The brewer

"I’m fascinated by the simplicity and purity of brewing. You combine real craftsmanship with good ingredients and – if you do it right – you’re rewarded with beer." Gabriele Papale, brewer at Volta Bräu

We brew where you drink

Volta Bräu is brewed using traditional methods. The beer is never filtered, pasteurised or treated with preservatives, meaning none of the flavour gets lost. Wherever possible, we source our ingredients from the surrounding region and use them sustainably to minimise waste.


You love draft beer, but you prefer to enjoy it in the park or at home? Then we have just the thing for you: Our Volta Bräu Growler with a capacity of 1 litre for fresh craft beer straight from the barrel. Ask our staff at the bar and we'll fill it up with your favourite beer Volta Bräu.

Brewery Tour

Keen to find out how we make Volta Bräu? Our master brewer Gabriele will show you how in a tour through the brewery. Listen to an explanation of the brewing process, learn more about the various ingredients and ask Gabriele all your burning questions. We offer the tour for groups of 10 people or more. Decide if you prefer a short tour (about 30 minutes) for CHF 10 p.P. or explore the big tour (about 60 minutes) including a detailed beer tasting for CHF 18 p.P.



No matter if you enjoy your craft beer during summer until late in the evening or try one of our specials in the garden during winter - we and our garden are there for you all year round. We unpack our cuddly blankets for the cooler nights and get out the fire bowl.



Malt is the soul of every beer. That’s why we leave nothing to chance by choosing the right malting plant. In Unterfranken (Germany) there is the Rhön Malz malthouse, which has been run by the family Lang for over 300 years. The malting process there is ecological and manual - and they share the same love for beer as we do.

All around Basel

Volta Bräu isn’t just available from our bar. You can also order a glass of our liquid gold from one of our partners in Basel, such as Consum Wine Bar, Krafft Basel and the Nomad Eatery & Bar.