CVL Brewers - Beer Handcrafted by Winemakers. A point of difference.

What happens when two winemakers start making beer?

The beers have characteristics similar to those you find in good wines. They are well structured, highly aromatic and have a full flavoured body. This is the result of the complex interplay between different malts, hop varieties and yeast strains. All of our beers are handcrafted with natural processes and a secondary fermentation conducted in bottle to achieve a balanced and complex flavour. We use the very best ingredients importing a range of hops from Australia, Germany, New Zealand and America, whilst combining winemaking and beer brewing techniques to make the best beer possible.

Luc Van Loon

Luc Van Loon

Luc moved to Switzerland from Belgium in 1988 and is working as a research geochemist at the Paul Scherrer Institut. In his free time he’s a winemaker, making his own Single Vineyard wines from vineyards in Canton Aargau. It is through winemaking that Christopher and Luc met and began to develop the idea of starting a brewery. 

Christopher B. Chen

Christopher B. Chen

Christopher moved to Switzerland from Australia in 2011 having worked as an Oenologist previously in Valais, Bordeaux and Australia and currently works full-time making Swiss Wine. Christopher shares a like passion with Luc for producing well structured highly aromatic full flavoured beers that stand out from the crowd.