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He loved it so much he is coming back for more!

Can’t keep the boy away! Leonardo from Birra del Borgo loved Australia so much when he visited in February that he’s coming back again in May. From the 11th May through till the 26th May Leo and the Birra del Borgo crew will be travelling around Australia with events in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.
First stop is Sydney on
Saturday May 11th we’ll be taking over the wine crowd for a tasting at 121BC
Monday May 13th: Mitch and the crew at Bloodwood in Newtown will be hosting a degustation evening showcasing 5 beers beautifully matched with food prepared specially by the chefs at Bloodwood
Tuesday May 14th: Murray’s vs Birra del Borgo- the showdown! Five beers each going to head to head with the brewers battling it out for beery supremacy ( not really we’re all very friendly in the beer world!)
Thursday May 16th: wine vs beer we’ve got an evening event tasting Birra del Borgo beers aside the gorgeous Coriole wines at Coriole winery in McLaren Vale
Friday May 17th: Back to our favourite local The Wheaty in Adelaide. We’ll spend the day brewing the much anticipated My Anchovia with Jade and then celebrate with a few beers in the evening as Birra del Borgo take over the taps
Saturday May 18th: Off to Melbourne for the opening party at the Terminus
Sunday May 19th: We’re part of the team for the Mega Dega an amazing line up of restaurants and brewers getting together at Virginia Plain to bring you the mega delight!
Monday May 20th: A Bizarre tasting at Prince Wine Store in Richmond. We’ll be tasting a range of 6 of the great Birra del Borgo Bizarro’s limited release beers
Tuesday May 21st: Spoil yourselves and head to Grossi Florentino for our degustation dinner with beers matched superbly with the culinary talents of Guy Grossi
Friday May 24th: Birra del Borgo collaboration event at Slow Beer
Saturday/Sunday: GABS We’ll be presenting the Birra del Borgo beer specially made for the GAB’s festival in honour of the great ex ( and hopefully NOT soon to be) leader of Italy that man of great taste and talent Berlo! Our beer is Myrtle’s Bunga Bunga! See what happens to an innocent little aussie as she finds herself in Italy!

Experienceit/Birra Italiana GBW events

We are incredibly excited about all the great events in this years GBW. We’ll be dragging Leonardo from Birra del Borgo back for a heap of events so come along! Click on the links below for more info about each of the events

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Starting off with the festival hub opening party on Saturday 18th May
Sunday 19th Mega Dega at Virginia Plains
Monday 20th May Bizzare Italian Beer Tasting at Prince Wine and Spirits
Tuesday 21st May Birra del Borgo Degustation Dinner at Grossi Florentino
Wednesday 22nd May Brewers and Chewers at The Local Taphouse St Kilda
Thursday 23rd May AIBA Awards dinner
Friday 24th May Birra del Borgo Collaboration Celebration
Then we’ll finish off the week at GABS where we’ll present the specially brewed beer representing our two homes Italy and Australia!

can’t wait to see you there!

Leonardo's "downunder" tour


After watching all his beautiful beer make the journey Leonardo thought enough is enough! It’s my turn. So he’s packing his bag and heading “down under” to Oz for a 9 day whirlwind tour of Sydney and Perth. For all of you who have been enjoying the Birra del Borgo beers , your enthusiasm will be increased 10 fold when you meet the man himself and hear him talk about the beers: his passion and his life.

We’ve got a series of events ranging from casual meet the Brewer events to more formal degustation dinners, so there’s something for all of you whether you are a self confessed beer geek or just a lover of all things Italian


Sunday 17th February: Rootstock Festival Leichhardt Sustainable Wine and Food festival. 10am-5pm We’ll have a big presence here with Leonardo taking on the best of the wine boys in the wine tasting area, he’ll be giving masterclasses and we’ll also have a tent outside in the food area where you can buy some awesome Italian craft beer to consume whilst you listen to the music and taste the best of the street style food stalls

Monday 18th February: Meet the Brewer The Local Taphouse Sydney. Come on in from 7pm and we’ll have the Louvre set up for a casual meet and greet with Leonardo. We’ll have Birra del Borgo and other Italian beers on tap and available in bottles so grab a glass and come and have a chat with the man himself

Tuesday 19th February: Italian Showcase degustation dinner at Pilu Freshwater. Culinary legends Giovanni Pilu and Alessandro Pavoni come together to prepare a feast of 6 courses matched perfectly with a Birra del Borgo beer. From the amazing raspberry Rubus to start to the sweet malty tones of the Keto Reporter to finish each beer will be beautifully matched with food to complement. Leonardo will present each beer, talk about the inspiration and the flavour and passion behind each beer. Places are limited so call Pilu on 99383331 to book

From Sydney we head off across the Nullarbor to Perth

Wednesday 20th February: Dinner degustation with Vincenzo and his team at Galileo Buona Cucina. Another great Italian chef matching his dishes perfectly to complement the best of the 6 beers presented by Leonardo.
199 Onslow Rd  Shenton Park phone 08 93823343 for bookings

Thursday 21st February: A Bizarre Night with Birra del Borgo at the Freo Doctor. We’ve got 6 great beers for tasting including the rare and very unique bizarro beers including the Etrusca ancient ale, Reale in Kilt made with scottish yeast and peated malts and many more. These beers will taste all the more special as the man himself talks about the inspiration and the methods behind each amazing beer. For information contact Freo Doctor ph 08 93352801 or

Friday 22nd February: Meet the Brewer dinner at Sail and Anchor 7pm. 5 great beers matched with some awesome mouth-watering dishes

For those who can’t make the Sail and Anchor event there’s a sneaky aperitivo at The Quarie bar from 5pm

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Darlings of the craft beer world!

Darlings of the craft beer world, won’t our Italian brewers love that! Well that what the latest article in Beer and Brewer has to say about the awesome invasion of italian craft! Check it out