SATURDAY, JULY 30 WE WILL CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF “BANCONE”, SHOP AND TAP ROOM, IN SPEDINO’S NEW BREWERY

 

That’s Birra del Borgo’s new idea, hosted inside Spedino’s brewery. The revolution, started with the new room dedicated to cooked beers (cotte) and bigger spaces for experimantations in terracotta amphorae and barrels, makes a new step forward with “Bancone” shop & tap room. This new space will give all customers a chance to live at best their Birra del Borgo experience through tastings, purchases, ideas and stories. At “Bancone” 14 paths, 10 drafts and 4 pumped beers, will let customers taste classical and original beers. Saturday, July 30, from 4pm until night a big event will celebrate the new brewery and space with guided tours, workshops, dedicated food suggestions and a great live concert. All of it in the beautiful frame of  ”Bancone”, star attraction of the event. 

WHEN
Saturday July 30, from 4pm until late at night
Free entrance
Food&Beverage consumptions to be paid 

WHERE
Piana di Spedino – Borgorose (RI)

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AMERICAN SUMMER

Not only the label is a tribute to the flag of America, also the content is made using a fresh American hops cocktails added mainly in dry hopping, in the fermentation phase. Refreshing and light , fragrant grass and citrus , STELLE&STRISCE is the perfect Summer Ale. Clear and drinkable, with its 3.7 percent alcohol, but with a strong character given by fresh and intense aromas. The final will discover a pleasant bitterness that will lose your head. To live the american summer drink it at the beach, a stone’s throw from the sea!



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BIRRA DEL BORGO DAY, FINAL SCHEDULE AND PRACTICAL INFO

OPENING HOURS:
Friday, June 17 from 6pm to 1am
Saturday, June 18 from 12pm to 2am
Sunday, June 19 from 10:30am till sunset

WHERE:
Borgorose (RI)
A24 Highway exit: Valle del Salto

FRIDAY JUNE 17
6pm: Drafts and Street Food stands’ opening
6pm: Gipsy Rufina in concert
10pm: Dixie Hogs in concert
10pm: Sadside Project in concert
1am: Drafts closing

SATURDAY JUNE 18
12pm: Cotta Pubblica starts at Collerosso
12pm: Drafts and Street Food stands’ opening
12pm: Guided tours of our new brewery with our brewers
2pm: Wine vs. Beer and Beer vs. Wine… Discovering synergies between the two worlds
2-6pm: Pink Puffers Brass Band in concert
3pm: Fabulous Wood in concert
5pm: New horizons in the Italian scene: emerging beers and brewers
6pm: Adriano Viterbini in concert
8pm: Mark Hanna New Band in concert
10:30pm: Red Wagons in concert
2am: Drafts and Street Food stands’ closing

SUNDAY JUNE 19
10am-1pm: Guided tours of our new brewery with our brewers
10:30am: Drafts and Street Food stands’ opening
12:30pm: Food & Beer matching workshop with Chef Franco Franciosi
1-6pm: MO’ BETTER BAND in concert
2pm: Funkallisto in concert
3pm: Collerosso: old brewery’s project dedicated to spontaneous fermentations
4pm: Orchestraccia in concert
5pm: Amphora vs. Keg, differences and magics of these two worlds
6pm: Gaudats Junk Band in concert
8pm: Luca D’Aversa in concert
The event will end at sunset

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR…
A whole space organized by Kikids – jobs for kicks will be dedicated to children on Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 7pm. A small “Village” will be set up, where kids will be entertained with free, creative manual activities, games, and two daily workshops lasting 60 minutes each. Kids can enroll directly on site.

PRACTICAL INFO
Where’s the BdB Day?
Most of the events (music, food, beers, kids’ entertainment) will be hosted in Borgorose’s Municipal Villa. You can find it on Google Maps, that green triangle in between Via delle Ville and Via San Francesco. Yes, that’s it! Other activities will take place in the New and Old Brewery (see program).

When shall I arrive to the BdB Day?
You can come and go as you please, 6pm-1am on Friday, 12pm-2am on Saturday, 10:30am until sunset on Sunday. If you are interested in some specific activities, please check the event’s schedule.

Is there an entrance fee?
Entrance to the Villa, concerts, guided tours to the brewery, kids’ activities are all free of charge! Only food and drink consumptions should be paid for.

How does food and drinks’ payments work?
It is necessary to buy tokens (1euro) at the cashier. With a token you can get a 0,10cl draft at your choice, with 2 tokens a 0,20cl, with 3 tokens a 0,30cl. Food consumption will cost 1 to 3 tokens depending on the choice. Draft beers will be served in biodegradable glasses in an environmentally friendly way.
A glass + 8 tokens combination will be available at 10euros, to enjoy your beer at your best! Otherwise, the glass will cost 3euros. On Sunday morning cashier will be available also at the New Brewery to buy tokens at the end of the tours.

Can I buy beers at the BdB Day?
A Birra del Borgo dedicated space will be available for purchasing bottles and gadgets. In this case payments must be done cash or with debit/credit card.

Will I be reimbursed if I don’t spend all my tokens?
We’re sorry, tokens can’t be reimbursed. You can use them to buy bottles to-go, but any leftovers will not be reimbursed.

Is it possible to pay with debit or credit card?
Yes, POS system is available.

How do I get to Borgorose, and how do I get home?
On the Cotral website – www.cotralspa.it – you find the bus schedule from Rome’s Ponte Mammolo station to Borgorose (the bus terminal is very cose to the Villa). Service is lowered during the weekend though, and there are no convenient trips back to Rome at night. If you cannot find a designated driver for the car and don’t want to sleep in Borgorose, we suggest that you check with the many bars/pubs which are organizing busses to the event. Some of them are Beer Travels (click here for more info), The Golden Pot www.thegoldenpot.it (Danilo 328.49.56.920), Luppolo 12 you can reserve your spot in Via dei Marrucini 12 or writing an email to info@tourismotion.com (name, last name, phone number, number of spots required). Besides these, other places and cities are organizing new ways to get to Borgorose, check online!

Where can I sleep in the Borgorose area?
Here are some suggestions on places to sleep in the area. Make sure you check in advance prices and availability: Casali di Cartore (Borgorose). Info contact: +39 348 98 19 343 info@casalidicartore.com , Hotel Olimpia (Avezzano), Motel Belvedere (San Pelino di Avezzano), La Duchessa (Borgorose), La Rocca (Corvaro), Tenuta Placidi (Sant’Anatolia, tel. 339.8277277) Camping Isola del Salto (Fiumata).

Free Camping space?
In cooperation with the city of Borgorose, the city’s recreation field will be at disposal for those who want to bring their tents (no caravans or campers admitted!). Toilets and showers will be available (to be treated with decency). Space is limited and reservations are not permitted, spots can be taken from Friday morning upon arrival. The sooner the better!

Do I need to book workshops and visits?
Visits must be booked here: http://bdbday2016.eventbrite.it/
Visits are free, following rotating shifts as stated on EventBrite.
Workshops must booked here: https://laboratori-bdbday16.eventbrite.it/…

Can I bring children?
Of corse you can, children are welcome! On Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6pm, Kikids will prganize entertainment for them.

Can I bring dogs/cats/exotic animals?
Everything that’s legal and can be easily controlled in respect of the event’s participants can be brought. However, no entertainment has been set up for them.

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BIRRA DEL BORGO DAY 2016

Three days dedicated to beer and not only, lots of news and special guests will be part of the biggest summer festival dedicated to the beer. Where? In Borgorose, specifically hosted in its municipal Villa, from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19. We are talking about the Birra del Borgo Day, the event Birra del Borgo has been organizing for eleven years now for its birthday, gathering friends, producers, partners, musicians, chefs, beer lovers and simple curious people. 130 drafts from all over the world, with more than 30 Italian and foreign breweries selected among the leaders in the brewing field, will reflect the first aim of the festival: to stress with conviction the quality and centrality of the beer. Beer lovers will have the chance to join different meetings regarding the brewing world discovering ideas and news of the brewing field, unusual matches, as well as workshops and tasting sessions, not to mention the inevitable “cotta pubblica”. To best organize the food area, Birra del Borgo has decided to rely on a great expression of the street food, Gabriele Bonci, who will prepare tempting selections of stuffed pizza, sandwiches and burgers. Besides, there will also be a special place for Stefano Callegari’s Trapizzino, dressed up for the event with its classic and original “flavors”.

Birra del Borgo Day will enhance communication between sounds and flavors hosting thirteen live concerts of rock and blues street bands that will alternate on stage to stress the strong bond between music and beer. The event’s musical background will be led by Orchestraccia, Adriano Viterbini and Mark Hanna.

Families and children will appreciate the kids’ corner set up by KIKIDS, jobs for kicks: free games and a rich continuous schedule for kids 4 to 11 years old, and fun workshops to tickle children’s fantasy and creativity. Birra del Borgo Day springs from the idea of melting together taste and experimentation, gathering and discovering, goodness and beauty, tradition and innovation, where music, beer and food give life together to new, surprising shapes. Beer will be the glue that holds together these different forms of culture, in between the small town and the big city, music and taste, arts and conviviality.

The full program of the festival will be online soon 

INFO & CONTACTS
FESTIVAL OPENING HOURS
Friday June 17 from 6:00pm to 1:00am
Saturday June 18 from 12:00pm to 2:00am
Sunday June 19 from 10:30am until sunset

ENTRANCE INFO
Free entrance
It is necessary to buy tokens in order to get drinks (1 euro  = 1 token)
A token is worth 0,10 cl draft beer, 2 tokens 0,20 cl and so on.
Glass: 3 euros
Combo glass + 8 tokens: 10 euros
Food: from 1 token

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A “BIZARRE” EVERY MONTH, OUR JUNE BEER TASTES LIKE RASPBERRIES

Do you know what a “bizarre” is? Twelve unique, special limited edition beers made with special ingredients and original brewing processes, showing our will to experiment and intrigue our customers. Twelve beers produced once a year, a recipe every month. And here is our June Bizarre, RUBUS, Latin word for raspberry (rubus idaeus), key element of this very interesting and tasty creation. Recipe as follows: take a DUTCHESS, one of the most famous Birra del Borgo productions, and add fresh raspberries (100gr. per liter). Red fruits create a wild fermentation giving the beer a strong acidity – well balanced by the smell of the berries, and an unusual, charming, intense rosé color. Given its freshness and lightness, it’s the perfect beer to taste for an aperitivo in this warm period of the year, even better if accompanied by a good selection of goat’s aged cheese.

Enjoy it, try it and give us your feedback.

Coming soon our next months’ bizarre, don’t miss it!

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European Beer Holidays 2013!

Are you still planning your holidays or are you ready to leave?

If you will be around Europe in the next week, and you would like to taste some great Italian craft beer -  namely Birra del Borgo, of course! – but you didn’t include Italy in your itinerary (that’s a shame!) here we give you some good tips about where you can taste our brews among Belgium and UK

And you could even meet Leo o some other guys from BdB!

So, maybe if you didn’t book you ticket already, you are still in time for a last minute trip!

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August brings news (and oldies)!

So finally August is here, and it brought the summer heat we were waiting for… maybe even to much! But we won’t complain, as beside the hot temperatures,  it also brought two awaited beers!
The first one is this month’s Bizzarra, a long-expected oldie: the fantastic and ulta-hopped BdBi(g)BodyIbu!
The second one is brand new, but many af you have been asking about it since we brewed it, right after the BdB Day 2013!
Yes, we are talking about the ReAlt we brewed with Andreas Gaenstaller!

 

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Birreria number three in Bari!

Does the picture at the left reminds you of something? Well, yes, they ARE Leo and Teo, but there is something more to it!
We are giving you one more clue: another great brewmaster is missing: we are talking about the third “Birreria Brother” Sam Calagione!
The picture was taken today at Eataly Bari big opening: it’s the 10th Eataly Shop only in Italy, and it also host the third Birreria in the world, following New York and Rome! Do you still need one more reason for planning your next trip to Bari, just on the heel of the boot-shaped Italian Peninsula? Here you have it:   at Eataly Bari Birreria, you will be able to sip your craft beer while you are looking at the sea!

 

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Can’t wait for Duchessic!

Time goes faster… It seems only yesterday, we were celebrating the Brewery’s eight birthday , hoping for one tiny ray of sunshine – luckily we had it! – and here we are in the middle of July, sweating under the summer sunlight!

So, it should be the right time to (re)introduce you our monthly Bizarre Beer, Duchessic.

 

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What if ReAle was… ReAlt?!

Just as it happened last year, the day after our big party was no break for us! Joined by a small but fierce group of beer lovers, we performed the second step of the “What if ReAle was born in…” project! This year’s guest was Andreas Gaenstaller, a great German brewer who came to visit us with his wife Manuela from Bamberg (you can see them in the picture together with our brewer Andrea). Those who attended the party could taste his fantastic beers and they know what we are talking about! So, here you can find some more details about ReAlt, that is What if ReAle was born in… Bamberg!

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