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El Buscia

In Milanese dialect, el vin che buscia means spumante, or sparkling wine. While several Italian wine regions—from Franciacorta to Trento DOC—are particularly versed in making sparkling wines, spumanti made with…

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Baladin Milano

Brewer Teo Musso bottled his first beers under the Baladin label in 1996, a year that is often evoked as marking the start of Italy’s craft beer movement. Since then,…

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Birrificio Lambrate

Founded in 1996 in the heart of Milan’s Lambrate district, Birrificio Lambrate was Milan’s first brewpub and one of Italy’s first microbreweries. Though the nightly aperitivo buffet and local craft…

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BQ Lossana

Brewery BQ (short for birra artigianale di qualità, or "quality beer") is a mini craft beer chain with several venues offering beers to drink in or take away. At the…

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Hop

When Hop was founded a decade ago, they poured exclusively Birrificio Lambrate beers from their ten taps. Although the beer offerings have expanded slightly, Hop only serves beers from Northern…

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Broken Shaker

The Chicago outpost of Broken Shaker (whose Miami location won 2015 Tales of the Cocktail award for "Best Hotel Bar")  boasts "Chicago-style mixology" in the form of old-school classics, new offerings…