers: René and Martin Halter.
Had an initial contract with the supermarket COOP for a yearly distribution of 1200 hl, so its production has raised quickly. Very nice and interesting unusual (at least for this part of the country and at this size) beers.
Sunday

Founded in 2012

Im Schachenhof 27
8906 Bonstetten

 
#482

N/A N/A Brewers: Thomas and Tobi Harbeke.
Sunnmatt

Founded in 2017


8330 Pfäffikon

 
#975

N/A N/A -
Tom & Cello

Founded in 2017


8712 Stäfa

 
#977

N/A N/A -
Trotten-Bräu

Founded in 2010

Dorfstrasse 2
8415 Berg am Irchel


#361

list of beers

N/A N/A -
Truttikon

Founded in 2013

Schulhausstrasse 20
8467 Truttikon


#544

12 hl

N/A N/A Brewer: Rolf Sackmann.
Turbinen Bräu

Founded in 1997

Badenerstrasse 571
8048 Zürich


044 440 54 14

#77

16'000 hl

list of beers

21 12.61

Brewer: Adrien Weber & Roland Rüegsegger
Founded as a reaction to the closure of Hürlimann, this brewery has enjoyed a constant success since then. A bit weird but interesting beers though they are pretty stagnating on quality actually.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
UG Bräu

Founded in 2007

Wingetackerstrasse 10
8523 Hagenbuch


052 364 31 63

#281

12 hl

list of beers

54 14.1

Brewer: Urs Flunser.
Superb and very accurate beers from this microbrewery. One of the top breweries in the country!
Unterländer Bräu

Founded in 2007

Südstrasse 8
8172 Niederglatt


078 802 18 96

#252

40 hl

list of beers

5 12.52

Brewer: Andreas Rudin.
Offers beers of variable qualities.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Urben Bräu

Founded in 2013


8477 Oberstammheim

 
#559

N/A N/A -
Vasibräu

Founded in 2018


8902 Urdorf

 
#1263

N/A N/A -
Verein Saus&Braus

Founded in 2011

Spiegelacker 15
8486 Rikon im Tösstal


052 233 18 51

#433

N/A N/A Originally named Binzenloo and located in Winterthur.
VieriBräu

Founded in 2015


8004 Zürich


#669

list of beers

2 14.8 Promising.
Wädi Bräu

Founded in 1992

Florhofstrasse 13
8820 Wädenswil


044 783 93 90

#66

2'000 hl

list of beers

15 12.04

Brewer: Sebastian Fleck.
A decent brewery. The swiss pioneer of bio beer and the first brewery worldwide to brew hemp beer commercially. And one of the very first swiss micro.
This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.
Walliseller Bier

Founded in 2009


8304 Wallisellen



Link down; brewery closed?


078 670 09 69

#327

40 hl

list of beers

1 6 Brewer: Simon Wettstein.
Witty Copper's

Founded in 2018


8127 Forch

 
#1198

N/A N/A -
Zobo Getränke

Founded in 2016

Edenstrasse 16
8045 Zürich


#844

N/A N/A -

Brewpubs (3)

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

Founded in 2015

Untere Steig 15
8462 Rheinau


052 319 12 67

#742

N/A N/A -
im Grindel 6

Founded in 2012

im Grindel 6
8932 Mettmenstetten


#486

list of beers

1 10.4 "Just one - modest - beer for now. The beer is brewed at the event local ""Im Grindel 6"" and can be also drunk at the Steakhouse restaurant vis-à-vis of the railway station."
Steinfels

Founded in 2008

Heinrichstrasse 267
8005 Zürich


044 271 10 30

#297

1'400 hl

list of beers

3 12.93

Opened in september 2007 in the local Back & Bräu which closed 6 months before. Brewing pretty solid german styles beers.

This brewery believes in the myth of the Reinheitsgebot.

Beer makers without breweries (12)

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

Founded in 2003

Heinrichstrasse 267d
8005 Zürich


6'500 hl

list of beers

4 12.2

Client brewer. The beers were brewed by Back & Bräu and now by Baar (except the Weizen which is brewed by Öufi). Check especially the Spez.
Cervisia

Founded in 2014

Kirchenfeld 56
8052 Zürich


079 609 24 52

list of beers

1 13.2 Client brewer. Their beer is produced by Aare Bier and is another Kellerfrisch's clone.
Endo-Bier

Founded in 2016

Wasserwerkstrasse 141
8037 Zürich


list of beers

3 14.8

Client brewer. Their beers are brewed at Kornhausbräu.
Faberbräu

Founded in 2014

Altstetterstrasse 127
8048 Zürich


list of beers

3 10.4

Client brewer. The beers were first brewed in Germany then since September 2016 at Birra Broggini.
Harbour House

Founded in

Webereistrasse 71
8134 Adliswil


043 399 98 80

list of beers

1 8.4 Client brewer. The producer is undisclosed. Maybe somewhere in Slovakia or Czech Republic?
Hecht Bier

Founded in 2014


8000 Zürich


list of beers

1 12.4 Client brewer. Launched for charity reasons. The beer is brewed by Lindenbergbräu.
Illauer Brauer

Founded in 2010

Hornstrasse 19
8307 Illnau


230 hl

list of beers

1 8.8 Yet another Client brewer. Their (very modest) beer is brewed by Sonnenbräu.
Linde-Oberstrass

Founded in 2004

Universitätstrasse 91
8006 Zürich


044 362 21 09

list of beers

3 13.2

Linde-Oberstrass bought the equipment from Back & Bräu and the beers were brewed by Back & Bräu. Solid german quality beers. Since the last Back & Bräu closed in may 2007, the beers are now brewed by Steinfels.
Nubiabrew

Founded in 2015

Dufauxstrasse 41
8152 Glattpark


list of beers

4 12.9

Client brewer: the beers are brewed by Stadtbühl. Clean and correct - yet unexciting - lagers brewed using sorghum.
Stierbräu

Founded in 2008

Letzacherstrasse 17
8117 Fällanden


079 468 60 16

10 hl

1 14.4 The beer is brewed by Kündig and is the same as the Huusbier.
Storm&Anchor

Founded in 2012


8400 Winterthur


460

440 hl

list of beers

90 15.53

Brewer: Tom Strickler.
Started in 2009 and registered as a commercial brewery since 2012. Turns out professional with exports to the USA and Denmark in 2013. Outstanding and creative beers ! Fights tight with BFM on the very top of my country's favourite breweries list since August 2013.
Not registered anymore and gypsy brewer since 2015 (2015: Birrificio Ticinese and since September 2015 at Doppelleu and sometimes at Stadtguet).
Zurich Airport Beer (ZAB)

Founded in 2009

Operation Center 4
8058 Zürich Flughafen


043 812 79 48

list of beers

2 9.8 Client brewer. The beer is brewed by Kündig.

Beer Shops / Restaurants

Name AddressHomepage / Email Rating Comments
Beers'N'More

Universitätstrasse 25
8006 Zürich


078 901 07 05

 

Nice choice of high-end beers like Brewfist, Mikkeller, the Bruery, Lervig and many more.
Bierdepot zum Adlerhost
Zentralstrasse 20
8604 Volketswil


044 946 03 54

 Beer shop offering about 60 swiss beers.
Bösch Getränke
Feldhof
8307 Effretikon


052 343 75 80

 Shops with a large selection of international well-knowed beers plus some interesting swiss micros.
Brasserie Fédéral
Hauptbahnhof, Bahnhof Platz 1
8023 Zürich


044 217 15 15

 

A restaurant with more than 100 bottled swiss beers yet mainly from national and regional breweries.
Craft Bier Keller
Marktgasse 14
8180 Bülach


043 411 53 20

 A bar with a solid selection of craft beers from around the world.
Craftbrew
Hauptstrasse 38
8114 Dänikon


076 533 22 92

 Online beer shop offering beers from about 20 Swiss micros.
Drinks of The World

Hauptbahnhof Zürich
8001 Zürich


044 211 10 51

 

More than 350 beers from 50 countries. Open daily from 9am to 10pm
Drinks of The World

Hofwiesenstrasse 369
8050 Zürich


044 212 10 20

 

More than 350 beers from 50 countries. Open daily from 9am to 10pm
Drinks of The World
Bahnhofplatz 9
8400 Winterthur


052 212 10 00

 More than 350 beers from 50 countries. Open daily from 9am to 10.00pm
El DoradoLimmatstrasse 109
8005 Zürich


043 540 90 31

 A bar with 3 taps and about 100 beers.
Fork&Bottle

Allmendstrasse 20
8002 Zürich


044 201 18 17

 

A restaurant offering exclusive italian and swiss craft beers. 4 taps and about 40 bottles. Don't miss this great place !
Hako Getränke
Steinberggasse 53
8400 Winterthur


052 213 01 53

 A shop offering about 200 beers from all around the world.
Intercomestibles
Badenerstrasse 74
8004 Zürich


043 243 36 38

 A beer shop with a solid selection of beers.
Paul Ullrich AG
Talacker 30
8001 Zürich


043 497 33 71

 A shop with about 200 beers.
Schatt Getränke

Kehlhofstrasse 524
8124 Maur


044 980 11 11

 

A shop with about 300 different beers, among them interesting swiss beers.
the Alehouse

Universitätstrasse 23
8006 Zürich


044 542 87 45

 

A bar with 20 taps. Don't miss it !
the Crafts
Marktgasse 1
8302 Kloten


076 583 42 75

 

A shop with about 400 different beers from Switzerland and abroad.
the International

Luisenstrasse 7
8005 Zürich


079 345 78 72

 

"8 taps and about 120 bottles.
A bar with lot of craft beers; half from Switzerland and half from the rest of the world."
wintibier
8400 Winterthur


 

Online shop offering beers from the region of Winterthur.

Closed Breweries (102)

NameAddressfounded-closedContact # of beers
tasted
Rating Comments
Don't kill me, it's only my opinion...
8143
Rainstr. 140a
8143 Stallikon
2006 - 2011

248


N/A N/A Actually inactive (March 2010).
Brewer: Sebastian Risse
Adler
8810 Horgen
1866 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Aktienbrauerei Schöntal
8400 Winterthur
1880 - 1906

 
N/A N/A Originally named Grüntal.
Aktienbrauerei Wald
8636 Wald
1876 - 1924

 
N/A N/A Originally named zum Felsenkeller.
Am Uetliberg
8000 Zürich
1874 - 1923

 
N/A N/A N/A
Auf der Platte
8000 Zürich
1824 - 1865

 
N/A N/A N/A
Bäch
8806 Bäch
1858 - 1918

 
N/A N/A N/A
Back & Bräu
Heinrichstrasse 267
8005 Zürich
1989 - 2007

68


3 10.33

Brewer: Karl Hartenstein
A brewpub which was located at 7 different places in the country. But the years of success are over and all brewpubs closed one by one. This one closed in may 2007.
Back & Bräu

8400 Winterthur
1998 - 2001

68


N/A N/A Brewer: Karl Hartenstein
A brewpub which was located at 7 different places in the country. But the years of success are over and all brewpubs closed one by one. This one closed in 2001.
Baldauf
8000 Zürich
1878 - 1891

 
N/A N/A Named successively Rieckler, Ferber, Kauth.
Bauma
8494 Bauma
1865 - 1900

 
N/A N/A Originally named Halbheer
Bavaria-Brauerei
8000 Zürich
1864 - 1904

 
N/A N/A Named successively Zolliker, Schube, Nievergelt and Wolfinger.
Betreiberverein Vision IDA
8404 Winterthur
2017 - 2018

997

 
N/A N/A -
Bolliger
8805 Richterswil
2013 - 2013

532

 
N/A N/A -
Brigittas BierschopfKirchgasse 14
8427 Rorbas
2005 - 2013

202

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Brigitta Brehm.
Brunner
8184 Bachenbülach
2009 - 2011

330

 
N/A N/A -
die Heimbrauer Fassbinden & PartnerOber Dorfstr. 18
8335 Hittnau
2000 - 2014

122

 
N/A N/A A homebrewing supplier which is also registered as beer producer.
Drahtschmiedli
8000 Zürich
1843 - 1903

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fazodaba
Herrenweg 175
8706 Meilen
2016 - 2018

938

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Daniel Bögli.
Feldbach
8714 Feldbach
1836 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
Feldhof (ave! swiss GmbH)
Zürichstrasse 82
8118 Pfaffhausen
2009 - 2014

365


6 13.13

Brewer: René Senn.
Offers an absolute wonderful Landbier and a superb Premium (Czech Pils), a decent Amber and a dubious oak-aged beer. Clearly worth a try.

Production: 1'100 hl

FelsenkellerDorfstrasse 11
8712 Stäfa
1997 - 2008

62

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Heinz Gasser
Started in 1966 with the brewery Fuchs in Adliswil. Closed in 2009.

Production: 35 hl

Felsenkeller
8712 Stäfa
1857 - 1898

 
N/A N/A N/A
Fuchs
8134 Adliswil
1966 - 1975

 
N/A N/A N/A
Furrer
8400 Winterthur
1834 - 1846

 
N/A N/A N/A
Gerber's Homebrewery
Hochfeldstr. 10
8173 Neerach
2006 - 2010

236


N/A N/A The projected inactivity during relocation (December 2009 to December 2010) seems to last longer...
Brewer: Andreas Gerber.
Goldküstenbräu
Alte Kleindorfstrasse 65
8707 Uetikon am See
2004 - 2009

173

 
3 10

Understated beers.
Closed in 2009 but the brand is still brewed by Braukultur AG.
Gugolz
8135 Langnau am Albis
1869 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Haldengut
8400 Winterthur
1843 - 2002

58

 
N/A N/A Merged with Calanda and the plant in Winterthur was closed some years later.
Heller
8462 Rheinau
1874 - 1891

 
N/A N/A N/A
Herrlibräu
8704 Herrliberg
2012 - 2016

467

 
N/A N/A -
Hinterthurgauer Brau Union
8405 Winterthur
2006 - 2010

227

 
N/A N/A -
Hirnibräu
Käferholzstrasse 10
8057 Zürich
1997 - 2014

197


1 14.8 Brewer: Andreas Peter Aemmer.
A very nice lager is unfortunately the only beer I got from this brewery for now.

Production: 150 hl

Hofmolkerei Birkenhof
Wührestr. 101
8610 Uster
2008 -2016

286


1 14 Brewer: Andy Pfister.
The youngest swiss brewer (16 years old when he started in 2007). Offering a very good weizen. Hope to see more soon.
Probably closed now.
Hugi-Bräu
8604 Volketswil
1998 - 2010

111

 
N/A N/A N/A
Hürlimann
8000 Zürich
1836 - 1997

57

 
10 11.08

The brewery in Zurich was closed in 1997 and integrated in the Feldschloesschen-Hürlimann-Holding Group. Brewer of the world famous Samichlaus which entered in the Guinness Book of Records 1982 as the strongest beer in the world (brewed now under licence by Eggenberg). Some of their beers are still produced by Feldschlösschen.
Johannes Schneider
8047 Albisrieden
1865 - 1866

 
N/A N/A N/A
Keller
8192 Glattfelden
1867 - 1911

 
N/A N/A Originally named Grüti.
Kleinbrauerei Der Brauer
8304 Wallisellen
2008 - 2016

316

 
N/A N/A -
Krüsi Bier
8460 Marthalen
2010 - 2012

398


N/A N/A Brewer: Daniel Krüsi.
Lehmann
8134 Adliswil
2015 - 2016

654

 
N/A N/A -
Löwen
8157 Dielsdorf
1872 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwen
8910 Affoltern
1873 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwen
8193 Eglisau
1875 - 1916

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwen
8192 Glattfelden
1877 - 1894

 
N/A N/A N/A
Löwenbräu
8953 Dietikon
1864 - 1924

 
N/A N/A Started as zur Linde.
Löwenbräu
8000 Zürich
1897 - 1991

55

 
6 9.83

Owned by Feldschloesschen. The brewery in Zurich has been closed and the beers are now brewed in Rheinfelden.
Malti-Brauerei OVA
8910 Affoltern
1959 - 1973

 
N/A N/A N/A
Marchle (Beizbrauerei)
8426 Lufingen
2010 - 2011

373

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Christian Tschudi.

Production: 50 hl

Meiga-BräuHegnauerstrasse 4
8602 Wangen
2011 - 2016

423

 
4 9.9

Offering beers of uneven qualities, from a decent Pils to an awful Munchner Hell. Still some work to do.
Meister
8302 Kloten
1836 - 1846

 
N/A N/A N/A
Mendler & Co.
8000 Zürich
1890 - 1900

 
N/A N/A N/A
Neuguet-Bier
8618 Oetwil am See
2008 - 2010

324

 
N/A N/A -
Oberstrass
8000 Zürich
1875 - 1880

 
N/A N/A N/A
Oerlikon
8050 Oerlikon
1883 - 1905

 
N/A N/A N/A
Pöschel
8143 Stallikon
2006 - 2011

253

 
N/A N/A Brewer: Benedikt Pöschel.
Räber
6403 Küssnacht
1835 - ?

 
N/A N/A N/A
Raschnagel
8427 Rorbas
1880 - 1885

 
N/A N/A N/A
Rehm
8433 Weiach
1874 - 1894

 
N/A N/A Originally called Denzer, Willi then Spiez.
Richterswil
8805 Richterswil
1868 - ?

 
N/A N/A Named Hitz then Wolz.
Riesbach
8000 Zürich
1883 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
Roiber Bräu
8050 Zürich
2015 - 2015

712

 
N/A N/A -
Rülps

8344 Bäretswil
2004 - 2008

198


N/A N/A Brewer: Thomas Schmid.
Schanzenberg
8000 Zürich
1843 - 1852

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schlossbrauerei Nürensdorf
8303 Nürensdorf
1838 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
Schwamendinger Hopfenbräu

8050 Zürich Örlikon
2003 - 2013


N/A N/A Brewer: Max Steiner
Originally brewed by Weinfelden using Stammheimer hops. Now bottled (and very certainly brewed) by Stadtbühl. Opened on Sat. 13:00-16:00.
Sébastien Czaka
8004 Zürich
2015 - 2016

722

 
N/A N/A -
Seefeld
8000 Zürich
1880 - 1903

 
N/A N/A N/A
Seiler
8000 Zürich
1836 - 1902

 
N/A N/A Originally named Häusler then Hoen, Gäbhard and Koller-Forster.
Sirius
8032 Zürich
2012 - 2013

491

 
N/A N/A -
Spiffing Ales
Alte Kleindorfstrasse 65
8707 Uetikon am See
2009 - 2011

337


4 11.7

Brewer: Robert Ellis
A brewery producing hand crafted British style Real Ales. Interesting but there is some room for improvements.
Closed in Spring 2011 and should return as a non-commercial brewing club (Spiffing Ales Brew Academy).
Sternen
8164 Bachs
1862 - 1896

 
N/A N/A N/A
Storchen
8180 Bülach
1864 - 1896

 
N/A N/A N/A
Striker Beer
Im Dörfli 18
8706 Meilen
2008 - 2012

311


3 9.07

"Client brewer (had register-number 311).
Two homebrewers got the wonderful idea to commercialize beers brewed in Germany (Engelbräu (Rettenberg/Allgäu)) in the region of Zürich and it seems that they are enjoying an impressive start. Clever and fine. But as they are using the ""drink local"" trend for boosting their sales, they will try to be consequent and build their own brewery in Zürich. This should be done by the end of 2010.
April 2010: the beers are now brewed in Switzerland by Falken. So it looks like they gave up the idea to build their own plant (I don't think this was ever an option ...). Their beers are available in retail business in the german speaking part of the country which very certainly made them pass over the 10'000 hl range.
Declared bankruptcy in 2012."

Production: 10'000 hl

Talchern Bräu

8049 Zürich
2010 - 2016

406


1 13.6 Brewers: Severin Jung and André Hochschorner.
This brewery offers a serious and well-made beer. Hope to see more choice soon.

Production: 3 hl

Tiefenbrunnen
8000 Zürich
1891 - 1913

 
N/A N/A N/A
Uster
8610 Uster
1859 - 1977

56

 
N/A N/A N/A
Usterbräu
Ackerstrasse 46
8610 Uster
2006 - 2014

242


1 13.6 Brewer: Thomas Hüsler.
Originally called Hüslerbräu. Made a joint venture with Braukultur AG (owner of Oberländerbräu and Goldküstenbräu) on april 2009.
The production of the Usterbräu Export remained a weird and secret story as Aare Bier was involved as contract brewer ... It changed (partially) as an own brewery was opened in 2011 but a part of the production (maybe all ?) was still contracted brewed by Aare Bier.
Closed in Fall 2013 because of never ending difficulties.

Production: 300 hl

Volksgarten
8400 Winterthur
1879 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wädenswil
8820 Wädenswil
1826 - 1970

59

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wagner
8484 Weisslingen
1884 - 1903

 
N/A N/A N/A
Wintsch
8174 Stadel
1866 - 1900

 
N/A N/A Originally called Albrecht.
Wisliger Berg Bräu
Dettenriederstr. 34
8484 Weisslingen
2004 - 2011

182


1 13.6 Brewer: Robert Favero.
One very nicely made brew, I hope to see more styles soon.
zum Kreuz
8197 Rafz
1851 - 1884

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Kreuz
8162 Steinmaur
1874 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Mohrenkopf
8400 Winterthur
1800 - 1803

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Neuhaus
8112 Otelfingen
1845 - 1915

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Papagei
Rietwissstrasse
8812 Horgen
2005 - 2011

240


N/A N/A Brewer: Thomas Koloszar.
zum Pflug
8197 Rafz
1886 - 1890

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Riedtli
8000 Zürich
1812 - 1908

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Schwert
8636 Wald
1861 - 1921

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Stern
8433 Weiach
1869 - 1888

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Strohhof
8000 Zürich
1801 - 1860

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Thalhof
8488 Turbenthal
1837 - 1892

 
N/A N/A Originally named Stahel then Scherrer.
zum Weingarten
8406 Töss
1885 - 1892

 
N/A N/A N/A
zum Weissen Wind
8000 Zürich
1851 - 1873

 
N/A N/A N/A
Züri-Hell
Seefeldstrasse 45
8034 Zürich
2004 - 2014


1 9.6 Client brewer. The beer is brewed by Sonnenbräu. The brand has been taken over by Usterbräu.
zur Linde
8000 Zürich
1803 - 1899

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Linde
8477 Stammheim
1877 - 1902

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Post
8330 Pfäffikon
1868 - 1872

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur roten Farb
8400 Winterthur
1826 - 1841

 
N/A N/A N/A
zur Sonne
8000 Zürich
1836 - 1863

 
N/A N/A N/A