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Agostino Arioli

Among the founding fathers of the Italian craft beer movement, Agostino Arioli graduated Food Technology in the early 1990s, and concentrated his efforts on the study of beer making; notwithstanding the lack of specifically beer-focused curricula within the Italian academia at the times. A homebrewer since 1985, Agostino would eventually go on, after a 1986 trip to Canada which included a visit to the inspirational Granville Island Brewery, and found in 1994 a company called Nuovo Birrificio Italiano srl; which would in turn lead to the opening, in 1996, of the original Birrificio Italiano brewpub in Lurago Marinone. A free spirit, impatient to the dogmas and canons both in life and in brewing, Arioli has been known for his penchant for tweaking styles and techniques beyond their traditional use; the best known of his beers itself, Tipopils, having been born off the hybridization of a traditional German-style pilsener and a typically English technique, cask late dry hopping. A perfectionist and avid observer of nature, Agostino led Birrificio Italiano – which moved to a bigger, free-standing facility in 2012 –  to be one of the leading breweries in Italy, known internationally for the wholesomeness of its products, which to date are as unfiltered, unpasteurized, uncentrifuged and additives /enzymes-free as they were on day one; while cleaner and more consistent thanks to an undying drive for improvement. Agostino Arioli has served as an international beer judge for many years, especially at the World Beer Cup and European Beer Star awards, and is among the founders of Unionbirrai; the Italian craft brewers’ association. He is a co-founder at Strada Ferrata, Italy’s first grain-to-glass microdistillery.

 

Birrificio Italiano

Among the founding fathers of the Italian craft beer movement, Agostino Arioli graduated Food Technology in the early 1990s, and concentrated his efforts on the study of beer making; notwithstanding the lack of specifically beer-focused curricula within the Italian academia at the times. A homebrewer since 1985, Agostino would eventually go on, after a 1986 trip to Canada which included a visit to the inspirational Granville Island Brewery, and found in 1994 a company called Nuovo Birrificio Italiano srl; which would in turn lead to the opening, in 1996, of the original Birrificio Italiano brewpub in Lurago Marinone. A free spirit, impatient to the dogmas and canons both in life and in brewing, Arioli has been known for his penchant for tweaking styles and techniques beyond their traditional use; the best known of his beers itself, Tipopils, having been born off the hybridization of a traditional German-style pilsener and a typically English technique, cask late dry hopping. A perfectionist and avid observer of nature, Agostino led Birrificio Italiano – which moved to a bigger, free-standing facility in 2012 –  to be one of the leading breweries in Italy, known internationally for the wholesomeness of its products, which to date are as unfiltered, unpasteurized, uncentrifuged and additives /enzymes-free as they were on day one; while cleaner and more consistent thanks to an undying drive for improvement. Agostino Arioli has served as an international beer judge for many years, especially at the World Beer Cup and European Beer Star awards, and is among the founders of Unionbirrai; the Italian craft brewers’ association. He is a co-founder at Strada Ferrata, Italy’s first grain-to-glass microdistillery.

 

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