Menabrea is the oldest continuously producing brewery in Italy. For over 150 years the family have brewed their remarkable birre using their recipe and only five simple ingredients: water, barley, hops, yeast & brewer's maize.
In 1846, Giuseppe Menabrea travelled to the town of Biella, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. There he discovered an underground cave system, ideal for the traditional process of 'lagering'. Combined with the incredibly pure water and cold fresh air of the region, it was the perfect location to build a brewery.
Should you visit Biella today, you'll still find Menabrea brewing their award-winning beer on the same site, made in the same way, by the same family, with the same ingredients, passion and care.
So if true mastery of one's craft can take a lifetime to acquire, Franco, head of the family-owned brewery, benefits from five generations worth of experience.