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.
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 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.
At Dr. Brauwolf from Zurich, brewing is an exact science. Everything is recorded in detail and they experiment with new ingredients and fermentation techniques. Why Zurich should take Basel as an example, you can read here.
We were at the Beer Dome Basel and tried to try our way through over 100 beers from more than 25 national, continental and international breweries.
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.
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 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.
For the second time, Qbeer has invited their Qbeer community to vote for a recipe and thus create their own beer. On April 13th the two beers were served at the Dr. Brauwolf brewery. We were there and asked the wolf Stefan and Miss Qbeer Eva a few questions.
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.