Birra Antoniana

Birra Antoniana, brewer of premium Italian craft beer, has announced the launch of its products in the United States.

Based in Padua, Birra Antoniana prides itself on sustainable, artisanal craftsmanship, cultivating its barley from nearly 250 acres of land before brewing in accordance with longstanding Italian tradition.

Liquid Projects LLC will work with the support of nationally licensed importer/distributor MHW to import the Italian beers into the United States for the first time.

Birra Antoniana was founded in 2011 by Sandro and Michele Vecchiato, brothers and owners of Interbrau, the leading distributor of speciality beers in Italy. Inspired by their father’s dream, the two were determined to create a distinctly Padovan brewery that would produce artisanal beer using local raw materials.

After a successful launch in their native Italy, the Vecchiatos will introduce their core lineup to the US, including: the flagship Marechiaro, a crisp Italian lager created as a perfect pair for pizza; Pasubio, a hoppy session lager; Altinate, a dry-hopped lager bearing some similarities to an IPA; and Vienna, a rich and malty Vienna-style lager.

Sandro and Michele Vecchiato said: “Italy has a long, proud history of fine craftsmanship. In-keeping with our Italian roots, we wanted to create a beer that represented the best of Italian agribusiness, and communicated Italian culture and values to the rest of the world.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring the art of Italian craft brewing and Padovan terroir to American beer drinkers with Birra Antoniana.”