32 Via dei Birrai is a small-scale artisanal brewery in the Pederobba Province of Treviso in Italy. And if you haven’t yet tried Italian beers then you are in for a treat.
If Italian beers have a stereotype it is that they are lighter and less hoppy. Oh, and they can really make a beer with chestnuts.
32 has four year-round beers including a Belgian pale ale, a saison, a witbier and a Belgian Strong ale. On the seasonal side of the ledger is a red beer and brown ale and an amber and a honey/chestnut beer.
They also have a fun sense of design in not only their labels but also the ancillary products as well. Their beers are all corked and each cork has a different letter on it. So after each beer you can create a new word. They also have a cool carrying case that holds up to three of their beers as well as a container to cool down your beer.
Looking past the outside, their beers are certified 100% Made in Italy and as their website materials say, “…pay tribute to the very word brewery and the art of brewing.”
And you don’t have to catch a flight from LAX to get them. Just travel to your local Whole Foods.
Your Beer of the Week is Mrs. Stoutfire, a collaboration between The Bruery and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. It is a smoked stout. Not quite a rauchbier. Well, let them describe it: “We smoked our own malt on the same smoker and with the same blend of three different woods that Beachwood uses for their award winning BBQ – apple, white oak and pecan. We then aged the beer on those same three types of wood.”
This week’s suds Homework is to check out the new Bootlegger’s Brewery tasting room. They haven’t moved far from their previous location they are now located at 130 S. Highland, Fullerton , CA (on the corner of Santa Fe and Highland). “It has 40 taps, improved restrooms, more seating, a large outdoor patio, and will be the home of our pilot brewery.” And they are open 7 days a week.
Find more of Sean Inman’s writing on his blog, Beer Search Party.