SinH4 (239) Garching b. München, Germany | October 25, 2014| Updated March 1, 2015
More or less exactly the same as the bar in Winterthur, just a little bit bigger, with a little bit more bottles available, and a little bit harder to find. See my review of Winterthur’s bar for more details.
15+ taps, a lot of fridges with beers and a selection that is hard to compete with. Very decent prices. A close to perfect beer advocate to support and enhance beerculture.
Bov (141) Bienne, Switzerland | September 18, 2011| Updated August 20, 2013
The legendary Erzbierschof is not only a beer shop anymore but also now a bar ! 15 beers on tap and more than 400 in bottles. You can drink them in the bar or buy them to take away.
An absolute must for all beer lovers !
Visited for the 5 year anniversary. Located in a quite obscure spot in the suburbs of Bern, this bar offers everything a craft beer lover can ask for. The atmosphere is cozy, the 15 taps, 2 hand pumps and hundreds of bottles contain everything from obscure local stuff to international classics (also Belgian lambics), staff is knowledgeable, prices are good. From the main station of Bern, the bar is reachable within 15 minutes by public transport and a bit of walking, so there’s really no excuse not go to there.
A little over five years ago, this venue started what is now a network of four bars in four towns in Switzerland. During these five years, this bar and its characteristic owner have made a lasting impression on the Swiss craft beer scene by expanding many of the otherwise narrow Swiss minds. The bar itself sits in a peculiar location below an auto parts store in a suburb of Bern. None of the patrons is there by accident, people go to Erzbierschof for one specific reason: to taste excellent beer. At any given point in time, the selection of 15+2 taps is one of the larger in Switzerland with a couple hundred bottles in fridges for self-service or take away. Prices are reasonable, especially for otherwise hard to get items such as a whole host of De Molens or Belgian fruit lambics. The atmosphere of the bar is usually dialed down. It’s a quiet and cozy spot to appreciate beer with limited space, making it almost an oasis of quality drinking. The staff is very knowledgeable and always helpful. If you could visit only one beer bar in Switzerland, it has to be this Erbzierschof Liebefeld.
Fantastic place. Only visited the place in winter up to now.
magdalar (17) Zurich, Switzerland | October 28, 2011| Updated March 20, 2012
Visited here a few weeks back, and while it’s kind of hard to get to, it’s well worth the journey. Fantastic selections, and of course the Erzbierschof himself behind the counter giving great hints and recommendations.
I wish he’d open a shop in Zurich ;-)
Nice bar that is easy to reach from Bern with the S6 in the direction of Schwarzenburg. Nice atmosphere and already a nice crowd on a friday afternoon. The girl behind the bar took the time to tell me something about the Swiss beers they had and made some nice recommendations, great service. Very nice selection both from tap and from bottles with beers from Swiss microbrewers such as BFM, Trois Dames and Strom&Anchor. Also a lot of great stuff from breweries like De Molen, Mikkeller and a lot of american stuff. It is also possible to buy bottles to take home. Prices are reasonable. A great place and a must visit if you are in Bern.