Italy Craft beers in Rome, Italy?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by randygosda, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. randygosda

    randygosda Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012

    I'm going to visit Rome over Easter and the week after - and am looking for suggestions on some local craft beers or brew pubs. Any suggestions?
  2. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (3,135) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

  3. randygosda

    randygosda Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012

  4. Lomar62

    Lomar62 Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012

  5. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Absolutely excellent choice, I have been 3 times. Great bar staff, great food, wonderful Italian craft beer on tap and an insane bottle list!

    Also check out Ma che...
    again great staff, wonderful little place, tons of fun
    and the pizza by the slice about 150m away on the corner is delicious!

    and Bir & Fud

  6. ejyoung

    ejyoung Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2005 Arizona
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    Ma che followed by Bir and Fud is a great evening. Did that twice while in Rome. Manuele is awesome if he's there. First day I went I had Narke Kaggen! and Cantillon Pinot D'Aunis - he gave me an amazing deal as long as I shared a small amount of the Pinot with him. He only took like 2 ounces!
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  7. Pundarquartis

    Pundarquartis Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Denmark

    Except for all the suggestions above I'd really want to suggest that you go to Open Baladin. That's Baladin's (the best brewery in Italy) own pub and they have a great assortment of taps and bottles from both their own brewery and guests. When I was there last year they had Lou Pepe Framboise 2007 on tap, for example. My favourite bar in Rome, and in my opinion much better than Brasserie 4:20 that I feel gets way too much credit for their beer list that is way, way, way overpriced.
  8. miamichael2

    miamichael2 Initiate (199) Dec 2, 2009 Florida
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    I have to second the recommendation for Open Baladin. Amazing bar, beautifully designed. 35-40 taps, 2-3 cask, mostly from Italian craft brewers, but a couple others including a Cantillon. Food was very good too. Good location too, I'd say it's a 15 minute walk from the Forum.

    Ma Che was great to watch some calcio, with a nice selection on tap...but the place across the street, Bir e Fud (same owners as Ma Che), was fantastic...tons of great beer on draft, and the food was delicious.
  9. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    I am heading to Venice in Sept are there any breweries or beer bars in that area? Cheers,Fitz
  10. kkipple

    kkipple Meyvn (1,008) Jul 30, 2005 South Carolina

    I will be in Rome over Dec 20th - 30th, figured I'd give this thread a bump! Thanks for the suggestions so far. If any BAs want to join up for a tasting, let me know.
  11. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,472) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    Will be in Rome Dec 27-29, or so, and then off to Florence area (staying in Panzano for about 5 days). Places to go in Tuscany? (Especially Florence area? And, by the way, if you want anything from California/U.S. now is the time to tell me! I'm bringing beer with me both as presents and to drink/share)
  12. miamichael2

    miamichael2 Initiate (199) Dec 2, 2009 Florida
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    In Florence I went to a place called Mostodolce. They make their own beers, I was pretty impressed with them. It's a 5 minute walk from the train station. Go during a big soccer match, especially a Juventus or Fiorentina match, and it will be a great crowd.

    I also went to a small brewpub, apparently the oldest in Florence, called Il Bovaro. I enjoyed their beers, but they aren't highly rated. They only had three. Cool ambiance, non-touristy, only locals in there. Food was tasty, inexpensive.

    If you're into wine or oils, check out a place in Florence called Italian Loves...great owner, very friendly, will give you a nice sampling of wines, olive oils, truffle oils. It's a bit pricey, but worth it. The owner is also very into Italian craft beer and speaks great English.
  13. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Savant (923) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina
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    Any updates on places in Rome for craft beer? What are the top craft beers here in Italy that are must tries? I'm in Rome for a couple of weeks and then heading up to Ravenna for a week and then Lake Como for a week. I'm mainly a hoppy beer drinker and love sour and funky beers almost as much...but I definitely don't want to miss any great Italian beers while I'm here. Thanks!
  14. atomeyes

    atomeyes Disciple (383) Jul 13, 2011 Ontario (Canada)
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    not sure why you resurrected a thread from 3.5 years ago. there's another thread that we discussed
  15. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Savant (923) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina
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    Can you link it for me then? This was the one that kept popping up when I would search on the site.
  16. atomeyes

    atomeyes Disciple (383) Jul 13, 2011 Ontario (Canada)
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