Wow! We had a wonderful new experience yesterday. It was a first for us and for Maurizio and Roberta who, for the first time, hosted a beer tasting/food pairing at their artisanal brewery Cento Litri.
Maurizio introduced us to, and took us through, his beer making process.
He ferments the must at different temperatures depending on the style of beer. In some, the yeast settles to the bottom and he removes it before drawing the must off. His beer is unfiltered, and develops the carbonation once in the bottle as it continues to ferment.
His laboratory is spotless and gleaming.
The house which sits above the brewery was hand made by Maurizio and his father-in-law. It took 7 years to complete, and is gorgeous. They just finished enclosing this porch, which is where we had our tasting/dinner.
Maurizio prepares the beer. The sun continued to drop and the light fade.
Antipasti with one kind of beer – a biondo. Roberta made the bread, and jam, and friends made the cheese and lardo. The rest of dinner was her wonderful creation.
Gnocchi with mushrooms, and an American pale ale.
The sun set, the moon followed, our happy selves reflected in the glass.
Cinghiale, some of the best we’ve ever had, and look at that potato. Mama mia!
Dessert beer? Yes, my goodness, yes! It complemented the apple and fig tart so incredibly well.
There we are enjoying the end of a delightful evening.
The end. Thank you Maurizio, Roberta and Graziella!! What an incredible time you gave us.