Jim "Otto" Ottolini balks at the concept of inspiration, at least in the traditional way of understanding it as a spark that ignites an action. He sees it as the opposite: That you begin with a first step, then see if it catches you in a way that makes you want to go further. That's how he describes his entry into the world of beer — a career in wh...

Italian beer production reached a new record high of 14.5 million hectolitres in 2016, of which almost 2.6 million were exported, according to Italian beer association AssoBirra. Consumption has increased to over 31 litres per person per year, while imports amounted to 6.9 million hl. AssoBirra says that these results are positive and promising, bu...

Italy, though it is shaped like a boot, is not a natural vessel for beer. Italians drink wine, and the politicians — because they, too, drink wine, but also own fields of grapes that make it – are particularly vicious about the tax rate on breweries. But the biggest hurdle for Italy’s brewers is the simple fact that its drinking culture is inherent...

Premium Italian beer brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro and GRAMMY® award-winning singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist St. Vincent will debut the first ever LA edition of The House of Peroni. Originally kicking off in New York City as a three day pop-up in early October, The House of Peroni is designed to spotlight a dynamic mix of forward-thinkin...

From north to south, beer is slowly entrenching itself into the culture of Italians. The vineyards of Veneto, Tuscany and Sicily are famous for their Prosecco, Chianti and Nero d'Avola wines respectively. All are synonymous with Italy's image of elegance, decadence and dolce vita. Yet Italian microbreweries, of which there are now more than 500 pr...

Birra Moretti, Italy’s classic beer made in the traditional way since 1859, is teaming up with Bocce, the country’s beloved pastime, to encourage LDA+ consumers to come together and enjoy these two great Italian classics with friends, family and fellow patrons at their favorite local bar, at home or at other outdoor social gatherings this fall. “Bo...

Birra Antoniana, a craft beer hailing from Padua, Italy founded in 2011, debuted this summer in the US. Just like the wines Italy is known for, these beers are brewed using local raw ingredients that give a special taste of Italian terroir. They even grow their 250 acres of barley. Birra Antoniana strives to not only taste authentic, but to be sust...

Doppio malto, aromatica, dal colore rosso tendente all'ambrato. Lavorata con malti speciali, farina di castagne e caratterizzata dal profumo di numerose spezie che le conferiscono un gusto unico, vellutato e fruttato. Ma soprattutto lucana, di Balvano, in provincia di Potenza, prodotta in uno stabilimento sorto nei primi anni '80 e rilevato nel 199...

Birra Antoniana, brewer of premium Italian craft beer, today announced the launch of its products in the United States. Based in Padua, Italy, Birra Antoniana prides itself on sustainable, artisanal craftsmanship, cultivating its barley from nearly 250 acres of land before brewing in accordance with longstanding Italian tradition. Liquid Projects,...

Beer is muscling in on wine’s traditional territory at the dinner table — even in Italy, vino’s spiritual homeland. You’ll find proof at Terra, the new full-service restaurant on the third floor of Eataly, the sprawling and deliciously decorated Italian marketplace that celebrity chef Mario Batali and partners opened amid great fanfare late last ye...