Dublin’s Guinness Open Gate Brewery has teamed up with London-based Partizan Brewing to create a trio of aperitif-style beers.
The limited edition beers are inspired by the European aperitif trend - perfect for summer eating and drinking. Guinness Open Gate Brewery Head Brewer, Peter Simpson, and Partizan Brewing founder, Andy Smith, worked with renowned mixologist Alex Kratena on the project.
Illustrator Alec Doherty provided the bottles’ labels. Simpson and Smith headed to Northern Italy to research the beers, dissecting classic recipes to create something new and fresh. The results are:
La Brillante: a traditional Pilsner aged in Oloroso sherry barrels and presented in 750ml cork and cage Champagne bottles.
L’Intensa: the most experimental of the trio, this dark beer contains botanicals sourced from Santa Vittoria in Italy, and gives a complex mouth feel.
L’Amara: is a bitter, dry and delicate botanical-infused Saison, with taste notes from the Amaro highball.
The limited-edition beers are available exclusively at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin and there is also a Partizan tap takeover. Running from 20th to 22nd June, each evening will feature pop-up tastings of the beers along with specially designed food pairings.