Tag Archives: Birra del Borgo

Christmas in July: 25 Dodici

25 Dodici is another beer I’d featured on last year’s Advent Calendar: a strong Winter Warmer from Birra del Borgo in Italy, which I speculated had not been actually brewed since 2008. I must have been wrong about that, because imagine my surprise when this beer popped up at Whole Foods this past winter! Yes, I snapped one up, because with a description like this, how could you not: Dark amber with a beige-colored foam. … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 2: Birra del Borgo 25 Dodici

Today’s beer is a strong Winter Warmer from Birra del Borgo in the heart of Italy: 25 Dodici. There have been some amazingly interesting beers coming from Italian brewers in recent years, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to feature one of their holiday offerings. This Christmas beer is brewed with six malts and four hops, and is spiced with bitter orange peel. It weighs in at 9.5% alcohol by volume. I picked up … Continue reading →