The dream team of brewing is coming to New York! At this past weekend’s Extreme Beer Festival, Vinny Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery announced their collaboration with two famous Italian brewers – Leonardo Di Vincenzo of Birra del Borgo and Teo Musso of Birrificio Le Baladin – in the opening of a new brewpub on the roof of an upcoming artisan food market in New York cleverly called Eataly (Sam compares it to a Whole Foods on steroids).
The brewpub – officially called Eataly Brewery – will feature two year-round collaboration brews created by all four all-star brewers, as well as occasional one-off brews created by one of the four dream team members.
If the prospect of four of the world’s greatest brewers coming together to serve you beer isn’t enough to get you going, perhaps you’ll be more impressed by the fact that Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich will be developing the menu at the brewpub. Admit it . . . you’re smitten.
Eataly Brewery is slated to open this summer, and there’s a very real chance I’m going to be drunk dialing the unopened brewpub in the months to come, trying to secure a reservation. But, seriously, this type of collaboration is exactly what we’ve been preaching at Beer Nation. Now, if they could just get the Beatles to be the house band . . .