Are you ”thirsty” for knowledge? 9 facts and anecdotes that Bern craft beer fans should know!

Bern and beer? The two of them go together like hops and malt! We will divulge exciting facts and funny anecdotes that craft beer fans really should know.

Chocolate world champion? Not just that! With 1,069 official breweries, Switzerland is also the country with the highest density of breweries and microbreweries worldwide. Since the fall of the Swiss beer cartel in 1991, the local beer (brewing) market has been bubbling and flourishing; the variety of beer on offer nowadays is now forty times (!) larger than it was 30 years ago. And the love of artisan brewed beer, or craft beer, is particularly strong in Bern: 176 breweries and microbreweries – more than anywhere else in Switzerland – are registered here. Fermenting and brewing happens everywhere, including in basements, garages and yes, even in laundries. Who delivers just by bike courier? Which microbrewers name their beer after ex-girlfriends? And what does an archbishop have to do with the Bern craft beer scene? We will reveal that and much more in the following facts and anecdotes!

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