The San Biagio monastery farm is a certified organic farm with a complete and refined accommodation facility. Inserted within an estate of 50 hectares, the ancient rectory, expertly restored, dominates the valley that surrounds it, almost suspended in a timeless space. In this context, in the old agricultural storage, the San Biagio Brewery is born. An artisan reality where, as in the past, man's manual skill is a vital part of the product itself.
Birrificio San Biagio History
Fifteen years ago the renovation of the ancient monastery began and immediately thought about what economy could support the people who would live there. We were faced with the same problems of the Benedictine monks who crossed the Alps began to spread the new religion to the fall of the Roman Empire: "what to eat?" ... how to support the people who dedicated themselves to preaching? How could we welcome the pilgrims who knocked on the doors of the monastery?
The culture linked to the walls of the monasteries brought us to the thought of beer, because even today, inside some Abazie, beer is brewed (see Trappists). Another factor, fundamental for the production of this drink, is water. Historical research has shown us that the Nocerino territory has for millennia been renowned for the quality of its sources. We are born as a barley cultivation farm. After some years of experimentation with copper pots, the plant is purchased.
We are in 2006. The time was not yet ripe, so much so that we must wait until June 26, 2008 for the first crush. In the meantime the recipes have been put in place and in particular the MONASTA formula: Beer that contains all the essences of monastic life.