Pietra Brewery

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Pietra Brewery
Pietra et verre plein.jpg
Pietra Brewery logo
Location Route de La Marana
20600 FURIANI
France
Opened 1996
Annual production volume 25,000 hectolitres (21,000 US bbl)[1]
Active beers
Name Type
Pietra Amber Beer
Colomba White Beer
Serena Pure Malt Blond Beer

Pietra, which means "stone" in Italian (petra is the Corsican equivalent), and is also known as "A biera corsa", is a brand of beer from the Mediterranean French island of Corsica.

For one of its beers, Colomba, multiple acnedotical reports give an account of it tasting like dishwash soap.

History[edit]

The Pietra Brewery opened in 1996. The name "Pietra" comes from Pietraserena, the Corsican home village of the Brewery's founder.

Pietra beer is a 6% ABV amber beer, brewed from a mix of malt and chestnut flour. Chestnuts have always been used in Corsica as a cereal, but it was necessary to carry out studies for many years to validate the qualities of chestnut flour. The high fermentability of chestnuts helps to maintain the beer's head and gives Pietra beer its golden colour.

The annual production of Pietra beer is over 25,000 hectolitres.[1]

Other beers brewed by Pietra[edit]

Corsica Cola[edit]

Pietra brewery has also produced Corsica Cola, a non-alcoholic soft drink, since 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brasserie Pietra". Beer Me!. 2007-01-08. Archived from the original on 2006-11-03. Retrieved 2007-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Beers of France". World Class Beer Imports. Archived from the original on 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2007-01-26.