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Done. Would have been done sooner if you'd used the Report Post button to request it (note for future).
Cannot report everything.

Here a huge database about Swiss breweries.
http://www.bov.ch/beer/swissbeers.htm
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Done. Would have been done sooner if you'd used the Report Post button to request it (note for future).
how did you do that? I would love to have such powers
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do any of you collect nice beer bottles?
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Cannot report everything.

Here a huge database about Swiss breweries.
http://www.bov.ch/beer/swissbeers.htm
Ooo, wonderful, thank you.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

If you'd like a greater selection, in Lucerne, Zurich and Berne they have a "drinks of the world" shop, directly at the railway stations.

They have a great range of beer, my favourite: Appenzeller Bier It's called Quöllfrisch! They brew it in Appenzell and they have a good non-alholic beer as well, Leermond!
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If you'd like a greater selection, in Lucerne, Zurich and Berne they have a "drinks of the world" shop, directly at the railway stations.
Also in Basel
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If you'd like a greater selection, in Lucerne, Zurich and Berne they have a "drinks of the world" shop, directly at the railway stations.

They have a great range of beer, my favourite: Appenzeller Bier It's called Quöllfrisch! They brew it in Appenzell and they have a good non-alholic beer as well, Leermond!
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Yesterday I bought 2 beer from Coop at 50 rappen depo per bottle. Today I return the bottles to the same Coop and the lady tells me that I only get 30 rappen per bottle. I explain to her that I paid 50. She did not believe me. So I go back into the store and I take a beer and I tell her to scan it. It shows 50 rappen depo. She refuses to give me 50 rappen. So I told her that I want my bottles back as I will take them to a different coop. She hands my bottles with and gives me a nasty attitude.

On my way out of coop I get a light bulb idea. I go back inside and I pay for a beer, I step outside and I drink it, I go back inside with the receipt and the bottle and I ask for my 50 rappen. She gives me 50 rappen.

Not nice Coop! Not nice!

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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Yesterday I bought 2 beer from Coop at 50 rappen depo per bottle. Today I return the bottles to the same Coop and the lady tells me that I only get 30 rappen per bottle. I explain to her that I paid 50. She did not believe me. So I go back into the store and I take a beer and I tell her to scan it. It shows 50 rappen depo. She refuses to give me 50 rappen. So I told her that I want my bottles back as I will take them to a different coop. She hands my bottles with and gives me a nasty attitude.

On my way out of coop I get a light bulb idea. I go back inside and I pay for a beer, I step outside and I drink it, I go back inside with the receipt and the bottle and I ask for my 50 rappen. She gives me 50 rappen.

Not nice Coop! Not nice!

Happy holidays!

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

http://www.steinfels-zuerich.ch

very good beer there
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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Just tried Ueli Bier from Basel. Based on a sample set of one, I'd say it was decent enough to expand the sample set should the opportunity arise. What do basellers think of it?

Any Baslers care to comment on this beer? I've been trying a few lately and am completely underwhelmed. Their Dunkel is OK but that's it, I found the Basilisk undrinkable.
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Any Baslers care to comment on this beer? I've been trying a few lately and am completely underwhelmed. Their Dunkel is OK but that's it, I found the Basilisk undrinkable.
I wouldn't say any of it's undrinkable, but "OK" sums up the entire range well.

It seems (or seemed, it's been a long time since I've been) to taste nicer in Fischerstube where it's brewed, so perhaps it's not the same stuff that gets bottled.


To be honest, if I'm buying cheap fizzy beer from the supermarket, I prefer Feldschlosschen (so I can see why you might say undrinkable ) At least it's got no pretensions of quality.
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It seems (or seemed, it's been a long time since I've been) to taste nicer in Fischerstube where it's brewed, so perhaps it's not the same stuff that gets bottled.
Agreed - The stuff brewed at the Kleinbasel brewery for the Restaurant, barrels and the 2L "carry home" bottles is far better than the Metro, Basilisk and other "small bottle" stuff that is brewed over the border in Lorrach (DE).

Ueli used to be "top dog" in Basel, but has long since lost it way and Basel has had far better competition come in and brew far better beer.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

As a Basel resident, both Ueli Bier and Unser Bier are alright, but there is nothing remarkable about them either. Both have been around for years and, by and large, have stuck to producing the same basic styles (lager, weizen, dunkel) that dozens of other Swiss breweries also make.

It's a shame, as they really could have been at the forefront of the craft beer scene in Switz. Instead, they've barely innovated and have remained just one of the multitude of other breweries which don't stand out above the crowd for any reason.

Having spoken with Unser Bier, it's clear that they are pretty conservative bunch and are suspicious of "the new". That's fine, I suppose, but I feel that if you're going to stick with the run-of-the-mill styles, then you need to try and stand out from the crowd by making your beers great examples of those styles. Theirs are not, and I think this is one major reason why you don't really see them much outside the northwest of Switzerland. It's also why other, much younger breweries have overtaken them already.

Ueli Bier did a Tutankh-Ueli Bier to tie in the a Tutankhamun exhibition in Basel about 10 years ago. For the time, it was an interesting beer on the Swiss scene, but they've not done anything very imaginative since. Their seasonals and special editions are unexciting.

Unser Bier did try branching out a little, with varying degrees of success. Their "Aypiey" IPA was one of the first Swiss IPAs but, several years on, it remains a disappointing example of the style. They did do a chili chocolate stout for a brief time a couple of years ago. It showed some promise, but I've not seen it since.

The TL;DR version of this comment: Ueli Bier and Unser Bier are OK, but there are some much more interesting Swiss brews out there that you would be better off trying to source ahead of these (and some you already do stock :-) ).
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When in Basel I try to get, beside the omnipresent Kronenbourg also the MUTZIG beer and the FISCHER beer from the ELSASS
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

today in Dresden I had the opportunity to try a new beer, and I like!!! the best pilsner I ever had. On my way home I picked up a case from Kufland

any opinions on German beers?

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As a Basel resident, both Ueli Bier and Unser Bier are alright, but there is nothing remarkable about them either. Both have been around for years and, by and large, have stuck to producing the same basic styles (lager, weizen, dunkel) that dozens of other Swiss breweries also make.

It's a shame, as they really could have been at the forefront of the craft beer scene in Switz. Instead, they've barely innovated and have remained just one of the multitude of other breweries which don't stand out above the crowd for any reason.

Having spoken with Unser Bier, it's clear that they are pretty conservative bunch and are suspicious of "the new". That's fine, I suppose, but I feel that if you're going to stick with the run-of-the-mill styles, then you need to try and stand out from the crowd by making your beers great examples of those styles. Theirs are not, and I think this is one major reason why you don't really see them much outside the northwest of Switzerland. It's also why other, much younger breweries have overtaken them already.

Ueli Bier did a Tutankh-Ueli Bier to tie in the a Tutankhamun exhibition in Basel about 10 years ago. For the time, it was an interesting beer on the Swiss scene, but they've not done anything very imaginative since. Their seasonals and special editions are unexciting.

Unser Bier did try branching out a little, with varying degrees of success. Their "Aypiey" IPA was one of the first Swiss IPAs but, several years on, it remains a disappointing example of the style. They did do a chili chocolate stout for a brief time a couple of years ago. It showed some promise, but I've not seen it since.

The TL;DR version of this comment: Ueli Bier and Unser Bier are OK, but there are some much more interesting Swiss brews out there that you would be better off trying to source ahead of these (and some you already do stock :-) ).
I think the nicest new brew is the kitchen brew summer IPA from bar one. If you are the josh I think you are then we met there last week ???
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Tag der offenen Tür bei Feldschlösschen

Am 25. April öffnet die Brauerei Feldschlösschen von 10 bis 17 Uhr Tür und Tor des beliebten Schlosses in Rheinfelden. Besucherinnen und Besucher erwartet auf dem Areal ein buntes und vielfältiges Programm für die ganze Familie.

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When in Basel I try to get, beside the omnipresent Kronenbourg also the MUTZIG beer and the FISCHER beer from the ELSASS
One of my favourite French beers in Pelfort brune. Pelfort also do seasonal beers.
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today in Dresden I had the opportunity to try a new beer, and I like!!! the best pilsner I ever had. On my way home I picked up a case from Kufland

any opinions on German beers?
Radeberger is pretty much run of the mill stuff in Germany in terms of it being available in virtually any supermarket. Its often marketed as being a premium beer, and I think there is justification to that claim. I'd say its above average but not a top beer.

I used to think microbrewing would never come to Germany as the traditional breweries had the market well covered and offered sufficient variety and innovation to keep any new guys out. But thankfully I was wrong and although the trend started a bit later in Germany, it has been catching up very quickly. Virtually every city has at least one microbrew these days and most of them are amazingly good.
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