Sooser-Bier is closing, Blackwell is closing,… Why do we see a crisis in the Swiss craft beer market? A search for clues and proposals for solutions
What is an IPL anyways? And: why there should be more.
A couple of years ago, a style called India Pale Lager (IPL) showed up and quickly turned into one of our favourites. We explain why.
Blackwell closes and we’re pissed off
As of 1 May, Blackwell announced that it will close down its brewery. As customers, friends and collab-partners we hate that. Here’s why!
One without please
Alcohol free beers are a global trend so we went looking for a beer that craft beer drinkers would like too and wrote down our favourites.
37 breweries form 13 countries and more than 180 beers – this will be the Beer Dome Basel 2022
On 25 and 26 November, the second edition of the Beer Dome Basel (BDB) will take place in the Markthalle in Basel. We spoke to Andreas Klein from the event team and he told us about what will be different this year.
Seventh Brau- & Rauchshop Craft Beer Contest
All category winners and the main winners of the Brau- und Rauchshop Craft Beer Contest 2022. In addition, Silvia allows us to look behind the scenes and reveals who sticks the 5400 stickers on the drip stops.
Hobby vs. Pro
Is it unfair if pro and home brewers compete against each other at the same contest? And how can you tell the difference of a home-brewer and a professional brewery?
Year in Review 2021: The Year Craft Beer Became Boring
Was 2021 the year beer became boring? Or to put it another way, when was the last development in beer that was really exciting?
Why there was no winner in the DIPA category at the B&R Beer Contest
For the first time in the seven-year history of the Brau- & Rauchshop Beer Contest, there were no winners in one category. Why? The short answer is because no beer deserved it. The slightly more detailed answer below.
Brau & Rauch Beer Contest 2021
At the Brau und Rauch Beer Contest 2021, an independent jury evaluated 380 beers in a double-blind procedure and selected an overall winner in addition to the category winners.
Swiss breweries do not want a definition of craft beer
Do we all understand the same thing by the term craft beer? Probably not, which is why there are always attempts to define the term or the phenomenon. In our survey of Swiss breweries, we also asked what they consider craft beer to be and what they don’t consider it to be. Do the breweries agree? Here is our analysis.
Swiss brewery names – or does every city need its own brew factory and garage brewing?
We found many similar names of breweries in the world. Now we have taken a closer look at the situation in Switzerland. Here are our findings.