PILS&LOVE: From the story of a beer to the History of Beer!

*** THIS ARTICLE IS DEDICATED TO PILS&LOVE, THE FIRST ITALIAN CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL EVER TO BE “EXPORTED” ABROAD. INFO ON THE EVENT ARE LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. EVERYTHING ABOVE HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN ORDER TO TAKE YOU BY THE HAND ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF CRAFT BEER IN ITALY, AND  THE DISCOVERY OF HOW A PILSENER CHANGED IT FOREVER… IF CONTEXT IS RELEVANT TO YOU, WE SUGGEST YOU READ THIS FROM THE START! ENJOY 😉 ***   1. TIPOPILS   Little more than 21 years ago, the Birrificio Italiano brewpub opened its doors in Lurago Marinone, near …

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SHAREVOLUTION – Beer collab from the future.

Limido Comasco (CO) and Longmont, Colorado (USA); January 16th 2017 – A pioneering brewer’s exchange program starts. Two cornerstones of respectively the Italian and English craft beer scene, Limido Comasco’s Birrificio Italiano (IT) and Longmont’s, CO Left Hand Brewing Company are proud to announce a wide-scale collaboration: SHAREVOLUTION – EVOLUZIONE BIRRARIA CONDIVISA. The program focuses on the physical exchange of two brewers, Francesca Guzzetti and Henry Myers, who will be spending each a training/working period at the host brewery. The exchange of techniques, ideals, skills will foster an osmotic process of mutual growth: the idea is that of a total, …

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Birrificio Italiano + CRAK Brewery = FRESH IS MORE! Double collab + double party in the name of Freshness!

  Freshness is everything to us. We want the beer you drink to be out-of-the-tank fresh, exactly the way we meant it to be, with a full-on hop aroma, its fragrance and smell at the top of their shape, far from the aging, high temperature and oxidization off-flavors. Our friends at CRAK share with us this insight. The choice to brew a collab came spontaneously! We will brew together two different versions of a recipe whose main ingredient is freshness: the first batch is coming on August the 30th in Limido Comasco, the second on September the 7th in Campodarsego. Beer name? Fresh is More. What …

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Robe da Chiodi edition I – the mad festival of experimental fermentations became reality!

  The Pulse: that’s what it was. On July the 9th 2016, at Barbarrique’s headquarters in Trambileno (TN), reality was vibrating with a new hue. The energy of a band of alchemists was being unleashed, in the same place, at the same time: experimental brewers, natural wine- and cidermakers gathered together under the banners of Robe da Chiodi, first festival of experimental fermentations! It was the first because it was its first edition ever, sure, organized by Birrificio Italiano and Barbarrique. It was the first though especially because no other such festival exists in Italy… It was all about barrel …

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BARBARIC HORDES TAKING OVER!

We look forward to meeting you at BeerAttraction! The historical showcase of Italian craft beer is about to be back in Rimini from February the 20th to the 23rd: come and find us at stand 096 inside the C7 pavillion. We told you: this year our participation would be embellished by something very special, which would have given a new course to Birrificio Italiano’s tale. It was in the air, something was about to happen… And it’s no longer time to hold it back: Barbarrique (fermentazioni) will be introduced for the very first time in Rimini!   Barbarrique (fermentazioni) is a new adventure born off the most experimental branch …

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Curtains up: Birrificio Italiano + Schönramer + Brasserie de la Senne brewing together for Locher Hopfen!

Dear Friends,   Yesterday we’ve been tickling you quite a bit, when we announced on Facebook a collaboration between Birrificio Italiano and two other giants of the industry, whom judging from your reactions (“WHAAAAAT??!”, “EEEEHH??!!”, “REEALLLYYYYY??!”) many among you knew quite well. Now’s the time to reveal in detail what this is about… As it goes for any respectable thriller, though, lets’ first add some more thrill to the story by telling what came before the epilogue. Foreword: it’s not easy to find the best hops. It requires research, time and dedication; and a constant effort in quality control. Still …

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Searching for our roots… In Canada!

This is the story of revolving time, of occurrences and recurrences, of destiny at play. This is the story of an indomitable passion, Agostino’s passion for beer, and of an elightenment: of the moment when the passion took shape, and Agostino knew exactly how he would have changed it into a job. Because Birrificio Italiano’s story starts in British Columbia 29 years ago… But let us go, then, sep by step.   It was 1986. Graduation days had just gone by, after an experimental thesis under prof. Gaspare Volonterio’s guidance had been written and carried out at Poretti brewery in Induno Olona. There …

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Of Lions and (arrogant) Men – Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival + Arrogant Sour Festival

  You knew already that we, Birrificio Italiano people, loved to get around to be meeting up with good beer lovers and drinkers. You also know we really enjoy thinking that beer must be drunk, but also discussed, lived and shared. And this is exactly why we’re writing: to share the emotion we feel for having been invited, next weekend (May the 29th- 31st), to be a part of two of the most fabulous beer events we can think of: the uncanny Firestone Walker Invitational in Paso Robles, California, USA and the Arrogant Sour Festival – Reggio nell’Emilia, Emilia Romagna, Italy.   …

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SUBARASHĪ NYŪSU! BIRRIFICIO ITALIANO WILL SPONSOR MILANO MANGA FESTIVAL 2015

  “Subarashī nyūsu” means “Great News”. In which language? Well, Japanese, naturally! Alright, maybe is not that ‘natural’ at all for one of the oldest Italian craft breweries to start a post with a Japanese incipit; but we assure you it will be… From June the 10th to the 14th, at least!   This year Birrificio Italiano will be official

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Birrificio Italiano’s new website is up and running!

A couple of months ago we set sails for an unprecedented adventure – the reconstruction of our brewery’s website, birrificio.it, to push it towards the beautiful, functional and complete version of self. What we wanted to make out of it is the quickest and most direct communication channel between us and who drinks our beers (that’s you!) – so to finally send to a well-deserved retirement

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