INDIA PALE ALE - Bruno Ribadi
CITRUS LEAVES OF SICILY
Bitter and hoppy
With a strong bitterness typical of the IPA style, it is brewed with a single blond grain, a single variety of American hops and Sicilian citrus leaves that give it a citrus-herbal scent.
Excellent as an aperitif and throughout a meal, it can be paired with both grilled fish and grilled meat dishes such as swordfish rolls, grilled sardines, sardine a beccafico or grilled Cynisara meat. Full-bodied and fruity, Benedictine Abbey-style beer.
Tripel with Sicilian Biancolilla wheat, dried figs and Sicilian bee honey.
Dark blond in colour and medium-bodied, it has hints of fresh fruit on the nose and a sweetish aftertaste from Sicilian honey.
Water, barley malt, Russello wheat flakes, carob berries 8%, bitter orange peels, Pantelleria sultanas 2%, hops, sugar, yeast.
- Gradazione Alcolica
- Gradi Plato
Bruno Ribadi was born in Cinisi, a brilliant boy with a great curiosity for everything that surrounds him.
After the tragic death of his parents, he is welcomed into the Benedictine abbey, where a Belgian monk, during one of his lessons, notices Bruno and his innate talent for chemistry. The boy has never studied, but he proves to be so capable and smart that he is chosen as his assistant in the production of beer.
The discovery of the fermentation processes of cereals and brewing fascinate Bruno who, having reached the age of majority, decides to leave the abbey to discover the secrets of the best beers.
In Prague, posing as a reporter for a well-known periodical, he interviews famous master brewers with the aim of discovering as many secrets as possible. During one of these interviews he meets the famous Hubertek Morszynsky, who offers him to join him in his laboratory experiments in India, where he will learn the secrets of spices and meditation.
Having lost interest in the ascetic life, he meets a group of English musicians and decides to follow them to London, where he continues to experiment with new processes in a small brewery while earning a living as a bus driver.
One day, while he is driving, he recognizes among the passengers the Belgian monk of Cinisi, who is in London for a short vacation. Bruno tells the story of his travels and the details of his experiments, which intrigue the monk so much that he decides to invite him to Belgium to tell about his discoveries. In the abbey, his very long speech - held in a language in which there are words from all over Europe - met with great success and he was proclaimed master brewer.
After leaving Belgium he returns to Sicily where he would like to open his brewery, but Bruno is a free explorer and the desire to travel is too strong to stay there for long and he decides to leave.
Since then there has been no more news of him, only a diary remains with the story of his travels, discoveries and experiments in the laboratories of the greatest master brewers.
Bruno Ribadi Brewery
Bruno's Beer: A Tale of Passion and Discovery
Bruno's Story: Bruno Ribadi was born in Cinisi, a brilliant young man with a great curiosity about everything around him. After the tragic death of his parents, he was taken in by the Benedictine abbey, where a Belgian monk, during one of his lessons, noticed Bruno and his innate talent for chemistry. The boy had never studied, but he proved to be so capable and sharp that he was chosen as the monk's assistant in beer production. The discovery of cereal fermentation processes and brewing fascinated Bruno, and when he reached adulthood, he decided to leave the abbey to explore the secrets of the finest beers.
Bruno's Journeys: In Prague, posing as a reporter for a well-known magazine, he interviewed famous master brewers with the intent of uncovering as many secrets as possible. During one of these interviews, he met the renowned Hubertek Morszynsky, who offered to join him in his laboratory experiments in India, where Bruno learned the secrets of spices and meditation. Losing interest in ascetic life, he encountered a group of English musicians and decided to follow them to London, where he continued to experiment with new processes in a small brewery while making a living as a bus driver. One day, while driving, he recognized the Belgian monk from Cinisi among the passengers, who happened to be in London for a brief vacation. Bruno recounted the story of his travels and the details of his experiments, which piqued the monk's curiosity so much that he decided to invite him to Belgium to share his discoveries. In the abbey, his lengthy speech — delivered in a language that included words from all over Europe — was a great success, and he was proclaimed a master brewer. After leaving Belgium, he returned to Sicily, where he wished to open his own brewery. However, Bruno was a free explorer, and the desire to travel was too strong for him to stay there for long, so he decided to set out again. Since then, there have been no further reports about him, only a diary with an account of his journeys, discoveries, and experiments in the laboratories of the greatest master brewers.