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Review: Pairing Comfort Food With Rare Brews at the Engine Room

Publisher:
The New York Times

Date Published:
07/02/2016

Description / Excerpt:
The Engine Room occupies a converted industrial building, its airy brick space fitted out with repurposed wood, a polished cement floor, exposed overhead ductwork, an eating bar spying into an open kitchen and scruffy 20-something servers dispensing table water from whisky bottles. It’s the kind of hip place you started seeing a decade ago in big-city settings, and now in small-town Connecticut. Style is a contagion...

Credits:
RAND RICHARDS COOPER

URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/nyregion/review-pairing-comfort-food-with-rare-brews-at-the-engine-room.html?_r=0

Why You Should Get to Know Italian Beer (and 9 Must-Try Bottles)

Publisher:
Serious Eats

Date Published:
03/18/2015

Description / Excerpt:
"When you picture Italy, it's likely you're envisioning tender strands of pasta and intensely-flavored vegetables, plates of luscious cured meat, and glasses full of wine: all products of the country's unique soil, climate, and culture. But these days, you'd be missing an element that's recently been electrifying Italy's food scene: craft beer.

"What Italy may lack in brewing history, it makes up for with impressive creativity. Today's Italian brewers have very few preconceived notions, and they face few laws or restrictions about how or what to brew. While influenced by the great beers of Belgium, Germany, and the U.S, beer from Italy stands out right now as something distinctly Italian..."

Credits:
Anne Becerra

URL:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/best-italian-craft-beer-baladin-del-borgo-pausa-cafe.html

Top 10 Italian Craft Beers

Publisher:
Swide online

Date Published:
09/19/2013

Description / Excerpt:
"Italy used to be though of a wine-only country, but not any more. In the last 10 years beer brewing has exploded in Italy. From artisan micro breweries, to home-brew enthusiasts up and down the length of Italy, beer is booming. Swide spoke to Italy’s leading beer expert Lorenzo Dabove, one of the founding fathers of the current beer movement, and found out what are the characteristics of Italian craft beer and what are the 10 best beers in Italy. Cheers..."


Credits:
Hugo Mc Cafferty, Swide online

URL:
http://www.swide.com/food-travel/wine-and-cocktail/top-10-best-italian-craft-beers/photo-gallery/1-10

Is High-End Italian Beer the Next Barolo?

Publisher:
Details Magazine

Date Published:
05/11/2012

Description / Excerpt:
They're bubbly like fine Champagnes, cheaper than Cabs, and, best of all, designed to be consumed immediately. Say hello to the new beverage of choice at quality restaurants across the country: high-end Italian brews.

Jeff Benjamin and his business partner, James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri, are so convinced that these artisan-driven Italian bottles deserve a prime place at the table that in February they opened Alla Spina, a restaurant in Philly devoted entirely to the trend. The menu lists at least 20 Italian beers—the selection changes seasonally—including Piccolo Birrificio Seson from Liguria (brewed with Chinotto oranges and juniper), Baladin Nora from Piedmont (Egyptian-inspired ale brewed with kamut wheat, ginger, orange peel and myrrh), and Bruton Lilith from Tuscany (inspired by English bitter and brewed with American Cascade hops)...."


Credits:
Andy Clurfeld

URL:
http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2012/05/is-high-end-italian-beer-the-next-barolo.html

Italian beer making a splash in Philadelphia

Publisher:
Philadelphia Inquirer

Date Published:
05/10/2012

Description / Excerpt:
"The word birrificio may not yet quite roll off the tongue.

But if Philadelphians continue to plunge into the exotic new beers that have recently begun appearing here from Tuscany, Piedmont, and Emiglia-Romagna, brewed with everything from chestnuts to barbera grapes, chinotto peel and myrrh, the Italian word for brewery should become a familiar one, indeed.

The unfamiliarity is understandable. In a country better known for vino like Chianti and Barolo, the craft-beer industry is still in its infancy, dating only to 1996, when Teo Musso and Agostino Arioli opened their pioneering breweries in Piedmont, Birreria Le Baladin and Birrificio Italiano, respectively. Since then, however, there has been an explosion of growth from about 20 breweries in 2002 to more than 450 today, according to Matthias Neidhart of importer B. United International. It is in many ways a movement inspired by America’s own beer renaissance, but has taken on a distinctive Italian spin, rooted in bold, inventive styles and in a concerted effort to make beers that pair with food..."

Credits:
Craig LaBan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

URL:
http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-10/news/31656211_1_beer-renaissance-german-beers-matthias-neidhart

The New Birra Italiana

Publisher:
La Cucina Italiana

Date Published:
05/10/2012

Description / Excerpt:
"Perched at 1,000 feet above sea level, Bricco di Neive, population 60, overlooks some of the most prized vineyards in Barbaresco. In Piedmontese dialect, bricco or bric refers to the highest peak of a group of hills in the region. For generations, locals, including famed winemaker Bruno Giacosa, have spent their days crafting some of Italy’s finest wines here. While many climb these remote hills to taste the fruits of their labor, this small province also has become a destination for another prize, one that draws crowds of up to 300 on any given Saturday. They come from around the world to drink the beer at the brewery, bar and restaurant CitaBiunda.

This craft beer outpost is responsible for elegant brews like BiancaNeive, a rich wheat beer with pronounced aromas of banana, orange peel and coriander, and SensuAle, a corpulent amber ale with surprisingly complex aromas. They, among others, are the handcrafted products of Marco Marengo, a 32-year-old brewer from nearby Alba, who started CitaBiunda with his childhood friend, Stefano Lombardi, in the center of Neive five years ago.

Today, Marengo produces 35,000 liters per year, and he’s not alone. There are currently more than 430 microbreweries operating in Italy, and this number is expected to reach 500 by the end of the year. Fifteen years ago, annual consumption of artisanal beer was about 4,200 U.S. barrels—today it is 383,475 U.S. barrels, says Teo Musso, owner of the Le Baladin brewery, bar and restaurant empire. Quite a wave, considering the first bottles of craft Italian beer appeared on the market in the mid-1990s.

From Torino to Taormina, “birra artigianale”—unpasteurized and unfiltered beer made on a small scale from quality ingredients—has won the hearts of the food savvy. It is a trend that few saw coming in a notoriously wine-centric culture. But a combination of creative, bold brewers, regulatory freedom and a fan base with a receptive palate has catapulted it into the spotlight of the contemporary Italian food scene..."


Credits:
Marisa Huff

URL:
http://lacucinaitalianamagazine.com/article/the-new-birra-italiana

La Dolce Birra

Publisher:
The Wallstreet Journal

Date Published:
05/21/2011

Description / Excerpt:
Belgium? America? Old news. For the latest wellspring of innovative brews, consider Italy

As the craft-beer world grows up, it's moving out of hipster bars and into new territory: the dinner table. Italian brewers are leading the charge. Washing down a slice with an ice-cold Peroni still has its appeal, but the latest Italian craft beers are made with white tablecloths in mind. Inspired by local ingredients, they demand the same attention generally reserved for quality wine...


Credits:
William Bostwick, Wallstreet Journal

URL:
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748703421204576327263105711894-lMyQjAxMTAxMDIwMjEyNDIyWj.html

Beer Here! (And There) Take an international beer crawl at Monte Carlo

Publisher:
Vegas Seven

Date Published:
07/29/2010

Description / Excerpt:
Japan

Hitachino Nest White Ale at Dragon Noodle Company, $10

The Belgian-style brand flagship has a light tangerine color and a tutti-frutti flavor reminiscent of clementines plus coriander, nutmeg and orange peel. Bartender Christina says she loves the citrusy notes of this Japanese craft-brew, also available in Weizen, Classic Ale, Ginger Brew and—another winner—Red Rice Ale, which has a rosy color, a strawberry, anise and eucalyptus nose, and a subtle, yeasty sake flavor. hitachinonest.com.

Italy

Strada San Felice Italian Chestnut Ale at d.Vino, $15

A medium-bodied, dry-yet-fruity and instantly addictive dark-amber chestnut ale brewed with wood-fired chestnuts from the famous chestnut-growing area of Piedmont. A standout from among d.Vino’s exceptional, food-friendly Italian craft brew portfolio, which also includes Via Emilia Dry-Hopped Pale Lager, Re Ale Extra Italian IPA, and the Birrificio Barley Brewery selections: Friska Biere Blanche, Toccadibo Strong Golden Ale, and Sella del Diavolo Italian Amber Ale. gradoplato.it.

Credits:
Xania Woodman

URL:
http://weeklyseven.com/nightlife/2010/july/29/beer-here-and-there

Introducing the Slow Food “Guida alle birre d’Italia” 2011

Publisher:
Beer Chronicles

Date Published:
06/11/2010

Description / Excerpt:
"Yesterday afternoon in Rome the 2011 Italian beer Guide by Slow Food was officially presented. As you may know, this is one of the most important issue on Italian craft beer, which offers a detailed survey on Italian brewers and their beers, with descriptions, specifications and evaluations. The event was hosted by Vinòforum, a long standing Capitoline wine event. Certainly not a “friendly environment”, but this suggests the important status achieved by beer among wine lovers..."

Credits:
Andrea Turco, Beer Chronicles

URL:
http://www.beer-chronicles.com/articles-books-media/565/introducing-the-slow-food-guida-alle-birre-ditalia-2011/

Italian Craft Beers

Publisher:
Bon Apetit

Date Published:
06/01/2010

Description / Excerpt:
The country known for Pinot Grigio and Super Tuscans has recently become a creative frontier for beer.

Credits:
Justin Philips

URL:
http://www.bonappetit.com/

The Six Pack: Pairing Summer Jazz And Beer

Publisher:
NPR

Date Published:
06/15/2009

Description / Excerpt:
On porches everywhere this summer, people are soaking up the sticky heat with beer in hand and music in the background. Jazz and beer are natural companions, but no one wants to mix the two inappropriately. So I approached the Washington City Paper's "Beerspotter," Orr Shtuhl, to pair bottles with Charles Mingus, Sun Ra and more.

Credits:
Lars Gotrich

URL:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105296366&sc=fb&cc=fp

SETTEBELLO Opens In New Location - The Food World Rejoices

Publisher:
Eating Las Vegas

Date Published:
11/10/2008

Description / Excerpt:
"Just as satisfying (and more than a little surprising) was discovering seven artisanal, unique beers and ales on the menu. We say surprising because Otton, for all his good sense and good taste, doesn’t partake of alcoholic beverages (even chestnut-flavored, coriander-spiced, or triple-fermented sour ales….pity)."

Credits:
John Curtas

URL:
http://www.eatinglv.com/2008/11/settebello-opens-in-new-location-the-food-world-rejoices/

Italy's creative microbrew movement gets noticed

Publisher:
San Francisco Chronicle

Date Published:
07/18/2008

Description / Excerpt:
"In the mid-'90s, early Italian pioneers like Agostino Arioli at Birrificio Italiano and Teo Musso at Birreria Baladin made the jump from home brew to brewpub; today there are almost 200 craft microbreweries and brewpubs operating in Italy - mostly in the north, but new breweries have also appeared in Parma, Rome and even Sardinia."

Credits:
Jim Clarke

URL:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/17/WIHK10HN10.DTL

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