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Best Agricultural Beer From Italy

LaCotta beers are produced with natural methods, without additives, not pasteurized

The Colleverde company was founded in 2004 by the will of Luigi Rengucci and Francesco Tontini, is the result of the great passion for high quality and agricultural activities aiming the production of craft beer.  The company is located in Ca ‘Corsuccio a little town in a strategic position, in the heart of the historical Montefeltro between Urbino, Carpegna, San Leo.  From up there the eye can span on the underlying river Foglia and admire, above the splendid Lake of Mercatale, the village of Sassocorvaro on which stands the Fortress of Francesco Di Giorgio Martini, a work of extraordinary importance, symbol and heart of this territory.

LaCotta is the symbol of high-quality agricultural beer production, obtained with a great research, passion and artisanal knowledge of their master brewers. The entire production cycle is concentrated in an old farmhouse that was entirely renovated to become their laboratory, which has managed to combine tradition with innovative architectural elements. The excellence and quality of the products are guaranteed by the use of just natural ingredients, the result of the soil they cultivate and control, the barley, malt and spring water, in addition to the purity of the Montefeltro air. These unique characteristics can be found in the flavours, aromas and colours of LaCotta beers.

LaCotta beers are produced with natural methods, without additives and are not pasteurized. Top quality suppliers are used for their ingredients; whenever possible, the basic malts (pills) are produced by their own company and malted at a local malt house. The Hops and flowers used in pellets are also chosen from the best suppliers. LaCotta brewery uses the high fermentation method with selected yeasts. After a first fermentation and the subsequent maturation in the tank, they use the technique of refermentation in the bottle. The most production takes place with state of the art equipment, with manual, semi-automatic and automatic controls for the various production phases.

The Beers

Beer is born from the cultivated soil, and beer is better when the soil is cultivated by those who grow Barley and make beer, so they can control the quality from the beginning. Società Agricola Colleverde produces Barley in the favourable climate of the hills of Montefeltro and transforms it into high-quality malt in their owned Malt processing factory which is a member of the Cooperative Agricola COBI of Ancona. All the passion and dedication employed to transform Barley into fragrance, genunity and aromas is what only a beer like LaCotta can offer.

LACOTTINA: Cottina represents the high quality, taste and flavour of LaCotta beer, everything in the new 330 ml bottle. A bottle with a unique and innovative design, capable to communicate all the values of the brand; elegance, style, purity, research, tradition and modernity. Cottina is a blonde beer, with a high fermentation, unpasteurized, fermented in the bottle method, excellent at any time of day, with an alcohol content of 4.8%. Vol. Cottina is produced exclusively by LaCotta brewers, made with spring water, malt derived from own Barley production, hops, yeast and sugar.

LACOTTINA AMBER ALE: Cottina Amber Ale is a great beer with a clear amber colour and with a light romance taste given by the hops that the master brewers of LaCotta have chosen for this particular beer, with a sweet malt taste, followed by a light caramel aroma makes this the perfect beer for beer lovers.

BIONDA: High fermentation beer with a veiled blond colour, particularly full-bodied with a great taste. An excellent character despite the moderate alcohol content of only 4.8% Vol. Their own malt production gives that unique natural and harmonious taste that comes from the perfect symbiosis with their own territory. Has a light bitter taste due to a mix of high-quality Bavarian hops their master brewers exclusively select.

AMBRATA: Beer with an intense Amber colour with bronze reflections, a creamy foam with a long persistence, a very fine structure, elegant and pungent, produced with a high fermentation method; a Belgian style beer with double malt of their own production with a 6.5% Vol. and with a great drinkability.

NERA: High fermentation beer with an intense black colour and with a firm and decisive taste, characterized by a full-bodied and soft foam. The aromas of liquorice and coffee are recognized by the palate. The tasting is particularly suitable at the end of meals but, given the alcohol content of 5.2% Vol., Is ideal with chocolate desserts and is sublime with a good Tuscan cigar.

ROSSA: High fermentation beer, it’s intense copper red, with refined blonde shades but with great emotions gives this beer a pleasant bitterness. It's a 5.2% alcohol Vol. are full of delicate refreshing taste and the perfect body in the palate. Enjoyable; ideal for a great dinner with crostini and pizza or a special dinner with a mix of seasonal vegetables.

MARINERA: Marinéra is the name of the new LaCotta beer, a product that comes from the harmonious encounter between Montefeltro and the sea, an elegant, fragrant and pleasantly bitter beer, with an intense iodine note that releases great freshness. Marinéra is the skilful synthesis of LaCotta’s masters' brewers who, by processing precious products from the cultivated soil, barley, oats and hops, mixed with sea salt, have been able to create a truly unique, exclusive and very pleasant beer from their agricultural production. Great with fish dishes and delicate entrées.

SAISON: Saison is the name of the new beer from LaCotta, it was born for the 10th year anniversary, creating a beer with a gentle taste and with a touch of caramelized flavour given from the BIOLOGICAL-Honey they used in the preparation. Great Amber colour and very structured body thanks to the use of Scottish Whisky yeast.

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