Why It’s Italian Craft Beer’s Time to Shine

Mar 19, 2018 535

BY: JAY C. WILLIAMS

As a worldwide leader in the production of fine wines and liqueurs, Italy hasn’t been known for beer. But the last decade has seen an industry boom, thanks to trailblazing breweries like Baladin and Birrificio del Ducato. Even stateside operations like Dogfish Head Brewery and Stone Brewing have collaborated with Italian counterparts.

Much like American producers, brewers of birra artigianale often draw inspiration from Belgian and English beer styles, and add their own special touches. They utilize local ingredients like ancient grains, spices and seasonal fruits to create beers that will surely make you say grazie.

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SOURCE: https://www.winemag.com/

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