BeerBrugna (LoverBeer)

Style: Italian Mixed Fermentation Plum Beer 6.2% ABV Brewed in 2014 Ingredients: Barley malt, Damaschine plums, hops, sugarFrom: Torino, Italy Importer’s Note: “This beer is inocculated by wild yeasts (Brettanomyces included) and lactic bacteria. Small, dark and very sweet Damaschine variety plums, also called Ramassin in Piemontese dialect, are added in steeping to restart a new fermentation to characterize the product. BeerBrugna is matured in … Continue reading BeerBrugna (LoverBeer)

My Blueberry Nightmare (Birrificio Del Ducato)

Style: Sour Stout aged in Whiskey barrels with blueberries and hot chili 9.4% ABV Batch #3 Brewery’s Note: “A special one time creation that truly lives up to its name. The base is a Stout brewed with hot chili peppers that has been aged for almost 2 years with blueberries & pediococcus./It is opaque black in color with just a touch of carbonation. Quite acidic … Continue reading My Blueberry Nightmare (Birrificio Del Ducato)

Panil Divina (Birrificio Torrechiara)

Style: Italian Spontaneous Fermentation Wild Ale 6.5% ABV From: Torrechiara, IT Brewery’s Notes: “Divina is spontaneously fermented by natural yeasts collected in the open air under the full moon and later in the cellar. After fermentation, the beer is aged in French oak barrels. A second fermentation in the bottle gives it an intense vinous aroma and hints of exotic fruit and sour delicate notes … Continue reading Panil Divina (Birrificio Torrechiara)

Nebiulin-a (LoverBeer)

Style: Italian Gueuze with Nebbiolo Grapes 8.0% ABV Brewed in: 2013 From: Torino, Italy Distributer’s Note: “Loverbeer’s tribute to a Gueuze, a 3 year blend of their Biere du Lambic (2009, 2010, 2011) along with the addition of 2012 Nebbiolo grapes that were used for Barolo wine. Biere du Lambic is their base for Beerbrugna without the plums.” Brewery’s Note: “This beer is fermented with … Continue reading Nebiulin-a (LoverBeer)

Panil Barriquée Oak-aged Sour Red Ale (Panil Birra Artiginale – Birrificio Torrechiara)

Style: Flanders Red-Style Ale 8% ABV Batch #16 Bottle #1341 From: Parma, Italy Brewer’s Note: “The dark, sour, barrel aged beers native to the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders represent one of the oldest beer styles in the world. Barriquée is the only all-natural, traditionally-made example you will find today, and it comes from, of all places Italy. The deep earthy, sour character results from three … Continue reading Panil Barriquée Oak-aged Sour Red Ale (Panil Birra Artiginale – Birrificio Torrechiara)