Friday, February 11, 2011
Most people outside of Europe would struggle to name a beer produced in Switzerland; Overshadowed by it's Bavarian neighbors, and almost non-existent outside of Europe, I assure you, a Swiss beer industry does in fact exist.
Feldschlösschen is Switzerland's largest brewery. Founded in Rheinfelden in 1876, the Feldschlösschen brewery in Rheinfelden has been Switzerland's leading brewery for more than 100 years. Feldschlösschen has a large portfolio of own beer and own mineral water brands as well as leading brands of other producers. The brewery is, since 2000, a part of the Carlsberg Group.
Feldshlösschen Original is the most likely beer of choice for a budget traveller in Switzerland. Beer, in addition to everything else in Switzerland, can be quite expensive and Feldschösschen is one of the cheapest beers available. While it is, relatively, a cheap beer, it's not bad.
If you fancy yourself a beer-snob and money is no object, Feldschösschen offers a range of premium beers and most familiar European brands can be easily found in Switzerland. Switzerland also has it's fair share of craft brewers to satisfy any beer lover's appetite.