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Italy - Montegioco

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks

Montegioco

Frazione Fabbrica 1, 15050, Montegioco, AL, Italy

www.birrificiomontegioco.com

Riccardo Franzosi, who left a secure job in the family construction firm to assemble his own beers, is one of the most eclectic brewers in Italy. He brews a wide range of regular and seasonal ales, using local products—cherries, peaches, and blueberries.


Brewing secret

The coriander he uses comes from his neighbour’s garden.


Dolii Raptor

beer style: Strong Ale
alcohol content: 8.5% ABV

Matured in Barbera wine barrels for over six months, then re-fermented with white wine yeasts.


Quarta Runa

beer style: Sour Peach Ale
alcohol content: 7% ABV

Volpedo peaches are heated in an oven before fermentation for extra “peachiness.” The sourness comes from wild yeasts on the peach skins.

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