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New flavor combinations at Birrificio san Michele

Bruno Gentile is the owner and founder of Birrificio San Michele, in Sant’Ambrogio di Torino, in the Lower Susa Valley. The brewery – located...

Soralamà: brewing up a variety of flavors

Soralamà has given its craft beers fun names that seem to have jumped off the pages of a comic book: “gulp!”, wow!”, “splash!”, “slurp!”. They...

Birrificio Parsifal, the Italian Round Table

Parsifal craft brewery, located in San Raffaele Cimena (Turin), is named after Perceval (Parsifal, in Italian): the young hero and righteous knight who sat...

Birrificio Pinerolese: old-fashioned love

Michele Santi and brothers Beppe and Mario Allasia co-founded Birrificio Pinerolese in 2007. The following year, drawing inspiration from the German, British, and Belgian...

Birrificio Artigianale San Paolo: the endless journey of craft beer

Birrificio Artigianale San Paolo is named after Saint Paul, like the Turin district where the pub opened. It probably is just a coincidence, but...

The long history and deep traditions of Birrificio Torino

Mauro Mascarello – co-owner and head of production at Birrificio Torino – tells us that the Piedmontese capital “had a number of ‘birrarie’, as...

Birrificio Gilac, noble slowness

Everyone in Birrificio Gilac, in Rivoli (Turin), probably agrees with Arthur Schopenauer’s statement, “The nobler and more perfect a thing is, the later and...

Have a Nice Trip: total quality for craft beer

The Have a Nice Trip microbrewery in Carmagnola – twenty-five kilometers south of Turin – makes four types of beer. That’s right, only four...

Rome’s Open Baladin

The Open Baladin opened in Rome, at Campo dei Fiori, in Septemper 2009, immediately emerging as one of the most representative venues of the...

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