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Old 01.02.2013, 16:38
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Did you try the Brewdog pubs in Camden and Shoreditch?

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Hand pump cask ales are generally great- last time I was in London, I hunted up a side-street pub that had about 20+ hand-pumps, all from local/micro-brewers, as well as a fantastic selection of independent brewery stuff- bottle-conditioned ales, etc. It was a fantastic time and every beer I tried was awesome. Still wasn't able to find somebody that stocked "Sink the Bismarck" by Brewdog, however...

That being said, I do also have a place on my taste buds for nitro beer. It just has a different texture that's enjoyable.

Last, why do restaurants here put so much head on the beer? The beer drinking process here seems like:
  1. Suck down 3 inches of lager-flavored dishwater.
  2. Belch.
  3. Now you can drink your beer...
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Old 01.02.2013, 16:43
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Did you try the Brewdog pubs in Camden and Shoreditch?
No, wasn't there long enough unfortunately, and I was being a little tight-fisted and not buying a transit ticket, confining myself to a walking radius from opposite Westminster Palace.
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Old 06.02.2013, 09:39
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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That sounds great!. I'm from Portland and love the NW brews.

Just so you know you can find some great advice on beers in Switzerland, by Canton, at bov.ch

Also, a service I run (not trying to advertise here) which I go to breweries each month and hand select various beers is www.swiss-beer-abo.ch.

I also organize an annual craft beer festival in Rapperswil at the castle:

http://www.bierfactory.ch/craft-bier-festival/?lang=en

The next one will be Sept 1, 2013.

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I tried desperately to get to that festival last year, the only guy that would have been interested that I knew at the time was my B.I.L. and he had other plans that day, and being here just a couple months, I was being conservative on going places alone... but this coming Sept. , my situation is totally different, I'll be at that festival. :-)
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

This week I've been enjoying some fabulous beer from BFM im Jura, I don't know where they are on sale in Zurich though as these were brought up here by a friend.

I do find the labels a little confusing though.... it seems they don't want you to drink their beer if you are pregnant or are ironing. But, it is quite alright to drink La Salamandre in a cable car.

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Old 30.08.2013, 16:05
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I will see all you bier enthusiast at the bier fest on Sunday!!!!!

ps.... tho by 3pm... I'll probably be seeing double, so forgive me if I miss to shake one of your hands. ;-) LOL
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Grumpy- They have a list of retailers on BFM's website:

http://www.brasseriebfm.ch/cities?canton=ZH


If you can, try either the La Cuvee Alex le Rouge (my personal favorite) or the year beer XIV. Cant wait to spend another 3 weeks down the street from the brewery next summer!
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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Grumpy- They have a list of retailers on BFM's website:

http://www.brasseriebfm.ch/cities?canton=ZH


If you can, try either the La Cuvee Alex le Rouge (my personal favorite) or the year beer XIV. Cant wait to spend another 3 weeks down the street from the brewery next summer!

We'll have a 2012 Abbaye de bon Chien from BFM and la Meule on Sunday at the bier festival.

We'll have their saison (225) at the Bier Factory on tap in middle Sept.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I had a blast at this festival, so many nice biers, so little time ;-)

Thanks to all who put it together (organized) and helped (volunteered),
heard lots of English and American spoken, my German friend was feeling out of place ;-)

sitting here in the afterglow of having a good time
will sure go next year and bring more friends.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Has anyone tried Turbinenbräu Start Bier? got it at a bar in Geneva yesterday (more like a squat house actually), really good taste but unfortunately the bottle was quite warm. Looking forward to drink a proper one now.

I think they brew in Zürich, probably it is more common up there. It was an unfiltered wheat beer, quite unusual in Switzerland where it is hard to find a wheat beer.

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I saw this Swiss Beer Map today

It claims to show all the Swiss breweries and whether they are independent or owned by one of the big breweries. This will take suggestions for any additions or errors. All the details can also be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet

http://www.ralphstraumann.ch/projects/swiss-beers/
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Today I got my hands a "Beertone" book (Swiss edition), it's like a Pantone Book but each page describing one of 202 different Swiss beers, colour coded from pale yellow up to black and at the back there is one page for each of the 46 breweries included in it. It's beautifully put together and does at least include some of my favourite Swiss brews so I'm sure it'll come in handy. But at 39.00 bucks it's not that cheap.... although mine was a bargain!

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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?

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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?

I had the Ueli Bier a few weeks ago, when in Basel by chance. It''s good. Just yesterday in Badi Tiefenbrunnen I had the Falken Spezial from Schaffhausen and really liked it. I also like the Kronenbourg from Strassburg, so that all three are from the shores of the Rhein
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I just tried a good beer from Solothurn, Oufi beer.


It was really good and available in Zürich as well.


www.oeufi-bier.ch/
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

New to this site today, and 2 months here in Zurich.. ANyone up for a beer!? I'm going to Lion bar, or patricks !!
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New to this site today, and 2 months here in Zurich.. ANyone up for a beer!? I'm going to Lion bar, or patricks !!
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You mean the St Patricks at Sihlporte ? Lion ? which Lion ?
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Thanks for the reply,, both of those are near Banhofstrasser ,, The only ones I've found so far nearly!!
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Swiss Beer

Recently I tried the feldschlösschen bügel and I think it is one of the best beers in Switzerland. I like it very much at shelf temperature not from the refrigerator.

What is the best Swiss beer?


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Re: Swiss Beer

Yes, it is drinkable, Good Beer -- Where Can You Buy It?
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Re: Swiss Beer

Bugel is the best beer from Feldschlossen. Which is a bit like saying poo from a Terrier is the best poo to spread on your toast.

The general rule of thumb is that the smaller kantonal breweries produce better products: Adler in Glarus; Sonnenbrau in St Gallen and so on.

Then you have the "up and coming" breweries: Turbinen in Zurich; Chopfab in Wintherthur and so on.

They you have the microbreweries.

There are plenty of really good Swiss beers once you step away from the big boys - the best place to try them is at the Federal in Zurich - who stock pretty much everything. Once you have found one you like, head down to your local GetraenkeMarkt and by in by the crate (deposit is requried on the crate and bottles)
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