from イタリア/ ラツィオ州ボルゴローゼ
イタリアを象徴する醸造所ビッラデルボルゴは、Leo di Vincenzoにより2005年ラツィオ州ボルゴロッソにて設立されました。イタリア中世、城壁の外に栄えた街や通りを意味る”borgo”。彼のビール造りのきっかけは、生物化学の学生時代に研究室で行ったホームブリューイング。その後イギリス・ドイツ・ベルギーで醸造の基本を学び、アメリカの独自性を取り入れて来ました。モットーは、ワインの様に食事に合わせて楽しめるビールを造ること。ユニークで小規模醸造でありながら世界に発信する情熱に溢れたブルワリーです。
Borgo was founded by Leo di Vincenzo in 2005. He was a biochemistry student who became a homebrewer as a college student. Eventually his student hobby became a passion and he met brewers and studied brewing in England, Germany, and Belgium. Borgo is in the small town of Borgorose in the mountains north of Rome in Rieti province (between Lazio and Abruzzo). Their beers are artisanal and small batch, and a unique mix of Belgian elegance, English flavors, and American craft beer flair. Every beer is carefully crafted and extremely drinkable, shades of nuance, subtle flavors differentiating between beers. There are no obvious choices and over-the-top flavors here. Only artisitc, smooth, delicious beers with carefully shaded flavors and aromas, like drinking fine wines. In fact, Leo`s goal is to make beers using unusual ingredients that are still very drinkable and pair well with foods, just like wine.
Bill from Victory met Paolo, the head of sales, in Ausralia during Sydney Beer Week.They brewed a colloboration pilsner at Nomad, Borgo’s sister brewery in Australia, called Segundo (second, because prima is first!) Bill introduced me to Paolo by mail and he and I started a long conversation over several months by skype and email, and found we both had similar tastes and ideas about craft beer. Finally I went to Italy in November and fell in love again. Everybody knows I love wine, and though I may like French wine better, as a country italy is by far my favorite, and Roma my favorite city. The wine, the food, the people, the culture, all bellissimo! They have a warmth you do not find in other places on earth. Borgo has a beautiful bottle shop in Rome, and is partners in a fabulous taproom and bar in a classic building in the heart of old Roma. Their brewery is in beautiful rustic mountains one hour north of Roma, artisanal but growing, with a cool funky taproom. By the time I tasted their beers, all balanced, elegant, and delicious, I was kissing everybody in the room on the cheeks! I want to do this!