For example that lovely village called Bardolino, located on the edge of the lake middle east side.
No beer pubs, but finding a beer is not a problem at all.
We choose this outer terrace for late afternoon relaxation moments.
Cafe' Italia - P. Zza P. Amedeo 2 - 37011 Bardolino
This place is famous for their wide variety of huge Spritz cocktails. Nearly everybody was sipping on a Spritz.
But not for us though, as we went for an Italian beer.
Peroni Gran Riserva Rossa - 5.2 vol%, brewed at Birra Peroni Industriale (Asahi)
This is a Vienna style amber lager.
A crystal clear beer with a nice head and a wonderful orange color!
Drinks very smooth and so clean too. That's a half litre of Italian industrial beer at great flavors.
This huge platter came at no charge.
Knowing the beer came at €6.00 makes it all together a very affordable order.
This beer isn't bad at all. Reminds me of a Belgian Palm beer. In other words, a Special Belge.
But ofcourse I would always prefer a much stronger, denser beer.
Actually quite rare that I order a 5.2 vol% beer these days.
The next beery place was a true joy !! We stayed there till very late hours!
OVERTIME DRINK & BEER
VIA PASTRENGO 17 - 37012 Bussolengo (VR)
This place looks very inviting. The picture was taken when we left at (very) late hours.
You can see the bar on the right side, and the tasting room on the left side. You can also sit at the bar.
We spend our evening at the tasting room.
Be aware of the stairs when leaving
Once settled, we had a great view towards the bar.
The tap selections shows two beers from Germany on the left side, and three beers from England on the right side.
I choose the Italian Saison there in the middle, and Katrien went for the English IPA.
There is also the possibility to scan the QR code for the beer and food menu.
The beers section shows only the tap list though.
Left: Canediguerra Saison - 6.4 vol%
Brewed at Microbrewery Canediguerra - Via del Prato 11, Alessandria, Piemonte.
Right: Abbeydale Voyager IPA #13 - Centennial, Citra, Mosaic - 5.6 vol%
Brewed at Microbrewery Abbeydale - Unit 8 Aizlewood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 0YX, England
Both beers were very tasty. This Italian Saison was quite a satisfaction, and really leaning towards this Belgian style!
American citric hops all the way for the Voyager beer! And both were such a fresh experiences too. VERY nice!!
There is also the bottle and cans beer fridge.
They mainly came at €6.00, except for the expensive quality beers at the upper drawer, incl. two Belgian beauties.
This bottle of Italian white Custoza wine was actually our second order! Great price too (€12.00), great flavors, and such a nice big bowl of ice cubes.
Note that all the food that you see in the pictures were actually at NO charge!!
This is quite amazing !! La Dolce Vita in Bella Italia
The next day, we headed to brewery Mastino for having some beers at their tasting room... A recommendation from Daniele
But see, this place was closed although it should have been open that time, according my research on Google.
It seems the beer happening that took place at Rimini that time was the cause for that.
Really too bad.
We could have a glance from outside through the windows, and this place really looks very amazing.
All those bottles exposed at the beer shop. Big bar too, and a huge tasting room attached. That'll be for a next time.....
Last place .....
Piazzale Marra, 18, 37017 Lazise VR
Their beer menu was a surprise!
So much American beers, and also a nice section of Belgian beers.
But to my upper surprise some beers from Amburon are mentioned.
Amburon? But that one doesn't exist anymore, no? Defunct this means (I think).
But still...... there is that working Italian website: https://amburon.it/
The back labels of the beers are all in Italian language, so this makes me even more puzzling
Amburon Ambrée - 6.3 vol%
Pours somewhat hazy with a nice frothy head.
The color is dark amber.
The best before is 5 May 2023 which gave a tasty beer without that crispy freshness.
Still very drinkable, but on that edge. I would certainly not age it further.
This bottle came at €10.00 and the three snacks (green olives, chips, cheese crackers) came at no charge.
Time for the second order....
Saison de Silly from Brasserie de Silly (€10.00)
A dark farmhouse ale at 5.0 vol%.
The three snacks were again offered for free.
But we even went for more food......
A spicy pizzaetta with xtreme spicy sausages. I LOVED this so much.
Katrien went for their freshly made delicious piadina. That's about €5.00 each.
Don't think we are drunkards with seeing this picture
Actually, the Campari Spritz was offered to us at no charge by the friendly guy there on the left side!
What a nice gesture, and at the end we even got the lemoncella at no charge too from the house.
Italy, the country of friendlyness, hospitality, and that true joy of Burgundian lifestyle.
No wonder that Italy is one of our most preferred countries to visit. So highly recommended...
Ciao...... Grazie Mille !!!!