Birra del Borgo & Nomad Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewers

Posted: 25/04/16

Fri 13th May

8-10pm, Front Bar free entry

With Birra del Borgo’s founder and Brewmaster Leonardo di Vincenzo and Nomad Head Brewer Brooks Carretta and a host of rare releases across 10 Taps

For over eleven years, Birra del Borgo’s founder and Master Brewer Leo di Vincenzo has helped drive the Craft Beer Revolution con molto entusiasmo in Italy and beyond. In addition to brewing distinctly Italian versions of American versions of European classics - with an eye towards the New World and stivali planted firmly in the Old - Leo has collaborated with some of the best and most experienced Craft Brewers in the world including Dogfish Head & Baladin, established iconic beer bars in Rome and New York with said Brewers and in 2014 helped open Nomad Brewery in Sydney. It’s a testament to his eternal bravery (and I suspect, his sense of humour) that even after brewing My Anchovia, Rauch Alici and Alici Nero with us over the last three years, he is prepared to come back for the fourth instalment of our ‘Anchovy Series’: bentornato Leo!

Nomad Brewing boasts some serious beer pedigree. Combine Leo with legendary beer importers Experienceit (responsible for introducing Australia to the delights of Birra del Borgo, Moor, Magic Rock, Beavertown, Sixpoint, Clown Shoes and Jester King to name a few) and head Brewer Brooks Carretta and serious beer things are bound to happen. Prior to heading up Nomad, Brooks had stints brewing at Birra del Borgo, Dogfish Head, Baladin and Birreria/Eataly (New York). And now he’s headed to the Wheaty to pitch in on Alici Bianco – and showcase a clutch of extraordinary, less fishy collaborations…

We’ll be pouring a host of Leo and Brooks’ beers including Birra del Borgo Equilibrista (first and only keg in Oz), Prunus, Perle ai Porci, CAOS, AMy Antonia and Reale Extra; Nomad Wild Mongrel, Cultural Exchange, Cross Pallet Nation and Brookvaler.

Come join Leo and Brooks at the Bar for a post-brewday birra and talk spontaneous fermentation, anchovies, AB InBev, foeders, nomads, terracotta and anything else that floats your boat.

Download the full Good Beer Wheaty program HERE