8|21|13 All About the Italians


A flight of themed beers for $10! Each week will be a new sampler outlined in this e-mail! This week features Italian Craft Beers!

Del Ducato Viaemilia
Baladin Wayan
Del Borgo Maledetta “Z”



This bottom fermented beer is golden yellow in color with floral and herbaceous hop aromas. The finish is sharp with a hoppy bitterness and hints of acacia honey. Elegant, balanced and gratifying: there is always room for her! 

La VIÆMILIA being my first creation, is considered by many our signature brew. Although it may appear a simple lager, its brewing is the longest and most delicate. 
Every year, at the beginning of September, we travel to personally select hops from the farmers of Tettnang.{source}


Le Baladin Wayan is made of 17 different ingredients {barley, wheat, spelt, oats, rye, different types of hops & many different spices besides coriander. Teo calls it a “Saison” but it is certainly his personal definition of a saison. Aroma & palate are rather complex, ie it takes some time to find your way through it, so to speak. The different hops are barely noticeable. The balance & bitterness is by a high degree provided by those many spices some of which are very very unusual in brewing {Teo does not disclose them} . This quite unusual combination of spices & herbs greatly impacts the finish which again is very different from “regular saison-style ales. {source} (It is also named after Teo’s daughter! See photo below!)


Dedicated to the creation of the latest Toscano cigar and to the Maledetto Toscano (damned Tuscan) Cigar Club, it mixes Belgian and British brewing cultures. It has an amber color and a deeply intense citrus and flowery nose. The hops and yeasts mix gives the beer a unique character. At first you will taste honey, then in the midpalate you will detect toffee evolving in citrus and finally merging in a delicious bitter and spiced flavor. Damn good, damn charming! {source}



We recommend you make it a beautiful Italian summer evening and pair your flight with The Viaemilia Grilled Cheese!  Sottocenere, a black truffle cheese, Fontina, and Sundried Tomatoes on our Sourdough Bread! Que bella, mangia mangia!

First Stop: Birreria Le Baladin

If there’s a single person behind this beer explosion, it has to be Teo Musso, who started selling hisBaladin beers in the little Piedmontese town of Piozzo in 1996 (Piazza 5 luglio 1944; Since then, he has become the éminence grise of Piedmont brewers, at least if éminences grises can look like rock stars.

When I met Musso on the first day of my Piedmont beer quest a few months ago, he was wearing black jeans, a black leather jacket, a scarf and a couple of silver rings and bracelets. It’s the sort of look that, if you are innately cool, looks incredibly cool, and if you are not innately cool will make you look like a total idiot. Musso, for the record, is on the innately cool side of that equation.

Like any good Piedmontese kid, Musso grew up drinking wine. But as he says, “I was a rebellious teen, and because my dad made wine, I started drinking beer. I didn’t even like it that much at that point—the moment things really clicked was when I drank a Chimay Blue I’d taken out of my uncle’s fridge [Musso’s uncle was a pastry chef in Monte Carlo] when I was visiting one time. And from then, I had amalattia—sickness in the head—for beer.”

At first Baladin was just a bar, albeit one with 200 different bottled beers on the list. “Piozzo only had 800 people,” Musso recalls, “and 400 were retired. Take away the kids, and it was like one beer for each person who could actually drink.” People started coming from other towns, though, and then from Turin; the Baladin pub became a destination for beer fanatics. Then Musso started brewing his own beer. In Italy, in the late ’90s, the Belgian-style ales he was making were unheard-of; beer meant Moretti or Peroni, industrially produced lagers that were (and are) basically the Bud and Miller of Italy. Musso made amber ales, cherry-infused krieks, pumpkin ales—whatever inspired him.

Eventually, Musso says, “I began having this idea about getting my beer into the hands of people who drink wine.” He sent his beers to more than 500 restaurants in the hopes that wine buyers would taste them, he bothered winemakers to try them—anything he could think of to break through the basic Italian idea that beer was a simple, thirst-quenching beverage, good on a hot day or while watching a soccer game, but nothing you would ever think of having with a meal. “It was like moving mountains,” he says. “You’re trying to change a 1,000-year-old tradition.” Or really, trying to invent a new one, since Italy essentially has no beer tradition at all. {read more here}

Did you know that we traveled to Italy and met Teo Musso? Read the blog post about it here!


RiP to a Composer

Farewell to American composer, Elliot Del Borgo. He was a great composer for young musicians who enjoyed playing his pieces at festivals. His music has taught great rhythmic patterns and musical themes that students will take with them for a very long time.

You have been an excellent servant of music, Mr Del Borgo. Thank you for all the fun you have brought to music in schools.

Elliot Del Borgo

1|30|13 Del Borgo's Old Antonia

Del Borgo’s Old Antonia

The story starts with…

My Antonia (named after the Willa Cather read), is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner. This lager for ale lovers is citrusy, sweet and refined.

My Antonia started out as a collaboration beer when Sam brewed it at Birra del Borgo (hope you can read Italian) outside Rome, Italy, with owner/brewer Leonardo DiVencenzo in October 2008. In 2010, we began brewing My Antonia here in Delaware for U.S. distribution.

As an aside, in June 2009, Leonardo came over to Delaware and brewed our original batch of Namaste with us at our Rehoboth Beach brewpub. And Leo is also one of the brewers involved in the Eataly project in New York City. What goes around, comes around. (DFH)

Beer Education Wednesday: Old Antonia!

This is a Double IPA inspired by My Antonia and then aged in Etienne-Dupont Calvados Barrels! Searching through the inter-webs I found that this may have been originally created for the “Un Mare di Birra,” a beer cruise started by Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà for their 10th Anniversary. (Ma Che is an amazing beer bar in Rome!) And it was originally keg only for the cruise.

The beer cruise is supposed to be epic with world renowned beer industry folks and a lot of crazy beer. We heard some stories while we were in Italy and were actually urged to join in this past year. The cruise goes from Roma to Barcelona and back. It is also complete with special casks, tappings, and a whole lot of stories that don’t leave the boat! Here are some pictures including our man Jerome Rebetez from BFM!

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anonymous asked:

Dimmi che stai lavorando al progetto del borgo autosufficiente che sono inadatto a vivere in questa società. Magari in una con principi e regole diverse mi troverei meglio.

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lungomare barceloneta


questi erano gli scatti che cercavo di raccontarvi in una delle nostre ultime revisioni. E’ il lungomare di Barceloneta. Il riferimento con il Vostro progetto era visto in modo da attrezzare le piccole piazze che si protendono verso il mare fin sulla spiaggia ed essendo i vari prolungamenti del borgo storico attraversando la nuova passeggiata.

Alcune sono solo attrezzate per servizi balneari, doccia e spogliatoi, altre per la sosta, il relax ed anche attività di sport.


mi sembra una buona reference

buon lavoro