On October 3rd 1864, a contract for the sale of the brewery was drafted, passing the title from the Caraccio brothers to Antonio Zimmermann’s and Giuseppe Menabrea.
Today Birra Menabrea, under the guidance of Paolo Thedy, fourth descendant of the founding family, produces around 100 thousand hectolitres of which a small but increasing part is exported to around 20 countries throughout the world.
In recent years, thanks to a forward looking and quality-orientated strategy, Birra Menabrea has achieved something which none of its peers can boast and is recognised as one of the top three Italian beers.
A regular clear beer with low fermentation. Since 1846, the use of the best raw materials, the long ripening and light water foothills of Biella give this beer a full, refined and very balanced flavour that offers a significant hint of floral and fruity with spicy yeasts that are used in its manufacturing.
330ml x 24 bottles 4.8% a.b.v.
A malty, amber specialty beer produced in the Bavarian “Dunkels Märzen” style. It is amber with shades of bronze. The taste is well-rounded and full-bodied with moderate hops and a malty base.
330ml x 24 bottles 5% a.b.v.
Produced following an ancient recipe that uses rice, Menabrea 3.5º, is a low percentage light blond beer with golden colour. Made with barley malt, rice, hops and light water of the Biella Alps, it has a slightly bitter taste which is associated with the malty aroma. This beer pairs well with pasta dishes, fish and poultry.
750ml x 6 bottles 3.5% a.b.v.