Basel Switzerland Brewery & Beer Tour

Tour Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)

Basel’s Beer Brewery Visit and Local Specialty Tasting Private Tour Tasting

Best of Swiss Beer – A Basel Switzerland Tour for Beer Lovers!

Basel Switzerland is one of the small cities in Switzerland that is a powerhouse of Swiss beer, the city of Basel is brimming with rich Swiss heritage and culinary delights. This Basel Beer Tour will take you to the heart of Basel’s brewing scene and uncover the coveted secrets behind its famous beverages. Explore a Swiss artisan beer distillery, learn about Basel’s unique processes behind each production stage, and then indulge in an exclusive tasting session with a master Swiss brewer. Round off your Switzerland adventure with a visit to a traditional Basel bakery and sample the baked delights that have been lining visitors’ stomachs for centuries.

What’s Included in Your Basel Beer Tour

  • Private local expert guide
  • Basel brewery visit
  • Beer tasting with local Swiss produce
  • Basel specialty tasting

Switzerland’s Basel Beer Tour Guides

  • English – French

Contact

Email: booking@tourismusgroup.com
Phone (Toll-Free): +1 888 719 5557

Basel Switzerland – a Beer Tasting Tour at a Renown Swiss Brewery, one of the “Best Swiss Beer”!

Basel Beer (Basel Switzerland) has an established history, being on the border of Germany, is renown as brewing some of the best beer in Switzerland!

As for the history, Baslers have traditionally brewed quality beer – in fact – a famed Basel brewery known as “Warteck” that is located on the small side of Basel. In 1856, Warteck beer was first brewed and despite the handful of owners… today, many local Swiss breweries are currently owned by the multinational Carlsberg Group.

So, imagine for a moment, it’s a warm Swiss day in Basel… you are relaxing at one of the many open-air gastronomic establishments, or better yet, you are floating down the river – today is a different day… after your Beer Brewing Tour, you are now an expert on local Basel beer!

Key points of your Basel beer tour:

  • Learn the process of Basel’s beer making
  • Discover the unique sites of Basel Switzerland
  • Journey through the Basel’s cultural heritage
  • Taste a variety of delicious Basel beers

Basel Switzerland Beer Scene

Basel is a city in Switzerland that is known for its beer culture. Here are some interesting things about Basel beer:

1. Microbreweries in Basel: Basel has a thriving microbrewery scene, with a variety of small-scale breweries producing unique and flavorful beers where you can visit these breweries to sample the beers and learn about the brewing process.

2. Basler Bierhalle: The Basler Bierhalle is a popular beer hall in Basel that offers a variety of local and international beers, it also serves traditional Swiss food – making it a fantastic spot to experience the local cuisine!

3. Fasnacht Festival: Fasnacht is an annual carnival celebration in Basel that is known for its beer consumption, where locals dress up in elaborate costumes and parade through the streets while stopping at bars and restaurants to enjoy beer and food for the day.

4. Basel’s Beer Gardens: Basel has a variety of beer gardens that offer a relaxed and social atmosphere for enjoying beer and food, especially during the summer months when the weather is warm and sunny.

5. Beer History: Basel has a rich beer history, with brewing traditions dating back to the Middle Ages – this is the time and place where you can learn about this Basel’s Beer history at the Basel Historical Museum that features exhibits on the city’s brewing heritage.

Basel is a great destination for beer lovers who want to experience the local beer culture and sample unique and flavorful beers, if you love traditional beer halls, trendy microbreweries, or even outdoor beer gardens – Basel is the place for you!

Switzerland’s Beer Culture

Switzerland, a country renowned for many things, also has a vibrant beer culture that is often overlooked. Within the heart of Europe, a plethora of Switzerland breweries have been producing exceptional beers for centuries. Today, Swiss breweries have built a rich heritage, a diverse range of beers and a true craftsmanship that goes into each brew.

To understand the significance of Swiss breweries, we have to look into their historical context. Brewing in Switzerland can be dated back to medieval times to Swiss monasteries that had a crucial role in early beer production. Monastic breweries e.g., Einsiedeln Abbey had perfected brewing techniques that direclty contributed to the development of today’s Swiss beer culture.

From the late 18th century onwards commercial breweries had begun to emerge – the industrial revolution brought advancements in brewing technology, leading to the establishment of larger-scale breweries. From those days forward, Swiss breweries grew in numbers as well as styles of traditional Swiss beer styles, including lagers, ales, wheat beers, and specialty brews.

Today, directly owing to Switzerland’s diverse geography and cultural influences, it as fostered in a wide array of regional beer styles. Each canton (state) has its unique brewing traditions and flavors:

a. German-speaking Switzerland’s Beer Culture: In the German-speaking region, the Swiss beer culture has been influenced by the German brewing traditions e.g., greweries like Brauerei Locher AG (Appenzell) is famed for its traditional lagers such as Appenzeller Quöllfrisch that characterized by its crispness and refreshing taste.

b. French-speaking Switzerland’s Beer Culture: French-speaking regions like Geneva and Vaud have a brewing heritage that mixes both French and Belgian influences. Brasserie de Montbenon (Lausanne) offers Belgian-style beers e.g, Abbey ales and saisons that are known for their complex flavors and aromas.

c. Italian-speaking Switzerland’s Beer Culture: And finally the Italian-speaking canton (Ticino) that and its unique brewing scene. Birrificio Ticinese (Stabio) is renowned for its Italian-style brewed beers that combines traditional techniques with Italian ingredients e.g., thus offering a wide range of styles, including IPAs, stouts, and barrel-aged beers.

If you enjoy the culture of beer, then one must know that Swiss breweries pride themselves on their craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to quality. Today Switzerland’s breweries focus on using locally sourced ingredients e.g, alpine water, Swiss barley, and native hops, to create their distinctive Swiss flavors. Switzerland’s breweries often adhere to traditional brewing methods that emphasize on the meticulous attention to detail and precision. Moreover, many Swiss breweries are known for their close relationships with local farmers to ensure the highest quality of raw materials that ensures premium ingredients and the overall excellence of Swiss beers.

As Switzerland is known for its fine craftsmanship, the Swiss breweries likewise prioritize their attention on innovation. Breweries in Switzerland continually experiment with new flavors, brewing techniques, and aging processes, all of which leads to exciting new Swiss beer varieties. In recent years, craft breweries have gained prominence, as they continue to push the boundaries of traditional Swiss styles thus attracting beer enthusiasts from around the world. If you love beer and plan a trip to Switzerland, then you must dive deep into its beer culture, and go beyond the brewing process itself. Switzerland is host-country to numerous beer festivals and events throughout the year that showcase the art of brewing e.g, the Fête de la Bière in Lausanne, a vibrant beer festival!

Basel Switzerland, The Crossroad of Europe

Basel, Switzerland is of significant geographic importance, namely, Basel is located in the northwest corner of Switzerland, at the intersection of Switzerland, Germany, and France thus making it an important economic, cultural, and transportation hub for the region. It’s also a notable shipping and trade hub as Basel situated on the banks of the Rhine River, an important waterway of Europe that is navigable. The combination of the aforementioned makes it commonly known as part of the “Border Triangle” region. Furthermore making Basel a cultural and linguistic crossroads, with influences from all three countries.

Also, as the Swiss Alps are a short distance away from Basel, this makes Basel an important gateway to the mountains for many e.g. being the starting point for trips to ski resorts and hiking trails in the Alps.

So it’s no shock that Basel has become home to many multinational companies e.g. pharmaceutical and chemical companies, which have their global headquarters in Basel. As Basel continues to monopolize on it being at the crossroads of Europe, it has and will continue to be, an attractive location for businesses looking to establish a presence in Europe.

Basel, A Swiss Destination for the Senses

Basel, Switzerland has a unique and vibrant culture that reflects its history, geography, and position as a crossroads between Switzerland, Germany, and France. Firstly, Basel is home to many world-class art museums and galleries e.g. the Kunstmuseum Basel that houses a collection of over 4,000 paintings and sculptures from the 15th century to the present day. Basel also hosts the annual Art Basel Fair which is globally known as one of the most prestigious art events.

Also Basel‘s vibrant and well-known Carnival, known as Fasnacht, with its parades, music, and elaborate costumes, and rich music scene with its concerts, festivals, and events throughout the year – makes Basel an attractive destination within Switzerland.

Now, combine all that with Basel diverse food and drink scene that is influenced by Switzerland, Germany, and France…. Basel is a festive destination for all senses!

Places to see on our Basel Brewery & Beer Tour

Booking & Cancellation Policy

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Private Day Trips or Group Day Trips

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YOUR VOUCHER AND DEPARTURE POINT

Private Day Trips

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation more than 7 days in advance is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 24 hours prior to the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)

Transportation Services

  • Cancellation more than 7 days in advance is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 24 hours prior to the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise such as not being able to travel due to the coronavirus)

Distance Keeping

Distancing will always be kept between other groups during each tour limiting the risks as much as possible.

Temperature Checks

We ensure to check the temperature of our guides and drivers regularly before and after each tour.

Washing Hands

When possible hands should be washed in order to prevent any spread. Our guides and drivers ensure whenever it is possible to wash their hands regularly.

Minimum Risk

We ensure every place (Museums, Castles or Similar) visited is safe with minimal risk to our clients, guides and drivers. If needed, we will amend place of visit without jeopardizing your experience or cancel the tour altogether. Your health is our utmost priority.

Hand Sanitization

Hands should regularly be sanitized when washing them isn't possible. Our guides and drivers will regularly sanitize their hands and will always have a bottle of hand sanitizer on them. Upon request, we will offer a small bottle of hand sanitizer to all our clients at no extra charge.

Wearing Mask

Wearing the mask is mandatory at all times by our clients, guides and drivers during each tour. After 2 hours, all masks need to be changed. Our guides and drivers will always have extra masks at your disposal.