12 Jun 2015
June 12, 2015



Hoppy beers

The use of hops is certainly very old in the history of beer production. The hop plant is an endemic species which grows in most of Europe, so it is easy to imagine that it was largely used by the very first beer brewers. A recent archeological discovery near Pombia (NO) provides scientific evidence to this assumption: a terracotta glass (about 18 cl), which contained what was undoubtedly an amber, very strong and hoppy beer, has been found in a pit grave which can be dated back to the mid-6th century b.C. Three very different beers pay homage to this climbing plant of the Cannabaceae family: Nazionale, made with hops grown in Cussanio, just a few km away from the Baladin brewery; Super Bitter, a hoppier version of Super; and Open Rolling Stone, strongly characterized by the aromas and bitterness of hops and, at the same time, by the typical Baladin elegance.



Water, barley malt, mainly American hops, yeast and pepper for an unmistakably Rock ‘n’ Roll character. A beer whose freshness and the skillful use of pepper blend with the aromas and bitterness of hops in a “musical” crescendo. A true drink’n roll experience which will certainly attract a host of aficionados. To be drunk when it takes your fancy: on its own to quench your thirst, or with cold cuts and cheese at cocktail time.




Small                33 cl.

Standard          75 cl.




Alcohol content: 7.5%

Sugar density of the wort: Plato degrees 16.8

Color: EBC 12

Bitterness units: IBU 43

Serving temperature: 8/10°C