Posted on January 26, 2009 - by admin
TAPPETO VOLANTE (Biella) $5
5.0% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Blonde Lager
Light and crisp brew with a touch of sweetness and pleasant aroma. Tappeto Volante is brewed in a small family-owned brewery in the town of Biella, near Milan. It is operated by the Thedy family, now in its fourth generation of craft brewing.
NORA (Piozza) $9
6.8% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Ancient Egyptian-style Spiced Beer
Violet rose and citrus fruit aromas, full bodied with a bitter finish. The beer is contrived using an ancient Egyptian recipe made with kamut grain, flavoured with ginger and myrrh uncovered in the Mesopotamia, which is the suspected origin of beer. Great with fish and spicy meats. Read an in-depth review of Nora at 52beers.
SUPER BALADIN (Piozza) $9
8.0% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale
Super Baladin, brewed by Birrificio Le Baladin, originated from an old recipe created toward the end of the 9th century following the style of the Belgian abbey beers. Amber color, apricots, banana and almond aroma. Great with salmon steaks, grilled fish, gamey sausage, cheese.
WAYAN (Piozza) $9
5.8% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Saison-style Ale
Another unique beer from Teo Musso, a talented brewer in the small Piemontese hilltop town of Piozzo, close to the famous wine villages of Barolo and La Morra. Musso spent time at Brasserie a Vapeur in Belgium to hone his craft. Made from seventeen different ingredients–barley, wheat, spelt, oats, rye, different types of hops and spices besides coriander. Wayan has a golden color, with citrus and spice taste and aroma. Finishes with an extra long lemon-pepper linger. Great with everything.
SCIRES (Lurago Marinone) $9
7.0% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Brewed by Birrificio Italiano with little to no head, using sweet dark cherries called “Durone di Vignola,” a typical Italian variety. Ripened under the warm Italian sun which meet a blend of sour beers, one old and the other young.
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