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Craft Beer in Zurich?

Does anyone know a place to get craft beer in Zurich? Any good breweries where you can go to try out the beer?
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

There's only 2 proper "Craft Beer" bars in Zürich. One is mine The International, the other is on the other side of the train tracks Erzbierschof.

Plenty of small breweries in Switzerland that you can visit, I recommend Bier factory in Rapperswil and Brüllibier near Efretikon.
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

I find El Dorado near Limmatplatz tram station (at the top of Langstrasse) a good choice. They have a vast selection of beers from around the world at reasonable prices (for Zurich).
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

Not a bar but highly recommended http://www.biertage-unterland.ch/
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Plenty of small breweries in Switzerland that you can visit, I recommend Bier factory in Rapperswil and Brüllibier near Efretikon.
I'd add the brewery in Wädenswil. Their restaurant is ok-ish, but the beer is good...
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Not a bar but highly recommended http://www.biertage-unterland.ch/
Please could you summarise for a not German speaker?
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Please could you summarise for a not German speaker?

It's a Craft beer festival in Oberglatt just North of Zurich which has local beers. However I expect it would be a challenge without speaking German. I don't know how many of the exhibitors speak English as it's never been an issue.
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It's a Craft beer festival in Oberglatt just North of Zurich which has local beers. However I expect it would be a challenge without speaking German. I don't know how many of the exhibitors speak English as it's never been an issue.
I know that some expats seem outright allergic to speaking the local language, but honestly: I managed to order beer the world over in the weirdest places before - Getting one in Oberglatt with "Ein Bier bitte" really shouldnt push anyones comfort zone...
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i know that some expats seem outright allergic to speaking the local language, but honestly: I managed to order beer the world over in the weirdest places before - getting one in oberglatt with "ein bier bitte" really shouldnt push anyones comfort zone...
While I agree they normally sell a plank of small samples and want to tell you about it and have a discussion about it. More than just buying a beer and chugging it down.
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It's a Craft beer festival in Oberglatt just North of Zurich which has local beers. However I expect it would be a challenge without speaking German. I don't know how many of the exhibitors speak English as it's never been an issue.
I work with loads of small brewers all over Switzerland, I've only met a couple who can't speak pretty good English, most are fluent and at beer festivals almost everyone speaks some English
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I find El Dorado near Limmatplatz tram station (at the top of Langstrasse) a good choice. They have a vast selection of beers from around the world at reasonable prices (for Zurich).
El Dorado is a nice bar with 101 beers on their, mostly fixed menu. Some are good Belgian beers but most are mainstream brews, not really "craft beer"
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Some are good Belgian beers but most are mainstream brews, not really "craft beer"
They have 1 decent Belgian beer which is exceptional value. The only problem is that after a night of drinking said decent and exceptional value Belgian beer one can't remember the name of it.
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

There is a new place just recently opened:

http://grain.ch/de/bar/craft-beer.html


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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

When I visited Zurich I also liked the International Beer Bar.
They have a good selection of specialty beers from all around the world. Personally, I liked it a lot.
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

You will find a big selection in drinks of the world at the main station.
You can also try Brauerei Baar not far from Zurich.
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

Hi,

I would also like to second the newly opened GRAIN bar which is also very nice!

Out of the ones you have been to, which would you suggest as the most innexpensive -good- beer bar?

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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

If you ever feel like coming to Basel - Zum Bierjohann is epic. https://www.bierjohann.ch/
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

Beers'n'more have a nice choice!
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Re: Craft Beer in Zurich?

World of drinks at HB has a good selection of beer, if you just want to buy it to consume at home.
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Does anyone know a place to get craft beer in Zurich? Any good breweries where you can go to try out the beer?
You can get delicious home-brewed beer at Linde Oberstrass and at Steinfels.
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