Birraio dell’Anno will be held at the Obihall theater in Florence from Friday 19th to Sunday 21th January, 2018. Created and organized by the network Fermento Birra, the award will find the best Italian craft brewer. Anyone who is passioned about beer can’t miss this event with a wide range of beer selection: 150 on tap craft beers, 25 Italian breweries selected by 100 professionals.
At its 9th edition, the Award is a showcase for a domain with internationally recognized excellence, and dedicated to unique craft products created by Italian brewers, who will describe their passion through their beers. As a tradition, on Sunday 21th at 4:30 p.m., the well-known taster Lorenzo “Kuaska” Dabove will run the award ceremony and say the winners’ names, both for the brewer of the year and for the emerging brewer (at least 2-year experience).
There will also be a selection of food truck with delicacies from Tuscany and other Italian regions: Luca Cai from Osteria il Magazzino with his Florentine kitchen, including trippa, lampredotto and ribollita; the famous Stefano Callegari’s Trapizzini; Ristorantino di Pesce’s seafood sandwiches; sausages, pulled pork and cured meat from Pork’n’roll’s porks; Ape Scottadito’s arrosticini and deep-fried food, and so much more. During the event, there will be free tastings and workshops on the stage, at the Beer Show area. At the Beer Match area, first floor, you can book your place for guided tastings (compulsory reservation). Anyone can participate in an event created to celebrate good Italian craft beer!
Candidates for Birraio dell’Anno Award 2017
Agostino Arioli – Birrificio Italiano in Limido Comasco (CO)
Luigi D’Amelio – birrificio Extraomnes in Marnate (VA)
Andrea Dell’Olmo – birrificio Vento Forte in Bracciano (RM)
Pietro Di Pilato – birrificio Brewfist in Codogno (LO)
Riccardo e Davide Franzosi – Birrificio Montegioco in Montegioco (AL)
Conor Gallagher Deeks – birrificio Hilltop in Bassano Romano (VT)
Alessio Gatti – birrificio Canediguerra in Alessandria
Lorenzo Guarino – Birrificio Rurale in Desio (MB)
Luciano Landolfi – birrificio Eastside in Latina
Emanuele Longo – Birrificio Lariano in Dolzago (LC)
Valter Loverier – birrificio Loverbeer in Marentino (TO)
Luana Meola and Luca Maestrini – birrificio Birra Perugia in Perugia
Gino Perissutti – birrificio Foglie d’Erba in Forni di Sopra (UD)
Nicola Perra – birrificio Barley in Maracalagonis (CA)
Matteo Pomposini and Cecilia Scisciani – birrificio MC77 in Serrapetrona (MC)
Marco Ruffa – birrificio CR/AK in Campodarsego (PD)
Mauro Salaorni – birrificio Mastino in San Martino Buon Albergo (VR)
Alessio Selvaggio – birrificio Croce di Malto in Trecate (NO)
Marco Valeriani – birrificio Hammer in Villa D’Adda (BG)
Josif Vezzoli – birrificio Birra Elvo in Graglia (BI)
Candidates for Birraio Emergente Award 2017
Samuele Cesaroni – Brasseria della Fonte in Pienza (SI)
Riccardo Di Profio – birrificio Rebel’s in Roma
Giovanni Faenza – birrificio Ritual Lab in Formello (RM)
Marco Gianino – birrificio Yblon in Ragusa
Stefano Simonelli – birrificio Vetra in Caronno Pertusella (VA)
Birraio dell’Anno is organized by Fermento Birra with Rastal, Sibe Commerciale and Prinz as a technical support, in collaboration with Ferrari Group, Fermento Birra Magazine and Cucine di Strada.
Daily entry ticket: 7 euros (including a glass)
Reduced entry ticket: 5 euros (including a glass)
3-day entry ticket: 15 euros (including a glass)
You can have a Teku glass instead of the regular one with a token.
Tickets are available at the ticket booth.
1 token = 1 euro
Half a glass (0,15l) is 2 tokens (3 for special beers)
A full glass (0,30l) is 4 tokens (6 for special beers)
Friday, 19th January 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, 20th January 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 21st January 2018 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
ObiHall theater in Via Fabrizio De André in Florence