Brauerei Locher AG

Come and visit us in the beautiful Appenzellerland and take a trip into the world of brewing. On a fascinating tour of the Brauquöll Appenzell you‘ll discover lots of interesting information about the art of brewing and how we make Appenzeller beer and Säntis Malt whisky from fresh spring water. A short video in the historic hop cellar gives insights into the brewery and our small museum brings the old days to life.

As soon as you enter the brewery, its family history, local roots, traditions and forward-looking approach are evident. These values are at the heart of the Brauquöll Appenzell. Quite what the visitor will find here is a bit of a secret. Come and be surprised! Individual visitors are welcome at all times and receive an audio set for the free tour. Available languages: German, French, English, Italian.

For groups there is an Appenzeller beer tasting in the historic Gnoss-Stöbli after the audio tour – pre-booking essential.

Welcome, or «Sönd wöllkomm» as we say here. We look forward to seeing you!


Brauerei Locher AG
Brauquöll Visitor Centre, Brauereiplatz 1, 9050 Appenzell
Phone +41 71 788 01 76, Fax +41 71 788 01 77

Opening hours

2 February to 31 MarchTuesday to Friday10.00 am – 12.15 pm / 01.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am – 04.00 pm
April to OctoberMonday01.00 am – 05.00 pm
Tuesday to Friday10.00 am – 12.15 pm / 01.00 pm – 05.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday10.00 am – 05.00 pm
November to DecemberTuesday to Friday10.00 am – 12.15 pm/ 01.00 pm – 05.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am – 04.00 pm


In four Sundays in Advent is opened from 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm. In the January the «Brauquöll Appenzell» Visiter Center is closed.