What is IGA beer? (spoiler: Italian Grape Ale)

Are you looking for info about this extraordinary beer style? You are in the right place! Here details, BJCP definition, recipe and more about Italian Grape Ale.

Talking about Italian Craft Beer means that we must talk about something that will make you melt. Something that connects the traditional Italian beverage with the one that this blog talks about: the Italian Grape Ale. Is there anything more interesting for the people involved in the Italian beverage market? Maybe not.

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Le Bucce Riserva Rosso – Siemàn

After a year in oak barriques where wild/ native yeasts do their job, and maturation in the wood of three months with local Pinot Noir grapes, Le Bucce Riserva Rosso beer is ready to drink. And love. Drink with me this IGA by Siemàn, Italian winery and brewery.

Siemàn is a word that in the local dialect (Venetian: sìe màn) means six hands: two hands for each brother in this family-run business in the Berici Hill… Not far from Venice if you have never been to Italy 🙂

Daniele, Marco and Andrea run the company: the vineyard, the cellar and the brewery. On the beer labels, those guys appear pretty busy in their job: well-done guys! Le Bucce (bucce: tr. lees) Riserva Rosso is a marvellous Italian IGA.

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BeerBera (2017) – LoverBeer

Ok, I stand in awe in front of one of the Italian masterpiece. LoverBeer is one of the most renowned and praised Italian breweries. And this is my first time. Read my humble beer tasting of this Italian Grape Ale, spontaneously fermented with the natural yeast of the grape.

BEER: BeerBera (Vintage 2017)

Brewery: LoverBeer

Location: Marentino (Turin)

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Tèra – PLB (Podere La Berta)

Tèra is meaningful: soil, earth, terroir and territory. Home. And the home of this Italian brewery: PLB, Italian craft beers designed in Romagna, made in Tuscany. And Tuscany is county is the land of Sangiovese, used in this smooth Italian Grape Ale (IGA).

BEER: Tèra

Brewery: Podere La Berta

Location: Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena)

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Marzarimen- Klanbarrique

“Barrel-aged, champenoise-style, sour and fruit-infused beers: mouthy, surprising and often extreme, the only thing Banshy’s creations care to please is the thirst of their maker. And the thirst of barbarians can be odd and unquenchable…” Now you should comprehend that Klanbarrique is something different than a regular brewery. And Marzarimen is more than an Italian Grape Ale.

BEER: Marzarimen

Brewery: Klanbarrique

Location: Rovereto (Trento)

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Selva- Birra dell’ Eremo

Fine, elegant, savage Italian Grape Ale brewed by Birra dell’Eremo with fresh must of Sauvignon Blanc grapes (30%). Hybrid fermentation, unique Italian taste. Read more about this great IGA.

BEER: Selva

Brewery: Birra dell’Eremo

Location: Assisi

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Italian Grape Ale recipe- brew the Italian craft beer style

Do you want to brew an Italian Grape Ale? Are you looking for IGA beer recipe? GOOD! You are in the right place: enter now and find out the Italian Grape Ale beer recipe!

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Red Globe- Stradaregina

Red Globe is a truly special beer: matured in French oak barrels, made from the blend of three different vintages of lambic- style Italian beers (2014, 2016, 2017) and three different Italian grapes… enter and discover more!

BEER: Red Globe

Brewery: Stradaregina

Location: Vigevano (Pavia)

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Biga- Mezzopasso

Meet the first Organic Italian Grape Ale! BIGA (B is for bio, En: organic; IGA is for Italian Grape Ale) is brewed in collaboration with Cantina Orsogna 1964 and Mezzopasso brewery, that gave Malvasia (indigenous variety of Abruzzo region) must. Enter and read more about this classy Italian Grape Ale.

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BEER:  Biga

Brewery: Mezzopasso

Location: Popoli

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