Welcome to Brauerei Locher

Since 1886 and for five generations, the Locher family have been brewing Appenzeller Bier. Our award-winning beers now include 40 different varieties. Fresh spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast are the foundation of what we create. Since 1999, the Säntis Malt Distillery has been producing fine single malt whiskies that have won several international awards. In the spirit of the traditional circular economy, we’ve added other delicious specialties based on by-products over the past three decades. Vinegar factory CréaCeto is creating exquisite beer balsamic vinegars. Thanks to our brewbee specialties, spent grain and other by-products from the brewing process get a second life as delicious and sustainable food products.


Quöllfrisch Non-alcoholic

Quöllfrisch non-alcoholic beer is characterized by a soft, round mouthfeel and a pleasant bitterness. A sip of the Appenzell lifestyle, brewed with selected ingredients and pure water from the Alpstein.



The specialty beers from Brauerei Locher have their own, unmistakable character, created by craftsmanship based on a long brewing tradition, high quality standards and a particular care for our products. Enjoy the diversity of Appenzeller Bier – from the popular Quöllfrisch to some more unusual and unconventional types such as the organic Vollmond Bier, the Holzfass Bier and Birra da Ris. Try them – you’ll be amazed and surprised!

Products Brauerei Locher AG


Visit the Brauquöll Visitor Centre in Appenzell town centre and immerse yourself in the world of the art of brewing. Let yourself be carried away by the fascination of traditional brewing! Discover how Appenzeller Bier and Säntis Malt Whisky are made from natural spring water. The Brauquöll Visitor Centre also offers various beer and whisky tastings.

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Read the Quöllfrisch Blog for even more stories about Appenzeller Bier. Quöllfrisch-Blog - the blog with portraits and stories of the people who provide the ingredients for the fine Appenzeller beers of Brauerei Locher AG, or who are otherwise part of the Quöllfrisch family. Garnished and served with adventurous travel reports and all sorts of interesting facts, cool tall tales and anecdotes, creepy legends, witty interviews, useful tips, wonderful recipes, and lively pictures with their own legends.

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The Appenzeller Bier Fan Club was founded in 2020. Its members get exclusive access behind the scenes of the brewery and enjoy a number of benefits. Why don’t you become a member and join us at our exclusive fan club events?

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