As independent family business, we have been cultivating traditional beer production for generations. Our local roots, our history and our commitment to quality quality standards form our identity. The skilful combination of tradition and craftsmanship promises unique beers and distillates for the future. and distillates.
Indermühle, a councillor from Kiesen, builds a brewery and distillery on the Gasthausmatte of the
Hotel Interlaken a brewery with distillery.
his sons Carl and Albert took over the brewery. They built the
rock cellar in Rugen, which is still used in this form today.
The brewery is sold, as the Indermühle family has become
has overstretched itself financially. With the help of the Cantonal Bank of Berne, the brewery is
brewery is converted into a joint-stock company.
Joseph Hofweber, who was born in 1845, bought the company two years after he had
the Zollikofen Castle Brewery two years earlier.
the big cellar vault in the big Rugen a brewhouse is built. The
production was completely relocated and the Bavarian brewery in Interlaken was
is closed down. The company name is now J. Hofweber & Cie. AG with headquarters in
Interlaken and a branch in Reichenbach near Zollikofen.
As a result of the First World War, the two breweries located on the "Bödeli
breweries were forced to merge their companies. J. Hofweber &
Cie. AG and Emil Horn's brewery are merged to form the Brauerei
Betriebsgesellschaft Hofweber & Horn am Rugen. The Horn Brewery is
The total merger of the two breweries followed and the general partnership J.
Hofweber & Cie. AG and Gebr. Horn is formed.
Foundation of the joint-stock company Rugenbräu AG.
Reichenbach Castle Brewery is closed and the supply rights are ceded to the Cardinal
years to the Cardinal brewery.
Rugenbräu AG is opening a depot for the greater Bern area at the Reichenbach Castle
the greater Bern area.
Rugenbräu AG presents the first official beer brandy distilled in Switzerland. distilled beer spirit. This made it possible to produce whiskey in Switzerland. to be produced in Switzerland.
The first Swiss Mountain Single Malt Whisky is launched on the market. launched.
construction of the Rugen Distillery directly above the brewhouse is still a unique
unique presentation for Switzerland.
Rugenbräu AG has been family-owned for over 150 years.
Move into the new administration building and opening of the visitor center.
The Swiss Mountain Single Malt Whiskies "Classic" and "Rock Label" as well as the Swiss Crystal Gin will be awarded GOLD at the China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) 2023. The Swiss Mountain Single Malt Whisky "Double Barrel" and the Single Malt Whisky "Two Lakes" will receive the bronze medal.
Thanks to your support, Rugenbräu AG will continue to produce quality beers and finest distillates in the future. We look forward to shaping the future with you....