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We are very proud of our beer list at La Locanda and we think it’s probably the largest selection of Italian beers for miles around. Although some beers produced by the larger breweries are still included on the list, we really like to shine the spotlight on some of Italy’s smaller breweries and the fabulous diversity of flavours they’re producing, such as, Baladin – widely regarded as one of Italy’s most exciting craft brewers.
Just like wine, many of these beers are able to be paired with the food we serve at La Locanda. If you would like any assistance selecting a beer to go with your meal, please don’t hesitate to ask for our recommendations. As always, we appreciate your feedback and we’d love to hear what you think of our choices.
Moretti Zero – £3.95
The first Italian non-alcoholic beer on the UK market. Fresh with a distinct taste, very refreshing. Produced in Milan 0.05% abv
Peroni “Red Label” – £3.10
The original Peroni since 1846. Produced in Rome 4.7% abv
Peroni Gran Riserva – £3.95
Double malt, award-winning beer. Produced in Rome 6.6% abv
Menabrea – £3.70
The most awarded lager in Italy. Produced in Biella 4.8% abv
Menabrea Ambrata – £ 3.80
Amber beer, full bodied and well rounded. Produced in Biella 5.0% abv
Messina – £3.10
Very light lager. Produced in Sicily 4.7% abv
Moretti – £3.50
The most popular lager in Italy. Produced in Milan 4.6% abv
Moretti “La Rossa” – £3.95
“The Red”, double malt, extraordinary smooth. Produced in Milan 7.2% abv
Ichnusa – £3.80
A triumph of aromas. From Sardinia 4.8% abv
Since 1996 Baladin beers have been synonymous with Italian hand-crafted beer. Natural beers non-pasteurised.
Isaac – spiced beer – (33cl) £4.65 – 5.0% abv
A refreshingly easy drink, light apricot in colour with a creamy head, the drink creates a rich scent of yeast and citrus, blended with the spicy taste of coriander and peeled orange.
Nazionale – hoppy beer – (33cl) £4.65 – 6.5% abv
100% Italian beer with an original taste of bergamot and coriander made using Italian ingredients and perfect as an aperitif or served with food
Open Rock’n’Roll – hoppy ale – (33cl) £4.95 – 7.5% abv
Mainly with American hops mixed with barley malt and pepper for an unmistakably Rock ‘n’ Roll character. A beer whose freshness and the skilful use of pepper blend with the aromas and bitterness of hops in a “musical” crescendo.
Mastri Birrai Umbri
The beers of Mastri Birrai Umbri are crafted from specially selected malts, grains, and legumes from the region of Umbria. The final products are “raw” beers unpasteurised, unfiltered and fermented in the bottle.
Bionda – Blonde Ale – (37.5cl) £5.95 – 5% abv
A cloudy golden ale with thick head and intense aroma of lemon blossom and summer fruit. A smooth tasting ale accompanied by herbaceous undertones from the hops.
Rossa – Red Ale – (37.5cl) – £5.95 – 5.5% abv
A naturally cloudy copper ale with a hoppy aroma which evolves into elegant caramel and orange peel. It is smooth and balanced on the palate.
Doppio – Double Malt Stout – (37.5cl) – £5.95 – 6.0% abv
A dark brown stout with a thin yet dense head, distinguished by the use of Italian lentils and toasted and roasted malts. Caramel and ripe fruit aromas elicit the full body of the malt whilst notes of dark chocolate establish a lingering elegance.
Made in honor of film director Fellini in Rimini. Amarcord has created the most famous and craft beer sold in Italy using pure water in the heart of the Apennines and fine hops. Passion and tradition.
Gradisca – Craft Lager – (50cl) £5.95 – 5.2% abv
“Please yourself” – Gradisca has a bright colour and forms a light, compact head. The flavour is full and rounded, with a pleasant taste of hops and a delicate scent of flowers.
Mi Dona – Blonde Ale – (50cl) £5.95
“Make me nice” – a rounded full bodied golden beer with a fine compact head and strong aroma of malt and hops.
Volpina – Red Ale – (50cl) £5.95 – 6.5% abv
“The clever beer” – Red, sly, sensuous and intriguing, with copper hues full body and structured. The rich blend of hops and special malts gives the palate sensations of honey, dried and candied fruits, balanced by a pleasant bitter end.
Ama Bionda – Golden Belgian Ale – (35.5cl) £4.45 – 6% abv
Golden ale with fruit and honey flavours. Great elegance, harmony and balance on the palate with a floral note .
Ama Mora – Imperial Coffee Porter – (35.5cl) £4.85 – 9% abv
A selected blend of coffee gives complexity and depth to this porter. To the nose the bouquet is very complex and charming. The taste of chocolate, dried fruit and licorice make it almost unforgettable.
Birrificio Artigianale D’Ambrosia
The word Ambrosia derives from the greek ambrotos, which stands for immortal. Craft brewery where beer is made to perfection using the best Italian ingredients respecting the environment.
Birra d’Amalfi – Belgian Ale – (33cl) £4.25 – 4.6% abv
The IGP lemon peels on the Amalfi coast give the product light citrus notes with hints of herbs. A harmonious beer, fresh and delicate on the palate with citrus notes.
From a dream of a young farmer born in 2013 in Milan Crow, the first beer made with forgotten corn with unique properties used at the time of the Maya and the Inca.
Crow – Gluten-Free Beer – (33cl) – £4.45 4.6% abv
Made from the forgotten Corvino corn, an Italian style beer fermented in the bottle with a slightly bitter taste but full and intense. Crow releases different feelings in your mouth, from the first to the last sip.
Carta delle Bevande
Our carefully selected choice of soft drinks includes a range of waters, well known, since the thirteenth century, for their health giving properties. Our other choices include a range of organic soft drinks, free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives and all naturally carbonated. Whilst another collection has been chosen for the nostalgia they bring, reminding us of tastes from times gone by. The “fruits to drink” range are made with 100% fresh fruits and are full of healthy vitamins and minerals. Our aim is to provide you with a truly Italian experience that gives you a true sensation of what we call “Gusto Italiano”.
Well known since the thirteenth century for health giving properties!
Acqua Sanpellegrino – (500ml) £2.45
Sparkling mineral water called “the champagne of the mineral waters”, a fine taste and light effervescence. Full of mineral salts and magnesium for a distinctive taste. From the appendices of the Alps.
Acqua Panna – (500ml) £2.45
Still, natural mineral water from below the earth’s surface, emerging after a 15 year journey through rock strata. It is a pure water, full of minerals absorbed naturally and sodium free. From Tuscany.
A status symbol exported all over the world in the name of Italian style
Aranciata – (330ml) £2.25
Sanpellegrino Aranciata, the Italian ‘orangeade’ par excellence, is a product with a unique and delicious taste of natural Italian oranges.
Limonata – (330ml) £2.25
Sanpellegrino Limonata is zesty and lemony on the tongue and the palate, with an intense, pleasant taste. Made with the finest lemons, sun-ripened in the South of Italy.
Aranciata Rossa – (330ml) £2.25
Aranciata Rossa is perfect for those who love to quench their thirst while enjoying the delightful and intense fragrance of Sicilian blonde and sanguinello oranges (blood oranges). It’s taste is tangy, sweet and deliciously refreshing.
Galvanina – from Rimini, Emilia Romagna is a soft drink “born beautiful” – (355ml) £3.25
The drinks are made with mineral water, discovered by the Ancient Romans, which flows for 30 months untouched, naturally purified and carbonated through the Italian Apennine Mountains. Organic and free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.
Sicilian Ruby Orange
Made using the juice and pulp of hand-picked oranges that have ripened fully on the trees in Sicilian orchards. Cool nights, hot days and organic methods give this rich, garnet coloured fruit a natural sweetness.
Made to an old family recipe that use only Mediterranean lemons harvested by hand from centuries – old citrus groves in Sicily. Refreshing and perfectly citrus sharp with delicious sherbet notes.
Boasting the juice of organic clementine grown in Sicily’s picturesque traditional orchards, warmed by the sun in the day and cooled by coastal winds at night. A distinct flavour, rich in delicate honey and orange blossom notes.
Baladin Collection – from Cuneo, Piemonte (250ml) £2.95
A journey searching for the taste of time gone by. A taste that our memory has registered but has been hiding for a very long time. Baladin repeats those drinks that were popular in Italy until the seventies, using the finest ingredients, without the use of preservatives and artificial coloring.
The first 100% natural and Fairtrade cola! Made using the kola nuts bought from Kola Slow Food Presidium in Sierra Leone. It’s natural red colour gives a distinctive character.
Cedrata is a natural replacement of the common lime and soda. It is made using an infusion of citrons from Diamante groves in Calabria which give it all its aromas and flavours.
Ginger is not a ginger ale! It is an infusion of herbs, zests of bitter and sweet oranges from Gargano groves in Puglia, spices and vanilla which give the drink its distinctive aroma and flavour. For a memory of the east.
Spuma Nera or “Dark Spuma” as it was once called for its black colour. Made following the traditional recipe with chinotto, a myrtle–leaf orange, and the red part of rhubarb roots. Very popular in Rome.
J. Gasco – from Torino, Piemonte (200ml) £2.45
J. Gasco are legendary Italian vintage drinks. Giuseppe Gasco was born in Gallipoli, Puglia in 1903. He was the youngest of 9 children and, in the thirties, with the simple but successful idea he created a range of drinks that, when mixed with alcohol, makes them more pleasant to the taste, gives them a nicer look and lighter in appearance.
Dry Bitter Tonic
It is a soft drink intended for those who love the real tonic created with the old quinine based recipe. A surprising taste in which the bitter notes, persistent and clean, enhance and strengthen the scent of Gin and all aromatic distillates.
Is a soft drink that revisits the traditional quinine based recipe to propose it in a light version. Sugar free, with fructose and juniper berries extract, it’s a tonic of persistent dry taste, conceived to enhance without overpowering the notes of the Gins. With only 13.5 kcal per 100ml, it’s the tonic with the lowest calories in the world.
A quinine based soft drink that presents itself with a softer aroma than the standard tonic. A round flavour, with bitter and delicate aspects, makes it the ideal base for all kinds of mixed drinks.
Santal – from Parma, Emilia Romagna – Frutta da Bere (fruits to drink) – (250ml) £2.25
Santal is synonymous of goodness, quality, variety and innovation in the world of fruit. The juices don’t contain artificial colours or preservatives. They are made with 100% fresh fruit, full of health giving vitamins and minerals.
Arancia (orange) – sugar free
Mela Verde (green apple)
Ananas (pineapple) – sugar free.
Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverage – from Hexham, England (125ml) £1.85
In 1905 Thomas Fentiman was approached by a fellow tradesman for a loan. A deal was struck and a recipe for botanically brewed ginger beer provided as security. The loan was never repaid so Thomas became the owner of the unique recipe.
Traditional Ginger Beer
Made using the original unique recipe. It has a complex taste, made using the finest natural ginger root. Fiery and full of flavour.
This curiously invigorating cola, inspired by the traditional colas of yesteryear, is made using infusions of the finest herbal ingredients.
Botanical Tonic Water
A complex mixer containing a delicate combination of floral and herbal flavours. Earthy notes of Hyssop and Myrtle are counterbalanced by a natural sweetness and the sharpness of Quinine.
Light Tonic Water
The world’s first botanically brewed light tonic is made using a recipe based on Fentimans tonic water and maintains a refreshing and distinctive citrus flavour but with 30% fewer calories.
Fever-Tree – From London, England (200ml) £1.85
Since its launch in 2005, the Fever-Tree range has received widespread acclaim from drinks critics, bartenders and gastronomes worldwide. Fever Tree has been set up by Charles Rolls and Tim Warrilow taking tonic water into the rarefied heights of a luxury product.
Spring Soda Water
A blend of soft spring water with a high level of carbonation, perfect for bringing out the best flavours of finest whiskies.
An initiative which aims to certificate the best Italian restaurants all over the world. “Marchio Ospitalità Italiana” seeks to defend and protect Italian cuisine from adulteration and falsification, and preserve its history, culture, quality and authenticity. La Locanda has been an annual recipient of this award since 2009 and, in England, we are currently one of only 12 restaurants outside of London to be awarded it.