Amber Lager

Strada San Felice

Amber Lager

500 ML

1 bottle


Product Description

A bottom-fermented, amber beer with chestnuts, Strada San Felice is characterised by its high alcohol content (8% a/v), the warm aroma of chestnuts and a noticeable maltiness. The chestnuts used come from Val Mongia in the province of Cuneo and they are dried naturally in the traditional manner. Cleansing to the palate despite its robust body, the welcoming tones of malted barley and chestnuts come through accompanied by a mild bitterness. The name Strada San Felice comes from an old road in Chieri, now long gone, where Sergio Ormea used to go as a young boy with his friends to collect tasty chestnuts for roasting. In 2006 Strada San Felice won second place its category in the Italian national craft beer competition and was awarded with 5 stars in the 2011 Slow Food Guide to Italian Beers.


Varietal: Amber Lager

Region: Italy

Region Description:

Makes nearly as much wine as France, but lags behind in their classification system. As a result, Italian wine isn’t taken as seriously as French wine. Most Italian wine is made from native grape varieties that don’t grow well elsewhere, such as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. The most important regions are Piedmont, where Barolo and Barbaresco dominate, Tuscany, home to Chianti, Montepulciano, and the Super-Tuscans (a collection of relatively new reds), and the Northeastern region, where you’ll find Soave, Valpolicella, and Bardolino. Italy’s soils and climates are varied and ideally suited for viticulture, from the Alpine foothills in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the South. Its hilly landscape provides sun and cooler temperatures, even in the warmest regions. Italy has two categories of fine wines. DOCG, which means regulated and guaranteed place name, refers to a small group of elite wines. DOB wines are those with regulated (but not guaranteed) place names. A lower tier of table wines are grouped into IGT wines, which indicate the location on the label, and ordinary table wines, which carry no geographical indication except, “Italy.”