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5th January 2016

Artisan Italian Beer Event Offers Antidote to ‘Dry January’

Jacopo Mazzeo

Beer Sommelier and British Guild of Beer Writers member Jacopo Mazzeo hosts an evening of Italian beer tasting at Drafthouse Westbridge on Thursday 28th January, with tickets now on sale to the general public.

Showcasing six rare, artisan beers across a variety of styles, and including labels from Opperbacco, Rurale, and Elav, Mazzeo plans to give attendees a tasty glimpse of the exciting Italian beer scene, which now counts around a thousand independent breweries amongst its ranks.

Ticket buyers will be given generous samples of each beer and supplied with expert tasting notes and information on the featured breweries, providing an informative guide to Italian beer and a respite from ‘Dry January’.

Inspired by the fearless approach of brewers in his home country, Jacopo Mazzeo is an enthusiastic advocate of Italian beer and a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers UK. He writes about beer and travel on his blog, Beers Without Frontiers, and holds tastings and events across the UK.

Beers from Italy, an Italian beer distributor based in London, will be sponsoring the event. Its founder, Andrea Mancuso, said: “We are delighted to be working with Jacopo on this exciting event and hope it will give Londoners a better appreciation of the contemporary Italian beer scene, which has so much more to offer than the couple of mass-produced lagers most people know”

He added: “People still think of Italy as a wine country but over the last twenty years its beer scene has really caught up. Beers tend to be developed using artisan methods and though there is great amount of diversity brewers tend to share a similar focus: flavourful, quirky beers that are never out of place on the dinner table.”

Early bird tickets are priced at £16.68 and are available to buy at