Partner Events

20 September

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

In 1084 Saint Arnold of Soissons taught her monks how beer was a good way to stop the spread of diseases, as the water was often contaminated. We discover Belgian abbey beer and the history of Steenbrugge through a guided tasting of four such beers. Event bookable at www.qualitybeeracademy.it or…

  • 16:30 - 17:30
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

Water, malt and hops are the three pillars of German beer going back to 1516, when the famous Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) was adopted. We’ll discover how this combination of three ingredients can give rise to such a diverse range of beers with the help of Master Brewer Marc Rauschmann. Event…

  • 18:00 - 19:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

Though they’ve only been rediscovered in recent years, sour beer made using mixed fermentation and spontaneous fermentation has a history which goes back centuries. Here we’ll discover their history, characteristics and curiosities through a guided tasting of four sour beers. Event bookable at www.qualitybeeracademy.it or at the QBA stand during…

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

The Rodenbach family contains some of the protagonists of Belgian history. They took part in the Napoleonic wars, the country’s independence, and naturally, at the beginning of the 19th century, in the founding of a brewery. Today, the Rodenbach brewery continues to produce unique beers which are aged for two…

  • 18:00 - 19:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

Among the most important and well-established traditions in Belgian brewing are the Kriek and Framboise, produced with the use of fresh fruit (particularly cherries and raspberries) and spontaneous fermentation. Karel Boon of Brouwerij Boon tells us about the history and stylistic character of these beers through a guided tasting of…

  • 16:30 - 17:30
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

Pajottenland is an agricultural region south of Brussels, home to one of the most complex and appreciated brewing traditions in the world: Lambic. Karel Boon of Brouwerij Boon tells us about the history and characteristics of Lambic through a guided tasting of some of the beers produced by his family-owned…

  • 18:00 - 19:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

The United States are without doubt the homeland of the new wave brewing. Together with Matt Brynildson, head brewer di Firestone Walker, we discover the history of the brewery and the style which has revolutionized the American craft beer movement, through a tasting of four beers from old favorites to the latest…

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

From Norbert of Xanten and Hildegard of Bingen right up to the present day, the tradition of Kloster breweries has been a constant presence in the country of the famous Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot). We discover the story of German monastic brewing through a guided tasting of four beers. Event bookable…

  • 16:30 - 17:30
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • QBA – Quality Beer Academy

Besides the classic productions of Firestone Walker, in Paso Robles spacious cellar there are vintage barrels, a series of complex beers in the English tradition aged in oak barrels of different size and origin. A guided tasting of four different wood-aged beers by Matt Brynildson, head brewer at Firestone Walker.…

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Via Cavour 
  • Il caffè delle parole

Everyone knows German beer is synonymous with quality and tradition. For decades Germany has had a great influence on beer production around the world and to this day the very idea of beer – a stereotyped idea – coincides with the standards of German producers. In reality though, this idea…

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Via Cavour 
  • Il caffè delle parole

Indian Pale Ale (IPA), born in London in the 18th century for the colonial market from which it takes its name, was once at risk of extinction. But the explosion in the number of American craft breweries has been their renaissance, making IPAs more modern, thanks especially to the use…

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Via Cavour 
  • Il caffè delle parole

Spontaneous fermentation beers are the most ancient kind in existence. In the Belgian region of Pajottenland a handful of brewers continue to produce beer in the same way as once upon a time: no yeast inoculation, but a slow and natural “spontaenous” fermentation in which, beyond the classic yeasts there…