Beer, the fourth style
the author's journeys
Craft and farmhouse beers in Italy are a new way of making Roman 'cervis'. Native malts, hop farming and an infinite aroma variety are all re-establishing beer's bond with the land.
Beer entered Italian culinary language by way of an original production of an ancient drink, already well-known to the Romans who drank 'cervis' after learning how to make it from the Etruscans. Over the last few years, creativity and local bonds once again have led to a new approach to beer - craft beer and from there to farmhouse beer. Small scale producers have cropped up alongside certain historic brands and these are experimenting on an ongoing basis with beer styles using the usual malted barley but also wheat and chestnuts, flavouring beer with a huge range of ingredients (honey, pepper, flowers, spices and herbs), ageing it in wood often in barrique used previously for wine and modelling it on new consumer tastes. Farmhouse beers have grown out of artisan beers, directly from barley itself and spelt farmed in situ and often malted there too. Craft and farmhouse breweries make use of the wealth of Italian waters and have widened beer's flavour horizons into tastings designed to find the perfect beer-food matching. It could now be said that the around 1000 Italian breweries today - whether micro, craft, farmhouse or industrial - have together brewed up a fourth beer style. After Belgian, Anglophone and Latin American beers we now have Italian style beer too.
I casi aziendali che hanno ispirato i viaggi d’autore
32 Via dei Birrai SRL
Birra del Borgo SRL
Birra Perugia s.a.s. di Titoli Laura & c.
BIRRIFICIO BALADIN SOCIETA' SEMPLICE AGRICOLA
Birrificio Barley SRL
Birrificio Bi-Du SRL
Birrificio Troll di Scrivano Luisa & C. S.A.S.
DUEFFE SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA
Fattoriabilità Società Cooperativa Sociale - Onlus (Birrificio Vecchia Orsa)
Heineken Italia S.P.A.
Il Beerbante di Paolo Pezziga
Maltus Faber - Società In Nome Collettivo di Fausto Marenco e Massimo Versaci
MC77 - Birrificio Artigianale
MICROBIRRIFICIO OPPERBACCO DI RECCHIUTI & CALISTI SNC