Arrogant Consortia / Baladin "In Bocca Al Lupo"
A Mother of an Ale Brewed With Gentian Root
Radici. Due icone si incontrano a Berlino per augurare in bocca al lupo alla craft beer revolution. Collaborateurs Teo Musso and Greg Koch share many things in common. Chief among them they began their rise to prominence in the late 1990’s with big, bold beers, and these gents are, shall we say, full of braggadocio, swagger and unrepentant joie de vivre. Also in common was the way in which, with aggressive intention, they each so cavalierly sabotaged norms that had been so irresponsibly led by the lowest common denominator purveyors of industrial beer. Thus, it’s only natural that having first met in Piozzo, Italy in 2000, the pair found themselves to be international comrades and lifelong friends in the craft beer revolution.
This beer needs to be sufficiently scaled to the personalities brewing it. Therefore, it is unquestionably full of braggadocio, swagger and unrepentant joie de vivre.
High in the Italian Alps, whence the gentian root [radice di genziana] was sourced, lie the lairs of Italian wolves (natch). Lupo and luppulo is Italian for wolf and hops, respectively. This is all the excuse that we needed.
Mit Stolz Gebraut in Berlin
Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations
Our dream to be the first American craft brewery to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe has become a reality. Located in a historic 1901 building, our state of the art brewhouse and destination restaurant in Berlin is a true thing of beauty! As promised, we invited some of our best friends in craft brewing to create an exceptional series of celebratory beers. We hope you enjoy the international camaraderie that went into making these fourteen truly groundbreaking collaborations!