Archive for November, 2018

The festival explorers: Marcel, TTT and Bov.

[ Please note: this was originally posted on November 2018 but is since then constantly updated]

Following the incredible inflation of new registered breweries, the number of beer festivals in Switzerland is also getting pretty out of control. I would like – while it is still more or less possible – to give you an overview.

Below you will find a list of events. Those featuring at least 10 breweries from my country should be exhaustive; the smaller ones probably not.

My thanks go to the top Swiss beer tickers Thomas “TTT” Schneider and Marcel Vogt for great company during my “festival crawling” as well as providing me some useful information.

Have I missed something? In this case, I’ll be grateful if you contact me at bov@bov.ch !

SWISS BEER FESTIVALS

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March

Basler Craft Bier Messe
Let it Beer
Bieler Biererie

April

Salon de la Bière
Zürich Bier Festival
Zugersee Bierschiff
Thunersee Bierschiff
Bier & Food Fest Zollbrück
Solothurner Biertage

May

Suisse Binouze Festival
Luzerner Bier Kultur Tage
Lausanne Malt Festival
Bremgarter Biertag
Journée des Brasseries Indépendantes Genevoises
Lausanne Beer Celebration
Fête de la Bière & des Musiques Festives

June

Bier Festival Luzern
Festibière de Genève
Schaffhauser Craft-Beer Festival
Zapf! Craft Beer Festival Bern
Baselbieter Biermarkt
Festi’Piousse
Craft Beer Festival in Zürich
Craft Beer Festival Aarau
Craft Beer Festival Basel
LuppolaTI Craft Beer Festival

July

Regio-Brauereitag
Bülacher Craft Beer Festival
Bon-Chien & Friends’ Sour Ale Congregation
Biererie au Lac

August

Craft Beer Burger & BBQ Festival
la Bière en Poupe
Panora’Malt
Bubbles Bier & Cider Festival
Craft Bier at Binz
Basler Biermarkt
Geneva Beer Festival
Festival des Brasseries Artisanales de Fribourg
Innerschweizer Biermarkt
Huttwiler Bier-Märit

September

Rynecher Bierkulturtag
Höfer Bierfest
Zentralschweizer Biermarkt
Bier Festival St. Gallen
FestyMalt
Bacon Beer Day
Berner Biermarkt

October

Craft Beer Festival Zürich
Artisa’Malt Festival
Zug Craft Beer Brewfest
Birra al Parco
ça Mousse à Vétroz
Unterwaldner Biertag
Wortspiele
Fête de la Bière Neuchâteloise

November

Craft Beer Festival Thun
Craft Basel
Oberland Winter Biertage
Beer Dome Basel

 

March

 

 

Basler Craft Bier Messe

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next edition: March 14, 2020 – Markthalle, Basel

last edition: March 23, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: bier-ideen

admission price: 15.- (incl. 5.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- to 3.- for 1.5dl / 4.- to 6.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Barfuss, Bîrtel, BFM, the Beer Guerrillas, Blaue Ente, Brau Bandi, Brau Rebel, Dr. Brauwolf, Drei Tannen, Fischerstube,  Kitchen Brew, Klosterbrauerei Fischingen, Kraftstoff, Landskroner, Matt & Elly, Mómò, NordSud, Roscha, Ruecherei, Schwarzbuebe Bier, Stadtmauer, Unser Bier, WhiteFrontier and Boum’R (FR).

+ wide choice

+ ideal location (close from the railway station)

+ great food offering

– overcrowded in the evening


Let it Beer

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next edition: March 20 to 22, 2020 – Markthalle, Burgdorf

last edition: March 23, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: ?

admission price: 12.-

beers prices: 2.- to 3.- for 1dl

list of breweries: Altes Tramdepot, Bäuper, Bertbier, Blackwell, Braukunst Bern, Brauwerkstatt Jegenstorf, Brau AG Langenthal, Burgdorfer, Craftfeld, dear.beer, Fahrtwind, Hardegger Perle, Hohgant, Heimiswiler Härz, Mein Emmental, Mein Teil, Napf, Riot Act, Schuum, Simmentaler Bier, Sonnrain, Thun Bier, UHB.

+ wide choice

– deadly overcrowded


Bieler Biererie

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next edition: unconfirmed – Chessu Biel

last edition: March 22, 2019

number of editions: 4

organizer: ?

admission price: 15.-

beers prices: 2.- to 3.- for 1.5dl / 4.- to 6.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Bier-Bienne, Büffel Bier, Caram Bier, la:Marmotte, mon oeil, Sam’s, Seeland Bräu

– no proper glass

– dubious overall quality

– overcrowded

– dark and small place

– disturbing music


April

Salon de la Bière

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next edition: April 3 to 4, 2020

last edition: April 20, 2019 – rue de l’Industrie 11, Conthey

number of editions: 1

admission price: 14.-

beer prices: 1.- to 2.- for 1dl

list of breweries: 7Peaks Brasserie, Bartis, BFM, Bières de Neuch, Broken City, Chen Van-Loon, CôteWest Brewing, La Concorde, Couvaloup, Bières Niton, BlackDot Brewery, Brasserie BlackPig, BLZ-Company, Brasserie des Celtes,  Dr. Brauwolf, Docteur Gab’s, FMR, Fri-Mousse, Les Gobelins, l’Improbable, La Mine, Lance-Pierre, l’Atelier, Lynx Movement , Malternative , La Marmotte, MóMò, Monte Lema, Nordwand Bräu, Tardiv , Totally Beer, le Traquenard, Vieux chemin, Whitefrontier, Winslow.

+ wide choice (with 35 breweries, the second largest festival in the country)


Zürich Bier Festival

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next edition: April 16 to 18, 2020 – Spirgarten, Zürich

last edition: April 4 to 6, 2019

number of editions: 6

organizer: probier.ch

admission price: 25.- (incl. 5.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: 1.- to 2.- for 1dl (exceptionally more)

list of breweries: Ahoi Bier, Bachweg, Bear’N’Stein, Brausyndikat, Darkwolf, Docteur Gab’s, Dr. Brauwolf, Faberbräu, Gutknecht’s Hammerbier, HOPe, Mómò, Officina della Birra, Seebueb, Sottobisio, Stadtguet,  St. Laurentius; AF Brew (Ru), Baladin (It), Demoersleutel (NL), Dogma (Rs), Dupont (Be), Einstök (Is), Haandbryggeriet (No), Huyghe (Be), Kabinet (Rs), Lindemans (Be), Maryensztadt (Pl), Minibrew (Nl), Monsieur Rock (Be), Odna Tonna (Ru), Plan B (Ru), Stamm Beer (Ru), Strassenbräu (Ge), Vaat (Ee), Velka Morava (Ru).

+ list of available beers published in advance (pretty inaccurate though…)

+ wide choice

+ pretty large place with additional room outside

+ beer prices very affordable

+ good quality

– high admission price


Zugersee Bierschiff

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next edition: unconfirmed – Bahnhofsteg, Zug

last edition: April 12 to 13, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: Kurt Petak

admission price: 14.- (incl. the festival glass – not refundable)

beers prices: mostly 2.- for 1dl

list of breweries: Baar, Bachweg, Blattmann Bier, BGB Blüemlis Garagen Bräu, Chomer, Einhorn Bräu, Eisbock, Euelbräu, Kreuzmühle, Longhawl, Rigi Gold, Rosengarten, Stiär Biär, St. Wendelin Biermanufaktur Menzingen, Sunneblick, Sutton.


Thunersee Bierschiff

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next edition: April 17 to 18, 2020 – Ländte, Thun

last edition: April 12 to 13, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: ?

admission price: 12.- (incl. the festival glass – not refundable)

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Altes Tramdepot, Bärg Bier, Biera Engiadinaisa, Burgdorfer, dear.beer, Doppelleu, Felsenau, Haarige Kuh, Hohgant, Jungrau, Napf, Nordwandbräu, Rugenbräu, Schuum, Simmentaler, Sunnegg, WhiteFrontier.


Bier & Food Fest Zollbrück

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next editionunconfirmed – Bahnhofstrasse, Zollbrück

last edition: April 12 to 13, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: ?

admission price: free (10.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Bertbier, Blackwell, Brauhuus 531, Burgdorfer, Feldschlösschen, Mein Emmental, Mousse de Thoune, Napf.

 


Solothurner Biertage

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next edition: April 23 to 25, 2020 – Rythalle, Solothurn

last edition: April 25 to 27, 2019

number of editions: 17

organizer: BK Bier-Kultur

admission price: 10.- (+ 5.- for the festival glass (with no refund) or 2.- refundable for a plastic goblet)

beers prices: 4.- to 5.- for 3dl (some rare exceptions like Doppelleu with 7.- for 3dl)

list of breweries: see here

+ with 60 breweries the biggest festival in the country

+ wide choice

– small samples not offered everywhere, yet mostly possible

– overcrowded on Friday and Saturday

– average quality not really high and with some breweries offering very bad beers


May

 

Suisse Binouze Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed

last edition: May 9 to 11, 2019 – Bahama Yellow, Genève

number of editions: 1

organizer: Swiss Craft Beer Festival

admission price: 10.-

list of breweries: A.P.i., Black Pig, Chen Van Loon, Chien Bleu, Lance-Pierre, Totally Beer.


Luzerner Bier Kultur Tage

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next edition: May 8 to 9, 2020 – Industriestrasse 15, Luzern

last edition: May 10 to 11, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: Krügel Bier

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Bertbier, Brauerei Luzern, Brauhuus 531, Brauwerkstatt Kriens, Krügel Bier, LuBB, Maihof, MN Brew, Mumi, Rainacker, Unterkuonimatt, zum verlorenen Hopfen


Lausanne Malt Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed

last edition: May 18, 2019 – the Lacustre, Lausanne

number of editions: 2

organizer: association Lausanne Malt Festival

admission price: free (2.- refundable for the festival plastic goblet)

beers prices: 4.- for 2.5dl / 7.- for 5dl

list of breweries: 7Peaks, Bartis, BFM, Dr. Gab’s, Drunk Beard, Glouglou, Hordeum, Jorat, Simmentaler, Totally Beer, Virage, WhiteFrontier.

+ list of available beers published in advance

– no small samples available

– no proper glass


Bremgarter Biertag

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next edition: May 16, 2020 – Reussbrückesaal, Bremgarten

last edition: May 18, 2019

number of editions: 3

organizer: Reuss-Schlaufe

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: aabachbier, Brauerei Aarau/Stadtwächter, El Caballero, Erusbacher & Paul, Kunstwerk, Raben Brau, Reuss-Schlaufe, Schümberg-Bräu, Stollo’s Best.

+ some rare to find breweries

+ tasting sessions


Journée des Brasseries Indépendantes Genevoises

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next edition: unconfirmed

last edition: May 18, 2019 @ la Pièce / November 2018 @ Soral

number of editions: 2

organizer: Association des Brasseries Indépendantes de Genève

admission price: free

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl / 5.- for 3dl

list of breweries:  l’Agneau à Trois Pattes, l’Apaisée, les Barbus, Bière du Lac, Glouglou, Murailles, Niton, Père Jakob, la Pièce and Virage.


Lausanne Beer Celebration

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next edition: unconfirmed – Cantine de Sauvablin, Lausanne

last edition: May 24 to 25, 2019

number of editions: 5

organizer: Echec & Malt

admission price: 6.- for the festival glass (with no refund)

beers prices: 3.- for 1dl / 6.- to 9.- for 2,5dl

list of breweries: l’Apaisée, A Tue-Tête!, BadFish, BlackPig, Broken City, Cayon’s, Celestial, Cinq 4000, Echec & Malt, G’s, nine brothers, WhiteFrontier. Alefarm (DK), Anarchy Brew (UK), Dadiva (BR), Iron Brewery (FR), Third Barrel (IR).

+ good quality

+ good location


Fête de la Bière Artisanale & des Musiques Festives

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next edition: unconfirmed  – Place du Marché, Vevey

last edition: May 29 to June 1, 2019

number of editions: 27

organizer: Association des Buveurs d’Orges / Amstein

admission price: free

beers prices: 4.- to 7.- (sometimes more) for 3dl

list of breweries: none (about 60 beers from the assortment of Amstein).

+ the oldest festival in the country

+ list of available beers published in advance

+ large choice of beers from other countries

– no brewers present on place

– no small samples

– no proper glass


June

Beer Festival Luzern

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next edition: June 6, 2020 – Südpol Luzern

last edition: May 18, 2019

number of editions: 3

organizer: Verein zur Förderung der Biervielfalt Luzern

admission price: 15.- (incl. the festival glass (with no refund))

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl

list of breweries: Anderthaler, Bachweg, Bertbier, Braubär, Dr. Brauwolf, Hohenbräu, Kitchen Brew, Migi, MN Brew, Rümlanger/Gutknecht’s Hammer Bier, Schlachthuus, Soorser.bier, Tres Hombres.


Festibière de Genève

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next edition: unconfirmed – Place de la Sardaigne, Carouge

last edition: June 13 to 15, 2019

number of editions: 3

organizer: Association Festibière

admission price: 9.- (or 12.- with the non-refundable festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl (sometimes 3.-)

list of breweries: ABAG, l’Apaisée, Bartis, BFM, Bière du Lac, Bière du Mât, Bière du Pendule, Brasserie des Cinq Communes, B.U.G., Cap’taine Mousse, Gotan, la Cave, Fri-Mousse, , Gonzo, MeltingPote, Murailles, Père Jakob, Plombier, Schori’s Beer, Totally Beer. Baladin (IT), les Gens Sérieux (FR), Brasserie en Baril (FR).

+ pretty nice quality

+ wide choice

+ prices very affordable

+ practical location (outside + tent)

– starting too late on Friday


Schaffhauser Craft-Beer Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed – Kammgarn, Schaffhausen

last edition: June 14 to 15, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: ?

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Barfuss, BFM, Brauage du Garage à la Plage, Braufux, Broken City, Burggütli-Bräu, Dr. Brauwolf, HOPe, im Berg, Mükon, Rubolino Craftbier Brauerei Hopfenfisch, Storm&Anchor. Kabinet (SR)


ZAPF! Craft Beer Festival Bern

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next edition: unconfirmed

last edition: June 15, 2019 – Brache Warmbächli, Bern

number of editions: 3

organizer: Verein ZAPF!

admission price: 15.-

beers prices: 3.- for 2dl

list of breweries: BAF, Barbière, Braukunst Bern, Burg Braui, dear.beer, Eberhard, Endstation, Fjord&Fjell, Güschu 58, Helmert’s, Lorraine Beer Project, nine brothers, Riot Act, Schuum, Stadtbach, Unikum, Wabräu

+ very good quality

+ very original location

– no small samples

– outside only so fully depending on weather conditions


Baselbieter Biermarkt

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next edition: unconfirmed – Zeughausplatz, Liestal

last edition: June 21, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: das Chuchichäschtli

admission price: 9.-

beers prices: 2.- for 1.5dl / 4.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Kraftstoff, MN Brew, Ruecherei, Soo.Soorser Bier, Stedtli, Stiär Biär, Varius

+ prices very affordable

– some very frightening quality beers

– very poor choice


Festi’Piousse

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next edition: unconfirmed – Echallens

last edition: June 22, 2019

number of editions: 5

organizer: Risk Association

admission price: 2.- (for plastic goblet) or 5.- (festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl / 4.- for 3dl

list of breweries: l’Atelier, B2F (Due Fusti), BadFish, Bartis, Cap’tain Mousse, Cayon’s, la Challensoise, Couvaloup, Diablerets, Dzô, FMR, Hordeum, Tonnebière, Traquenard and Totally Beer.

+ list of available beers published in advance

+ good quality

+ practical location (outside + tent)

+ prices very affordable


Craft Beer Festival in Zürich

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next edition: unconfirmed – Talacker 30, Zürich

last edition: June 27, 2019

number of editions: 3

organizer: Paul Ullrich

admission price: 25.- (festival glass included)

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: about 12 Swiss breweries.

– high admission price


Craft Beer Festival Aarau

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fisrt edition: 2020 June 27 – Markthalle, Aarau

number of editions: 0

organizer: hopfig

admission ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: to come


Craft Beer Festival Basel

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next edition: unconfirmed – Laufenstrasse 16, Basel

last edition: June 28, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: Paul Ullrich

admission price: 25.- (festival glass included)

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: about 12 Swiss breweries.

– high admission price


LuppolaTI Craft Beer Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed – via Ponte Laveggio 13, Ligornetto

last edition: June 28 to 29, 2019

number of editions: 5

admission price: free (5.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- for 1.5dl / 4.- for 3dl

list of breweries: BFM, Broken City, Mómò, No Land, Rud Bir, WhiteFrontier. + breweries from Italy and Spain.

+ list of available beers published in advance


July

 

Regio-Brauereitag

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next edition: unconfirmed – Solothurn, Basel-Landtschaft

last edition: July 6, 2019

number of editions: 10

organizer: Brauerei Chastelbach

admission price: 125.- (includes bus ride, event glass, beers and food)

beers prices: N/A

list of breweries: you have the choice between 1) Arlibräu, Zipfelbier, Grübe Bräu, Chastelbach and Landskroner or 2) Schwarzbuebe Bier, Rössli Bier, Schlugg, Fransburg and Roscha.

+ original concept


Bülacher Craft Beer Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed – Lindenhof, Bülach

last edition: July 13, 2019

number of editions: 3

organizer: Brauerei St. Laurentius

admission price: 10.- (including the festival glass, refundable for 4.-)

beers prices: 5.- to 7.- for 3 dl

list of breweries: aabachbier, Bierzunft Wehntal, El Caballero, Glattfelder, Hardwald, Muschtibräu, Obersee Brau Union, Old Hill, Schlachthuus, Simmentaler, St. Laurentius, Sudwerk, Unterländer Bräu.

– no small samples

– fluctuating quality


Bon-Chien & Friends’ Sour Ale Congregation

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next edition: unconfirmed – Brasserie BFM, Saignelégier

last edition: July 13, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: Brasserie BFM

admission price: 10.-

beers prices: 4.-

list of breweries: about 40 sour beers from around the world


Biererie au Lac

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next edition: unconfirmed – Lake-Live Festival, Nidau

last edition: July 28, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: Bieler Biererie

admission price: free

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Altes Tramdepot, Aurum, BFM, Bier-Bienne, Büffelbier, dear.beer, Jolimont, Joranbräu, la:Marmotte, Mon Oeil


August

Craft Beer Burger & BBQ Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed – Hafenbühne, Rorschach

last edition: August 2 to 3, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: ?

admission price: free

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl

list of breweries: Barfuss, Biergarage, Black Deer, Brausyndikat, Doppelleu, Kornhausbräu, Mükon, Nubia Brew, Rümlanger, Schützengarten, St Johann.


la Bière en Poupe

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next edition: unconfirmed – Port, Chevroux

last edition: August 3, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: les Chevralliers

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Dzô, Faougueuse, Ferme d’Ostende, Mécanique des Fluides, Poyet, Prévert, Brasserie du Temps.


Panora’Malt

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next edition: unconfirmed – La Chaux, Bagnes

first edition: August 3 to 4, 2019 – La Chaux, Bagnes

number of editions: 1

organizer: Téléverbier

admission price: 7.-

beers prices: 1.- to 2.- for 1dl

list of breweries: Ademus, Bartis, Berlibus, Lynxmovement, Traquenard, Malternative, Cap’taine Mousse, Rouvinez, Vie Montagne.


Bubbles Bier & Cider Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed – Eichholz, Köniz

first edition: August 17, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: OnTap Bern

admission price: 1.-

beers prices: 3.- to 4.50 for 1.5 dl

list of breweries: Blackwell, les Garçons, Güschu 58, Lorraine Beer Project, nine brothers, Riot Act, Strättligen, Unikum and Wabräu.

+ very nice location

+ good quality

– beer prices sometimes quite high


Craft Beer at Binz

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next edition: unconfirmed – Räffelstrasse 36, Zürich

last edition: August 29 to 30, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: Bier Factory and Dr. Brauwolf

admission price: free

beers prices: 6.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Bier Factory Rapperswil, Ullr, Lägere Bräu, Dr. Brauwolf, Brewdaz and Broken City.


Basler Biermarkt

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next edition: unconfirmed – Vogesenplatz, Basel

last edition: August 30 to 31, 2019

number of editions: 7

organizer: Verein St. Johannsmarkt

admission price: 2.- (for the festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- to 4.- for 1.5 dl / 4.- to 8.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Amsel-Bräu, Arlibrau, Barfuss, Blaue Ente, Braubude Basel, Brauerzunft, Brau Rebel, Chastelbach, Fischerstube, Gleis 1, Hopferdammi, Kitchen Brew, Kramer Beer, Landskroner Bräu, Matt & Elly, Mükon, NordSud, Roscha, Ruecherei, Rössli Bier, Sankt Johanns Bräu, Schwarzbuebe Bier, Simmentaler, Unser Bier, Varius, Volta Bräu, WhiteFrontier.

+ with 27 CH breweries, the third biggest festival

+ wide choice

– average quality still insufficient

– can be pretty overcrowded


Geneva Beer Festival

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next edition: unconfirmed – Pavillon Sicli, Genève

last edition: August 30 to 31, 2019

number of editions: 3

organizer: Swiss Beer Festival Association

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: 5 Communes, 7Peaks, l’Apaisée, BadFish, BlackPig, Chien Bleu, Echec & Malt, FMR, Hoppy People, l’Improbable, Jardin à Houblon, Kitchen Brew, la Nébuleuse, la Pièce, Plombier, Simmentaler, Totally Beer, Trois Dames, Virage, WhiteFrontier. Bendorf (FR).


Festival des Brasseries Artisanales de Fribourg

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next edition: unconfirmed – Place Georges-Python, Fribourg

last edition: August 31, 2019

number of editions: 7

organizer: ?

admission price: free (2.- refundable for a plastic goblet)

beers prices: mostly 5.- for 3 dl

list of breweries: Äs Juscht, Bartis, Brasserie des Ecureuils, Celestial, Dzô, Extra Muros, Faougueuse, Freiburger Biermanufaktur, Fri-Mousse, Malambo, Mécanique des Fluides, Poyet, Prévert and Tonnebière.

+ quality is ok

– no proper glass

– no small samples


Innerschweizer Biermarkt

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first edition: unconfirmed – Platz der Auslandschweizer, Brunnen

last edition: August 31, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: das Chuchichäschtli

admission price: ?

beer prices: ?

list of breweries: Bartis, Sutton, Stiär Biär, Anderthaler, Eisbock und Ruecherei.


Huttwiler Bier-Märit

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next edition: unconfirmed – Alte Turnhalle, Huttwil

first edition: August 31 to September 1, 2019

organizer: ?

admission price: ?

beer prices: ?

list of breweries: UHB, Sonnrain, Langenthaler, Jens+itzer, Hohgant, Bertbier, Brau AG Langenthal, Wyssestei, Stahler Bier and Heimiswilerhärz.


September

 

Rynecher Bierkulturtag

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next edition: unconfirmed – Markplatz, Reinach (AG)

last edition: September 7, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: Fritz Züger

admission price: free

beers prices: 4 to 5.- for 3 dl

list of breweries: 531, Erusbacher und Paul, Brauer Tom, Braugarage, MN Brew,  Soorser, Raben Bräu and PeRo.


Höfer Bierfest

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next edition: unconfirmed – Estrich, Winistorf

last edition: September 13 to 14, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: ?

admission price: 10.- (including one free beer)

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Buchser-Landbier, Buechibärgerbier, Güegi-Quell, Knüxx, Mein Teil, Napf and Wasserämter.


Zentralschweizer Biermarkt

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next edition: unconfirmed – Martignyplatz, Sursee

last edition: September 14, 2019

number of editions: 2

organizer: das Chuchichäschtli

admission price: free (5.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- for 1.5dl (rarely 3.- or 4.-) / 4.- for 3dl

list of breweries: 531, Bertbier, Braubär, BrauStation Sursee, Meyer Family, MN Brew, Soorser Bier, Stiär Biär, Sutton and Wiggerli.

+ prices very affordable

– outside only so fully depending on weather conditions


Bier Festival St.Gallen

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next edition: unconfirmed – Olma Messen, St. Gallen

last edition: September 20 to 21, 2019

number of editions: 1

organizer: BierproBier

admission price: 12.- for one-day ticket; 19.- for 2 days

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl

list of breweries😕


FestYmalt

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next edition: unconfirmed – Jardin du Théatre Benno Besson, Yverdon-les-Bains

last edition: September 21, 2019

number of editions: 4

organizer: association FestYmalt

admission price: 8.- including festival glass (no refund)

beers prices: 2.- for 1.5dl

list of breweries: Brasserie de Champagne, les Barbus, Chien Bleu, Chen Van Loon, Dystopian, Dzô, Don Nino, la Fée Maltée, G’s, la Mécanique des Fluides, Brasserie du Nord, Tonnebière et Sirius.

+ prices very affordable

+ some rare breweries

– fluctuating quality


Bacon Beer Day

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next edition: September 28, 2019 – Schloss, Köniz

last edition: September 22, 2018

number of editions: 3

organizer: ?

admission price: 5.- (+ 5.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- for 1 dl / 5.- for 2.5 dl

list of breweries:  Altes Tramdepot, Bäuper, Blackwell, Burg Braui, Brasserie des Celtes, dear.beer, Fjord&Fjell, Güschu 58, Jensitzer, McMax, Simmentaler, Strättligen, Tap4 and Thun Bier.

+ high quality

– outside only, so fully depending on weather conditions


Berner Biermarkt

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next edition: unconfirmed (probably cancelled)

last editionSeptember 29, 2018 – Gurten Areal, Bern

number of editions: 1

organizer: das Chuchichäschtli

admission price: free (5.- refundable for the festival glass)

beers prices: 2.- for 1.5dl / 4.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Altes Tramdepot, Bières&Co, Güegi-Quell, Mein Emmental, Meyer Family, Nordwand Bräu, Sonnrain, Thun Bier, Wabräu and Wellsh.

+ prices very affordable

– very poor attendance

– outside only, so fully depending on weather conditions

– very poor quality average


October

 

Craft Beer Festival Zürich

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next edition: unconfirmed – Hüttenkopfstrasse 70, Zürich

last edition: October 5, 2019 (since 2019 no more @Ziegelhütte but @Intercomestibles)

number of editions: 5

organizer: Intercomestibles

admission price: 25.- (including festival beer glass refundable for 5.-)

beers prices:

list of breweries: Ahoi Bier, Bear’N’Stein, BFM, Brausyndikat, Broken City, Dr. Gab’s la Nébuleuse, S&A, Trois Dames, WhiteFrontier. Kabinet (SR)

+ high quality

– very expensive


Artisa’Malt

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next edition: unconfirmed – Manège du Pré-Mochel 1, Delémont

last edition: October 5, 2019

number of editions: 4

organizer: ?

admission price: 5.- including festival glass (no refund)

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl; 4.- for 2.5dl

list of breweries: BadFish, BFM, BlackPig, Blanche Pierre, BLZ, Chevrier, Damijo, la Filature, Dystopian, la Kouatte, la Spirale, Tonnebière.

+ nice location with plenty of room outside

– pretty overcrowded in the evening


 

Zug Craft Beer Brewfest

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next edition: October 12, 2019 – Industriestrasse 45, Zug

last edition: October 6, 2018

number of editions: 2

organizer: ?

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Bachweg, Bier Factory, Broken City, Rapperswil, Chomer, CôteWest, Dr Brauwolf, Hopfetopf, Momo, Soorser and Sutton.


Birra al Parco

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next edition: October 12 and 13, 2019 – Piazza San Biagio 9, Bellinzona

last edition: ?

number of editions: 2

organizer: ?

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: Broken City, Falling Pine, Il Birraiolo, Monte Lema, PD Beer, Rigamonti, RudBir, Sottobisio.


ça Mousse à Vétroz

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next edition: unconfirmed

last edition: October 20, 2018 – Salle de l’Union, Vétroz

number of editions: 2

organizer: ?

admission price: free

beers prices: 6.- for one bottle

list of breweries: 7Peaks, Ademus, Bartis, Boss’Beer, le Chauve, Dzô, la Grenade, Hoppy People, Lynx Movement, Malternative, la:Marmotte, Mont-Noble, la Mule, le Traquenard, Vieux Chemin, Vollèges, WhiteFrontier, Winslow.

– no small samples


Unterwaldner Biertag

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next edition: October 26, 2019 – Hotel Bellevue-Terminus, Engelberg

last edition: October 20, 2018 – A&L Halle, Dallenwil (changes location every year)

number of editions: 4

organizer: ?

admission price: 7.- including festival glass (no refund)

beers prices: 3.- for 2dl; 6.- for 4dl

list of breweries: 3 Finger Joe, Äigèbraij, Brisenbräu, Bro’s Bräu, Geronimo Bräu, High5, Keimling, Lussy Getränke, Ponäly, Rufibräu, Stirnebräu, Sutton, Tschifeler, Tres Hombres, UrPur, van Maisenberg, Zweierlei.

+ almost all breweries present cannot be met elsewhere

+ wide choice

– fully overcrowded even shortly after the beginning

– no small samples

– beware! The quality of many beers is frightening.


Wortspiele

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next edition: unconfirmed 2020

last edition: October 27, 2018 – Tanzwerk 101, Zürich (changes location every year)

number of editions: 5

organizer: bierversuche.ch

admission price: 15.- including festival glass (no refund)

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl; 4.- for 2dl

list of breweries: À Tue-Tête, Adler Bräu, Bear’n’Stein, Beer Guerrillas, Brausyndikat, Chien Bleu, Lance-Pierre, MN Brew , La Nébuleuse, NordSud, St.Laurentius, Sudwerk, Trois Dames, Turbinenbräu , White Frontier.

+ unique concept (see the homepage for more info)

+ very high quality

+ highest density of beer geeks

+ list of available beers published in advance


Fête de la Bière Neuchâteloise

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next edition: October 26, 2019 – Planeyse (Halle 50), Colombier

last edition: October 27, 2018

number of editions: 3

organizer: ?

admission price: ?

beers prices: 2.- for 1.5dl / 4.- for 3dl

list of breweries:  Celestial, la Meute, Père Porret, Spok and la Vouivre.


November

 

Craft Beer Festival Thun

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next edition: November 7 to 10, 2019 – Thun-Expo, Thun

last edition: November 2 to 3, 2018

number of editions: 2

organizer: Thuner Homebrew Club

admission price: 8.- (+ 5.- for the festival glass (refundable))

beers prices: 2.- or 3.- for 1dl; 4.- to 6.- for 2.5dl

list of breweries: Blackwell, Burg Braui, Burgbier, Egghubel, dear.beer, Fjord & Fjell, Freistoff, Güschu 58, Haarige Kuh, Haxli, McMax, Mousse de Thoune, Napf, Nordwand Bräu, Old School, Simmentaler Bier, Stögu Bier, Strättligen Bier, Sunnegg, Thun Bier.

+ high quality

+ wide choice


Craft Basel

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next edition: November 9, 2019 – Altes Kraftwerk, Basel

last edition: November 17, 2018

number of editions: 1

organizer: bier-ideen

admission price: 10.- (+ 5.- for the festival glass (refundable))

beers prices: 2.- to 3.- for 1.5dl / 4.- to 6.- for 3dl

list of breweries: Blaue Ente, Brau Rebel, Dr. Brauwolf, Fischerstube, NordSud, Officina della Birra, Roscha, Sauhofbräu, Schwarzbuebe Bier and Stadtmauer. + Boum’R (FR).

– pretty poor average quality


Oberland Winter Biertage

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next edition: unconfirmed

last edition: November 24, 2018 – Nova Theater, Pfäffikon

number of editions: 2

organizer: Ale Agency

admission price: 20.- (incl. 5.- refundable for the festival glass and 5 tokens at 2.- value each)

beers prices: 2.- for 1dl / 4.- for 2dl

list of breweries: BrüllBier, Full House, HOPe, Obersee Brau Union, Octopus, Pfaffberg, Seebueb, Sudwerk. + beers from other countries (provided by Ale Agency)

+ ideal location (closed from the railway station; theater)


Beer Dome Basel

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first edition: November 29 to 30 – Markthalle, Basel

number of editions: 0

organizer: bierlager.ch

admission price: ?

beers prices: ?

list of breweries: more than 20 international breweries