Italians are the masters of fermentation: wine and bread are the most noted products but what about Italian beer? Italy gets left in the dust for beer appreciation but little know that a beer culture is brewing across the delicious peninsula! Italy Food Culture is your resource center for various food tours offered in Florence, Milanand Rome and we are happy to announce that in addition to the classic food tours and wine tastings we offer in Italy, we are now offering a Craft Beer Tasting in Florence!
A little history about Beer:
Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating as far back to 9500 BC Neolithic times! This is suggested to be the period when cultivated cereals was first recorded in the written ancient history books in the Middle East and Northern Africa. According to The History of Beer, archaeologists speculate that beer was instrumental in the formation of civilizations. Today, social scientists suggest that Beer is a social lubricant, bringing together people from around the world on Food Tours in Italy! Okay that last part was exaggerated but no doubt is beer a truly special product that glues friends and people together from all walks of life world-over.
Thirsty for some info about the new Florence Beer Tasting? Check out some Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Craft Beer Tasting in Florence?
The Florence Beer Tasting takes place in a local pub downtown Florence where you can find different draft beer, which change according to the owners’ taste and seasonal availability, who also will guide you through this experience and be a wealth of information regarding all things beer. This is not a tour, but rather an informative, informal beer tasting with a master brewer in their pub.
What will we learn?
You will learn the history of beer making and its development in Tuscany and Italy, getting to know the beer types by tasting 3 different kinds of it, you will be enlightened by the high and low beer fermentation world.
What is included in the Florence Beer Tasting?
3 Beer tastings, all intentionally paired with typical Tuscan food like locally cured meats, salami, hand-made crostini and appetizing marinated veggies. A selection of craft beers you might taste: Lager, Pils, Sour Ale, Porter, Stout, Belgian Strong Ale, IPA and more. Want more? Add-ons are definitely welcome!
How much in the Florence Beer tasting?
For a guided tasting, meeting the local brewmaster, a private tasting, 3 beers and food pairings…just 35€ per adult! Beer Tastings in Florence are scheduled daily at 5:30pm.
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Cheers! Salute! Cin Cin!