5.1% alc./vol., 500 ml can
Birra Peroni – http://www.peroniitaly.com/
Here’s a “blue ribbon” beer from Italy. The beer was named in 1963, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the blue ribbon awarded to the Italian passenger ship “Rex” setting a speed record for an Atlantic crossing (4 days, 13 hours, 58 minutes). The ribbon awarded to these fast ships is called a “riband”, but that just means ribbon. By 1944, the ship was in the hands of the Germans who planned to blockade the harbour at Trieste by sinking this ship. Instead, the Allies sank it first, before the Germans could. War is hell. Tonight, I’m sinking this beer. Italy’s got a warm climate, and like a lot of beers from warm countries it’s quite refreshing. It’s a little bland, but it’s not watery. Oh, and somehow it’s fizzy but it doesn’t feel like drinking a soda pop. If you like a light beer or one with a lot of bubbles, this is the one you should be drinking.