Barley Macca Meda, 75cl
In Sardinian language, this is the meaning of "Macca Meda". It's an eclectic 7,8% ABV, inspired by American Amber Ales but noticeably influenced by a belgian training: unique rather than peculiar, it can gift contrasting sensations of freshness, power, bitter fruits and honey notes. Semel in anno, licet insanire. And what about Semel in die?
What's Terroir? It's a geographic place, a technical place, a space of the Soul. It's the humus making ingredients, plants, cereals, vine spring: but it also is a culture, the craftsmanship of people manipulating raw materials, the conjunction of all concrete and abstract elements concurring to the creation of a product. Is this concept applicable to Beer, whose key ingredients, barley and hops, are often originated far from the territory where they're finally processed to become beverage? Gourmet Italy thinks for the answer to this to be Yes. The Barley Brewery, located in Maracalagonis (CA), carries in its creation a strongly sardinian sensory footprint: hops and malts, knowledgeably chosen by the owner and brewer Nicola Perra, meet local ingredients (indigenous grapes, honey, fruit) to propose a culture of making and drinking deeply rooted in the generous and wild spirit of the Island.
Amber with blonde-orange reflexes, thin but persistent foaming, it offers a nose of vaguely balsamic notes accompanied with a neat fruityness reminding of white grapes and bitter orange peel. Hoppy resins render a lively bittering and deep peppery feelings: together with the body pushed almost to the edges of alcoholic warmth, this is the reason why we suggest for you to try it with robust fellows. Match it to meats featured with a distinctive, fatty taste, such as duck; with a thick carbonara, or at the end of an aperitif/dinner while you pluck mountain cheeses or a tasty tuscan prosciutto.