If you thought Italians only drink wine, a visit to Birra is a must! In the midst of a rustic wooden interior and big copper beer taps, the friendly staff will give you an insight into the art of Italian craft beer.
Birra (Italian for “beer” if you haven’t figured that out by yourself) is born out of the collaboration of a Roman pub owner and one of the founders of “Birrificio di Lambrate”, an independent brewery in Milan. Naturally, many of the beers on tap come from there. The Gaina, an Indian Pale Ale, is always a good choice.
Apart from their classics, Birra also has a changing offer of various other, also non-Italian beers. What I love is that the owners are brave enough to include some rather special brews: I vividly remember the tomato beer I enjoyed last summer (and my friend hated). The passion fruit beer was also a very good choice. Recently, I tried a salty one which wasn’t really for me. Bartenders will let you try a sip before you fully commit, so you have the chance to be bit adventurous.
Being a proper Italian bar, Birra also offers some delicious snacks: order anything from a salumi and cheese platter to share with your friends, original Italian sandwiches or just some olives as an aperitif. I promise it will be great.