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: Carapils, Munich II, Carahell

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 5.8%
  • 28 IBU | 28 EBC
  • hops: Saazer, Cascade, Columbus, Styrian Golding
  • malt: Pale Ale, Munich II, German Pilsner, Cara 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 Ale, Caramunich II, Carahell, 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: Mosaic, Citra
  • malt: German Pilsner, Munich II, Pale Ale
  • twist: Beetroot and ginger juice

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: Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic & Cascade
  • malt: Pilsener, Carahell, Wheat, 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!

FARMHOUSE ALE

ZEE ZONG

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol content 4.8%
  • 28 IBU | 5 EBC
  • hops: Experimental USA, Eureka
  • malt: Pilsener, Münchener II, Wheat Malt, Wheat Flakes
  • twist: orange zest and lactic acid

Our Farmhouse Ale is a golden yellow, light beer with a yeasty and wheaty character.

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.

 

PORTER

Uncomplicated

  • top-fermented
  • alcohol 7.0%
  • 37 IBU | 96 EBC
  • hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Cascade Hallertau, Hersbrucker
  • malt: Pilsner, Munich II, CaraMunich II, Carafa II, Cara dark, Wheat, Roasted wheat malt

The uncomplicated Porter is a dark, top-fermented beer with distinct roast aromas. Despite the distinct malt density, this beer is very accessible & refreshing.

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.