Birra Etrusca Italian Ancient Ales

Birra Etrusca     Looking for something a little different? Stop by Amity Wines and try these three Birra Etrusca Italian Ancient Ales. All are brewed with pomegranate, honey, nuts, dried grapes and spices. Each has it’s own unique flavor because of the materials used in the fermentation process. Dogfish used bronze, Birra del Borgo used terra cotta and Baladin used wood.

The backbone of Birra Etrusca comes from two-row malted barley and an heirloom Italian wheat. Specialty ingredients include hazelnut flour, pomegranates, Italian chestnut honey, Delaware wildflower honey and clover honey. A handful of whole-flower hops are added, but the bulk of the bitterness comes from gentian root and the sarsaparilla-like Ethiopian myrrh resin.

Birra del Borgo and Baladin also will brew a version of Birra Etrusca, and to add complexity and variety, each brewery will ferment its batches with different traditional materials.  – See more at: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occasional-rarities/birra-etrusca-bronze.htm

Learn more about the origins of these Ancient Ales from Italy in this video by Dogfish.