Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà (Macchè for short), which opened in 2001, has become a beacon for the Italian craft beer movement. A diehard beer enthusiast—his catchphrase is quanno moro vojo esse fermentato (“when I die I want to be fermented”)—owner Manuele Colonna and his crew were among the first to reject European industrial brews, providing craft alternatives and cultivating a beer-drinking subculture. Macchè’s location in Trastevere, a center of Roman nightlife, has allowed them to bring their message to a wide audience.
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- craft beer
- day drinking
What to drinkItalian sour ales, small batch Franconian beers, limited edition domestic and international brews.
Katie Parla is the author of the blog Parla Food, the ebook “Eating & Drinking in Rome” (available for Kindle and in P ...