Bern's beer brewers

Bern's beer brewers

Altes Tramdepot – Bern

The "tram beers" at the Altes Tramdepot are all unfiltered and natural and are produced without any chemical additives. Each year, the Altes Tramdepot brewing team develops around 30 new speciality beers. The classics include the Tram-Helle, the Tram-Märzen and the Tram-Weizen. Depending on the season, they are brewed four to six times a week in the restaurant, which corresponds to approximately 3,100 hectolitres of beer per year. On request, the Altes Tramdepot offers a 20-minute guided tour for those interested.

Felsenau – Bern

Founded in 1881, Bern’s Felsenau brewery has a long history behind it. The most popular Bernese beer in Switzerland is the naturally cloudy Bärner Müntschi (Müntschi means kiss in the Bernese dialect). The locals are especially proud of it. Also, the dark Bärni and the light Bärner Junker beer are often enjoyed. Upon request, the Felsenau brewery offers a 45-minute guided tour including beer tasting. (German)

Barbière – Bern

The Barbière opened in the heart of Bern’s popular Breitenrain district in March 2014. And as the name implies, this bar is all about beer. The heart of the restaurant is its own microbrewery, which is located at the back of the restaurant in a former garage. This is where high-quality special beers and ales with influences from the Belgian, English and American brewing culture are produced. (German)

Burgbier – Ringgenberg

What emerged from a beer-related idea has become a hobby, a passion, and a slice of Ringgenberg. Since October 2011, the Burgbier team has been brewing beers at Ringgenberg for Ringgenberg and with water from Ringgenberg. The recipes were mainly developed by amateur brewers themselves and come in a wide range of flavours. (German)

Haxli Schwändi Bräu – Heiligenschwendi

Far above Lake Thun, in Hagsbüel, there is a small, impressive microbrewery. It all started in 2006 with Marcel’s first attempts at brewing with beer kits. Shortly afterwards he also infected Marc with his beer brewing virus and brewing beer was to become their shared future hobby. Various beers are seasonally available and can be ordered in a 9 or 18 litre keg including rental of the dispenser for small to medium-sized events. (German)

Thun Bier – Thun

To preserve the beer’s unique qualities, only the finest ingredients are used in the brewing pans. The carefully hand-brewed beer is meant to stand out from the crowd and trigger a wow effect from beer lovers. Served in a beautiful glass, Thun beer is not only a great companion when socialising, but is also an excellent accompaniment to a fine meal. (German)

Mikro Brauerei Old School – Faulensee

The Mikro Brauerei Old School operates out of an old school building at Faulensee. Three fermentation and aging tanks each produce 150 litres of the finest craft beer. The experimentation with hops, spices, fruits and special yeast results in exciting and highly palatable beers. (German)

3970 Nordwand Bräu – Grindelwald

This beer is brewed in Grindelwald at the foot of the legendary Eiger North Face. It is a light, top-fermented beer made from selected ingredients and is created using the Pilsner brewing method. This Grindelwald beer is an authentic, unadulterated beer that is worthy of its name. (German)

Bärgbier – Adelboden

Adelboden is famous for its wholesome spring water – so why not enhance this natural resource with barley malt, hops and yeast? Andy Schranz, Jürg Gyger and Ruedi Trummer are three restaurateurs who have been in the throes of brewing fever since 2015. The people of the Engstligtal call their product "Bärgbier", and it is now available in six varieties – including soft wheat, bitter IPA, and dark beer with roasted malt. They are all top-fermented – as befits a "beer from the mountains". (German)

Simmentaler Braumanufaktur – Lenk

This brewery at the foot of the Wildstrubel Massif, near the Simmen Falls, produces various lagers and special beers. Björn, David & Tristan make sure that the storeroom is always full and that the customers are satisfied! Only the finest malt and hop varieties are used. Together with the fresh Simmental mountain water, this creates a unique beer. The by-product of the brewing process, the malt residue, is enjoyed by the cows in the Simmental mountains. (German)

Brasserie la Marmotte Bienne – Biel

The little Brasserie la Marmotte brewery is located in the heart of Biel's Old Town. This beer quickly made a name for itself and is now available at many bars and shops in Biel and around the region. Four different beers are brewed: La Coquine de Bienne, Le Vrai Mec de Bienne, Marmotte blanche and Marmotte blonde. (French)

Aare Bier – Bargen

The brewery is housed on a building area of 1,000 m2. The Aare beer is brewed with clear spring water from the Bargenschanze and the finest aromatic hops in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. All these beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised. (German)

SeelandBräu – Nidau

After a break of almost 100 years, a brewery was once again opened in the Seeland region in 1999. The founder and owner of SeelandBräu is Hansruedi Suter. The brewery is located in the bistro of the associated Lago Lodge Swiss hostel and can also be visited. For more than 100 times a year the brewing is carried out in the attractive 10 hectolitre brewhouse directly behind the bar. Bio Suisse accredited SeelandBräu beers are produced in an environmentally friendly manner with water heated by the sun and electricity produced on the roof.

Saane Gutsch-Brauerei – Saanen

Saane Gutsch – this Saanenland beer stands for quality, purity and exclusivity! The beer, which is brewed from two barley malts, top-fermented yeast, the finest hops and local water, is noted for its balanced taste, its full-bodied character, its light, naturally cloudy colour and its effervescence. (German)

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