If you are traveling to Italy, you may not have Italian craft beer on your to-do list but we think you should! Italian craft beer is really taking off in major Italian cities like Rome, Florence and Milan where you can taste some of the greatest beer local artisans are brewing up. If you think about it, Italians are the masters of fermentation with wine so why not BEER? Give it a shot! Or rather a pint!:)
Here is where and how you can taste Italian craft beer at its finest in cities throughout Italy, starting with Rome, Florence and Milan.
Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa’- This is a quaint little beerpub in the trendy, central district of Trastevere in Rome. It is humble and small but does not lack in offering a wide array of tasty brewed beers. Plenty of Italian beers on tap with friendly, knowledgeable staff (who can make up for your lack of Italian should you have any reservations) to guide you through their extensive collection. The name translates into “What the hell are you doing here?” so you better enjoy some beer like you mean it. Address: Via Benedetta 25 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere) Phone number +39 06 97275218 Business website: football-pub.com
Domus Birrae- Located off the beaten path of Roma central in the cute and chic Monti, lies a beer pub that is slightly higher brow serving brews not only from top notch Italian makers but also features beer from around the world. It is reported that excellent English is spoken here and with rare and unique beers to match. If you happen to find yourself in Rome for an extended period and are interested in home brewing, they also have resources and materials for those of you interested! Address: Via Cavour 88 00184 Rome, Italy (Monti) Phone number +39 06 97997570 Business website domusbirrae.com
If you are in Florence and are looking for Italian craft beer- you just got lucky! We have just launched a new Beer Tasting Tour in Florence that will not only teach you about the Italian craft beer craze that is sweeping the food and drink obsessed nation, but you will also get to visit the cities top rated and post popular breweries, beer pubs and bars. This is the best way to get your feet wet with Italian craft beer while doing something fun and social in Florence. Drinking tours are the best tours. The icing on the cake: food pairing and finger foods are included on this beer tour. Score!
Milan has a buzzing food and drink scene being one of the greatest metropolitan cities in Europe, let alone Italy. We also offer not necessarily a tour wholly dedicated to beer as we do with our Beer Tour in Florence but where you will taste one of Italy’s most famous beers on our Milan Food Tour. Plus, with your local guide in Milan they will give you an exhaustive list of beer pubs and artisan drinking holes around the city of Milan for the traveling beer lover. If you can’t make our tour here is a place we suggest for tasting top notch craft Italian beers in Milan:
BQ Birra Artigianale di Qualita’- Translated into Quality Artisan Beer, BQ for short is a craft beer pub with several Italian beers on tap and it is literally a hole in the wall. But that is okay because BQ is located along the hippest Navigli district of Milan where most people gather outside anyways for a drink and a chat. If you are craving some street food, they also offer some affordable options for piadine (what I like to call Italian quesadillas) and panini. Not to be missed for the beer and pub crawling traveler. Address: Alzaia Naviglio Grande 44 20144 Milan, Italy (Porta Genova) Phone number +39 02 89403212 Business website birreriabq.wordpress.com