London pizzeria launches new range of Italian beer

London’s well-loved independent pizzeria Zia Lucia, is has brought its famous 4 doughs to a new South London location. Having first opened in Islington in 2016, Zia Lucia has survived three lockdowns by refining its delivery service and is now focusing on positive times ahead with the launch of its fifth site, situated in the heart of Wandsworth.

To celebrate the launch, founders and friends, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D’Angelo have teamed up with Brighton brewery, Laine Brew Co. to create a new range of craft beers, designed to complement each of the different pizza doughs at Zia Lucia and pasta doughs at sister restaurant, Berto Pasta. Claudio and Gianluca’s inaugural beer of the new brand named Birra Cabriolè will be an unfiltered lager (4.6%) with a refreshing, crisp taste, meaning it pairs perfectly with traditional Italian food.

Having brought their signature combination of authenticity and innovation to London’s pizza and pasta scene, Gianluca and Claudio were keen to develop a new label of craft beers with the same ethos in mind. Birra Cabriolè is inspired by Claudio and Gianluca’s love of Southern Italy’s coastline and wanted it to evoke the feeling of drinking a refreshingly crisp beer at the sunset after a long hot day at the beach. After bringing their vision to the brewmasters at Laine, they developed a recipe that is refreshing, but earthy, combining on one hand great British craftsmanship and on the other, the genuine taste of Italian unfiltered lager. Birra Cabriole will be available in bottles throughout all Zia Lucia and Berto Pasta restaurants for £5 per bottle, and on tap and bottle in Laine Brew Co. pubs across the country.

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