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Vessels of Inspiration

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:42 am, by nadine

Beer glasses come in all shapes and sizes. There are tall, narrow glasses like the Pilsner glass and German Wheat Beer glass, then there are wide ones like the Shaker, Nonick or Tulip pint and there are also stemmed glasses which are mostly used for higher alcohol beers. These different shapes do serve a purpose and were designed to highlight the appearance, aroma and flavour of various beer styles. The slender shape of the Pilsner glass, for example, will highlight […]


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La Birra Vita

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:59 am, by nadine

Rome is a bustling city. There is so much to see, between the Roman ruins, the renaissance art, the architecture, the great restaurants and the fun shops. Rome can be divided into many small areas, each of which has its own distinct charm. Much like each neighbourhood reveals a unique selection of shops and restaurants, scattered throughout the city are a number of fabulous beer destinations. Whether visiting ruins, fashion districts or museums, it’s always worth scanning the map to […]


Birra Paradiso

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:58 am, by nadine

Italy is a country that is known for its wine production. Wine is available everywhere, and there are a number of specialized shops, labeled ‘Enoteca’, where customers can choose from a wide selection of wines. While perusing the bottles at a local enoteca, visitors to Italy might be surprised to stumble upon a few elegant and distinctive 750ml bottle labeled: Birra (beer). In fact, over the past five years, the craft beer movement in Italy has grown rapidly and local […]


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Sugar & Spice Everything Nice

Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:53 am, by nadine

This past February, I found myself standing in front of a booth at Pianeta Birra, the beer trade show in Rimini, Italy, sipping a light-bodied beer that tasted like fresh lemons. The beer in question was Birrificio Karma’s Lemon Ale and the brewer, Mario Cipriano, was explaining to me that this beer was a tribute to the Sorrento region, which is famous for its lemons…  Cipriano’s beer was one of many unusual offerings that I had the opportunity to sample […]


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