La Birra di Meni is handmade by 71 year old Domenico "Meni" and his son Giovanni with fresh mountain water from the Italian Alps (Dolomiti) one tank at a time in the Northeast of Italy in Cavasso Nuovo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. They can only sustainably produce 50,000 bottles of sparkling liquid art per year. The beer that Meni brews has been over 35 years in the making and it is a beautiful, rare and very real story of passion.
Meni was a builder by trade and first started brewing beer in crude pots at home dating back to the 1980s for the tiny mountain town of Cavasso Nuovo. Over the many years, the town loved the beer so much they convinced Meni to build a brewery. Meni and his sons built the brewery in Borgo Siriviela in Cavasso Nuovo, Italy by hand. They opened the brewery in 2008 and won multiple artisanal brewers’ awards from Unionbirrai – the most respected brewers’ alliance in Italy.
La Birra di Meni exemplifies the quest for purity in beer. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned Italian artisanal beer packed with probiotics, all natural minerals and B-vitamins retaining all of the nutritional benefits found in lovingly brewed beer liberated from commercial preservatives and additives. Domenico "Meni" Francescon and his son Giovanni bottle condition each beer with live, active yeast slowly fermenting in the bottle creating delicate all-natural carbonation enhancing the complex flavors and aromas of fine artisanal beer with age. Show Less