Beer : Birra
Festa Italiana Hawaii is excited to feature Menabrea as the official beer partner for Hawaii's only Italian Festival. Italy is of course known for it's abundance of excellent wines, but it's also home to quality beer. As the official beer partner for Festa Italiana, attendees can expect to sip on a selection of refreshing birra Menabrea.
The Menabrea brewery was founded in 1846 by Jean Joseph Menabrea of Gressoney. Jean Joseph built his brewery in Biella at the foothills of the Alps and today, after surviving two World Wars and having been passed from father to son for several generations, the business is still managed by descendants of the Menabrea family.
Devoted to quality, Menabrea is an Italian micro-brewery, roughly producing the same amount the large breweries produce in only a few days. The beer-making process at Menabrea remains very traditional and all beers age a minimum of four weeks before bottling. Menabrea's ancient cellars, where gentle and cool aging takes place, are hewn out of rock 100 feet beneath the brewery.
As Italy's oldest brewery, Menabrea is world-renowned for beer of the highest quality and tradition. One of Menabrea's trademark ingredients is pure water from the Alps that, because of its ideal position, flows naturally to the brewery. Menabrea is made with the highest quality barley and hops and their slow-brewing process has been part of the reason they are three-time winner of the Gold medal at the World Beer Championships for the best pale lager.