Here we have on sale naturally artisan Italian beer, but also artisan beers from Germany, Belgium and England.
From few years also here in Italy we have started to find the best combinations between beer and food. While in England, Belgium or Germany it was and it is now normal to taste a detailed food with the right beer at the right temperature and by the right glass. We cannot be always satisfied with any "Lager" (it means a beer produced with low fermentation) by a gold colour in England, while darker colour in Germany.
Through the many tasting of artisan beer and thanks also to the care of brewer masters, now also the mediterranean and creative cuisine is no more a bar to the beers' combination. Of course, as for wine, there are general rules and shades to be remarked ! Beer and food have to help each other to express the best, exalting colours, flavours and fragrances of both. The body of beer has to be equal to the food texture, the softness of one has to assuage the angularity of other; while the beer acidity has to contrast the food oiliness and the bitter flavour has to go with intense taste food.
Now it's the turn of glass; the goblet like a tulip is universal but it's right only for certain beers, the smallest tulip for lager beers, while the wider tulip is perfect for aromatic and ale beers. The cup is perfect to exalt the flavours of trappiste and abbey beers.
So we can start now our tour around Europe ! Of course Italian beers and first name and guarantee is Menabrea 150° Anniversary, a lager (blonde) beer with low fermentation but well balanced for not so elaborated food. Then the Rhyton Ur beer, a Tuscan artisan beer produced with pure barley malt and re-brewed in bottle, is perfect with fried fish.
Then we move to Germany and we find the Schlenkerla Rauchbier, produced with malt, smoked on beech wood, with a rich and creamy froth, perfect with roasted meat or speck. In Belgium there is the Moinette Blonde, a strong Belgian Golden beer particularly aromatic with spiced and fruity sensations, good to go with matured cheeses or mushrooms. Then not to forget the Rochefort 10, one of the best beer in the world, a trappiste with coffee and fruits remarks, excellent with an "erborinato" cheese or with foie gras. Finally we arrive in England and we find the Ridgeway Ipa, one "Indian Pale" beer with british Ale style, an intriguing aftertaste of liquorice and black pepper to be tasted with very spicy recipes.