Italy’s beer story is that of another wine country with an illustrious brewing tradition slowly being monopolized by the large brewcorps and forced down the road of cheap lager like Peroni or Nastro Azzuro. However, it’s a story with a happy ending as Italy is experiencing one of Europe’s most vigorous microbrew revivals.
In Italy beer is historically an accompaniment to food (mainly Pizza), although, due to the resurgent craft brewing scene it is becoming more and more popular with other foods and increasingly being enjoyed on its own in local craft beer bars. Our favourite Italian brewery is Birra del Borgo who produces some globally acclaimed masterpieces while also delving into the world of weird and wonderful flavours
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