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The beers that make Corsica froth

Published on Thursday 06 April 2023

Corsican beer, little known and less appreciated than wine over the last few decades, has experienced a revival since the 2000s thanks to the creation of the Pietra Brewery, which is now known worldwide.

Dozens of brewers with varieties of beers each more different from the others, share the market increasingly appreciated by tourists and Corsicans, as an aperitif, around a barbecue with friends, even on the beach while admiring a beautiful sunset.

Corsica benefits from an incalculable number of natural resources which allow it to innovate and create atypical varieties (arbutus, myrtle, immortelle, nepita, clementine, chestnut, honey...)

We have selected several Corsican craft breweries for you.

The beers that make Corsica froth

Corsican beer, little known and less appreciated than wine over the last few decades, has experienced a revival since the 2000s thanks to the creation of the Pietra Brewery, which is now known worldwide.

Dozens of brewers with varieties of beers each more different from the others, share the market increasingly appreciated by tourists and Corsicans, as an aperitif, around a barbecue with friends, even on the beach while admiring a beautiful sunset.

Corsica benefits from an incalculable number of natural resources which allow it to innovate and create atypical varieties (arbutus, myrtle, immortelle, nepita, clementine, chestnut, honey...)

We have selected several Corsican craft breweries for you.

Brasserie Pietra

The Pietra brewery is the first Corsican brewery to be created in 1996 in Furiani by the Sialelli couple. The idea was born in their heads in the summer of 1992 during a concert by the group I Muvrini in Corte. Its name comes from the name of their home village Pietraserena. The Pietra brewery has made a name for itself and its worldwide reputation is due to its recipe for chestnut flour beer, LA PIETRA, an amber beer with 6% alcohol (chestnuts coming exclusively from Castagniccia).

Other varieties of beer were then created, such as Pietra blonde, Serena, a 100% pure malt blonde beer, Colomba, a white beer flavoured with maquis herbs, Pietra rosée, flavoured with cherry, raspberry and blackberry, Pietra de Noël, and the latest, Chjuca, a blonde beer in a pocket format (15 cl)

They have also created their own lemonade, the Limunata Carina, and since 2003 have been producing their own cola, the Corsica Cola: a real nod to history since the inventor of the cola, Angelo Mariani, who, according to legend, came from Corsica.

Moreover, since 2002, a whisky made by the Pietra brewery and distilled by the Mavela distillery has been marketed under the name of "P&M".

Brasserie Ribella

Located in the heart of a prestigious PDO vineyard in Patrimonio, the founder of the Ribella brewery, Pierre François Maestracci, has taken up the challenge of making his beers as rich and complex as the wines of his family before him.

They have chosen to be 100% autonomous, from the cultivation of the cereals, spices, peppers, citrus fruits or flowers that make up the beer, to the bottling in Patrimonio, which is why, after 11 years of existence, they are little known abroad.

Active in the artistic field, the Ribella brewery collaborates with events such as concerts or screenings of films by authors.

Brasserie Gloria

The Gloria brewery was created in 2019 in Calvi by Dumé Beretti. Their production is 100% done on their site. Since their creation, they are present in many festive events such as fairs, beer festivals, sports events, island but also national.

Specialising in lager with atypical flavours such as hibiscus, floral and exotic flavours or even hazelnut, a fruit endemic to Corsica, they diversified in 2021 by producing the first organic Corsican lemonade, with lemon, clementine or apple flavours.

Brasserie Paolina

The Paolina brewery is located in the heart of Corsica, in Corte, and was created in 2019. The brand offers five types of white, blonde or amber beers with a strong character.

Made from quality ingredients, representative of the Corsican soil (PDO honey, immortelle), Paolina is THE beer with the flavours of Corsica

Brasserie Kiara

Located in Aléria, in Haute-Corse, the brewery is next to the Clos Poggiale and Domaine Terra Vecchia vineyards. This proximity allows a concentration of knowledge and traceability of products.

The story of this small brewery begins in 2019 and, as with all good stories, it starts with a legend, that of the nymph Kiara, fierce guardian of the Etang de Diana and of Terra Vecchia. She watches over the respect of the place where she was born and transmits her love of nature.

Their activity is part of an environmental protection approach, the citrus fruits come from their own orchards and are organically grown. All the organic waste from the spent grain (the result of the malt grains after brewing and fermentation) is consumed by the local cow herds.

Domaine Brassicole Palazzu

The Palazzu brewery was created in 2020 in the heart of Cap Corse.

It is the fruit of the association of Paul, great-great nephew of Pierre-Marie Nicrosi, and Florent, from a family of wine merchants in the Bastia region.

Strengthened by this heritage, the Palazzu brewing estate offers craft beers that combine Corsican identity and American flavours.

Rich and refreshing beers, rigorously selected ingredients opening the door to travel and adventure from Corsica to America.

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