A beautiful beer with a a very special history, its origins rooted in the Netherlands as well as Italy. Late 2012 we brewed this beer for the first time with Kees Bubberman when he was still a brewer for Emelisse Brewing and we calles it Mikkie = Stout (stout also means naughty in Dutch).
During spring 2013, Peter van der Arend (Morebeer Brewing) met the Italian brewer Giovanni Campari (Birrificio del Ducato) at the Gronings Beer Festival. It promised to be the start of a beautiful friendship. Late 2013, Peter flew to Italy with a recipe per Giovanni's request. Peter had asked Kees for approval to use the recipe of Mikkie = Stout. And now that the beer was brewed in Italy, it was renamed to Mikkie = Cattivella, which is Italian for naughty.
The years have passed and Giovanni has now sold his brewery. Therefore we had to search for a new brewing partner and location. And now Mikkie = Cattivella has come home. We are brewing this wonderful beer at our friends from Poesiat & Kater, right here in Amsterdam. We already have a history with Poesiat & Kater as we also brew our other housebeer with them, the awardwinning Dutch Eagle! Show Less