Our Irish friends are beer masters of long experience (there’s no match!), but we think they will forgive us if along with a Guinness stein this year we drink also an agricultural beer born at the shadow of green Monte Conero [...]
Le Marche another Italy
Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
Tenute Collesi was established in 1870 but the Collesi family had been farming on the lands for three centuries. It was decades later when Giuseppe Collesi decided he would begin brewing beer on the family Estate.
Like Enzo Ferrari, Collesi too was not out to produce yet another ordinary beer. He set out to create something superior. He did, and these are some of the reasons why we believe this.
Why is a scenic little mountain town of approximately 2000 inhabitants in the region of Marche labeled Italy's City of Beer?
Nestled in the Apennine/Mount Nerone foothills is Apecchio a village that is leading the Italian craft beer scene and is called "La Citta della Birra" which is Italian for City of Beer. This is the location of Collesi's extremely traditional yet ultra modern brewery. [...]
From the initial 8 breweries established with contributions made under the PSR (Rural Development Plan), now we can count 14 small artisan breweries. It is clear that the Beer is more than a good alternative to sort out the difficulties of the agricolture in Le Marche.
Visit www.marchebreaks.com to know all the artisan brewery of Le Marche
... So off we head Comunanza and stop at a house in the centre of town. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect…. We walked round the house to the back street to see a large under ground garage and the best sign in the world “Birrificio”! So the gent who runs the bunkers (and a farm, and organises the local horse festivals) has just started his own micro brewery and in we went to meet his brew master. As we stood by the fermentation tanks he ran through the process for us. He started brewing an apple flavoured beer and it was so popular people were asking for it so he started using a nearby by brew house...
Le Marche has seen the birth of many small breweries thanks to a unique social project: the Malt Producers consortium. The role of the consortium is essential for the Breweries Chain to malt the cereals of the members to enable them to produce beer under an agricultural regime. A famous Belgian brewmaster has explained to the members how to produce high quality beer.