BALADE CELESTE: A BEER HIKE ALONG THE SHORE OF LAKE NEUCHATEL

Map of beer hike

A beer hike with tastings of 8 styles of beer on Saturday 20 August, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a 1dl-glass – for the price of CHF 24!

What is included in the price of the ticket:

  • your tasting ticket for 8 different styles of beer (8 x 1dl)
  • a 1dl Celestial tasting glass
  • a map of the walk
  • free access to Celestial’s 4th anniversary party

 

The walk is 8.8 km long. Walking straight through from start to finish without stopping would take 1 hour and 50 minutes but since the purpose is to enjoy the views and stimulate your taste buds in a leisurely fashion, we recommend setting at least 4 hours aside for this heavenly experience.

1st stop (2 styles of beer): Start at Brasserie B’Art, Neuchâtel’s beer paradise, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and taste 2 styles of beer. Feel free to enjoy one of the twenty beers on tap or a snack at the bar (beverages and meals from the bar are not included in the price of the Celestial Walk ticket). This stop will close at 3 p.m. 

2nd stop (2 styles of beer): Take a break on the lovely lawn of Pavillon Voisins and enjoy the heavenly view of Lake Neuchatel and the Alps while sipping two styles of beer. Feel free to enjoy meals, snacks or beverages at the café (café and food-truck meals and beverages are not included in the price of the Celestial Walk ticket).This stop will close at 5 p.m.

3rd stop (4 styles of beer): You’ve reached the Pearly Gates and will be rewarded with four styles of beer! The third and last stop at Brasserie Celestial will close at 7 p.m. but stay on for free and party till midnight at the brewery’s 4th anniversary bash, where there will be music, food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (food and beverages at the party are not included in the price of the Celestial Walk ticket). You can find more information about the post hike festivities on the “Brewaversary” page.

Buy a ticket for the walk

 

NEW PRODUCT: OUR 10-LITRE KEGS

10-litre kegs for your block party, birthday or wedding, because sometimes 20 litres is just too much!

They’re also perfect if you want to serve two different styles of beer.

Contact us for a price list.

 

BRUT DE BRUTE

Our blonde ale with Neuchatel grape must is back. Summer can begin! 

Alc.: 8% 

LA CULOTTEE

It’s spring and our deliciously tart apricot kettle sour is back to tickle your taste buds!

Alc.: 4.5 % 

CELESTIAL SPECIALS AVAILABLE NOW

MONOCEROS

Our collaboration pilsner with La Meute is now on sale at at the brewery!

This beer was brewed only with organic barley grown on a farm in neighbouring Wavre (NE). The grain was malted in Bavois VD and the beer dry-hopped with Tettnanger, a Swiss noble hop.

Our pilsner is called ‘Monoceros’, the Latin name for the unicorn constellation. The name incorporates the iconography of the two breweries (animals and the heavens) and recalls the great purity of this beer.

HAVE A DRINK WITH US: THE ‘JEUDREDI DE BIEROLOGIE’

In collaboration with ABAN (the Amis des brasseries artisanales neuchâteloises association), the brewery opens its doors to the public almost every Thursday from 5 to 9.30 p.m. We serve draught beer, snacks and light meals. And there’s free popcorn!

You can register at the door on Thursday evening or online at Eventbrite. Write to us for more information.

There won’t be any ‘jeudredis de biérologie’  in July. We’ll see you again at the end of your holidays. Have fun!

CELESTIAL STORY

After a first inglorious attempt at the age of 14 at making alcohol by fermenting grapes in a plastic container under his bed in his hometown of Sveg, Sweden, Peter ended up studying IT. He moved to Neuchâtel in 1992 to work for an industrial design software multinational. During his business trips to California, Peter discovered Marin Brewing Company and Anchor Brewing, Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas beers – and became a keen craft beer enthusiast. He started brewing as a hobby, and as his taste for craft beer grew, his taste for endless business meetings diminished. In 2017 he decided to open his own independent craft brewery. Today he is in his element.

Marianne’s great-great-great-great-grandmother, a 44-year-old widow, ran away with the 26-year-old Swedish gardener who worked on her family farm, provoking a massive scandal at the time. Unfortunately, Marianne’s ancestor died before Jacob Letterstedt, the man who became her second husband, made a success of his project: the Mariendahl Brewery in Cape Town. It would later become one of the founding institutions of South African Breweries. Marianne, one of the founders Celestial, hopes to have her revenge on history for her forbear’s sake. Today, as co-founder, she brews with Peter, imagines beer names and invents Celestial iconography.

CELESTIAL LOCATION

Brasserie Celestial is located on the shore of lake Neuchâtel, near the city of Neuchâtel, about 200 metres from La Tène Beach.

The brewery is open for bottle sales from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.