An Open-Minded Italian Beer

This beer has a unique singularity: It’s the first Italian craft beer with an open-source recipe. It’s available on line and free of charge for the amateur brewers who wish to reproduce a home version. This explains its name: Baladin Open.

Thanks to this technology sharing, we know that three malts are used: Pilsner, Maris Otter and Pale, with a great advantage to the first one. Four hops are added: Magnum, Colombus, Amarillo, Cascade.

This 7.5% ABV beer is a gold-amber coloured IPA (India Pale Ale). The taste is fruity, moderately bitter, a little acidulous at the end. Strangely, we would say more a Season than an IPA.

The Birrificio Le Baladin is located in Piozzo, near Torino, in the North of the country. It was created in 1986 by Teo Musso.