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January 22, 2018

Though the Italian craft beer movement has borrowed much from the American, one point that sets the two apart is that Italy is actually having an artisanal beer movement, not a craft beer movement. No one in Italy defines or defends this point more than the brewing pio...

January 4, 2018

While sours took a while to catch on with Italian beer drinkers, there have always been plenty of brewers making them, such as Panil, Black Barrel and Montegioco with almost all breweries having one or two. But Valter Loveriere, owner of Loverbeer, decided to take it a...

December 18, 2017

Oh, the merry beers of Christmas. Those fantastic brews spiced with Christmas love. For Italy, the idea of a Christmas beer only dates back to the late 1990s. Think about that. Christmas originated in Italy, yet the Christmas beer and all its cheer didn’t arrive until...

December 9, 2017

My mother recently turned 76 years old. Auguri Mamma. While I was in Italy launching our craft beer tours, my mother and Aunt Rosy, her older sister, wanted to know why I hadn’t brought them any craft beer from the US. I had brought beer from the US to give to our brew...

August 1, 2017

Last month we took our maiden Italian craft beer tour across northern Italy. It was a blast, to say the least. But on our tour we experienced more than just beer, we experienced firsthand the Italian culture.

When Paul and I first had the idea to write Italy: Beer Count...

July 2, 2017

This week we ‘drag’ five beer lovers on our inaugural tour of some of northern Italy’s finest. Most of these breweries are closed to the public, but have been open to us. Climb in, have a seat and ride along on the best craft beer tour in Italy.

Our first day in Milano...

June 29, 2017

If you’re planning on coming to Italy this summer, and would like to try Italian craft beer, I suggest one of the many Italian craft beer festivals.