- Tasting Notes
Producer Les bieres du Grand St. Bernard
Region Italy, Val D’Aosta
Serving temperature 6/8 °C
Type Pale Lager
Pairing Delicate cooked fish, maybe with a touch of spices, white meat, soft cheese, mozzarella
Low fermentation light yellow beer, characterized by the honeyed taste of pilsner malt and the herbaceous and floral aroma of German hops.
Malts: light Italian malt and some caramelized malt from Germany
Hops: Hops grown in Tettnang, Germany
Yeast: from bottom fermentation (saccharomyces carlsbergensis)
Everything comes from a great passion for beer, from the desire to experiment, from the desire to transform a simple hobby into something more concrete. After two years of theoretical training, attempts and experiments, Rémy Charbonnier quits his job as an engineer and throws himself body and soul into the new adventure: in 2010, in Etroubles in a small 300m2 laboratory, the production of Les Bières du Grand begins. St. Bernard. Next to Rémy there is immediately Stefano Collé who abandons the profession of ski instructor. In July 2010 the sale of the first beers starts: Napea, Balance and Amy, which are still the flagship labels of the brewery today.
In 2017, thanks also to the excellent results achieved, the Etroubles brewery begins to no longer be large enough to withstand the needs and production quantities required. Here Remy and Stefano relaunch their initial project and give life to a really important development and expansion. In fact, they decide to change the location, which passes to Gignod (a few kilometers further downstream from Etroubles) while remaining faithful to the Gran San Bernardo Valley.
The chosen structure, over 4.000m2, houses a brand new and technological 35hl production plant, with an annual production capacity of 8.000hl, a sales and exhibition area open to the public (nearing completion), an office area and a large parking area. All this is completed by a truly strategic position along the state road to access the Gran San Bernardo pass that connects Italy and Switzerland.