Tuscany's Brews Tap Into Italian Culture
From Tuscany's rolling hillsides stem some of the best wine-making grapes in the world, but a new libation is making a name in town: beer.2015-12-28
From Tuscany's rolling hillsides stem some of the best wine-making grapes in the world, but a new libation is making a name in town: beer. Pushing Peroni aside, Italy's micro brewing scene has come alive in Tuscany where beer makers are concocting new and exciting libations. During your vacation at Tuscan villas, you should take a moment to put down your glass of merlot and kick back with a pint of frosty and notoriously strong brew.
"In tuscany, perhaps more than any other region, beers are embellished with native products," Eugenio Signoroni, co-writer of Italy's 2013 beer guide, told The Guardian. "For example, at Birrificio Amiata, that is chestnuts. Birrificio La Petrognola makes a beer entirely from [spelt wheat] that for legal reasons shouldn't even be called beer."
These brews are gaining popularity among high-end travelers because of their lofty, but well-warranted price tags. If you find yourself growing tired of wine while staying at villas in Italy, you can take a quick trip to Amiata's Bastarda Rossa, which offers nutty, small batch beers that have won a string of awards.