Craving for some authentically spiced Italian craft beers? Just head over to our restaurant where we serve some of Italy’s finest – beers and more. And speaking of Italian beers, one of our all-time favourites is of course the Baladin Beers.
So what is it about the Baladin beers that make drinking them truly a flavourful experience? The brewery is more and more focused on creating a 100% Italian production and distribution chain and controlling the entire process, so that definitely makes them effortlessly unique. And if you ask Teo Musso, the founder, and owner of Baladin Beers who is as passionate about brewing beers as one can be, he would have quite a long list of unique processing characteristics to flaunt. Among them, however, ‘spicing’ is considered one of the most important processes that make these beers outstandingly aromatic. In all the recipes of Bladin beers, starting right from the Isaacs, spicing can be found to play a significant role. Teo himself is a strong advocate of using spices to give his brews a distinct Baladin stamp. In fact, Teo’s passion for the spices has even inspired him to develop spicy chocolate bars – perfect to pair with those beers if you need to ask.
Let’s take a closer look at the way Teo and the team have used spices to add flavour and excitement to our craft beer sessions.
The Nazionale, which is the first 100% Italian beer, made exclusively with Italian ingredients has been flavored with bergamot orange and coriander. Its recipe, much like the Nora, uses spices to round off the flavours. So does Isaac, the renowned Baladin Blanche, that uses coriander and orange zest.
The Baladin Wayan is another keynote Belgian beer style that uses five kinds of cereal and nine different spices, including five different types of pepper.
Among other aromatic beers from Baladin that rely on the delicately spiced flavour are the many versions of Nöel, flavored with cocoa, coffee and licorice as well. The Rock’n’Roll is remembered by most for its very distinctive peppery aroma. Radicale 158 – a one-off project – is made with wild hops, resins, and roots, with the addition of herb bennet, dandelion, and great yellow gentian.
All in all, it’s safe to say that Baladin beers have invested heavily in exploring the magic of spices in brewing beers and it has done them good. Using a new extraction technique that relies on ultrasound and low-temperature vacuum distillation, Baladin has obtained a “beer-based version” of vermouth, which faithfully expresses the aromatic range of the thirteen botanicals used in the original recipe.
Having said that, Baladin is more than just beers. It is an experience and an after-taste that promises to linger. Experience the real magic of Baladin beers at Ado’REfritto!