Water is transparent gold and a life-giving element. To us, water is the high road that leads the way towards the quality of a taste which is entirely sourced locally. Most of the water which is used for our BirraSalento’s treasures come from the Pietra del Pertusillo lake, right at the heart of the Basilicata region, where the river caresses the rocks at more than 500m a.s.l.

Raw materials need to be taken care of, softened, modeled: mineral salts, magnesium, chloride and sulphate contribute to the characterizing bitterness of hops, and leave a trace on the ph level as well. Throughout the production phase, the water quality influences brewing and filtering, with each beer requiring an attentive and different water quality treatment method. Water softeners and de-metalizing machines go hand in hand with our unique ideas.


Our barley grows at the side of wine rows and olive trees and smells like the unique lands of our region, Salento. Thanks to a long research by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technology at the University of Salento, two local crops have been identified: concerto and odissey, which both reach excellent malt quality levels if they are grown in respect of the local seasonal changes and precipitation levels. Studying the reactions of the crop in terms of precociousness of ripening, sensitivity to diseases, lodging and physiological parameters, and linking them to the production process, took three years. Today, barley germinates exactly at the right time and is toasted depending on the malt type.


A marriage of scents and fragrances will be made when His Majesty the hop embraces the brew to produce a unique taste. A delicious aroma and a refreshing bitterness lie there, in the magic wand which was dear to the ancient Egyptians. Selected with care in the main production areas in Italy, hops give different shades of taste to each one of our brewing artwork, also acting as a natural preservative to guarantee balance and preserve the beer unique organoleptic characteristics.


Eccola lì, la scia odorosa e pregnante che ad occhi chiusi conduce alla macchia mediterranea e agli orti selvaggi. Timo, mirto, peperoncino, pomodori, finocchio selvatico, pepe, erbette di tempi lontani stuzzicano il naso e i pensieri dei mastri birrai.

La ricerca si fa sortilegio e viaggio lento a due passi dal mare e nell’entroterra, alla riscoperta degli ingredienti più poveri e segreti delle tavole dei nonni, gli unici in grado di regalare sapori e tocchi perduti. Ogni singola spezia debutta, protagonista, nella finitura dei nettari di Birrasalento, conferendo quel tocco in più che solletica i palati

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