Bombastus is a craft bier of science, magic, and complex dimensions. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating Bombastus, our India Black Ale. This page holds many, not all, answers to the clues found in its story.

Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus BOMBASTUS von Hohenheim, also know as “Paracelsus“, founded the discipline of TOXICOLOGY.

He was born in EINSIEDELN, Canton Schwyz, Switzerland. Einsiedeln is known for a significant, beautiful MONASTERY.

XANTHOHUMOL = a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer with potential HEALTH BENEFITS (GESUND).


Piers Anthony is an author. In his books, there are two lands:

MUNDANIA = the land where the normal (mundane) live. There is no magic. It’s a pretty dull place to live.

XANTH =  A magical land. Exciting and interesting. Just like our biers.


“Die Dosis macht das Gift.”

Bombastus is a very interesting bier, one could even say intoxicating. Dr. Katie says, “Enjoy it responsibly.”

To your health!

The Bier Factory Team

DR. KATIE PIETSCH, one of our two brewers, has her PhD in Toxicology from the ETH in Zürich. Her ideas shaped Bombastus.

Rapperswil is the home of the Great BIER FACTORY. We create memorable Craft Bier experiences.