Can you hear it bubbling and fizzing? Fermenting and brewing happens everywhere in Bern, including in basements, garages and even in laundry rooms. 200 breweries and microbreweries – more than anywhere else in Switzerland – are registered here. It’s no wonder that locally brewed craft beer and Bern go together just like hops and malt do!
Museumsbier (Beer at the museum)
From 18 January to 7 March 2024, seven museums in the city and region of Bern will be extending their opening hours on Thursdays and inviting visitors to enjoy an after-work beer in their exhibitions from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. "Museumsbier" (beer at the museum) is not only the name of the series of events, but also the beer brewed especially for this occasion by the Bernese "BrauKunst" (art of brewery) boys Alex Chevalley and Gian-Andrea Brunner. This is a great event, and we recommend leaving your Thursdays open – the participating institutions will surprise you with entertaining short tours and creative workshops.
A ”Fübi” (after-work beer) in the museum
Bernese Beer Tour
Try out the Bernese Beer Tour: you’ll get to know and taste different beers and spend a relaxed evening moving from one iconic beer bar to the next. The tour begins at the Altes Tramdepot and continues to OnTap and Au Trappiste, a bar steeped in history, and then ends at Barbière. At every stop, experienced beer sommeliers and sommelières from Bern share fun anecdotes and key facts and figures. You’ll be more than well equipped for the next round of small talk over a few beers.