Craft Beer

What makes a beer a good one? The most obvious though appropriate answer really is: When it’s delicious! But beer is a matter of taste and will always be and so everyone has to find his own favorite - this often depends on regional habits and initial drinking experiences. Therefore, we at Volta Bräu plead for diversity: On our taps we have up to 7 different home-brewed beers at a time ready for you to taste. Cheers.

LAGER

First base

  • bottom-fermented
  • alcohol content 4.8%
  • 16 IBU | 8 EBC
  • hops: Saazer
  • malt: German Pale, Munich, Carapils

Our Flagship: The Lager combines undertones of malt sweetness with a subtle floral hop aroma from Tettnanger Hops. It is light bodied and yet full in flavour. This beer with a refreshing finish is easy to drink and good companion for every opportunity.

RED ALE

Jersey 

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 5.4%
  • 28 IBU | 28 EBC
  • hops: Saazer, Cascade, Columbus, Styrian Golding
  • malt: Pale Ale, Munich, German Pale, Caramel dark, Cara red, Melanoidin, Wheatflakes

We were on our way to Ireland but got stuck on those beautiful Channel Island. Light Maltbody, caramel sweetness & wild hop bitters. That`s our beer-interpretation of the island, which is exposed to the Atlantic Ocean.

PALE ALE

Tanuki fell from the sky

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 4.7%
  • 26 IBU | 10 EBC
  • hops: Amarillo, Sorace Ace, Cascade
  • malt: Pale Malt, Vienna Malt, Crystal 10, Wheat Malt

This in the american style brewed Pale Ale, promises easiness & fun.

Beetroot Pale Ale

Randy Redneck

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 6.0%
  • 27 IBU | - EBC
  • hops: Barb Rouge, Citra
  • malt: German Pilsner, Munich, Wiener

Our Pale Ale was spiced up with beetroot juice from Birsmatterhof and ginger juice from Ingwermanufaktur in Basel. Wonderfully fresh, but still with a lot of power behind it.

WHITE IPA

FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 5.3%
  • 50 IBU | 4 EBC
  • hops: Summit, Amarillo, Citra & Cascade
  • malt: German Pale, Wheat, Crystal10, Wheatflakes

Smooth and fruity like a wheat beer & exotically bitter like an American IPA: That's basically all we want to say about it. Except that: It's become a real awesome one!

ALE

Horizon Ale

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 5.5%
  • 27.5 IBU | 32 EBC
  • hops: Mosaic, Styrian, Goldin & Cascade
  • malt: Pale Ale, Cara Amber, Cara Dark, Carafarb II, Meladoinin & Munich II

The recipe for this beer was not created in the Scottish Highlands. But with a little imagination, it transports you to a cozy cottage with a crackling fireplace. The selected hops provide a woody, herbal note and the many malts create a robust, smoky body.

WEIZEN

SUMMER WHEAT

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 4.8%
  • 18 IBU | 4 EBC
  • hops: Perle & Tettnang
  • malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Cara Hell & Wheat flakes

No wheat from the Munich beer garden, but directly from Volta Bräu, fresh, fruity and nice hazy in the glass. For all undecided the answer to the question of whether German or Belgian wheat.

 

SCOTCH ALE

DUDELSACK

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 6.7%
  • 24.7 IBU | 45 EBC
  • hops: Fuggles
  • malt: Pale Ale, Caraamber, Caramunich, Carafa Typ 2, Melanoidin, Bisquit malt

The recipe for this beer was not created in the Scottish Highlands. But with a little imagination, it transports you to a cozy cottage with a crackling fireplace. The selected hops provide a woody, herbal note and the many malts create a robust, smoky body.

 

Learn more!

Keen to find out how we make Volta Bräu? Our master brewer Gustavo 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 Gustavo 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.

Growler

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.