ITALIAN "BALADIN" BEERS TASTING

We're tasting something a little different this Saturday - a selection of beers from Piemontese brewery, Baladin. Baladin was originally created in 1996 in a small village in the Langhe area in the province of Cuneo, by its founder Teo Musso. While it's natural to think of winemaking as a direct expression of the earth and farming, Baladin thinks similarly of its beer making process, officially becoming a "farm brewery" in 2012. Their barley malt comes from the fields in Basilicata, while the hops come from an experimental plantation in Piedmont, managed in cooperation with the School for Agricultural Sciences in Cussanio. The Baladin range is extensive, with spiced, pure malt, "hoppy" and "special" beers, which are often the result of experiments made with seasonal ingredients.