It began, as so often in these cases, by chance: Hugo V. Gutknecht drank a beer at a colleague's house that tasted exceptionally good to him. He asked him where he had bought it. The surprising answer: not bought, but brewed himself!
"From that point on, the virus got hold of me: I started making my first own beer in the laundry room. First 10 liters, then 20 liters, later it was 100 liters in large boiling pots," says the founder and owner of the Rümlanger Brauwerkstatt near Zurich-Kloten Airport. The local "Hammer beer" has been produced here since May 2018.
Gutknecht worked for a long time in adult education as a coach and personnel developer. He was approaching 60 when, after 14 years of brewing beer in the laundry room, he decided to hang up his job and turn his beloved hobby into a career. The deciding factor was also international awards, which attested to the high quality of his beer.