Swiss breweries are not world class and at least 5 other findings from the Untappd Top 50 Swiss Breweries.
Bierversuche.ch is a craft beer online magazine and blog. We cover craft beer tastings. We write about beer awards. And we provide background information about the craft beer market and the (Swiss) craft beer scene.
The background section includes articles with analyses of the craft beer market and information about the (Swiss) craft beer scene. Craft Beer Awards are also observed, questioned and discussed here.
Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien is the best Swiss craft beer…and the second best and third best
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 a fashion victim
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.
Swiss craft beer champions 2020
At the Brau- und Rauch Beer Contest a Independent jury judged over 370 beers in a double blind tasting. Appart from the category winners, there is an overall winner.
Beer labels: 4. Yes we CAN!
More and more Swiss craft breweries are selling their beer in cans. About time to look at the pros and cons.
Support our local breweries – part 2: ramp sales and take-away offers
The coronavirus will be with us for several more weeks and every day that a company cannot generate revenue makes survival more difficult and uncertain. This is especially problematic for small businesses and the majority of our favourite breweries are microbreweries. Their survival is not guaranteed.
Supports our local breweries – part 1: online offers
The coming weeks and months will be a challenge for countless small businesses. This includes your favourite breweries, favourite bars and favourite bottleshops.
2019 was a year of saturation and standstill
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.
Updated: Buying craft beer online (2019)
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.
When big breweries go “craft beer”.
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.
You can only get it there: Bürgenbräu on the Bürgenstock
Up there it is, the Bürgestock Resort. We looked up from the ship and thought about how the day would turn out. The name of the hotel awakens weak memories: Half knowledge about glamour and disappointment about the intermediate status, the long uncertainty about what will happen with the Bürgenstock. On this day we will ascend the mountain and have an exclusive beer.
The champions of the Swiss craft beer scene
The Swiss craft beer scene has experienced an almost incomparable boom in recent years. But as not only quantity but also quality counts, quality control with constructive and expert feedback is needed. At the Brau- und Rauch Beer Contest, the Swiss Beer Award with the most entries, an expert jury judged the submitted beers independently and impartially using the “Double Blind” method. This year, Torkelbräu lager from Niederlenz impressed the jury the most and was the overall winner.