After ‘one of those flights’ back from the UK yesterday (that included a fellow passenger being handcuffed by flight attendants), I’m back in the land of the living today and feeling reasonably good. Sadly my 2 weeks of proper holidays weren’t nearly enough, but I don’t think I can afford many more nights in Lake Como hotels, particularly given how the Aussie dollar is dropping against the Euro…
Pictured is the complete current range of Aqua Dulza, a tiny Como micro brewery channeling local ideas and local ingredients to produce something unique.
The beer on the left, ‘Via Regia’, is a mid-weight amber that includes wild mulberry leaves, whilst on the right is ‘3Mezzina’, a clever wheat beer brewed with local organic buckwheat. Both were, I’m happy to say, seriously tasty drinks, made with the sort of polish that you’d expect from operations much larger than Aqua Dulza, with the textural, finely balanced 3Mezzina wooing me the most.
Sadly we seemed to be the only tourists drinking these in the lakeside hotel we were staying at, yet with the Italian craft beer market alive and kicking I can imagine these being a serious hit. From what I understand stocks are very limited for the moment, but we can only hope that such interesting beer might one day make it’s way to Oz…
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Welcome back Sir – foul-mouthed tirades from fellow passengers past you.
Boccacio are bringing in some interesting looking Italian booze that I'd like to have a look at, hopefully has more flavour than that Peroni the wine trade seems to love.