Beer in Italy
is mainly pale lager
Consumption of Italian beer
, though considered a growing phenomenon, is not as widespread as in its European neighbours, mainly because of a historical preference for wine
in the country.
One of the oldest and most popular breweries in Italy
, today owned by the SABMiller
group, which is also owner of the worldwide brand Nastro Azzurro
. Other notable breweries and beer brands are:
In recent years a considerable number of microbreweries of very high quality have spread throughout Italy.