Settimana della Birra Artigianale, or, Italian Craft Beer Week, starts this Monday. Close to 300 pubs, stores, and breweries are participating across the country, including quite a few here in Rome. Check out the website for a full listing of events and participants, but see below for a few recommendations.
Tuesday, Feb 14 and Friday, Feb 17 – Aperitivo at Birra+
Birra+ in Pigneto is hosting a few evenings of 6 euro aperitivos, with a menu provided by Pizzeria Opulentia al Pigneto. These guys are also opening from 3pm-3am on Saturday, Feb 18 for a “special tap session”.
Saturday, Feb 18 – Montegioco Evening
Domus Birrae on Via Cavour and Trastevere neighbors Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa and Bir&Fud are teaming up for this evening dedicated to the Montegioco brewery. The free tasting starts at 5:30 at Domus Birrae, and the night continues in Trastevere with 5 euro selections of Montegioco’s finest.
Sunday, Feb 19 – Homebrew Class at Agriturismo 4.5
This agriturismo out on the Via Ardeatina is hosting a homebrewing course. Learn all the steps to making your own beer, and eat a nice hearty lunch while you’re at it. Reservations are necessary, and can be made in town at Enoteca Bibere. 15 euro, lunch included.
And check out this list of stores and pubs offering discounts and specials throughout the week.