Hog Beer

Happy Friday everyone! Today on the Italian Guest I’m gonna talk about this pub recently opened in Curno, a neighborhood in my town, Bergamo. My friends and I checked it out last week, on a friday night. The inside of the pub is really wide open, wood is the predominant element: the chairs are in wood, the tables and the floor as well!

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interior of the pub

I really liked the empty barrels of wine used as little tables to leave your drink or food. So characteristic, don’t you think?

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Hog Beer is not just a pub you go for a pint of beer, you can order burgers and pizza or really good sandwiches. The drink section is well organised and furnished. The main protagonist is beer of course ( there’s a menu just for that!) with a section of “special beers” for experts as the waitress told us.

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“mini burger”

I ordered a “mini burger of the house” followed with a weissbier from Germany. The burger arrived with some yummy french fries. It’s a pity there was no ketchup though!!

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weissbier

Brinkhoff, a good pilsener from Dortmund/North-Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It has a bright golden color with a dense, spongy white head. It’s light and it smells pretty sweet.

On the opposite side, my friend ordered a black IPA. This kind of beer is in the “special selection” for a particular reason and has nothing to do with my beer. The black IPA is a kind of beer known for being dark and hoppy.

🇺🇸 Black dry and bitter as a cutting blade! A type of black IPA with a contrast between a stout malty notes and the aroma of a true IPA. @hogbeer is a pub close to Bergamo downtown for enjoying some good beers&more 🍺For the full post, head to the link in my bio! ————————————- 🇮🇹 Nera secca e amara come il taglio di una lama! Il contrasto tra la luppolatura di una IPA e le note maltate di una STOUT donano a questa birra una grande complessità aromatica. Hog Beer è un pub vicino a Bergamo per godersi una bella birra 🍺Per il post completo, andate sul link nella mia biografia! . . . . . #beer #bergamo #pub #beerlover #beertasting #craftbeer #feedfeed #f52grams #foodblogger #theitalianguest #blogger

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Black Hop-Sun is the name given to this black IPA from Il Birrificio La Granda.

This beer was awarded “Best Beer of Year 2016” ( 1st place in the Specialy IPA category), “Word’s Best Style Winner” and “Italy Winner” by the Word Beer Awards in 2016.

Thick black pour, no light goes through this one. Medium body with regular to high carbonation. It’s dry and bitter as a true IPA. What about the aroma? Aroma of fresh hops, lemon and dark chocolate with notes of coffee as well. I tried it and I will be honest, I liked it but it’s bitter as a cutting blade, be sure of that!

Hog Beer is a pub close to Bergamo downtown for enjoying some good beers. They have live music and a channel on youtube where they review beers and more. Interesting thing, they have PC stations in a corner to play soccer!

Hog Beer
http://www.hogbeer.it
Via Enrico Fermi, 52
24035 Curno BG

Il Biffirifio La Granda
http://www.birrificiodellagranda.it/it/en/
via manta 15
Lagnasco (CN) – Italy

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One Comment Add yours

  1. ghadeer551 says:

    Enjoyable..
    Thank you for everything.

    Liked by 2 people

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