Craft beer brewers and protagonists of the beer community tell how their 2020 was and what they expect, wish and fear from 2021.
Swiss breweries are not world class and at least 5 other findings from the Untappd Top 50 Swiss Breweries.
Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien dominates the Untappd list of the top 50 Swiss beers and at least 5 other notable findings.
Craft beer is fantastic. But that doesn’t mean that everything that is craft beer is also good. The industry has created its own problems. Therefore: A critical opinion about the craft beer business.
More and more Swiss craft breweries are selling their beer in cans. About time to look at the pros and cons.
2019 was a challenging year. We all probably didn’t have much time to really get serious about anything other than what was immediately and constantly happening. Never have the answers to our questions been so short and never have so many people written to us that unfortunately they don’t have time to participate this year.
If you don’t live close to your favourite brewery or craft beer store, you don’t get around ordering your craft beers online. Here are your best options.
The big brewery groups are looking for ways to get a piece of the craft beer action. We have looked at three different strategies and we unveil, why corporate breweries are so keen to do so, even in Switzerland.
It feels like Craft Beer is at a crossroads. We are doing this review for four years now and never before have the answers been so contradictory and never before has there been as much concern among all the excitement. ➽
«Switzerland, a land of brewers» was the title of an article in the Swiss-German newspaper “Der Bund”. The article was built around the fact that by now more than 1000 breweries are registered at the Swiss customs authority. As in pretty much every newspaper article about this topic it also mentioned that this number means Switzerland has the highest brewery density per capita in the world. Considering each and every person in Switzerland “only” drinks 54 liters of beer a year, this sounds like an awful lot if not too many breweries.
Like every year we asked our friends about their last year and prodded them for some foresight into the next year. Considering how varied this “beer thing” is, it’s no surprise the answers were equally varied. However, looking through the answers, it becomes crystal clear that one topic moved our friends, it itself being rather murky though. So, before we head any deeper into 2018, let’s quickly have a look back.
The other day I learnt what a “boss pour” is. The Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine defines it as «A stylistically improper and aromatically challenged pour whereby the pourer fills a glass to the rim without leaving a head on the beer, in vain hopes of impressing friends on social media.» Having an Instagram account, I immediately knew what it was referring to and it gave a term to what has irritated me for a while. But let’s first take two steps back.