Beer lovers around the world rejoice because a new “abbey beer” is coming to town straight from Italy and the oldest beer-producing monastery in the world. The Montecassino Abbey was founded in 529 AD by Saint Benedict of Nursia and it’s the birthplace of the Benedictine order, but it’s also the oldest monastery in the world known for its beer prod...

Italian beer production recorded its highest volume to date in 2017 (15.6 million hectolitres), an increase of 7.5% on the previous year. Exports also achieved a new record, up 7.9% year-on-year, to 2.7 million hl. The figures come from the latest Annual Report by AssoBirra, an association that brings together two major malt producers and about 40...

A bike and a few beers are all some need for a summer outing, and Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Martone Cycling Co. are helping to set them on their way. The limited-edition Martone for Peroni bicycle is a first for the Italy’s top-ranked beer. The 50-cm. step-through two-wheeler has a sleek white frame with a seat and rubber wheel treads in Peroni’s s...

Today we begin a new series of wine, beer and spirits recommendations, in no small part because my review shelf is starting to bow under the weight of multiple bottles, and I know you could always use some good drinking advice. This week’s products all come from a small-batch liqueur company out of Washington, D.C., called Don Ciccio & Figli. In 18...

East Passyunk Avenue will host a double-dose of summertime fun this weekend with two festivals set for Sunday, June 3rd: Craft Beer Day and the Italian National Day Festival. East Passyunk Avenue kicks off Philly Beer Week at 11:00am Sunday with Craft Beer Day, featuring 13 hours of craft beer events. 13 award-winning restaurants, bars, and retaile...

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 Ame...

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...