Pizza, Pasta, Gelato. Italy's culinary history is well documented. However, little know of the rich Italian beer culture. Come, drink, eat, and learn about some of the most delicious and unique beers Italy has to offer. We will also be welcoming special guest Alvisse of Birrificio Baladin. He is from Italy and a representative of one of our fine breweries featured on June 12th. Price $60.00
Welcome Beer: Nationale-Baladin- The first 100% Italian beer made with Italian ingredients. An intentionally simple beer: Italian water, barley malt, hops, yeasts and two Italian spices (bergamot and coriander) which combine to create harmony and originality. A beer which suggests more or less daring combinations, but more importantly marks a turning point in the Italian production of craft beer. Nazionale, is excellent as an aperitif and goes well with any dish.
First Course: Carefully selected Italian cheeses.
Beer: Nora-Baladin-Nora tells of ancient history, nomadic people and pyramids, spices and Kamut®, which means “the soul of the earth” in ancient Egyptian. Its warm, orange-amber color is complemented by a tall head which releases notes of Eastern aromas, ginger and citrus fruit.
Second Course: Variety of Wood Fired Meter Pizza's
Beer: Torrente-Birrificio Del Ducato — Torrente’s alluring aroma draws you in with notes of ripe citrus, peach, tropical fruit and pine. The beer is soft on the palate and develops progressively with waves of overripe tropical fruit, citrus and pine. This culminates with a pleasantly dry and herbaceous bitterness.
Third Course- Italian American inspired sandwich.
Beer: Brugna- Loverbeer- Rating exceptional by Beer Advocate. Small, dark and very sweet Damaschine variety plums, also called Ramassin in Piemontese dialect, are added in steeping to restart a new fermentation to characterize the product.
BeerBrugna is matured in oak barrels (3hl or 5hl capacity) for twelve months.
Beer: Xyauyu Barrel Aged-Baladin-Xyauyù Barrel is the result of a “wicked idea” of Teo’s and years of research. It is a top-fermented beer which has gone through macrooxidation and has been aged in oak rum barrels to give it scents of dates, caramel and a delicate wooden note. When poured, it has no head and no gas; it has a dark color with copper nuances.