Beer Pioneers

Thomas Spitzer


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The history of beer brewing goes back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and over the centuries different cultures and regions have developed their own unique beers. Last not least, Germany is known as a famous “beer country”.

At the beginning of industrialisation from around 1850, the players as brewmasters develop their own small home brewery into a large brewery by brewing more and more different types of beer, improving the brewing process with new achievements such as refrigeration machines or beer filters, increasing the efficiency of their workers and trying to score many victory points with beer deliveries and other actions to make their brewery number 1. Drinking beer is easy, but brewing it, distributing it and being better than the competitors is a completely different matter …

Download rules (english, beta version)

Players: 2-4
Playing time: 90+ min
Age: 12+


  • 1 Game board
  • 1 Bonus action / Round end board
  • 1 Cover tile for truck action
  • 4 Brewery boards
  • 4 Improved barrel depots
  • 4 Small overlay tiles
  • 4 Large overlay tiles
  • 4 Icon summary cards
  • 4 Starting cards
  • 4 Upgrade markers
  • 5 Objective Cards
  • 16 Cellar tiles
  • 24 Extension tiles
  • 40 Coins
  • 12×6 Tiles of beer types
  • 64 Action cards
  • 8 Setup cards (2-3 players)
  • 8 Cover tiles for action spaces (2-3 players)
  • 1 Rules Booklet

Wooden pieces:

  • 1 Neutral truck
  • 1 Neutral worker
  • 16 Small bonus workers
  • 24 Wooden game pieces
  • 32 Blocking tokens
  • 32 Big workers
  • 40 Barrels