In case you didn't know, I am a HUGE fan of beer. Yup, more than wine... Yup, even though I'm living in Italy...
As all of you know Italy is one of the largest and oldest wine-producing country. So obviously nothing beats wine here... Beer is something you drink in the summer when it's hot and you're at the beach. OK, it used to be like this! Nowadays beer is not considered a cheap drink, secondary to wine, but it is (FINALLY) beginning to be appreciated for what it is. Many industrial beer makers are putting more effort nowadays, you'll find IPAs from Poretti or a Blanche from Peroni. Lots of non-alcoholic and some gluten-free as well!
But today I want to introduce one of my favorite local brewery, DueP!
They are a small craft brewery, run by two brothers from the town of Monte Urano. The pictures were taken at their brewery a few months backs when they held a sort of "Open Day" for the brewery and the launch of their newest addition, "100 Quota".
From the color, you may expect a beer that's extremely rich and heavy, this beer (as most Dunkel style beer) is "malty" and very refreshing. This particular one, I'd say has a slight floral aroma, a hoppy bitterness and above all such smooth texture! I cursed myself for buying only one bottle because it goes down so easy!
I've decided to pair the beer with my latest and greatest invention Ciauscolo Pancakes! Post coming soon on Ciauscolo so for now just a quick introduction! Ciauscolo is a specialty from Marche that's a "raw" salami, eaten spread on a slice bread just like Pâté. If you are ever in the region PLEASE try some. It's one of my favorite specialties from here.
The beer not being necessary so heavy I though it would be a great match with these pancakes instead of cold cuts or some cheese. The beer helps the pancakes go down smooth, let me tell you!
For those who are interested in doing a beer and food tour here in Le Marche, let me know!